Client Name and How They Found Us:
The client’s name was Ken who found us by searching pool fence installer in Google Search.
Was There An On-Site Evaluation?
Yes, we conducted an on-site evaluation and installed their pool fence on June 12, 2019.
In Philadelphia, PA homeowners must adhere to specific pool fence regulations. These regulations state that it must prevent access to pools in order to prevent potential drowning accidents. One of the three barrier options is required for any pool. These include:
- The swimming pool is enclosed by a 48″ high barrier with a self-closing and latching gate, that swings away from the pool.
- The pool is used as a barrier (for above ground pools only) and has a stair or ladder barrier that is at least 48″ tall.
- The pool is enclosed by a 48″ high barrier with an approved door or alarm installed.
What Was the Scope of Work?
Ken and his wife live in a beautiful single-family home inside Philadelphia City limits, where you don’t typically find a lot of in-ground pools – so this was a special treat. Ken wanted to block off both ends of his pool area using the Life Saver Pool Fence. He and his wife have several grandchildren and several dogs they wanted to protect.
The homeowner chose to have our most popular fence installed, which is our all-black pool fence. The fence we installed was 4′ high with the solid pole construction – the toughest, strongest pool fence you can find. There was also a self-closing, self-latching pool gate in the fence at both locations: at the shallow end and at the deep end.
We installed the fence and gates into a concrete surface, but also needed to step up onto retaining walls in order to attach our fence to existing vinyl fences. While I avoid making right-angle turns whenever possible, doing one on this job was practically unavoidable. Added to that is the raised block retaining wall that needed to be addressed. We had to consider the appearance of course, but more importantly the safety.
We were able to jump up onto the step as we do often, but we were then required to make a sharp right turn toward the customer’s vinyl fence. It was a very small custom section that also involved a practically unnoticeable tilt of the corner fence pole to provide the correct amount of tension. This was important since the self-closing gate was very close to that corner. The result is a perfectly installed fence.
There are 3 things that people absolutely love about the Life Saver Pool Fence. First, it’s removable. While some people never ever remove the fence, it’s good to know that you can. And for any number of reasons. Parties, pool maintenance, or if you think the kids are old enough so that you don’t need it anymore.
Second, It’s very transparent. Especially the darker colors – the Black and the Brown. Nobody wants a fence so the less you see of it the better. This is what I hear. I personally think the Life Saver Pool Fence is beautiful.
And thirdly, it’s a very safe fence. Nothing can replace adult supervision when it comes to pool safety, but having a barrier like the Life Saver Pool Fence is a close second layer of protection. As a mesh fence that is under tension by design, there’s no hand hold for a child to pull themselves over it. And there’s no way a child can lift it to get under it.”
We truly care about safety. We won’t do anything that would ever compromise the safety of your children. Occasionally we’re asked to install the fence or the gate in a way that is against what we know to be common-sense safety. We refuse to do that and we work hard to convince those who make these requests to reconsider. If a customer is totally adamant about how they wrongly think the fence should be installed we won’t do it. We would rather lose a customer than jeopardize the life of a child.
Contact us today to learn more about your options when it comes to a pool fence. We are dedicated to keeping your families safe and making your home and pool a safe place for them to enjoy. Call (215) 214-2199 or contact us online for your FREE on-site pool fence estimate.