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5 Pool Fencing Ideas That Offer Ultimate Privacy

There are 130 million homes in the US and it’s estimated that 8% have a swimming pools. This comes to around 10.7 million residential swimming pools in the US.

Pools are considered to be very desirable in the US for families. One issue that many owners experience is finding a way to maintain privacy while enjoying their backyard pool. That is where pool fencing ideas come in handy. This can be especially important if you have an exposed backyard with a little separating you from your neighbors.

Top 5 Fence Options For Maximum Privacy

Wood Fence

One of the most common materials to build a fence is wood. A wood fence can create a traditional look and provide a great deal of privacy for your backyard depending upon the style of wood fence.

Cedar fencing is especially popular since it has some natural characteristics that make it less prone to premature rot and insect damage. This can make cedar fencing an affordable fencing option for your home.

Wood type may vary depending upon availability in your area. It is important to note that wood fencing, while being an affordable option, will require more maintenance than other fence types like vinyl and aluminum. Wood fencing lifespan can be increased by adding a protective finish like stain and sealer. This also may require reapplication in the maintenance of the fence lifespan. Wood fences are susceptible to the elements and will wear down over time

Vinyl Fence

In your search for the perfect fence to add privacy to your pool, you should consider vinyl fencing. Vinyl fencing can add the charm of a beautiful, white-picket-fence-look that is very traditional yet appealing for homes. While the large privacy panels of vinyl fence offer amazing privacy for your pool and patio area.

Vinyl fencing doesn’t only come in white however. Vinyl fencing is usually available in a variety of styles, colors, and accents depending on your budget.

Vinyl fencing eliminates the need to paint or apply finishing stain and sealers. While the surface of the vinyl fence may collect dirt or organic growth, the color of your vinyl fence will not fade. Vinyl fencing is also very durable and will not wear down as quickly as wood.

It has a long-lasting and protected exterior that is easy to keep clean and look new for an extended period of time. It is also a popular option for security since you can have it installed in a variety of heights.

Depending on the style of vinyl fence, you can get almost 100% privacy. The initial investment is widely considered to be more worthwhile because the lifespan of vinyl fencing outlast wood fencing optoins.

Trex Fence

Another great fence of privacy around your pool is Trex fencing. Trex fencing is a fence made from synthetic materials, often referred to as composite fencing and is blend of 95% recycled wood and plastic.

Trex fencing is extremely durable and does not require painting, staining, or finishing. The fence materials are available in a variety of rich tones that stay vibrant throughout the lifetime of the fence even as the fencing weathers.

Trex fencing can provide lasting privacy for your pool and patio area as this material will not rot, splinter, or warp like other fence materials. Trex is a great option no matter what type of environment you are in.

FenceTrac Fencing

FenceTrac fencing is a unique fencing system. This fencing system offers a durable galvanized steel framework that can be installed with your choice of infill, including the ultra-durable LuxeCore product from FenceTrac.

The FenceTrac system comes in a durable textured matte black powder coat finish consisting of a multi-stage pre-treatment/wash followed by electrostatic application of thermosetting (heat-cured) TGIC Polyester powder coating, to provide an industrial, weather-resistant finish. This ensures your fence framework will last longer and stay stronger.

By adding the LuxeCore infill to you FenceTrac fence, you are getting superior fence performance in a beautiful finish. LuxCore is composed of a cellular PVC core encased in ASA (acrylic-styrene–acrylonitrile), a highly weather–resistant resin that provides more strength and resilience than most other resins.

LuxeCoret is wood-free, but gives a natural wood look that resists fading, staining and scratching with a 20–year structural guarantee. This give you a luxury finish, color and texture that goes far beyond most traditional fencing solutions.

PostMaster+ Fencing

One type of fencing to consider is PostMaster+ fencing. PostMaster+ Fencing is the pinnacle of elegance, security, and tranquility for your outdoor space.

Say goodbye to prying eyes and hello to complete seclusion. Our PostMaster+ Fencing is designed to create a barrier that shields your pool area from outside view, allowing you to soak up the sun and take a refreshing dip in complete privacy.

 Elevate the aesthetics of your pool area with our stylish and modern fence design. The PostMaster+ system is sleek, sophisticated, and seamlessly complements any outdoor décor, making your poolside a true visual masterpiece. Crafted using high-quality materials, our PostMaster+ Fencing is built to withstand the harshest elements.

Whether it’s scorching sun, heavy rain, or even saltwater exposure, rest assured that your privacy fence will retain its beauty and functionality for years to come. Spend less time worrying about upkeep and more time enjoying your pool paradise. 

Cost of Pool Fences

A factor that will impact your decision on a fence will be the cost. Adding a privacy fence to your pool and patio area or backyard is not a small project. The cost should be weighed carefully to fit your budget.

Pool fencing cost can vary based on the type of material used, the height of the fence, the linear feet of the fence installation, any applicable fence removal, and other fence features installed such as gate and access controls.

Your location can also raise or lower the price of fencing materials. Material cost can vary based on what is readily available in your area.

Generally, you can get a rough estimate by figuring the general material cost for a DIYer plus the physical labor, bruised knuckles, and splinters. This is why we offer an easy, no-hassle fence quote. Check out our easy, online fence pricing tool to get a comprehensive estimate instantly – which is a great way to get a general idea of the cost of a privacy fence for your pool.

Of course, we can also schedule a time to come out and provide you an on site estimate. This is very important if you are trying to stick within a budget when installing pool fences.

Other Pool Privacy Ideas

If you want an alternative to fencing for your pool, there are other options that may offer some level of privacy. If you’re building code, HOA, or insurance will allow you to install a fence alternative, you may want to also consider one of these options.

Pool Screen

If you want some barrier for your pool, you may consider a pool screen option. This is a screen that can be made of different types of materials, the most common being polymer mesh.

This is just a simple screen structure that is installed in the ground or concrete pool surround. It creates a wall that blocks off an exposed area of your backyard. You can hire us to build this for you or you can build it yourself. It can be an affordable option if you only need a light barrier around your pool..

Decorative Wall

If you want privacy for your backyard pool, a decorative wall is a great option. This type of wall can be constructed from a variety of materials depending on the look you want.

Some people are able to achieve this with stones for a rustic look. Some people even create a wall where plants can grow for a more natural look.

Any kind of decorative wall will act like a privacy screen as long as it is dense enough.


If you want a beautiful landscape and privacy, you can plant a hedge. A hedge is a long structure usually grown from multiple bushes that start to intertwine to create an organic structure.

Depending on the type of hedge you plant, this can be very dense and tall. A hedge is a beautiful backyard element that adds appeal and more privacy.

A hedge can assist with deterring children and pets to stay within your boundaries but is not as effective as a fence.

Tree Barrier

Another botanical option for privacy is to have a tree barrier. You can achieve this by planting a variety of tree species to create a kind of fence.

The most effective option is to choose trees that grow tall and thin, planting them close together. You can also train the trees to grow together in a hatch-pattern, carefully weaving them together.

Most trees can work for privacy if you plant them close enough. The downside to this option is that it can take a very long time to grow the trees to the size where they create an effective barrier. And, depending upon where you live, sometimes growing trees can be very expensive.

Best Ideas for Pool Privacy

Fencing generally offers the very best privacy for pool and patio areas. While the choices for type and style of fencing can be exhausting, we can help make that easy for you. Contact us today for a free fence quote or use our online fence pricing tool to get an instant fence quote 24/7. 

Please also be certain to check with your local building code, HOA regulations, and insurance requirements for what pool privacy options are right for your home.

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