A Safe and Sleek New Pool Fence for We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center

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Nestled amidst the beauty of the Sonoran Desert in far East Scottsdale, We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center offers guests a tranquil oasis away from the bustle of the city. One of the resort’s popular attractions is a large outdoor pool where guests can play and bask in the desert sun all the while taking in views of the beautiful mountains.

Recently, We-Ko-Pa Resort was facing a problem; the fencing surrounding the pool area was deteriorating and rusted. In addition to detracting from the property’s beauty – and thus having a negative effect on the guest experience – the worn-down fencing posed a hazard to guests and heightened the resort’s exposure to liability. When a pool barrier is in disrepair, it may be breached more easily, which could allow children to enter the pool area unsupervised and encounter the risk of drowning.

We-Ko-Pa’s management wanted to update the pool fence’s design and ensure that it was safe and reliable, so they consulted DCS Pool Barriers. The experts at DCS Pool Barriers determined that replacing the property’s 550 feet of pool fencing was the best option.DCS Pool Barriers - We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

After assessing We-Ko-Pa’s needs, DCS Pool Barriers designed, manufactured, and installed a new wrought iron pool fence that is durable and enhances the property’s appearance. Wrought iron is an excellent choice for commercial pool fencing because it is naturally sturdy, ensuring that it will effectively secure the pool area for years to come. As an extra layer of protection, all wrought iron products from DCS Pool Barriers carry the option of galvanization with a twenty-year warranty. This process adds a zinc coating that safeguards against rust.

We-Ko-Pa’s new pool fence also adds a sleek, contemporary aesthetic to the pool area without infringing on guests’ views of the beautiful surroundings. The fence even features a geometric design that represents the resort’s Southwestern and Native American style.

With its pool area protected by a safe and attractive new fence, the team at We-Ko-Pa Resort can enjoy peace of mind while delivering an optimal experience for guests.DCS Pool Barriers - We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

The weather is getting warmer and pool season is beginning—are you wondering whether your commercial or residential property’s pool fencing needs to be replaced? The DCS Pool Barriers team can find the right solution for your needs. Call us today at 623-825-7700 for a free evaluation!

Pool Fences and Gates: Essential Safeguards Against Drowning

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For most of the year, Arizona residents are fortunate to enjoy warm, sunny weather perfect for swimming and spending time by the pool. However, frequent pool use necessitates a heightened commitment to safety, including the crucial elements of sturdy, properly functioning fences and gates securing the pool area.

Arizona law recognizes the importance of pool barriers by requiring residential pools to be completely enclosed by a fence that is at least five feet high, is situated at least 20 inches from the water’s edge, and has no openings, handholds, or footholds that could allow unauthorized passage into the pool area. The law also dictates that gates must be self-closing and self-latching, open outward from the pool, and contain a latch located at least 54 inches above the ground.

This law attempts to minimize the threat of accidental drowning. Residents of the Phoenix area are sadly accustomed to hearing news reports of children drowning or nearly drowning in swimming pools. The following grim statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) highlight this all-too-common problem:

  • Each year, an estimated 350 children under age five drown in swimming pools across the country.
  • In warm-weather states like Arizona, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under five.
  • Approximately 2,600 children visit the emergency room for near-drowning incidents—some of which result in permanent brain damage.
  • The majority of these tragic incidents occur in surroundings that were familiar to the child, such as the family’s pool or one owned by friends or relatives.

DCS Pool Barriers Wrought Iron Pool Fences and Gates While there is no substitute for constant adult supervision, pool fences and gates are essential for reducing the risk of drowning, as they prevent children (and pets!) from entering the pool area by themselves. To provide maximum safety, pool barriers should be made from high-quality materials, properly installed, and in good repair. Wrought iron is one of the safest materials for pool barriers because it is naturally durable, making it resistant to damage and climbing. As an added bonus, wrought iron has an elegant appearance and may be customized to suit the style of any property.

At DCS Pool Barriers, we are committed to advancing pool safety with proper pool fences and gates. We have been designing, manufacturing, and installing wrought iron pool barriers for over a decade. All of our wrought iron products are made with premium-grade steel for long-lasting durability. We also repair existing pool barriers to ensure continued safety, and our team of professionals can recommend whether repair or replacement is the right option for your property. Warmer weather is here and it is time to prepare for a fun and safe pool season—call DCS Pool Barriers today at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

Pool Season is Coming: Ensure Your Community Pool is Safe & Ready to Use

 

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While the lazy days of summer are still months away, Phoenix-area residents have already seen some warm temperatures this year. This means that many people will begin spending time by the pool. For HOAs and communities (including apartment & condo complexes and community pools), the warmer weather is a signal that the time has come to ensure that community pools are safe and ready for use.

Pool safety is the most important consideration for all pool owners, but it is particularly crucial for communities due to the heavier traffic their pools experience. Therefore, taking numerous pool safety precautions will help to minimize the risk of accidents and avoid liability.

As your community prepares for the beginning of pool season, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Trim and tidy the surrounding landscaping in order to minimize the amount of debris in the pool. Be sure to move any cacti or other prickly desert plants away from the pool and walkways, as their thorns pose a hazard to swimmers and can rupture inflatable toys.
  • Check the pool’s chemical levels and filtration system. For most pools, pH levels should fall between 7.2 and 7.4, alkalinity should range from 80 to 120, and calcium hardness should be between 150ppm and 250ppm. Consider hiring a pool maintenance expert to ensure that these levels are within range and that the pool is ready for safe and healthy swimming.DCS Pool Barriers - Deer Creek Village Pool Fence
  • Review state law and make sure that the fences and gates surrounding the pool area are legally compliant. Fences and gates help communities restrict pool access to residents and guests, enforce operating hours, and—most importantly—reduce the risk of drowning by keeping children, pets, and other unsupervised entrants out of the pool area. For this reason, Arizona state law requires pool fences to be at least five feet high, enclose the pool area entirely, and be free of gaps, handholds, or footholds that could be used to pass or climb into the pool area. Gates must be self-closing and self-latching, open outward from the pool, and have a latch that is located at least 54 inches above the ground.
  • Verify that fences and gates are in good repair and are operating properly. If fences become rusted—which is common when they are repeatedly splashed with water from nearby irrigation systems—they may be easier to breach, allowing unsupervised entry into the pool area. Similarly, if the hinges or latches on a gate become rusted or broken, the gate may fail to close properly. The experts at DCS Pool Barriers can examine these important items and, if necessary, recommend repair or replacement. While reliable fences and gates are indispensable elements of pool safety, always remember that when children are near the pool, there is no substitute for constant adult supervision!DCS Pool Barriers - Palm Valley Community Pool 2

At DCS Pool Barriers, we design, manufacture, and install wrought iron pool fences and gates using the highest quality wrought iron for maximum safety and durability. Our team will ensure that the finished product is functioning optimally and enhances the style of your community’s property. We are experienced at working with HOA boards and property managers to implement the best pool barrier solution to meet the community’s needs. Call us today at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

DCS Pool Barriers Solves a Rust Problem for One Happy Customer

DCS Pool Barriers - Custom Wrought Iron Pool Fencing & GatesWhen pool barriers begin showing signs of deterioration, it is time to repair or replace them. Fences and gates that are rusted or in otherwise fragile condition may be more easily climbed or breached, creating a safety hazard for children and pets that could reach the pool without supervision. In addition, deteriorating fences and gates compromise the beauty of the pool area and the property that surrounds it.

Recently, DCS Pool Barriers assisted a customer named Gary B., who was facing the problem of a rusty pool fence and gate. Our team determined that replacement was the best option, so we manufactured and installed the new wrought iron pool barriers to suit Gary’s needs. Gary was very satisfied with the results, stating that our team “did an awesome job replacing my rusted out pool fence and gate. The new fence and gate fit perfectly and look great!”

Gary was also impressed by the skill and professionalism of our workers, as well as the value we offer. He noted that “the guys that came out to remove the old fence and install the new one were totally professional and cleaned everything up once they were done so you couldn’t even tell they were there. A great price, amazing work and professional installation, I couldn’t ask for more. Very highly recommended!!!”

DCS Pool Barriers - Pool Fences & GatesAt DCS Pool Barriers, we strive to exceed each customer’s expectations. We pride ourselves on offering premium-grade wrought iron products that may be customized to suit any property. Due to our high quality standards, fences and gates from DCS Pool Barriers are naturally stylish and durable. As an extra layer of protection against rust like Gary encountered with his previous fence, all of our wrought iron products carry the option of galvanization – or the process of adding a rust-resistant zinc coating – with a twenty-year warranty. As a result, our fences and gates help to create safe and beautiful pool areas. Call us today at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

’Tis the Season…for Pool Safety

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During the cooler months of winter, pool safety tends to be forgotten like a New Year’s resolution in February. The holiday season in particular presents unique challenges, as most people are distracted with planning parties, shopping for family and friends, decorating, and all of the other tasks involved in keeping the festive spirit alive. However, despite the bustle of the season and the comparatively limited pool usage, outdoor living is a way of life year-round in Arizona—which means that safety around the pool area is just as important during winter as it is during the sweltering days of summer. Here at DCS Pool Barriers we make pool safety our number one priority.

