I recently brought a large amount of dirt into my backyard, filling a previously brackish area and creating more useable yard. I now need to replace my current fencing to keep the dogs in the new yard. I have an inground pool in my backyard, and currently have a 4′ chainlink fence around the previous sized yard. I did this quickly, as I was able to get the 40-50 loads of dirt needed for free from a local commercial jobsite. That being said, I haven’t been budgeting for a huge fencing cost. I plan on doing privacy fencing on the sides, as they will actually provide privacy; but I was hoping to save money by putting a split rail across the back portion where privacy is not needed.
Is split rail typically acceptable for insurance requirements around a pool? I live in Atlanta, and I’ve read that some municipalities restrict fences that kids can climb over into your pool area. If I put the wire mesh on the neighbor side of the split rail fence, do you think this would be acceptable? Doesn’t seem much different from the 4′ chainlink I have now. Any thoughts?