My wife is insisting we get a safety fence around our 20'x30' in ground octagon shaped pool. Our yard is already fenced in and meets all code requirements. However, we want to be able to play with her in the yard and keep her from being drawn to the pool to throw things in or get things out, risking a fall in while we aren't paying attention.
I'm quite against this idea, as I think it's going to look ugly, and I don't find it that hard to watch her while I'm outside and make sure she is safe. At the same time, I want my kid to be safe, and it would be nice to keep her from constantly throwing rocks in the pool that I later have to retrieve. So there's that benefit. There is really no way to use existing fence or structure to save myself from having to enclose the entire pool, and thus buy around 125 linear feet (my rough estimate). So no matter what route I go, I'm probably looking at several thousand dollars.
So, what's the best way to go about this? Should I just get quotes from katchakid, guardian, and the others and go from there? Is it really a bad idea to install it yourself? I've got most of the tools, am able, I just don't have the experience a "pro" would have.