One of the most important steps that homeowners can take to ensure pool safety during the holidays is to verify that the fences and gates surrounding the pool area are in good repair and legally permissible. Not only do fences and gates form an essential barrier between the dangers of the pool and curious kids and pets, but they are required by Arizona law Fences must be at least five feet high and completely enclose the pool area, while gates must be self-closing and have a self-latching mechanism located at least 54 inches above the ground. After months of strong sun and occasional monsoon rains, pool barriers and the latches on gates should be examined for deterioration that could allow unsupervised access. It may be necessary to repair or replace the barriers in order to make sure that the whole family stays safe during the holiday season.

DCS Wrought Iron Pool GatesIf hosting a holiday or long weekend party is on the agenda, there are several crucial steps to take for pool safety—even if no one will be swimming. Children tend to be attracted to water of any type, so if there is a pool or spa on the property, it poses a possible safety hazard. Here are a few tips for a safe and successful party:

  • Designate a responsible adult to watch kids and pets and ensure that they do not wander into the pool area without supervision. It may be necessary to hire a babysitter, as this person should not be distracted by merrymaking. However, parents should still be reminded that they are responsible for keeping an eye on their own kids.
  • Set and enforce rules. While hosts are often reluctant to risk making guests uncomfortable by communicating “house rules,” they are essential whenever the home has a pool. Make sure that guests know to close the pool gate so that it latches whenever they enter or exit the pool area. Remind kids that the pool area is off limits unless they are with an adult, and enforce common-sense rules, like those prohibiting running and horseplay near the pool.
  • Have flotation devices near the pool and a phone—ideally a landline—handy to call 911 if necessary.
  • If anyone will be using a hot tub, ensure that the water temperature is no more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Amidst the cheer of the holiday season, pool fences and gates are some of your property’s most important features when it comes to safety. DCS Pool Barriers has been designing, manufacturing, and installing premium-quality wrought iron products in the Phoenix area for over a decade. Our experts can assess your existing pool barriers and, if signs of deterioration are found, perform a repair or replacement. Get your property ready for holiday celebrations, a new year, and more—call us today at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

5 Tips for Choosing Plants That Complement Your Backyard Pool Paradise

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While nothing beats a refreshing dip in the pool on a hot day, enjoyment of your backyard oasis extends beyond the pool itself. Creating the ideal pool area involves selecting the right furniture, patio materials, fences, gates, and plant life for maximum safety and enjoyment. Plants in particular have the power to transform the pool area into a lush and inviting paradise—or an overgrown mess that requires constant maintenance and can even harm your pool equipment.

The cooler weather of the winter months provides the perfect opportunity for switching out the plants surrounding your pool. Here are a few tips for choosing flora that will create a safe, beautiful, and functional backyard pool paradise:

  1. Opt for plants that shed minimal debris. Not only will excessive plant droppings necessitate frequent maintenance—cutting into the time you spend enjoying your pool area—but leaves, flowers, and other debris can clog the pool’s filtration system. Examples of low-litter trees and plants include Mexican blue palms, desert lavender, and birds of paradise. Plants that do produce debris should be planted downwind from the pool.
  2. Research the times of year that different plants bloom and choose a selection that will keep your pool area DCS Pool Barriers Backyard Plantslooking vibrant no matter the season. This is particularly important in the Phoenix area, where the warm weather allows homeowners to enjoy their pools throughout much of the year.
  3. Carefully consider how plants are positioned. Flora should not be placed too close to the pool, so that it frames the pool while allowing it to take center stage. Place trees and hedges along boundaries to create privacy.
  4. Choose plants that do not require much water, as heavy irrigation can damage the patio, fencing, and furniture. Examples of plants that require minimal water but still beautify your pool area include Arizona rosewoods, desert marigolds, and Texas sage.
  5. Ensure that cacti are placed far away from the pool and walkways in order to minimize the risk of painful encounters with prickly thorns. Cacti and succulents are great choices for the pool area because they require minimal irrigation and shed barely any debris, but it is important to keep them at a safe distance from areas heavily used by people and pets. Cactus will pop inflatables and toys.DCS Pool Barriers Backyard Plants

Selecting the right plants is just one step in creating a safe and visually enticing backyard oasis. The fences and gates surrounding the pool area are crucial for protecting kids and pets from the risk of drowning by preventing unsupervised entry. Wrought iron is a timeless and reliable choice for pool barriers because its natural durability makes it resistant to damage and rust, while its malleability allows it to be customized to suit the style of any property.

DCS Pool Barriers has been designing, manufacturing, and installing premium-quality wrought iron fDCS Wrought Iron Pool Gate ences and gates for pool areas around the Phoenix area for over ten years. As you select the perfect plants and other elements for the pool area of your dreams, call DCS Pool Barriers at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

A Sharp New Look for the Pool Area at Paradise RV Resort

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As a semi-public facility, Paradise RV Resort was initially prompted to replace the fencing around its pool area in order to comply with county regulations. However, after receiving a new fence from DCS Pool Barriers, the community has enjoyed several surprising benefits that have enhanced the beauty, functionality, and safety of the pool area.

In both commercial and residential settings, wrought iron is one of the most popular fencing materials due to its timeless elegance and its ability to accentuate the style of any property. “I didn’t expect that simply replacing pool fencing would do so much to dress up the grounds, but I have been pleasantly surprised by how much the fence has beautified the area. Our new wrought iron fence has really added a rich appearance,” said Scott Mathews, General Manager of Paradise RV Resort. “It’s heads and tails above the old fence we had. I particularly like the very sharp-looking double pickets on the pony wall.”

In addition to its natural beauty, wrought iron is one of the safest choices for pool area fencing. Due to its high level of durability, wrought iron cannot be easily climbed or damaged, making it resistant to unauthorized entry. A strong and safe pool barrier is particularly important in communities, like Paradise RV Resort, where many people—including children—have access to the pool. While helping to make the Paradise RV Resort a safer community, the new wrought iron fencing also fulfilled the managers’ goals of improving guest flow and accessibility to the pool area.

Impressed by their new fencing, the Paradise RV Resort community also took the time to recognize DCS Pool Barriers for our team’s easy installation process and the value we offered. “Overall, I am very pleased with the work that DCS Pool Barriers did on our property,” said Scott. “The installers were efficient and great to work with. I was also pleased with the value.  We were able to get virtually all new fencing for about the same price as a competitor that was going to reuse a good portion of the existing fence. Thanks to everyone at DCS Pool Barriers!”

Is your community in need of new wrought iron fencing to enhance the safety, functionality, and aesthetic appeal of your pool area? Contact DCS Pool Barriers at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

Lock Up Pool Season with a Safe & Cool Dive-in Movie Night

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The days are getting shorter, nighttime temperatures are growing cooler, and the kids have returned to school – summer is officially drawing to a close. Even though Arizona residents enjoy a longer swimming season than most other parts of the country, the time will soon come when the pool will be too chilly to comfortably enjoy.

The end of pool season does not need to be a gloomy occasion. Instead, why not say goodbye to summer – and prepare your pool for the less busy months -with a fun-filled dive in movie night at home? Here are a few tips for planning a successful event to close out pool season – SAFELY:

  • You don’t need to have a TV near the pool in order to watch movies from the water. Put up or  rent a projector and position it so that the movie displays on a large, light-colored wall that can be seen by everyone in the pool. If you do not have an adequate wall in your pool area, you can also rent a screen. Don’t forget an extension cord for the projector and speakers so everyone can hear the sound!
  • Offer plenty of snacks and refreshments. When the weather is cooler, it is easy to become dehydrated without realizing it. Avoid the dangers of dehydration by having snacks, water, and other refreshing beverages available for your guests. If your movie night theme is celebrating the arrival of fall, think creatively with the items you serve and how you present them. For example, consider making a big batch of apple cider mocktails or storing cold beverages in a carved-out pumpkin filled with ice.
  • Safety first! Ensure that small children have proper flotation devices, and designate a few adults to be responsible for monitoring the kids; maybe even hire a lifeguard (there are qualified students looking for the work).  When many people are gathered around the pool – and particularly if they are distracted by a movie – it can be alarmingly easy for drownings and other water-related accidents to occur.
  • Prior to your dive in movie night, make sure that the fences and gates surrounding the pool area are in good repair. This is also an DCS Pool Barriers Wrought Iron Pool Gateimportant step to take as you prepare the pool for winter, because even though it will be used less during the cooler months, a drowning hazard still exists for small children and pets who may enter the pool area unsupervised. To minimize risk and comply with Arizona law, fences must be at least five feet high, completely enclose the pool area, and be free of any openings, handholds, or footholds that could be used to climb or otherwise breach the fence. Gates must be self-closing and self-latching, with a latch that is at least 54 inches above the ground. Fences and gates should also be free of rust and signs of warp, as these may make the barrier vulnerable to unauthorized entry.
  • Lock up pool season by throwing a great dive-in movie night and by examining your pool barriers and determining whether repair or replacement may be required – but as always, remember that when it comes to the safety of young children, there is no substitute for ceaseless adult supervision.

