Pool Fence FAQs

When is the best time to put up a barrier on a new pool?

Building a pool can be a bit of a hassle, between no shows, surprises, and weather delays it is hard to know exactly when to schedule your pool fence installation. The very last step for almost every in ground pool is the plaster wash, once the workers have washed the plaster they will leave a hose in the pool for the startup fill. In my experience, immediately after the plaster is done and the water is filling, the pool fence can go up!

If we are able to schedule your pool fence installation around this event, we can stay out of the way of the construction crews (and avoid any damage they may accidentally cause trying to work around your pool fence), but more importantly, it will allow us to have a barrier before the water is there, and your children will not have any time where they remember the pool without the barrier.

At Life Saver Pool Fence of Harris/Ft Bend County we carry popular options in stock, so that we can be as responsive as possible and help meet sensitive and sometimes changing timelines to help keep your children safe around your new pool!

How do I know how much pool fencing I need?

We will be able to provide you with an estimate of how much fencing is needed, leveraging modern technology like Google Earth, which will allow us to provide you with a virtual estimate.

How high should my pool safety fence be?

Our pool fences come in different heights. The suggested height for a safety fence is 4 feet (48 inches) and the space between it and ground should be less than 2″. We offer three different types: 48″ (4 feet), 54″ (41/2 feet), & 60″ (5 feet) tall.

How strong is the Life Saver Pool Fence?

The Life Saver Pool Fence is one of the strongest pool fences on earth, and can withstand many pounds before breaking. The mesh isn’t just there for aesthetics – it protects your family from accidental drownings and keeps a safe barrier between a child (or pet) and the pool.

How safe are Life Saver mesh pool fences?

Life Saver Pool Fence Systems are known for their durable products, which have been installed on thousands of pools across North America for more than 30 years straight. Our mesh pool fences are the most effective pool safety barrier to keep your children safe from accidental drownings.

How long will my new Life Saver pool fence last?

Life Saver mesh pool fences are designed to provide you with safety and peace of mind for years. Our strong, weather-resistant material can withstand even harsh conditions while still looking great! Plus, they will not fade in the Sun.

We’re moving. What should we do to make our new home safer?

Moving day can be hectic and nerve racking. Let us be a calming part of the move in process. Children are attracted to new things, and the beautiful pool in the backyard of your home will never be more attractive than the first days after your child moves in. We are committed to helping be part of your water safety strategy and with that is helping your family move in the right way.

We work hard to keep our schedule in a way that allows us to be responsive to the time sensitive needs of moving and will do our best to have the pool fence up before your children move into their new home. Our favorite way to help make your move in as stress free as possible is by getting your pool fence installed as soon as possible after you get access to the new property. If we can have the fence up before the movers arrive we feel as though we have done our job to help keep your family safe and make sure your new home is welcoming and set up for your family’s needs!

Call or text us today to get a free estimate (832) 916-3955. You can also get in touch online here.

What kind of fence do I need for an inground pool?

When it comes to your pool, you want the best protection possible. A Life Saver Pool Fence will do just that! These fences are designed with high-quality materials and feature a self-closing/latching gate so there’s no need for anyone other than yourself (or pets) access when in use – making sure every inch of space around is reserved exclusively as yours alone. The pool fence should be at least 4 feet high.

Are your swimming pool poles made from fiberglass?

We stopped using fiberglass poles, our poles are now made of 6063-T6 aircraft grade aluminum. Pool poles made from fiberglass are poorly suited for pool fences, which operate on tension. When the fence sways due to the fiberglass’ flexibility, cracks and splinters begin to form, which can eventually tear the pole apart. Fiberglass pool poles are also more difficult to install than other types of pool poles, and they are not as strong or durable as other materials like 6063-T6 aircraft grade aluminum.

Can small children climb over the pool fence?

The safety fence around your pool is there to protect you and keep little ones safe. However, Life Saver’s mesh pool fence design makes climbing impossible – even for pets!

Is your pool fence easy to take down once installed? I only need it during the summer months.

The fence is easy to take down once it’s installed ONLY by an adult. Plus, our quick-fold system will help fold up your fence in just 15 minutes!

Can my kids knock the fence down?

This Life Saver Pool Fence is a great investment for your home and family! Our sturdy, high-quality fences are designed with stainless steel poles that will not easily break or bend under pressure. You can trust us to keep you safe from backyard accidents–our fences won’t be compromised by little hands playing on them either (or any time).

Is there Warranty?

Life Saver Pool Fences are the ultimate in pool safety, with a lifetime warranty that covers every part of their product. They can withstand anything except for acts of God like nuclear disasters or hurricanes!

Can I remove a pool fence for storage?

Life Savers Pool Fences are great for keeping your pool safe and secure. When you need them down in minutes through Life Saver’s latching hardware makes it easy! Just squeeze both poles together at their meeting point where there is a notch on each side of the section that will release tension before unhooking any latches between sections so everything rolls away easily afterwards.

Is a mesh fence right for my pet?

Mesh fences are the perfect solution for containing pets. Mesh-equipped backyard BBQs, pool outings with friends and family members—your furry friend will never escape and run near the pool area!

Is a Life Saver fence compatible with a wood deck?

Yes, Life Saver Pool Fence is a great way to keep your little ones safe from preventable accidents in the pool. Its easy installation can be done on a wooden deck on any type or size surface, so you’ll never have an issue with finding somewhere suitable.

How do I reinstall my removable pool fence?

When you’re replacing a fence, always begin at the end of your section and drop each pole back into its sleeve. Be sure to replace any custom cut pieces before installing them in their original holes!

Do you offer self-closing, self-latching pool gates?

