Not only do you want a pool fence that creates a safe outdoor environment and meets your local regulations, you’ll want it to be aesthetically pleasing. Rather than install a clunky, off the shelf product, take cues from these contemporary pool fence designs that combine safety with style.

Clean, glass pool fencing

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Glass pool fence and landscape design by Wyer & Co.

Wyer & Co have opted for a simple glass swimming pool fence in this contemporary garden. Not only does this give clear views from the interior of the home, the clean design also compliments the architecture.

A stunning feature

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Black metal pool fence joining a dry stone wall by Growing Rooms

To distract the eye from a pool fence, Growing Rooms have run a dry stone feature wall along the perimeter of the pool. The black metal also allows the green of the garden backdrop to pop.

All about the green

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Raw steel fence and ivy-clad wall by Clare Cousins in collaboration with E-GA

Clare Cousins Architects in collaboration with Eckersley Garden Architecture have squeezed a small pool in this inner-city backyard. By cladding the boundary walls in ivy, your eye is directed to the wall and the fence becomes a discrete element.

Enclosed for privacy

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Barrimah traditional format stone wall with glass pool fence by Corben Architects

Corben Architects have created privacy for this pool by building a Barrimah traditional format stone wall around the property’s perimeter. Fencing one side in glass allows for the pool and feature wall to be visible from the garden, entertaining area and inside the home.

Mixed material palette

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Wamberal stone wall combined with timber and metal fencing by Atelier Andy Carson

Needing to protect this pool and garden area from the gusty coastal winds, Atelier Andy Carson created an enclosure using timber cladding and Wamberal Free Form stone. A standard black metal fence and gate is positioned at the entrance and raising the pool has allowed for complete openness on one side.

Read more about this project by Atelier Andy Carson here

Raised up

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Raised pool with garden by WAX Design

If pool fences aren’t your thing, take inspiration from this pool designed by WAX Design in collaboration with Troppo Architects and Elite Pools. Finished in Andora Limestone, the above ground pool becomes a feature and negates the need for a traditional pool fence around most of the structure. Where privacy is required, a Coolum limestone wall and timber slated fence offers saftey and an attractive backdrop.

Take at look a more of this project here

The best of both

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Metal and glass fence surrounding pool by Outdoor Establishments

Outdoor Establishments have opted to use a metal fence on one side and glass on the other with both fences extending out from an enclosed entertaining area.

Cleverly concealed

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Concealed glass fence by Facet Design

To avoid disrupting the outdoor area with an unsightly pool fence, Facet Design have discreetly concealed a glass fence within the architecture of this home. They’ve also cleverly utilized the tennis court fence to divide the two spaces.

A framed pool

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Invisible glass pool fence by Glasshouse Projects

Also, concealing the pool fence is Glasshouse Projects with this design by framing the fence with the large pergola. By doing so, the black structure and the tiled pool become the focus and the glass becomes almost invisible to the eye.

Before you begin designing your swimming pool and it’s fence, check in with your local regulations to ensure it will comply. You can read more about California’s pool laws here.