Regardless of the occasion or time of year, DCS Pool Barriers will ensure that the fences and gates surrounding your pool area are in prime condition for maximum safety. We design, manufacture, and install premium-quality wrought iron pool barriers and make sure that each product is compliant with state and local law. Call us today at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

Wrought Iron Pool Fences: The Perfect Asset for Any Commercial Property

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For residential and commercial property owners alike, aesthetics, cost, and most importantly, safety are the key factors that must be balanced when designing a pool area. However, due to the higher volume of visitors that commercial pools experience, these concerns are amplified for commercial property owners, including the owners of hotels, apartment complexes, and HOAs. Wrought iron pool fences offer an effective solution for maintaining a pool area that is safe and attractive to visitors while protecting the property owner’s bottom line.

Safety is always the paramount concern associated with any pool. The risk of drowning poses a significant threat to children and pets who may enter the pool area unsupervised, so proper barriers must be in place to prevent such entry. A well-secured pool area is particularly crucial for commercial properties, as businesses face greater liability than residential property owners. Wrought iron is one of the safest materials for pool fencing because it is highly durable, making it resistant to damage that could allow unauthorized entry. It is also difficult to climb, so curious children will not be able to make their way into the pool area as long as the property owner ensures that there are no objects surrounding the fence that could be used as handholds or footholds.DCS Pool Barriers Community Pool Fencing

Commercial properties must also maintain a beautiful appearance for the satisfaction of guests and tenants. For centuries, wrought iron has been admired for its elegant simplicity and stately aesthetic. Wrought iron pool fences can be shaped to complement the style of any property, from sleek and minimalist to grand and ornate. For guests lounging by the pool, wrought iron fences will not obscure the views of the surrounding areas.

In addition to worrying about the safety and satisfaction of visitors, commercial property owners must always ensure that their businesses are operating profitably. Therefore, the costs of any improvements to the property must be weighed against the benefits. When choosing a fence to enclose a pool area, wrought iron offers a cost-effective option. Wrought iron’s natural strength prolongs its useful life, minimizing the need for repair or replacement. This is true even in Arizona, where outdoor fixtures are subjected to intense year-round sun and occasional heavy rains. All wrought iron products from DCS Pool Barriers carry the option of galvanization, which is the process of adding a protective zinc coating to safeguard against rust. DCS Pool Barriers offers a twenty-year warranty on galvanized products, giving property owners peace of mind that their investment will deliver value for DCS Pool Barriers Wrought Iron Fencingyears to come.

Is your commercial property in need of a new fence to enclose a pool area in a safe, beautiful, and cost-effective manner? Call DCS Pool Barriers at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

5 Tips for a Safe and Fun Summer Pool Party

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In the midst of a sweltering Arizona summer, the pool provides a refreshing escape and an oasis in which to comfortably spend time outdoors.  What better way to make the most of your pool — and enjoy the company of friends and family — than by hosting a pool party?

If you are planning a pool party this summer, you are probably focusing on the exciting details, like who to invite, which snacks to serve, and which music to play.  However, any time that people gather around the pool, safety should be the main concern.  Safety is particularly important at parties because when guests are distracted and having fun, children and pets run the risk of finding their way into the pool unsupervised.  Here are a few tips to ensure a successful summer pool party:

  1. Tell invitees what they need to bring.  Guests may be unsure whether they should bring their own towels, pool toys, or flotation devices for kids.  Helping them plan what they need will ensure that everyone enjoys themselves fully!DCS Pool Barriers - Pool Party
  2. Be prepared with the safety essentials.  Even if you are expecting guests to bring what they need for a fun and safe day at the pool, someone will inevitably forget something.  To safeguard against accidents, be ready to offer staples like sunscreen, a first-aid kit, and “floaties” for kids.
  3. Offer plenty of refreshments.  When enjoying a cool dip in the pool, it is easy to forget how hot and dry the weather is and become dehydrated.  Dehydration can cause symptoms such as dizziness, weakness, and confusion — all of which can quickly turn swimming into a risky activity.  Supply plenty of cold water and juices for your guests, as well as refreshing and salty snacks like fruit, pretzels and, of course, ice cream!
  4. Constant supervision.  Whenever children are around water, no safety measure is more effective than ceaseless adult supervision.  Kids can become endangered in the water in a matter of seconds, and situations can quickly turn tragic due to all of the distractions at a party.  Fortunately, drowning is entirely preventable.  To reduce the risk, consider assigning a few adults to “lifeguard duty,” asking them to keep a close eye on children around the pool area for the duration of the party.
  5. Secure the pool area when not in use.  If the party moves indoors, make sure that all points of entry to your pool area are securely locked, gates are not left propped open, and any objects that children could use to climb the pool fence are removed.

With a little planning and an emphasis on safety, a pool party can be a fun source of relief from summer heat.  For times when your pool is not in use, well-maintained, properly functioning fences and gates are essential fixtures for keeping the pool area secure from unauthorized entry  by DCS Pool Barriers - Pool Party 1children and pets.  DCS Pool Barriers designs, manufactures, and installs wrought iron pool fences and gates using the highest quality materials.  Our experts will ensure that your pool barriers are operating in prime condition and are compliant with local law.  Get your pool area ready for your next party — call us today at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

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Summer Safety for All — Including Your Pet!

Each June, the National Safety Council and thousands of other organizations across the country observe National Safety Month.  With a goal of raising awareness about common causes of injury and how to avoid them, National Safety Month serves as a timely reminder of the precautions that everyone should take when heading outdoors during the summer.  This annual month of awareness is a great time to review ways to ensure the safety of all members of the family, including pets.

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In Arizona, swimming pools are among the most fun and effective ways for humans and pets alike to escape the oppressive heat of summer.  Unfortunately, they are also common sources of at-home injuries.  Some dog owners wrongly assume that their four-legged family members are natural swimmers and can be left around the pool with minimal supervision.  In reality, not all  dog breeds have the innate ability to swim, and even those that do may be susceptible to drowning under certain circumstances.  Therefore, the same rule that governs pool safety for children also applies to pets: constant supervision is the only way to prevent drowning!  With this in mind, here are some other tips to help keep beloved pets safe by the pool:

  • Teach your dog how to swim.  Just like with humans, swimming skills significantly reduce the risk of drowning.  A professional dog trainer can help your pooch overcome fear of water and learn to stay afloat.
  • Have your pet wear a life vest as an extra layer of protection.  Pet life vests are available in a variety of sizes and styles and allow your pet to safely and comfortably enjoy the water — with relentless human supervision, of course!
  • Be sure that your pet knows how to exit the pool.  Animals cannot tell you that they have had enough swimming and are ready to get their paws back on dry land.  If they do not know how to leave the pool, they may simply remain in it until they become exhausted, which heightens the risk of drowning.
  • Keep pets hydrated.  In the midst of a notoriously sweltering Arizona summer day, even swimming pools do not offer complete protection against heat stroke and dehydration.  This is true for both humans and pets.  When lounging around the pool area, ensure that all members of the family stay hydrated and have access to shade.  Bringing your pet’s bowl outside and ensuring that it remains full will also help to discourage him from drinking the chemical-laden pool water.DCS Pool Barriers Pet Fencing
  • Enclose your pool area with a sturdy fence and gate.  Fences and gates keep pets from escaping while you are at the pool area, and prevent them from entering without supervision when you are elsewhere.  Wrought iron, the material of choice from DCS Pool Barriers, is an excellent choice for a safer pool area.  Due to its high level of durability, wrought iron is resistant to damage from the intense sun, water, and other threats.  This quality allows wrought iron pool fences and gates to provide protection to the whole family for years to come.

With over a decade of experience, the team at DCS Pool Barriers strives to create safe and beautiful pool areas with our wrought iron fences and gates.  We offer “puppy fencing,” which features narrower spaces between the pickets in order to prevent small animals from entering the pool area.  As with all wrought iron products from DCS Pool Barriers, puppy pool fencing is customizable to suit your style and needs.  National Safety Month starts with your backyard — contact DCS Pool Barriers today at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

It’s Swimming Season – Is Your Pool Safe for Summer?

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With temperatures in the Phoenix area already reaching triple digits on some days, the refreshment offered by pools is beckoning swimmers in both residential and commercial settings.  Property owners must take several steps to ensure that their pools are ready for swimming season: the water must be clean and properly chlorinated, the surrounding patio and landscaping must be maintained, and most importantly, the pool area must be secured in order to reduce the risk of drowning.

