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Different Kinds of Fences

When it comes to fencing there are hundreds of different kinds of fences made of different types of materials that serve specific purposes.  When you factor in all the different styles of fences and functions as well there are truly limitless amounts of fencing options available.  Below is a list of 20 different types of fences and a little bit of information about them.aluminum fence

This is an aluminum fence.  Aluminum fencing is strong, durable and mostly maintenance free.  It works great for enclosing a swimming pool area.

aluminum yard fence

Aluminum fencing comes in different styles and different heights.  It also works great as a property border to fence in a backyard.  It’s strong enough that pets won’t chew threw it.

bamboo fence

This is a picture of a bamboo privacy fence.  Most often, bamboo fencing comes in rolled panels and each bamboo pole is tied tight to the next one, creating a solid wall for privacy.

bamboo fencingBamboo fencing comes in artificial panels or natural bamboo panels in various different colors ranging from light to dark.  Bamboo fences add beauty to any backyard or landscape.

chainlink fenceThis is a photo of a chainlink fence.  These are often used at parks, baseball and softball fields and around powerplants and city properties.

chainlink fencing

Chainlink fencing is strong and durable yet less expensive than other metal fences. It comes in different grades and can be coated.  Vinyl coated chain link fencing typically comes in green or black.

electric fence

This is a photo of an electric fence.  Electric fences come in different options using different types of hot wire.  The one shown also has a strand of barbed wire fence at the bottom.  Electric fences are typically used by farmers to keep livestock such as cattle inside a field.

electric fence photo

Electric fence and hot wire fencing is typically easy to install and easy to repair.  It’s considered an inexpensive fence compared to other types of fencing that serve similar purposes.

garden fence picture

Here’s a  picture of a beautiful flower garden fence.  Garden fences come in many forms but are typically made from wood or vinyl.

horse fence

Historically, most horse fences were wooden fences.  But in recent years a lot of white vinyl horse fencing has surfaced as well.  Wooden fences are cheaper than vinyl but they require upkeep, repair and painting whereas vinyl fences do not.

wooden horse fence

Here’s a photo of a beautiful horse behind a four board black wooden horse fence.

iron fencing

Iron fencing has timeless beauty.  It comes in many different styles and shapes.  Wrought iron fences and ornamental iron fences are strong, durable and add safety and security to a property.

iron fence with brick columns

Here’s a picture of an iron fence between tall brick columns with concrete column caps.

metal fence

Here’s a photo of a metal fence with a gate.  Metal fencing is durable but often requires painting over time.  It can also rust over time.

metal yard fence

Here’s a picture of a black metal yard fence separating two lawns.

picket fence picture

Here’s a picture of a beautiful white picket fence.  The white picket fence is the symbol of the American dream.  A picket fence with pretty landscaping can make any house look lovely.

tall white picket fencePicket fencing can also be used as a border around yards.  Picket fences are usually made of wood or of white vinyl pvc.

plastic privacy fence

Privacy fencing used to be predominantly wooden, but vinyl and plastic has become a big trend in recent years.  This pic is of a beautiful plastic backyard privacy fence.

plastic pool fence

Plastic fences don’t require painting and are virtually maintenance free.  They make excellent privacy fences enclosing swimming pool areas.

swimming pool fence

There are many different kinds of swimming pool fences.  Some are for privacy purposes and some are for safety purposes.  This is a metal safety fence.

swimming pool fence

Here’s another swimming pool safety fence to keep children and uninvited guests out of the pool area.

privacy fence picture

Here’s a picture of a beautiful wooden privacy fence, stained and water sealed.

privacy fence photo

Here’s another picture of a common wooden privacy fence.  These are typically tall with the boards touching each other so people can’t see inside.

PVC fence

Here’s a picture of a gorgeous PVC yard fence.

PVC privacy fence

Here’s another picture of a PVC fence.  This one is a backyard privacy fence.

We will post more photos of different types of fences soon so check back for an update.

Pool Fence Pictures and Ideas

When it comes to fencing around your swimming pool area there are three main things that should be the most important.  The first is safety.  The second is appearance.  The third is cost.

