Pool Fence and Safety Gate

Discussion in 'Health & Safety Forum' started by Mike Antonetti, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    After research, watching videos on YouTube, pricing,etc. to DIY, I decided the cost of failure or quality was insurmountable. Can't put a price on risking a baby drowning due to no barrier around a pool.

    I called a professional, got good advice, got select color and fitting correctly.

    Drill was a water feed core drill press. I set em up with water hose and extension cord, the one guy ran the core drill like a nail gun, their shoes were flip flops. Wife said I don't like when people watch me work so I backed off.

    Self closing gate means fence won't be pulled down, the black pole latch lifts up and has keys to lock. 1086$ 45 ft. Installed.

    Manufacturer is Pool Guard, I guess their nearby, not sure if they have other facilities.

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  2. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    That doesn't look like it will hold back much. Really, over a grand for that? :ohno:
  3. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    I see you have a screen room to
    Did you have to get the fence out around the pool to or just did it as extra safety.
  4. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    For the granddaughter, too easy to push open the slider door after I replaced the bearings. I'm not sure what the law is, but it should be. Last week a young one died when got in the neighbors pool.

    Saw some pool safety fences on Craigslist, about 450$ and 1-1/2 hours away, without a gate and black. I figure if I were to buy new, even on Amazon (which I'm pretty pissed, found area rug we got at retailer for 250$ for 94$ free shipping) it would be @ 700$.

    I took away 100% liability from myself should anything go wrong with that fence, so trying to save a few hundred bucks, unjustified.
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