Well-maintained, legally compliant fences and gates are the first line of defense against potentially tragic swimming pool accidents.  Here are a few measures to take as you make sure that your pool is ready for the busiest months of the year:

  • Review state and local laws governing pool safety.  Arizona law requires pool areas to be secured with a self-closing, self-latching gate that opens outward from the pool area.  Generally, the latch must be at least 54 inches above the ground so that it is out of the reach of children.  The pool fence must be at least five feet high, be located at least twenty inches from the water, and be free of any openings, handholds, or footholds that would permit unauthorized entry.DCS Pool Barriers Wrought Iron Pool Fence
  • Verify that fences and gates are in sound operating condition.  Simply having pool gates and fences may not be sufficient to prevent accidents: these barriers could fail to achieve their intended purpose if they are not maintained in good repair.  As pool season begins, take the time to make sure that your fences are not rusted or otherwise damaged and that the locks and hinges on gates are functioning properly.  At DCS Pool Barriers, we believe that wrought iron is the safest material for pool fences and gates due to its strength and the fact that it cannot be climbed easily.  All wrought iron products from DCS Pool Barriers are manufactured using the highest quality materials and offer the option of galvanization, which further protects against rust by sealing the wrought iron with a zinc coating.  These measures ensure that for years to come, pool fences and gates will form secure barriers against the unsupervised entry of children, pets, and other visitors to the pool area for whom accidental drowning could pose a risk.DCS Pool Barriers Pool Safety is Everyone's Responsibility
  • Repair or replace barriers if necessary.  If the integrity of your fence or gate has become compromised through wear and tear, you may need to consider replacing it or at least restoring it to its prime condition.  DCS Pool Barriers will replace your fences or gates with durable wrought iron products that may be customized to suit the style of your property.  If only certain pickets have rusted or sustained damage, we will help you save money by just replacing those elements.  We also offer repair services using highly efficient techniques such as electrostatic painting.  Electrostatic painting is the leading method of finishing metal surfaces and achieves a smooth, even coat while avoiding overspray and drip marks.

The weather is perfect for enjoying your pool — make sure that your pool fences and gates enable you to enjoy it safely!  Contact DCS Pool Barriers at 623.825.7700 for a free estimate!

3 Ways a Fence from DCS Pool Barriers Will Help You Save Money

DCS Pool Barriers Wrought Iron Pool Fence

When choosing a fence to enclose a pool area, both residential and commercial property owners must consider several important factors.  The fence should aesthetically complement the rest of the property, comply with all legal requirements, and serve as an effective barrier to prevent children and other entrants from finding their way into the pool area without supervision.  As with any property improvement, cost is also a main consideration.

Fortunately, wrought iron fences offer a safe, beautiful, and cost-effective way to secure any pool area.  Here are three ways that a fence from DCS Pool Barriers will help you save money in the long run:

1)    Wrought iron is sturdier than other materials, significantly prolonging the time until it will need to be repaired or replaced.  Outdoor fixtures in Arizona are subjected to intense sun and occasional monsoon rains.  Wrought iron is capable of withstanding these elements and is also less susceptible to insects and other pests that can cause the fence to deteriorate.

2)    DCS Pool Barriers offers the option of galvanization for all wrought iron products.  By adding a zinc coating to the wrought iron, galvanization serves as an extra layer of protection against rust.  All galvanized products from DCS Pool Barriers carry a twenty-year warranty, so for the next two decades, you will not have to worry about the cost of refinishing or replacing a rusted fence.DCS Pool Barriers Wrought Iron Pool Fence

3)    From design through installation, DCS Pool Barriers owns every step in the production process for all of our products.  Avoiding the need to outsource some of these steps reduces the overall cost of production, and we pass this cost savings onto our customers.  As an added bonus, we retain precise quality control and are able to ensure that each product meets our high standards.

Choosing the right pool fence is crucial for enhancing the beauty of your pool area and protecting your family and guests.  Wrought iron fences from DCS Pool Barriers promise to fulfill these objectives while delivering a positive return on investment.  Call us today at 623.825.7700 for a free estimate!

Wrought Iron Gates: A Critical Component of a Safe and Stylish Pool Area

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The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the fresh aroma of spring is in the air — pool season is almost here! Arizonans are fortunate to enjoy their pools earlier in the year than residents of most other states, but with the fun of an extended swimming season comes an increased need to be vigilant about safety.

The statistics reveal the importance of proper pool barriers: according to the CDC, drowning is the fifth most common cause of unintentional injury deaths in the U.S. Children aged fourteen and younger account for approximately one-fifth of drowning deaths, with many more children incurring injuries as a result of water submersion. Swimming pools are the site of many of these tragic accidents.

Fortunately, pool gates provide an effective defense mechanism against these avoidable incidents. Properly functioning pool gates can prevent unauthorized visitors, including children and pets, from entering the pool area and finding their way into the pool. In fact, pool gates are so important that Arizona law requires them. Specifically, residential pool areas must be enclosed with a gate that opens outward from the pool area and is self-closing and self-latching. Unless the gate is secured by a padlock or lock requiring a key or code, the latch must be a minimum of 54 inches above the ground and must be located on the pool side of the gate. Gates and latches should be checked regularly, particularly at the start of pool season, to ensure that they are in good repair. Local laws may be even more stringent than state law, so property owners must check the code requirements in their cities and counties for additional stipulations.DCS Wrought Iron Pool Fence (28)

When selecting a gate that will keep the pool area safe and beautiful, wrought iron offers an ideal solution. Due to wrought iron’s high durability, it creates a formidable barrier that is resistant to damage and tampering. Of course, pool safety is everyone’s responsibility, and constant adult supervision is the most effective safeguard against pool-related accidents!

Wrought iron has a classic aesthetic and can be customized to suit the style of any property. Wrought iron pool gates from DCS Pool Barriers are expertly manufactured with the highest quality materials and are available in a variety of finishes and styles.

With over ten years of experience, the professionals at DCS Pool Barriers possess thorough knowledge of state and local laws and will ensure that all components of your gate are legally compliant and functioning properly. It’s time to get your pool area ready for months of enjoyment — call us today at 623.825.7700 for a free estimate!

Tips for Creating a Beautiful (and Safe) Pool Area!

For homeowners who are fortunate enough to have pools, the pool area is the centerpiece of the backyard retreat.  Many factors contribute to the beauty of the pool area, from the pool itself to the fence surrounding it.

Here are a few tips for building a stunning yet safe pool area for your at-home oasis:DCS Wrought Iron Pool Fence

  • In order to reduce the risk of accidental drowning, Arizona law requires residential pools to be enclosed with fences and gates that meet specific requirements.  Choosing wrought iron, which contributes an elegant, stylish aesthetic, as a material for these barriers ensures that the pool area looks beautiful while remaining legally compliant.  Most importantly, wrought iron is a safer choice than other materials because it is more durable and cannot be easily climbed or damaged. Pool safety is everybody’s responsibility!
  • Choose attractive, low-maintenance plants for inside the pool area and the areas surrounding it.  The right foliage can help to transform any pool area into a verdant haven.  In the desert, plants like the heat-loving agave, tropical-style sago palm, or Arizona Rosewood contribute to a lush appearance without generating too much of the debris that finds its way into the pool and makes cleaning a hassle.  Wrought iron fences are works of art in themselves, but they still allow clear views of what lies beyond them.  When you choose a wrought iron fence to enclose your pool area, be sure to plant beautiful foliage as well.
  • Customize your fence to accentuate the style of the rest of your property.  Wrought iron is malleable, so whether your taste is minimalist, ornate, or somewhere in between, a wrought iron fence can be shaped to suit your preference.  Consider adding an arched gate or a curved fence that traces the natural contours of the property for a seamless effect.  DCS Pool Barriers offers custom curving and a variety of colors for your wrought iron fence.DCS Wrought Iron Pool Fence
  • Keep your pool clean and well-maintained.  No matter how much you invest in the appearance of your pool area, a dirty pool will ruin the aesthetic.  Make sure that your pool is free of debris, the filters are working properly so that the pool can clean itself effectively, and the water is sparkling and untainted by algae. Fortunately, when you enclose your pool area with a wrought iron fence, you can devote your entire maintenance budget to the pool itself: the superior durability of wrought iron means that it is better able to withstand the elements than other materials.  As an added layer of protection, all wrought iron products from DCS Pool Barriers carry the option of galvanization with a 20-year warranty.  Galvanization adds a zinc coating over the wrought iron to ensure that the product will be rust resistant for years to come.

At DCS Pool Barriers, we are committed to making your pool area everything an outdoor retreat should be: beautiful, safe, low maintenance, and a complement to the rest of your property.  Call us today at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

Four Reasons to Choose a Wrought Iron Fence for Your Pool Area

When designing a pool area, property owners are confronted with many questions and concerns.  What is the best way to ensure that children, pets, and others to whom the pool poses a threat do not enter? What is the optimum design for a pool area that provides a relaxing oasis while contributing to the beauty of the property?  One of the most important decisions is the type of fence with which to surround the pool area.

At DCS Pool Barriers, we are confident in the value of our wrought iron products.  Here are four reasons why wrought iron fences are better choices for your pool area than fences made from other materials:DCS Pool Barriers Wrought Iron Pool Fence

1.  When enclosing a pool area, the safety of children and pets is the top priority.  The durability of wrought iron contributes to its safety.  Wrought iron is capable of withstanding the elements, including the intense sun and high heat that are common in Arizona.  It is very difficult to climb or damage, making the pool area virtually impenetrable to those trying to access it without permission. Remember pool safety is everyone’s responsibility!

2.  Wrought iron enhances curb appeal.  Why compromise the beauty of your pool area with an unattractive fence?  A wrought iron pool fence contributes a stately, elegant aesthetic to any property without obstructing the view of the surrounding areas.

