Beautiful wooden fence outlining backyard with pool Swimming pools can be a great source of fun and enjoyment for families. When considering adding a custom pool to the backyard, homeowners must consider safety and security. Pool security begins with fencing. While a pool fence’s main purpose is to deliver safety, security, and privacy, it can add much more by incorporating it into a beautiful pool landscape design.

B&B Custom Pools proudly serves clients throughout the greater Lehigh Valley and Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, and the greater Wyoming Valley areas in Pennsylvania. We specialize in creating one-of-a-kind designs that meet the needs of every client. With an emphasis on safety and beauty, designs can include a variety of landscaping elements, including a pool fence. Here, we discuss what considerations to make to ensure pool landscaping enhances safety and beauty.

Standards and Codes

When considering a fence to protect your pool, note the requirements. All pool fences must comply with ASTM-F1908 standards for residential outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas. These standards include height (at least 48 inches), materials, and other gate requirements. Failing to adhere to these standards and codes can warrant hefty fines for homeowners. Understanding these requirements can save homeowners a lot of grief as they think about landscape design.

Regular Maintenance

Once a homeowner installs a pool fence, their duties are not complete. Even after installation, homeowners must keep up with maintenance and repairs. This way, you can extend the longevity of your new fence and ensure it works properly. Routinely, they must ensure it remains in good condition and can function as an effective barrier. To properly maintain a pool fence, regularly inspect it for any damage, wear and tear, or signs of corrosion, then fix these issues immediately.

Additional Safety Measures

While a pool fence makes a functional barrier, customers can enhance security and safety by considering additional measures. Pool covers, alarms, and other safeguards can provide extra protection for your family and visitors.


A backyard is meant to be a private retreat for homeowners and families. A carefully crafted backyard design can provide the safety and elegance that homeowners wish to achieve. When designing a pool fence, think about how you want to incorporate it into your new pool design.

Professional Pool Landscaping Design Services

At B&B Custom Pools, we aim to highlight the beauty of nature in your outdoor living space and pool area. We offer professional design services to help clients realize the potential of their properties and incorporate crucial design elements, such as a pool fence. With a strong consideration for safety and appeal, we can assist clients who wish to turn their dream backyards into realities.

Our design services begin by understanding the unique needs of the client, as well as any items they wish to implement through the design. Based on this information and by using accurate measurements of the job site, our team will create mock designs using computer-assisted design software (CAD). This provides clients with accurate representations of what the finished product looks like after construction is complete.

During this time, our team determines which of our trusted partners can fulfill the project’s requirements. To close off your outdoor retreat elegantly and safely, we are proud to partner with Elite Fencing Concepts. This partnership allows clients to choose from a wide range of pool fencing styles, colors, and designs. That allows them to select the concept that best fits the style of their dream design.

Trust the Team at B&B Custom Pools for Your Pool Fence Installation

When it comes to the safety and security of your backyard, turn to the professionals at B&B Custom Pools. For more than 50 years, we have provided clients in the Lehigh Valley area with designs and finished products that emphasize safety and beauty equally. Allow our team to seamlessly incorporate a pool fence that offers your family security and safety, all while enhancing the overall look of your space.

Contact us today to learn more about our professional services, or view our gallery to see our previous work.