Pool Boundary Fence Ideas

Pool Boundary Fence Ideas - What Looks Best?

In most states, pool boundary fences are required to be taller than your average pool fencing. Regardless of the material used to construct your fencing, having this large of a plain barrier can impose design challenges for your space.

In this article, we will discuss some ideas for how you can best style boundary fences to incorporate them into your pool’s landscaping.

Pool Boundary Fence Ideas


One idea for sprucing up the areas inside of your pool’s boundary fencing is by planting hedges along these tall sections of fence. Hedges often grow to a height that is comparable to that of your fence, making this an easy way to incorporate more greenery into your pool area.

If you have limited space in your pool’s area, this might not be the best option for you. Most hedges need at least half a metre width of empty ground space to grow healthily.


Planters can be lined up along the base of your pool’s boundary fence or constructed into the design as a shelf-type structure. These planters can hold a variety of plants, some of which will be better suited to your landscaping theme than others.

Consider flowering plants, vining plants, and plants with lush green leaves such as palms as these help to make the plain area surrounding your pool’s boundary fence more lively.

Water Features

Another option for decorating a plain boundary fence is to install water features on the blank sections near your pool. Especially if the boundary fences along your pool are more like solid walls, you can easily add on to these structures on the inside.

If you enjoy DIY projects, consider making a water feature yourself using submersible pumps and tubing. Designing an affordable at-home fountain may be a lot easier than you think!


Boundary fences make a great location to install lighting in your pool area. Consider wall-mounted lights along this barrier for maximum brightness, or, opt to create a moody feel during evening swims by hanging outdoor-compatible fairy lights along the walls.

Accent Walls

If most of your pool’s space is plain, consider decorating one portion of your pool’s boundary fence as an accent wall.

The idea of an accent wall is to create a focal point for your outdoor space by placing a notable design. This can be achieved by painting, placing plants, decorative tiling, or mosaic work.


Pool boundary fences can be difficult to integrate into your pool’s design. Often, these fences are much taller than the rest of your pool’s fencing, providing you with an abundance of blank space to work with.

Luckily, if you are short on ideas, there are plenty of options you can consider for decorating this part of your pool’s landscape.

Do you have any questions about pool boundary fence ideas? Get in touch with us, we’d love to help!

Louis from Pool Advisor


A chemical engineer by trade, Louis is committed to debunking myths in the pool industry by explaining the underlying chemistry and making it accessible to all.