3.  Wrought iron is customizable.  Due to the malleable nature of wrought iron, the material may be customized to accentuate the unique style of any property.  Fences from DCS Pool Barriers are available in a variety of colors and carry the options of custom curving and decorative details.

4.  Thanks to the durability of wrought iron, it will last for a long time and deliver a strong return on investment.  As opposed to wood, wrought iron is not susceptible to damaging pests.  The natural rust-resistant quality of wrought iron is amplified by the option of galvanization from DCS Pool Barriers.  Galvanization is the process of adding a zinc coating over the wrought iron as an added layer of protection against rust.  All galvanized products from DCS Pool Barriers offer a twenty-year warranty.DCS Wrought Iron Pool Fence

With over a decade of experience, DCS Pool Barriers manufactures pool fences using materials of the highest quality, including premium grade sixteen-gauge steel.  We own each step of the production and installation process in order to ensure that each fence is as safe as possible and complies with all applicable laws and regulations.  Start enjoying the benefits of a custom wrought iron pool fence today – call DCS Pool Barriers at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate!

DCS Pool Barriers Give the Sheraton Desert Oasis a Lift!

At the Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas in Scottsdale the pool fencing was showing signs of aging, which then becomes a safety issue. The good people at the Desert Oasis gave DCS Pool Barriers a call to provide new fences and gates for all their pools.

We were excited to be a part of this project. As many of  you may know we pride ourselves on pool safety being the priority! We got to work and came up with a fencing design to showcase the pools, create a welcoming feel, flow with the design of the hotel, and of course to provide the ultimate in safety. We installed over 800 linear feet of pool fencing in a relaxing beige color, and offset pickets on the top half of the fence. The wrought iron fencing is galvanized and has a 10 year rust warranty.

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The beautiful hotel, grounds and pools now have brand new fencing and gates!

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If your hotel is in need of new pool fences or gates, please call us at DCS Pool Barriers for a free estimate 623.825.7700. DCS for the safety of your guests!

Remember Pool Safety This Holiday Season

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Whether you have a heated pool that you can enjoy year-round or you save swimming for the warmer months, Arizona’s pleasant temperatures invite outdoor living even during the winter.  During the holidays, the backyard provides a beautiful forum in which to gather with friends and family.  However, the rush of holiday get-togethers may make pool safety more difficult to monitor.  Some visitors may not be accustomed to having a pool in the yard, and children in particular will probably be drawn to it.

Don’t let the excitement of the holiday season distract you from pool safety.  To protect your family and visitors to your home, consider the following tips:

  • Before guests arrive, make sure that your pool barrier is not rusted and is otherwise in good repair.  The gate and its self-closing and self-latching mechanisms must also be functioning properly.  If you have a door alarm between your home and pool area, test the alarm to ensure that it works.  If you are concerned about the integrity of your gate or fence, DCS Pool Barriers can help you determine if you need a repair or replacement.  Remember that a lack of proper barriers around pools is one of the main factors contributing to the risk of drowning.
  • Show guests how to open and securely close your gate, and ask them to do so each time they enter or exit the pool area.
  • Parties create a higher risk of incidents because adults are generally absorbed in conversation with one another and children are often left to roam free.  As the host, ensure that someone is designated to watch children at all times, even if you need to hire a babysitter to help at the event.
  • The holidays are a time for merrymaking with friends and family, but avoid swimming or using the hot tub if you and your guests have been enjoying some adult beverages.  Alcohol impairs judgment and can make you drowsy, increasing the risk that you may doze off in the water.
  • Drowning accidents are entirely preventable, but have a plan in place in the event that the worst happens.  Keep a life preserver near the pool, and have a fully charged phone, preferably a landline, nearby at all times in case you need to dial 911.

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At DCS Pool Barriers, we take pool safety seriously.  Our experts design, manufacture, and install barriers using only the highest quality products to ensure that your pool area is secure and compliant with state and local law.  Enjoy your yard safely this holiday season.  Call DCS Pool Barriers at 623-825-7700 for a free estimate.

DCS Pool Barriers – Customer Review

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Here is a nice review from a customer. This job was to a remove a mesh fence. The customer has grand-kids that come to visit and didn’t want the fence up all the time. They will put the fence up when the grand-kids visit, and then take it down when they leave. When you remove the fencing there are finished caps that go in the holes left behind – that give the surrounding area a nice finished look.

“Todd, Your guys Arturo & Maurice did a fabulous job today! We are VERY pleased & we DCS Pool Barriers - Removable Mesh Fenceappreciate Arturo telling us how to remove & replace the fence properly by marking the sections before removing them! Very nice!” Susan

 

 

Is Your Pool a Safety Threat? Proper Gates Prevent Accidents

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Swimming pools provide a fun source of relaxation and a refreshing oasis from the heat in warmer months.  Unfortunately, they also present a risk of accidental drowning, particularly for small children.  Each year, nearly 300 children under the age of five drown in residential pools, with over 4,000 children in the same age group suffering injuries as a result of water submersion accidents.  In states that enjoy plenty of warm weather, like Arizona, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death around the home for young children. These incidents are particularly tragic given their preventable nature: the CDC cites a lack of proper barriers around pools as one of the primary factors influencing the risk of drowning.

When it comes to securing a pool area to prevent the unsupervised entry of children, some methods promise a higher degree of safety than others.  Arizona law requires gates to be self-closing, include a self-latching mechanism, and open outwards from the pool area to prevent children from entering by pushing on the gate.  Unless the pool gate is secured by a padlock or similar mechanism, the lock should be at least 54 inches above the ground.  There should be no handholds, footholds, or objects around the gate that could help a child climb over it, and the gate should contain no openings through which an object four or more inches in diameter could pass.  While the importance of a properly working, legally compliant pool gate cannot be understated, constant adult supervision of children is the single most effective way to prevent drowning.

At DCS Pool Barriers, we have been designing, manufacturing, and installing pool gates using only materials of the highest quality for over a DCS Pool Barriers Wrought Iron Pool Gatedecade.  Upon installation, we ensure that all component parts, including hinges and locks, are functioning safely and are in compliance with local building codes.  Our years of experience combine with the high caliber of our products to ensure that your pool area retains its aesthetic appeal while substantially reducing the risk of tragic accidents.  Call us today for a free estimate on a safe, functional, and beautiful wrought iron gate to secure your pool area. 623.825.7700.

Finish Out the Season with a Clang!

DCS Wrought Iron Pool Fence September is here once again, which means that pool season is slowly coming to a close.  Kids are back in school, and extracurricular activities are picking up.  With the busier schedules, we also know it won’t be long until the weather will start cooling off soon as fall approaches.  This means that less time will be spent playing in the swimming, as the water’s temperature drops to a place too cool to comfortably swim in with real enjoyment. However, one of the great things about Arizona is that the backyard will still be a perfect place to spend time throughout the year, even if the pool is not being used in the fall and winter.  This also means that pool safety and security should be on our minds year around – not just when pool season is at its peak during the summer.  Pets and small children need the year-around protection offered by proper pool barriers.

Before officially closing out pool season at your home, make sure that your pool gate and fence are up to code and functioning properly. It’s important to make sure all gates that lead to the pool area close properly by latching completely; when closed, a pool gate should stay closed without any doubt.  It is also important to ensure that the latch is out of reach of any child to prevent curious exploration of the pool area.  A pool fence and gates that are up to code, durable, and well-crafted is not only the law, they provide another layer of safety that could save a child’s or pet’s life.  The experts at DCS Pool Barriers are able to custom design and install a pool safety fence and gate on any terrain in order to provide your home with the security you need. Close out the pool season this year by making sure that your pool fence and gate are fully functioning by repairing problem areas or even by updating it entirely.  Call now to get a free estimate: 623-825-7700.

Community Pool Fencing ~ Repair or Replace

With the busiest part of swimming season at community pools coming to a close, it’s important to take stock of the equipment and catch up on maintenance.  Community pools are often exposed to more elements and environmental impacts than backyard pools, which can lead to problems like wear and rust that likely leave the pool barrier not up to code.

Scottsdale East Homes Community Pool Fencing

Recently, the pool at Scottsdale East Homes was in need of  a new community pool fence, and DCS Pool Barriers replaced four large wrought iron pool fences that had rusted out at the apartment complex.  Being located next to a field like the pool at this complex or just the intensified use that comes with serving more people for longer periods of time can chip away at the integrity of the fencing, often resulting in the metal becoming rusted through and in danger of breaking or, in the case of gates, failing to open or close properly.

Community Pool Fencing by DCS Pool Barriers

In order to keep the community pool fence working and looking good for years to come, the Scottsdale East Homes HOA management chose to use galvanization to ensure that the pool fence lasts.  Galvanization is a process that seals on a layer of zinc to the wrought iron, which prevents rusting, and DCS Pool Barriers offers a twenty-year warranty on all of their galvanized wrought iron products.

New Community Pool Fencing for Scottsdale East Homes by DCS Pool Barriers

Make sure that your community pool is not only up to code, but also well protected for years to come.  DCS Pool Barriers own each part of the manufacturing process, which means that their trained experts are handling the project from start to finish.  This results in a high quality, custom product that will last for decades and work with the community property perfectly.  Call for a free estimate for a custom wrought iron community pool fence: 623-825-7700.

