FenceTown FAQs

FenceTown FAQ’s

Below are the most frequently asked questions at FenceTown.com . Visit our Help and Customer Service page for more information on FenceTown products and services.


The requirements for pool fence differ from state to state. The most common pool code requirements are listed below. Please check your local building codes to find out what is required to make pool code in your area.

For Pool Fencing, BOCA means that the fence meets certain standards for safety. Often times this is referred to as a Pool Barrier. Simply stated it means the fence needs to meet these basic requirements:

  • The top of the fence must be at least 48-inches above ground.
  • Pickets spacing is no more that 4-inches apart.
  • Pickets cannot exceed 1-3/4 inches in width.
  • The lower two horizontal rails must be a minimum of 45-inches apart.
  • The horizontal rails need to be on the pool side of the fence.
  • The lowest rail needs to be no farther that 4-inches above ground.
  • Gates should open away from the pool.
  • Gates should be self-closing and self latching.
  • The gate release mechanism of the gate should be at least 54” from the bottom of the gate..

These requirements are for safety in order to keep smaller children from being able to access a pool. The rules eliminate handholds and footholds and minimize the size of the openings and put the gate latches above the reachable height of small children.

See all of our pool only fence sections from on our Aluminum Pool Fence page.

Note: The minimum height for a 3-Rail fence used for Pool applications is 54” due to the above rules.

Yes – Most aluminum fence panels come in 72 inches in residential grade, and 72 and 96 inches in Commercial and Industrial grade. You can trim down the fence panels using a hacksaw or reciprocating saw. Make sure to leave a little of the horizontal rail sticking out to slot back inside the fence posts.

If you have an angle other than 90 degrees, you will want to use angle brackets. End your fence run with an end post, then attach angle brackets on the blank side, then you can angle a fence panel up to 45 degrees.

First – create a basic sketch of your application. Take a look at the example on our Free Quote page. You want to have the measurements of each fence run and gate locations.

Decide how many and how wide you want your gates. Gates come in 36,42,48,60, and 72 inches wide depending on the brand. You can also make double gates by combining two gate sizes. See our Aluminum Gates page for more information.

Do you have any design limitations such as: You have a pool or your sub-division has height and color restrictions?

Is your application level? Will you install the fence on a slope? Look over our Fence Panel Racking page.

Will you install the fence on a deck or cement patio? Our help page for Mounting on a Hard Surface might help.

What brand will best work for your project? Take a look at our Brand Comparison page. We can help you determine the right brand.

Once you have considered the basics, fax your sketch to out toll-free fax number 888-813-3623. We will put together a quote for you in 24 hours if you have supplied all the information we need to complete your quote.

Yes – Post caps come with all aluminum fence posts. You can also choose to purchase decorative ball caps instead of the free standard pyramid post caps.

Aluminum fence posts are sold separately and each application usually needs a different number of each type. There are 5 types of aluminum fence posts. Get a free quote from FenceTown and we will determine the correct type and number of posts. Post caps are included with posts. View our help article about Aluminum Fence Posts.

FenceTown is located in Las Vegas Nevada – We do not stock any items at this location.
All orders ship direct from the manufacturers – most are on the east cost (NJ,PA,CT,FL)

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