Safety Fencing FAQ


Cantar's new removable Protect-A-Pool® fencing system is the easiest way to make your pool safe from unwanted intrusion of children, pets or stray animals. While easy to install and remove, our patent pending pole design can withstand over 200 lbs. of pressure - stronger than the competition!  Swimming pool safety fencing is a popular method of keeping pools safe. It is removable when needed, and for as long as needed. And when in use, the Protect-A-Pool Inground Removable Safety Fence provides an extremely strong and sturdy pool barrier to provide the best in pool safety.


Can I install the Cantar Removable Protect-A-Pool fencing system?


Absolutely. Many manufacturers have needlessly made the fence installation process complicated and requiring a pick-up truck full of unusual tools. But not Cantar! The Protect-A-Pool fence is the first safety fence installed with a Rotary Hammer Drill! No expensive, confusing and very cumbersome Core Drill. The average installation of 12 panels is completed in as little as 4 hours, by someone just like you! Full instructions are included with every order. Our fence tech experts are here to help as well. Should you have questions on the installation, please call our toll-free hotline at 877-POOLCTR.


How is the Pool Fence Removable?


Quickly and Easily. Simply squeeze the poles together gently at the top, and unlatch the stainless steel post latch. Pull the Super-Strong Poly-Alum fence pole straight up and out of the nylon sleeve. Each pole can be removed in a matter of seconds. The average 12 panel pool fence can be completely removed, by one person, in just 5 - 10 minutes. For longer term storage, use the nylon sleeve caps to keep debris from the sleeve, and finish the look. Some customers use a mesh pool cover in the winter, and the Cantar Pool Safety Fence during the pool season. Other customers have used their pool safety fence only until their children were older (and wiser?).


Can I store the swimming pool fence, or not use it for some time?


For longer term storage, use the nylon sleeve caps to keep debris from the sleeve, and finish the look. The sections roll up and stack neatly in a small location. The safety fence is quickly removable for pool parties or activities where temporary removal is desired.


Is the Pool Fence removable by Children?


No. Most children under ten years old do not have the height or the hand size to squeeze the poles and simultaneously remove the latch. The fence poles cannot be lifted up out of their nylon sleeves without first being unlatched at the top. The fence can also not be climbed, (keep tables, chairs or like items away from the fence, which may be used as an aid in getting over the fence).


Does the Cantar Removable Protect A Pool safety fence meet our pool fencing codes?


Well, we can't account for the pool inspector's mood, but...our fence meets most county and city fence ordinances, requiring a non-climbable fence of 4 (or 5 ) feet in height, with (available) a Self-Closing, Self-latching Gate, utilizing the Magna-Latch pull top gate latch. Consult your local ordinance for pool fence interface to buildings, hillsides, hedges or other natural barriers.


How durable is the Cantar Removable Protect-A-Pool safety pool fence?


The Cantar Mesh is virtually indestructible. It will Never Rot, Mildew, Fade, Peel or deteriorate. Ever! The carbonized strands of material form a fused web of interlocked polypropylene. Completely impervious to any weather you can throw at it.


What kind of decking do I need to install the Cantar Pool Safety Fence?


You need a solid deck of at least 2 inches in thickness. It can be pressure treated wood or concrete. Interlocking pavers can also be used. If you need to cross an area of just grass, we recommend using a post hole digger to create a 12" x 4" hole that you can fill with bag mix concrete. You can set the sleeve into the concrete while it is still wet, and avoid drilling some holes.


What Tools do I need to install the Cantar Pool Safety Fence?
  • Rigid Tape Measure - to measure between holes

  • Marking Pencil - to mark holes

  • Straight edge 3 - 4 ft in length - to mark lines between holes

  • Rotary Hammer drill, 7/16" masonry drill bit - to drill holes

  • Drill Guide - to drill holes at proper angle, rent or buy

  • Hammer - to tap in nylon sleeves

  • Electric extension cord - to power drill

  • Garden Hose - to hose out holes and spray off deck

What is the delivery time?


In most cases, we ship the same day. Expect delivery in 3 - 6 business days.


What is the warranty?


As a leader in the field of pool products (, Cantar has a reputation for quality American construction, and strong warranties. The Cantar Pool Safety Fence has a 5 year limited warranty, covering all components, materials and parts.


What is the return policy?


If you are not satisfied with the performance of Cantar pool fencing, you can just return it! Please check our returns page for refund information. We're proud to have never yet received a return on Cantar pool fencing.


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