Does Your Fence Need a Fix?

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Pool fencing is more than just a good safety idea in Arizona – it’s the law.  During the summer, when backyard or community pools are used on a daily basis, it’s important that you make sure your pool fences and gates are in working order. Having a pool fence or gate that’s in disrepair can be a danger just as much as not having one can be. Rusting fences can be expensive to replace, as can gates. Instead, look to repair or refinish these pieces.

With the right company, repairing rusted posts is simple enough. Most companies will be able to replace rusting posts or pickets, but DCS Pool Barriers is using the latest technology to repair and refinish wrought iron fences. Electrostatic painting is the premiere method for repainting fences with the most efficiency. The process is less wasteful – reducing the amount of overspray and improve the wrap around coating with the electrically charged paint. However, it is also efficient in that it lasts for much longer than other painting techniques. For structures like fences that are constantly exposed to the elements, it’s important that the repair and refinish will hold up for years after.

If your pool gate is in need of a fix – the hinges are rusting, it hangs crookedly, or doesn’t close properly – DCS Pool Barriers does gate repair as well. Over time sun, weather, and use can cause problems with a gate’s functionality. Instead of replacing, repair latches and hinges. It’s more cost effective and has similar results. Call DCS Pool Barrier for a free estimate on pool fence and gate repair and refinishing: 623-825-7700.

Celebrating Pet Safety Month – Summertime and Pool Safety for Pets

BlogPaws is celebrating Pet Safety Month all of July!

Pool Fences for Pets

DCS Pool Barriers spends a lot of time emphasizing the importance of keeping children safe around the pool by providing supervision in the water and through meeting Arizona law and installing a high quality pool fence in your home.  It’s not just children who need to be looked after when it comes to the pool and the great Arizona outdoors – homeowners with pets also need to be aware of these safety concerns when it comes to their pet.  Some pet owners may choose to trust their pet’s ability to find the stairs and swim to safety, but others may not want to take that risk.  What are the options available for those of us who want to make sure that our pets are well protected, in the back yard and from outside predators? The answers are remarkably similar to what is necessary for keeping a child safe in the water: supervision and prevention.

Swimming during the summer is a great way for dogs to cool off and stay healthy when those midday walks become too much for them to handle without overheating.  A couple of easy rules can go a long way in making sure that your pet stays safe while going in the water: supervise, take it easy, and stay hydrated.  Supervising your pet in the pool is just as important as supervising a child in the water – keeping an eye on your pet to notice when they’re struggling or sinking is an absolute must for pet water safety.  Also, keeping in mind your dog’s health and build and taking it easy in the water can go a long way in preventing injury or exhaustion.  Heavier dogs – whether they are overweight, a thicker in build or longer coats – will tire more easily in the water than slighter or leaner breeds.  Keep an eye out for signs of fatigue; such as when a dog’s hindquarters start to drag, over-stimulation, bright eyes, and a frantic pace so you know when it’s time to call it quits in the pool.  Finally, make sure your dog is staying hydrated while in the water by bringing out their food and water bowls.  If need be, use a syringe to get fresh water into their mouths if they seem uninterested in drinking.  Dehydration due to swimming can lead to cramping and other negative health effects so keep them from drinking the chlorinated or salted water of the pool, and make sure there is fresh water on hand.Fences for Pets

Unfortunately, being able to supervise a pet every time they go outside is often an unrealistic expectation.  A more preventative way to ensure that a pet remains safe around the pool even when an owner can’t be right by their side is to put in a perimeter fence that can separate the pool from the rest of the yard.  Installing a fence with a latching gate is an excellent way of making sure that your pet does not make its way into the pool area from the patio or yard when you are not there to watch.  However, many pets are much smaller than the average human child, who most protective fences are built for.  What about the safety of smaller dogs and pets who might be able to slip through the gaps between the pickets? The experts at DCS Pool Barriers have thought of this question, and they came up with an answer.  Because DCS Pool Barriers controls each step of the manufacturing process for its custom wrought iron fences, they are able to make the spaces between the pickets smaller in order to prevent smaller animals from slipping through the gaps and getting themselves in trouble.  They call this “puppy fencing” – although it works just fine for both puppies and small, fully grown dogs.  These fences are just as customizable as any other, so there is nothing lost in terms of design for safety’s sake. DCS is able to customize gates and fences to suit your practical as well as aesthetic needs, without putting the health and safety of your pet on the line.Pet Gates

BlogPaws is celebrating Pet Safety Month all of July!

 

Summer Holidays – Regulations Don’t Take Time Off

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Summer holidays are in full swing by the time June rolls around, and for lots of families in Arizona this means spending afternoons and weekends in the water to escape the blistering temperatures. With the added activity around the pool during summer break it’s important to revisit the codes put in place to keep everyone safer around the water and make sure that the pools you and your family uses on a regular basis are meeting the standards.  The majority of these requirements are about pool enclosures – fences and gates – because they are often first and best line of defense for pool safety.

There are general codes put forward by the Arizona Department of Health Services that are very straightforward.  The pool must be entirely enclosed by a fence that is at least five feet high with no openings other than the gates.  The regulations also say that the gaps cannot be more that four inches wide, and the fence must be placed at least twenty inches back from the pool’s edge.  There are of course finer details in the code that based on the age of children in the household, the area where the home is located, and a few other DCS Wrought Iron Pool Fencingvariables that can alter the requirements for a pool fence.   This is one of the reasons why talking to experts in the business of pool barrier manufacturing is a good idea.  They are well versed not only in the dimensional requirements, but also the material and design elements of pool fences and gates as well.

Wrought iron fencing is one of the main materials used in a pool fence that meets the codes set out by the Arizona government. Wrought iron fencing is durable, resistant to rust, and customizable to suit your home. Custom wrought iron fencing also ensures that the distance between the bars, the construction of the gate, and the mechanics of your pool barrier are all up to legal standards, which leaves you free to enjoy your home’s swimming pool with less worry. While other elements like removable pool nets are excellent secondary barriers, wrought iron fences are the safest and most resilient option for the primary pool barrier.  If you think that your pool could benefit from an update or just want to ensure that your pool barrier is up to standards, then call the experts at DCS Pool Barriers for a free estimate 623.825.7700.  With over a decade of experience in building customizable pool fencing, DCS Pool Barriers can provide you with the best knowledge and product.

DCS Pool Fence at El Dorado Scottsdale!

With all the renovations this historically charming hotel has gone through, a new pool fence was the only thing lacking. At DCS Pool Barriers, we removed the old fence, designed, fabricated and installed a new one. The beautiful white, wrought iron pool fence and pool gates blend amazingly with the new aesthetics of the hotel. There was a glitch – they were having a wedding the next day! But our installers were up to the challenge and completed the installation professionally and timely!

“Your crew did an outstanding job removing the old and installing the new pool fence. There was a lot going on on-site and they completed the task in a timely manner and with zero disruption to the project. Even though there was a delay with the fabrication of the fence I had confidence that they would get it done, especially with having a wedding at the hotel the next day. Your installers were very professional. Thanks again and I will definitely be hiring DCS in the future.” Thomas Banach, TOMEK DESIGN

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Look Great and Be Safe

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When it comes to pool safety, there are clear guidelines set out by the state that residential and commercial property owners need to follow in order to ensure that family and residents are not put at undue risk.  However, these regulations only cover the basic structural requirements and leave open possibilities for what the safety fence can look like.  If you’re thinking about installing or replacing a pool fence on your property, take a moment to consider the aesthetic potential of a custom wrought iron fence like the ones manufactured by DCS Pool Barriers.

DCS Pool Barriers designs and manufactures customized wrought iron perimeter fencing to match your aesthetic and design needs.  With multiple color options, your pool fence can blend or stand out with the existing landscape as much as you like.  Choose softer beige or bold black depending on the statement you want to make and what appeals to you – either can be molded to physically fit your property while meeting all of the safety standards set out by law.  In addition to color choices,Wrought Iron Pool GateDCS Pool Barriers also does custom curving and arch designs to add elegance and shape to your fence that you won’t get with other companies.  Choose a simple perimeter fence with a minimalist gate, or you can add a gate design and details along the top of the fence – it all depends on what you want for your property!  You don’t need to sacrifice design or quality when it comes to pool fencing when you choose DCS Pool Barriers.

DCS Pool Barriers own the entire manufacturing process from start to finish, which allows for intensive quality control and savings that are passed on to their customers. The process begins with premium grade steel and ends with an installation expert that can handle any landscape terrain.  If you’re thinking about replacing your pool fence in the future, call DCS Pool Barriers for a free estimate at 623-825-7700.  Don’t sacrifice design and appeal in favor of safety when you don’t have to!  SAFETY NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD!

May is National Water Safety Month!

DCS Pool BarriersEvery year sponsors from health, industry, and government come together to put on the National Water Safety Month in May.  The month is meant to celebrate the popularity of swimming and other favorite water sports as the weather warms up and summer starts, but its priority is to raise awareness for the need for public education in the United States regarding water safety.  DCS Pool Barriers wants to encourage families, recreational facilities, and commercial properties to place more emphasis on safety around the pool in the lead up to the swimming season.

