We get a lot of calls from potential customers who aren’t sure if they should get a wrought iron or a removable mesh fence. Although both serve as good pool barriers, wrought iron has some drawbacks. The life of an iron fence is less than that of a mesh fence.
Iron tends to rust out after only a few years. The mesh fence is durable and a good USA made mesh fence that’s ASTM certified lasts year after year. You can also climb an iron fence; kids can pull up a chair and get right over it. With mesh, it’s designed to be non-climbable. Kids can pull up a chair but they aren’t going to be able to grip the fence so that it supports their weight to get over it.
Not only that, when you compare the same exact pools; one showing an iron fence and one showing the mesh, the mesh looks much more appealing. Mesh is also removable so if you’re having an adult party when kids aren’t present, you can take your fence down and get your entire yard back to entertain. You can put the fence back up in a matter of minutes. So when people ask us, mesh vs. iron we say mesh! It’s more affordable than iron and the proof is in the photo.