Yes! Your family is important. You need to protect them with the best safety features available! Our company is proud of its extensive line-up that includes self-closing and self-latching pool gates, which have been recommended by many authorities on pool fences including The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as well as other organizations such National Drowning Prevention Alliance(NDPA). We believe every child deserves a safe haven to play in.

What ground surfaces can a pool fence be installed into?

The ideal surface is a concrete pool deck, but we can also safely install a pool fence into almost any surface, including sand-set pavers, grass/dirt, and turf.

Do you have to drill holes in the pool deck?

Yes, the fence needs to anchor into the ground at each pole in order to serve as a quality barrier.

Are you going to hit my buried lines?

It is very rare for us to hit buried lines. We try to be mindful of the location of drain lines and surface level water features around the pool when laying out the fence before installation. In the event that we do damage any buried utilities, we will take care of the repairs.

What if I want the pool fence to connect to the house or privacy fence, and use them as part of my pool barrier?

We can tie into existing barriers by attaching an eye for the safety latch on the side of your fence or house. However, if you are using your house or boundary fence as part of your barrier, be conscious of potential openings such as windows or gates. We will help craft a safe, practical, cost-effective plan for you when we speak.

Is Life Saver Pool Fence removable?

Yes, one of the best features of a Life Saver Pool Fence is that while it is set up, it serves as a sturdy physical barrier of entry. Once disconnected, the fence and gates are easily removable by an adult. Life Saver fences can be easily rolled up and stowed away. They can be later set back up by an adult.

Can I safely see the pool through the fence?

Yes, Life Saver Pool Fence is made out of the most transparent mesh available providing a clear line of sight to your pool. Black mesh fence is the most transparent of all colors (black is the least visually impacting). Brown is also very see-through. You’ll be able to see your pool clearly, assuming you do not have any other obstructions in view. This is a very important consideration when choosing a fence.

How does estimating/billing work?

We provide free, no risk written estimates for the project once we have a preliminary length for the fence. We can often provide a virtual estimate or an in person estimate to make the process as easy on you as possible.

You can change the layout all the way up until we install. We will adjust the invoice to reflect the final layout at installation. Payment is due upon completion. We can accept cash, check, and credit cards. We also offer third party financing through Wisetack.

How can you estimate without coming out to the house, and install on the first visit?

We use satellite imaging technology to get accurate measurements of your yard and pool (when there is no obstruction). We bring out extra material as well as the tools needed to install into a wide variety of surfaces. We take every measure to make sure your measurements are accurate.

How long does it take to install?

Almost all installations are done in one day. Shorter fences can be installed in as little as two hours. We service customers as promptly as possible too!

How long is the lead time before I can get my fence?

We keep 48” black and copper vein (with brown mesh and border) pool fence and gates in stock and can schedule for installation based upon availability. Typically, we can get an installation scheduled within two weeks of accepting an estimate. For custom materials, the lead time is dependent on how quickly Life Saver can make the fence out in Florida. Once they ship it out, we can set an installation date.

How much is the deposit?

For stocked material we do not require a deposit. For some custom orders, we may require a deposit not to exceed 50% of the total project cost.

Do you have a Warranty?

Yes, Life Saver Pool Fences come with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

Do you do above-ground pool fences?

Yes, we can fence around above ground pools!

What colors do you offer?

We carry a stock of 48” Black Life Saver Pool Fence with Flat and Arched Gates, 48” Copper vein (brown mesh and brown border) Life Saver Pool Fence with Flat and Arched Gates, 48” Tan (black mesh and tan border) Life Saver Pool Fence with Flat Gates, and a limited supply of 48” Black Pool Corral (X-pole) pool fence.

Custom Fence Options


Height 24”,30”, 36”, 42”, 48”, 60”
Pole Color Black, Brown, Copper Vein, Green, Tan, and White
Border Color Black, Brown, Green, Tan, and White
Mesh Color Black, Brown

How easy is it to reinstall the pool fence by an adult?

Reinstalling a Life Saver Pool Fence and gate is an easy task. First, fully insert the fence and gate sections back into their sleeves, then connect the sections with the double snap-latches. If the gate uprights are fully inserted into their sleeves, the self-closing latch should work as it did previously.  We can show you how to do this at the install!

How quickly can a pool fence be removed by an adult, if needed?

While the time needed will vary by person and pool fence, typically a 120’ fence could be taken down and stored away by an adult in 30-45 minutes.

How high does my pool fence need to be?

In Texas 48” is the minimum recommended height for a child safety barrier. However, we understand that not every pool fence is for humans (we are looking at you dog mom). And for that Life Saver Pool Fence has pet fences in heights as low as 24”.

Is it climbable?

Life Saver Pool Fences and Double Truss Gates are designed to be difficult to climb. It is among the highest priority that Life Saver Pool Fence considers when designing their products. They really have considered every detail of their fences, all the way down to the countersunk screws on the face of the poles.

What colors do you offer?

We carry a stock of 48” Black Life Saver Pool Fence with Flat and Arched Gates, 48” Copper vein (brown mesh and brown border) Life Saver Pool Fence with Flat and Arched Gates, 48” Tan (black mesh and tan border) Life Saver Pool Fence with Flat Gates, and a limited supply of 48” Black Pool Corral (X-pole) pool fence.

Custom Fence Options


Height 24”,30”, 36”, 42”, 48”, 60”
Pole Color Black, Brown, Copper Vein, Green, Tan, and White
Border Color Black, Brown, Green, Tan, and White
Mesh Color Black, Brown

Can you reinstall old pool fence?

Sometimes. We can only reinstall pool fence that is of good quality. It is up to our installer’s discretion whether or not they are comfortable working with material that we do not provide new from Life Saver Pool Fence Systems.


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