If you’re not going to create an ISOLATION BARRIER around your pool, you are constructing a “pass-thru” barrier. You need to look at your backyard traffic patterns and try to install this fence in areas that don’t require opening and closing the fence on a continuous basis. Constantly having to open and close this fence could cause someone to leave it open or not connect the fence sections together properly, leaving your safety barrier compromised. Both ends of your fence on a “pass-thru” barrier installation must be connected to a structure so that your children cannot circumvent the fence and get to the pool. Side yard gates and windows SHOULD BE PROTECTED. All doors from the house to the pool area MUST BE PROTECTED. Assume that your child will try to get around the fence. Children have no fear and are attracted to water. They also don’t know better. DON’T TRUST YOUR CHILDREN to do the right thing. You need to put this fence in the safest location possible in your backyard.
Installing this barrier on the lawn can also create problems with yard maintenance. Mowing the lawn could require you to remove the fence. Lawnmowers and weed whackers can and will shred the fence. This kind of damage is not covered under your warranty.