Below are some pictures of pool fences ranging from wood, to metal, to wrought iron, to mesh plastic.  Hopefully these pictures will give you some ideas so you can build your own fence around your swimming pool exactly the way you want to do it.

First, let’s look at some child-proof safety fences.  I have this type of fence at my own house.  Basically we have an ornamental iron fence around the outskirts of the patio area with brick columns and iron rails.  But then we have another fence that just surrounds the pool itself.  The childproof fence is designed to bend and sway in such a way that children can’t climb under it and they can’t climb over it.  It’s very durable and flexible.  It comes in sections that hook together.  Installation was much easier than I ever expected.  Below are some pictures.

child proof pool fence

This type of child-proof pool fence can come in all custom sizes.  When installing you simply drill holes in the ground where each post will screw into.  With a simple stick and twist motion each post locks into place.

child proof pool fence panels

As you can see from this close up picture above, the child-proof fence is made of a vinyl and plastic material in a mesh pattern.  At the top of each pole there is a hook that connects the poles.  It’s very easy to take down sections of the fence.  That’s an option you don’t have with metal or wrought iron fences.  It’s also easy to take the whole fence down and store.  I often take mine down certain times of the year.  It only takes about ten minutes to disassemble and only about 15 minutes to put it back up again.

mesh pool safety fence

Above is another view of a standard baby-proof mesh pool safety fence.

pool satey fence

Here is the same type of pool fence but in a beige color.  It comes in black, white or beige.   There are many advantages of this type of pool fence.  The first is safety.  The second benefit is convenience.  The third benefit is appearance.  The mesh panels are made in such a way that you can hardly see them.  They almost look invisible, giving you a great view of your pool.

plexi glass invisible pool fence

Speaking of invisible pool fences, the photo above is of a plexi-glass pool fence.  The plastic panels are very similar to glass except they are shatter proof and not breakable.  The big advantage of this kind of pool fence is you can see through it and get a great view of the pool.  Since the fence is solid it also helps keep debris out of your pool better than most fences.  The downside of a fence like this is that it tends to get dirty easily and needs to be cleaned often.  While we’re at it, notice the awesome concrete privacy fence in the background.

metal pool fence

Here’s a photo of a standard metal pool fence.  This type of pool fence is very strong and durable but often needs painting after a few years.  They tend to rust a bit over time if not maintained.  These fences look pretty and are a deterant for kids but they won’t keep kids out like the mesh safety fences will.  They also don’t keep debris out very well.  Leaves, dirt, grass, and bugs easily make their way through the rails of the fence and into the pool.

decorative metal pool fence

Here is an image of a decorative metal pool fence.  This fence is extra tall to keep people out and has a great design with arches at the top and decorative post tops between fence panels.  These type of fences are available in metal as well as wrought iron.

wrought iron pool fence

Here’s a photo of a standard wrought iron pool fence.  These need to be painted about every five years to prevent rusting, but they are very durable and will last a very long time.

pool fence with gate

Aboe is a photo of a wrought iron pool fence with a decorative gate.  This is a simple design but very beautiful and elegant.

ornamental wrought iron pool fence

Here’s a close up image of an ornamental wrought iron pool fence.  You basically have regular wrought iron and then you have “ornamental” wrought iron when the rails or posts are decorative.  This one has spear tip vertical rails and rounded post tops.  The pattern is very beautiful and sophisticated looking.

white wrought iron pool fence

This iron pool fence pictured above is painted white.  It matches all the decor around the pool area and is very elegant.  The pool gate has an arched top to give it a little extra pizzazz.  It’s a good alternative if you want to be different from everybody else who tends to have black fences only.

I hope these pictures of pool fences in different designs and made of different materials has given you some new ideas you hadn’t thought of before.  When designing your pool area layout it’s a big advantage if you think far enough ahead to figure out what kind of pool fence you’re going to have.  It can make a big difference asthetically and can even increase the value of your home.  The better it looks the more it is worth if you ever decide to sell.  Plus, you’ll just be happier the better it looks.  Hanging out in a beautiful pool area makes everyone in a better mood and a happier person.