3 Ways to Make Your Backyard Safer

Spring has sprung, and outdoor fun has begun!  Daylight Savings Time arrived this month, bringing an extra hour of daylight to the Space Coast.  With more daylight and warmer days, you are probably spending more time outdoors.  If your backyard is a place you like to relax, then making it as safe and enjoyable as possible may be one of your goals.  A variety of fencing and enclosures can make your backyard beautiful, safe, and enjoyable!

Aluminum fencing, pool enclosures, and BabyGuard gates are three fantastic ways to make your backyard a beautiful, safe place for you, your friends, and your family to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather.  When safety measures are in place, you can relax a little more making your backyard even more enjoyable. 

A backyard can be a great space for entertaining and relaxing.  But, that space needs to be inviting, comfortable, and safe in order for everyone to enjoy themselves as much as possible.  In this article, we will discuss aluminum fences, pool enclosures, and BabyGuard gates as three ways to make your backyard safer while also making it a beautiful place to spend time.

Aluminum Fences

If you have an unfenced yard, aluminum fences are a great option.  They allow you to maintain a view which is one reason many people don’t like fences.  They also keep out unwanted visitors, for the most part.  Some little creatures are pretty agile and may slip through, but how mad can you get at a bunny?  With different styles available, you can choose a style that fits your personal taste and matches well with the style of your home.  If you are worried about security, you can choose a tall style with pointy tips to discourage unwanted human visitors.  Otherwise, a lower sleek style may fit your needs.  If you have a pool, you are required to have at least a 4-foot-high barrier around it.  Before slapping up a wood fence, check out our aluminum fences at Tripod Aluminum.  Wood fences look weather-beaten and worn within a few years.  They often get algae and dry rot because of the high humidity and heavy rainfall here.  Aluminum fences are rust-resistant and perfect for the weather here, maintaining a beautiful appearance for many years.

Pool Enclosures

Pool enclosures have several benefits.  They help protect your pool from the sun’s UV rays, allowing you to use fewer chemicals than before you had the enclosure.  They keep debris out of the pool which means less time spent cleaning the pool.  If you have leafy trees nearby, then you know what we mean!  Pool enclosures also help keep pests out of your pool area.  Many local pool owners have had the fun of watching a pair of ducks enjoy their pool only to find they left behind a whole lot of poop!  To further explore the benefits of our pool enclosures, check out our blog, “Why Do People In Florida Have Pool Enclosures?”.  If you have been uncertain about getting a pool enclosure because you like your view and don’t want any crossbars blocking it, then a picture frame pool enclosure may be right for you.  They provide unobstructed views with all the benefits of a regular pool enclosure. 

Baby Guard Gates

Although they are called Baby Guard gates, these pool fences are not only for those with babies!  They are designed to keep anyone or anything out of the pool that should not be near the pool without supervision.  This may include pets, young children who don’t yet know how to swim (not just infants), or older individuals who may be unsteady on their feet.  The purpose of Baby Guard gates is to make your pool a safer area for everyone.  Fencing should never take the place of adult supervision, however.  We strongly recommend putting an alarm on the door leading to the pool so you are alerted anytime someone heads to the pool area.  Baby Guard gates are removable, so if you ever decide it is no longer needed, it can be removed.  Having a pool can be a lot of fun, but having a safe pool is more fun for everyone.  We also recommend hiring a local lifeguard to watch the children if you ever have a large pool party.  It only takes a moment for a child to slip into a pool.  Drowning can occur quickly and quietly.  While never completely preventable, a Baby Guard gate can lower the chances.  That’s a worthwhile investment!


Tripod Aluminum, located in Melbourne, FL, is your locally owned and operated source for aluminum fences, pool enclosures, and Baby Guard gates. If you want a beautiful, safe backyard that can be enjoyed by friends and family of all ages, then it’s time to explore all that Tripod Aluminum has to offer. We offer aluminum fences to surround your property, small or large. We install pool enclosures to fit your yard, and Baby Guard gates to keep your pool area safer. We have an on-site showroom where you can view our products and talk to one of our knowledgeable employees. If you are ready to make your backyard a more beautiful, safer space to enjoy, then give us a call or stop by our showroom!

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