While sparkling blue water without a floating leaf to be seen and perfect pH balance are definitely important goals for a safe and happy swimming season, they do little to protect the health and well being of people around the pool. In the United States, roughly ten people die every day from unintentional drowning, a tragic statistical reality that is absolutely preventable in many cases. For that reason, as well as to promote general safe and fun aquatic activity across the entire pool and water recreation industries, the month of May has now been designated as National Water Safety Month for the public and all pool professionals.  Here are some easy ways to increase safety around water, but be sure to look up the National Water Safety Month’s website to learn more:

  1. Stay close and be aware of children around the pool: This requires more than looking out the window occasionally to do a head count.  Never leave a child unattended around the water, and do your best to make sure that the child knows basic water safety.  Pools and spas are not the only kinds of water that require your attention.  Smaller collections of water like pipes, bathtubs, and other openings also require supervision for small children.
  2. Learn and practice water safety skills: Water safety can be something as obvious as learning how to swim and teaching your children how to swim, or something as big as learning how to effectively perform CPR.  Understanding these basics can assist you in the case of a water-related emergency and could save a life.
  3. Make sure that your pools and spas are appropriately equipped: Many states have laws that discuss what kind of equipment a pool or spa needs to have in order to comply with policy.  This most often involves outlines for covers, fences, and gates that will reduce the risk of an accidental drowning by keeping children and pets away from the pool area when it is not in use, when an adult is not able to watch them.DCS Wrought Iron Pool Gate (12)

DCS Pool Barriers encourages all homes, recreational facilities, and commercial properties to keep these tips in mind to create a safer environment for anyone using the pool or spa area.  However, it is on the third point the expertise of DCS Pool Barriers will truly come to help those families and commercial property owners in the Phoenix area.  With over a decade of experience in designing, manufacturing, and installing custom wrought iron pool fences and gates, DCS Pool Barriers knows the ins and outs of Arizona law regarding pool barriers.  They guarantee using only the highest quality material that will meet every standard set out by law, so property owners can rest easy knowing they are getting the absolute best!

Call for a free estimate:  623.825.7700

‘Tis the Season – Pool Season

DCS Pool Barriers Wrought Iron Pool FenceThe temperature is slowly creeping up higher and higher as we get closer to the end of the month, and as Arizona residents we all know what that means.  Pool season is just around the corner! It’s fun and time in the sun, but it also means that it’s time to think about pool safety.  Making sure that gates and fencing are up to code should be a priority for any residential homeowner with a backyard pool.  So before you get too concerned with the pH balances and replacing pool toys, make sure that your pool barrier equipment meets Arizona’s legal standards and functions properly.

Arizona regulations outline when a residential property is required to have a fence installed, and it even talks about finer details, such as spaces between bars and the height of the gate latch.  If you are a homeowner with children under the age of ten and need to install some pool fencing, then call DCS Pool Barriers.  The experts at DCS know the state codes inside and out, and we have been manufacturing and installing custom pool fencing in the valley for over a decade.  Using only the highest quality materials, DCS welds all swimming pool fencing, gates, and custom iron works utilizing pre-fabricated jigs to ensure quality is maintained throughout.  The finished product is then brought to your home and installed by trained professionals DCS Pool Barriers Wrought Iron Pool Fencing and Gateswho can handle any terrain because we believe the installation process should not require a complete redesign of your backyard.  In fact, one of the best things about custom pool fencing is that it is meant to compliment your existing home design rather than dominate it. If you need to get your pool barrier up to code and functioning properly before the busy summer months hit, call us for a free estimate at 623-825-7700.

Community Fencing as Community Responsibility

Community Pool FencingThere’s a lot of discussion about home pools when it comes to water safety, but community pools are not exempt from the regulations set by Arizona law.  In fact, with more people, higher traffic, and greater levels of activity, pool safety is perhaps of greater importance for these pools.  Fencing and gates are no exception.  They need to be up to code, durable, functional, and fit the space around the pool as best they can to keep it welcoming and in step with the rest of the buildings.  At DCS Pool Barriers we proudly serve the needs of community pool users, with the knowledge of codes, guidelines, and requirements, and works with property managers and HOAs in order to facilitate proper design and installation.

Community pools with their larger crowds and higher activity need to take pool safety very seriously. DCS Pool Barriers manufactures and installs commercial gates and fences that meet the pool barrier safety requirements.  Gates and gate latches are designed to restrict the access to the pool, and fences are built to proper dimensions while still keeping the commercial property design elements in line for aesthetic value.  This makes it easier to enforce usage hours, keep unaccompanied children out of the area, and of course keep it restricted to the community itself. With our galvanization process offered as part of a 20 year warranty, these custom manufactured and installed fences and gates will continue to serve the community for years to come.  Call DCS today for a free estimate:  623.825.7700.

 

Apartments and HOA Pool Fencing Replacement

Pools shared by a community can be wonderful, but for the complex owners and Home Owners Associations who are responsible for keeping Commercial Fencingthem a safe space, there are many more considerations beyond making sure “no diving” and “no glass container” signs are posted.  At the top of this priority list should be meeting pool safety standards set out by the state, the most important of which is functional and high quality pool fencing.  Replacing an older fence can improve security and safety for the members of your commercial property or HOA community, and DCS Pool Barriers has the expertise and quality products to make it happen.

Commercial properties like apartments and HOA communities with pools face challenges when it comes to safety that private properties do not often consider.  Higher traffic, wider age ranges, and the needs of many families all play a part when it comes to planning for pool safety.  This often means a wider perimeter for the fence to cover, more than one entry point to manage and maintain, as well as needing sturdier material to withstand the community’s use of the pool area.  DCS Pool Barriers, LLC understands these needs and works with Community Pool Fencingthe commercial property manager or homeowners associations to facilitate the design, manufacturing and installation of the highest quality pool fences that meet all state regulations and individual location needs. DCS manufactures and installs commercial gates and fences that meet the pool barrier safety requirements with gates and latches specifically designed to restrict access to the pool.  Fences are built to proper dimensions while still keeping the commercial property design elements for aesthetic value, which is of great importance for commercial properties and HOA communities.  Get pool fencing replaced with DCS Pool Barrier’s wrought iron pool safety fences before the summer starts, and call DCS Pool Barriers for a free estimate: 623-825-7700.

 

Decorate for the Holidays but Safety First and Foremost!

Merry Christmas - Wrought Iron FencingThe holiday season means parties and guests and more traffic around your house and backyard.  One of the beautiful things about living in Arizona is the extended use of outdoor space, so even in December afternoons and evenings can very easily be spent in your backyard with family members and friends who are visiting for the holidays.  However, this means that if you have a pool in your backyard, you must be extra attentive to your pool fences.  These barriers are meant to protect both children and pets from accidental drowning, which is a leading cause of death for young children in the country.  Making sure your pool fences have been repaired or replaced in order to meet standards is not something that should be overlooked.

At DCS Pool Barriers, our licensed and bonded experts will be able to repair areas of fencing that have become a little rusted or need some updating, which will save you a good deal of money in comparison to fully replacing the structure.  Using the best tools available, DCS Pool Barriers will refinish fences that need repairs to update the look and the safety capabilities of the fence by using filing, replacing pieces, and electrostatic painting methods.  This method of re-coating provides the best coverage with lower energy and waste than other techniques in the industry.  However, if a pool fence has become too damaged, a replacement might be required in order to meet state legal codes of safety.  At DCS Pool Barriers we can help with this too – we design, manufacture and install custom wrought iron fencing that can be tailored to match any backyard to aesthetic preferences of homeowners. This results in a top quality pool fences that flows with the existing house and yard design.   Before the holidays really get underway, have your pool safety fence assessed by the experts at DCS Pool Barriers. Call for a free estimate: 623-825-7700.

DCS Pool Barriers ~ Get the Right Stuff

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In Arizona, many properties – both commercial and residential – feature pools for people who live there to enjoy during the long stretches of warm months that are characteristic of Arizona.  However, it’s the property owner’s responsibility to make sure that these pools are up to state code when it comes to safety.  Arizona has several laws that must be met in an effort to reduce the risk of water related accidents.  Pool safety is everyone’s responsibility, so what can you do to make sure that your pool is up to code? The first and most important step is to check that your pool fence is meeting the standard.

