For the safety of the grandkids, we decided we needed to get a new type of fence for our pool. Having a fence around the yard, and then the patio was not enough anymore. Today we had this fence put up. It can be taken down, but we had it installed with enough room around the pool so that we probably won't have to, even if having a party. I feel so much safer now. It is a self closing, self locking gate, and now there is no way to get to the pool for a child. We even went with the taller 5' fence, just for good measure. It isn't meant to be pretty, or enhance the pool or yard. But it isn't as bad looking as I thought.