Wrought iron fencing is one of the only kinds of pool safety fencing that will meet all of the state regulations for both residential and commercial properties.  Arizona outlines height requirements, a maximum space between the bars, and guidelines for gate latches that many other fencing types find it difficult to meet, but wrought iron will meet these requirements and stay in good condition throughout the years.  This means that property owners do not need to be constantly worrying about updating the materials on a yearly basis.  With wrought iron fencing, not only are codes met, but the needs of the individual owner are as well.  If you need a fence to be a specific, perhaps slightly odd, shape – DCS Pool Barriers is able to custom fit fences to preexisting property landscapes without compromising on the quality of the fence itself, which means there is no trade off Commercial Pool Fence - Arizona Biltmorebetween safety and aesthetics.   The experts at DCS Pool Barriers are well versed in what the state of Arizona requires from pool fences – nothing is left to guesswork! You can rest easy knowing that you are in the hands of highly capable and well-trained craftsmen who will leave you with a product of the highest quality that has been fully installed.  If you’re a homeowner, land lord, or even hotel manager, call DCS Pool Barriers for a free estimate on making sure your pool enclosure is up to code! 623.825.7700

Community Pools: Don’t Let Rust Win Out

With the busiest part of swimming season at community pools coming to a close, it’s important to take stock of the equipment and catch up on DCS Commercial Pool Fencingmaintenance.  It’s likely that the space around the community pool will still be in use well into the fall and winter – one of the beautiful points of Arizona’s mild seasons.  This means that the park or picnic areas nearby will likely still be occupied during the afternoons and weekends.  And if the pool is heated, then swimming season will continue on all year.

But community pools are often exposed to more elements and environmental impacts than backyard pools.  Being located next to a field or just the intensified use that comes with serving more people for longer periods of time can wreak havoc on the integrity of the fencing, often resulting in the metal becoming rusted through.  When this happens, the fence is usually beyond repair and will require replacing.  DCS Pool Barriers wants to encourage community pools to make use of galvanized wrought iron fencing for a custom, up to code, and long lasting replacement option.  Galvanization is a process that seals on a layer of zinc to the wrought iron, which prevents rusting, and DCS Pool Barriers offers a twenty-year warranty on all of their galvanized wrought iron products.

Community Pool FencingMake sure that your community pool is not only up to code, but also well protected for years to come.  DCS Pool Barriers own each part of the manufacturing process, which means that their trained experts are handling the project from start to finish.  This results in a high quality, custom product that will last for decades and work with the community property perfectly.  Call for a free estimate for a galvanized pool fence: 623-825-7700. 

DCS Pool Barriers for all Commercial Property Pool Fencing & Gates

At DCS Pool Barriers we create, build and install pool fencing and gates for residential and commercial properties, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, inns, resorts, home owners associations (HOAs), and businesses.

We customize pool fences and gates to suit your property’s needs and aesthetics.

Call DCS Pool Barriers for a free estimate on all your commercial pool fencing and gates 623.825.7700

DCS Pool Barriers ~ Close Out the Season Properly

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September is upon us, which means that pool season is slowly coming to a close.  Kids are back in school and extra curricular activities are picking up, and the weather will start cooling off soon as fall approaches.   This means that less time will be spent playing in the backyard pool, as the pool itself may become too cool to comfortably swim in as the temperatures begin to drop. However, one of the great things about Arizona is that the backyard will still be a perfect place to spend time outside throughout the year, even if the pool gets less use.  This also means that pool safety and security should be on our minds year around – not just when pool season is at its peak during the summer.

Before officially ending pool season at your home, make sure that your pool gate and fence is up to code and DCS Wrought Iron Pool Fence (40)functioning well.   It’s important to make sure that all gates that lead to the pool area close properly by latching completely, as well as making sure that the latch is out of reach of any child.  Of course, nothing is a substitute for supervision, but a pool fence that is up to code, durable, and well-crafted is not only the law, it provides another layer of safety that could save a child’s life.  The experts at DCS Pool Barriers are able to custom design and install a pool safety fence and gate on any terrain in order to provide your home with the security you need. Close out the pool season this year by making sure that your pool fence and gate are fully functioning and repaired, or even by updating it entirely.  Call now to get a free estimate: 623-825-7700.

Your Pool and Pet Protection

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At DCS Pool Barriers, we spend a lot of time emphasizing the importance of keeping children safe around the pool by meeting Arizona Pool Fencing for Petslaw and installing a high quality pool fence in your home.  However, it’s not just children who need to be protected when it comes to your backyard pool.  Homeowners with pets also have safety concerns when it comes to their pet being around the pool.  Some pet owners may choose to trust their pet’s ability to find the stairs and swim to safety, but others may not want to take that chance.  What are the options available for those of us who want to make sure that our pets are well protected?

The most obvious answer to this question is the same answer for young children.  Installing a pool fence with a latching gate is an excellent way of making sure that your pet does not make its way into the pool area when you are not there to watch.  However, many pets are much smaller than the average human child, which is who most pool fences are built for.  What about the safety of smaller dogs who might be able to slip through the gaps between the pickets? The experts at DCS Pool Barriers have thought of this, and we came up with an answer.  Because we  own each step of the manufacturing process for our pool fences, we are able to make the spaces between the pickets smaller in order to prevent smaller animals from slipping through the gaps and getting themselves in trouble. Just let us know the size of your dog or pet.

Pool Fences for PetsIf you don’t have a pool, DCS Pool Barriers can still help make your backyard a more functioning place by installing a dog run.  A dog run makes sure that your dog won’t track in dirt or sand by sectioning off a piece of the yard just for their use.  It can also make sure that the dog doesn’t get tangled up with children playing outside as well.

DCS Pool Barriers is able to customize gates and fences to suit your practical as well as aesthetic needs, without putting the health and safety of your pet on the line.  Call today for a free estimate on a new pool fence and gate: 623-825-7700!

Up Your Pool Game!

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Summer is in full swing!  In Arizona this means that any backyard pools are at their peak usage with swimming becoming an almost daily activity for most people! One of the most important backyard features when you have a pool is the pool fence and gate.  It not only keeps family members or visitors like children and pets safe, it also becomes a major focal point of the backyard space.  It either surrounds or partitions off the pool from the rest of the yard, and such a large structure requires thought and design in order to make the most of it.

For over the past decade, DCS Pool Barriers has manufactured and installed custom wrought iron pool fences and gates in Arizona.   They own and manage each step in the process – from design to placing the last pin in place during installation, which means that they are able to bring you a quality product.   DCS Pool Barriers creates beautiful arched wrought iron gates that set them apart from other designs DCS Wrought Iron Pool Fencethat tend towards standard and plain.  With DCS you can customize the color and shape of your pool fences and gates, and you can add ornamental scroll designs to them as well.  This makes the gates and fences more artful, part of a design, rather than a legal obligation.  Make your pool fencing and gates more than just an exercise in meeting city codes – make them a part of the overall design by blending colors and accenting with beautiful wrought iron work that is unique to your tastes and your home.  The experts and DCS Pool Barriers will consult, manufacture, and install both gates and fencing to meet code and your expectations.  Call today for a free estimate for you new, elegant pool gate and fence: (623) 825-7700.

DCS Pool Barriers ~ Hotels Work Too

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Arizona Biltmore Hotels are among the many commercial properties served by DCS Pool Barriers. Hotel fencing presents some specific challenges for pool safety.  The pools at hotels often experience higher traffic with a wider variety of guests than a residential pool will see during its season.  In fact, for many hotels in Arizona, with heating, pool season can last year round.  On top of these safety consideration, hotels often have specific aesthetic and architectural needs that must be negotiated: landscapes that already exist, color schemes that need to be matched, etc.  DCS Pool Barriers’ expertise guarantees that the size of the project or the strictness of the codes will never intimidate and expectations will always be met.

DCS Pool Barriers has the experience and the production process to meet all of these needs presented by hotels.  DCS Pool Barriers is incredibly familiar with the pool codes and safety regulations required by the state of Arizona for commercial properties, and the entire production process is overseen by their business.  This means that they have control over the manufacturing from start to finish, which produces a high quality product that will also be installed by the experts at the company.  Notable, DCS Pool Barriers has done the fencing for the pools at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, meeting safety standards as well as quality expectations presented by this historic property.  Call for an estimate: 623-825-7700.

Open Up to Warmer Weather

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Winter is long over, and spring is warming into summer.  May brings the end of school and the start of holidays, which means hours of free time spent outside.  One of the great perks of living in Arizona is the opportunity to minimize the distance between the indoors and outdoors.  For many homes and homeowners this is often realized with the use of sliding glass doors leading to the back yard and patio.  However, a sliding glass door needs to be well maintained in order to perform its double duty of safety barrier between the outdoor and indoor areas, yet retain it’s functionality so you can enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather.Sliding Glass Patio Door

If your sliding glass door has become difficult to open and close during the fall and winter months, then get it repaired before you consider replacing it.  Just like any other piece of home equipment, sliding glass doors need a little attention and maintenance to keep them working smoothly, and a repair is much less expensive than a replacement.  Over time, dust, pet hair, and other debris can get stuck in the track and roller, making a sliding glass door almost impossible to open.  Time and use on their own can wear down and rust a sliding glass door roller as well.  Fortunately, DCS Pool Barriers specializes in sliding glass door repair and roller replacement, fixing these problems in a painless way for you.  One of our repair experts simply comes to your home and repairs the door on site.

We leave your sliding glass door in better shape than when you called us in more ways than one.  The track can be repaired, and the roller will be replaced with a heavy-duty double roller instead of just another one that will wear down in a short time again.  This tandem roller allows your sliding glass door to glide open with ease and more safely.  Don’t worry if your door is not constructed with a double roller, in most cases it can be modified to work with the improved one.  Before summer gets into full swing, get your sliding glass door repaired so you can make the most of the season! Call now – 623.825.7700!

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