In enclosing our in ground pool we needed to balance security with ease of monitoring. We wanted to be able to see the pool from inside our house and yet have it secured when we were not directly monitoring its use. We needed a "see through" fence. All of the more traditional methods like wrought iron and its variants or solid glass were too expensive for us. So we built a fence using four foot tall sheep/goat feedlot panels on the top combined with very short (only one foot) treated fence pickets. I won't go into construction details but will include a few pictures instead. I have a few finishing touches to complete such as trimming the top of the posts and facing the post with pickets, but I am quite happy with the way this turned out. More pics in next post.
COST BREAKDOWN (per 8 foot section)
3 - 6 foot pressure treated fence pickets @ $1.37 ea. = $4.11 (cut to desired height - I chose 11-3/4" for a finished panel height of 1')
6 - pressure treated 2 X 4 X 8 @ $2.97 ea. = $17.82 (5 of the 6 are ripped into 2 X 2's)
1/2 - Section of sheep/goat feedlot panel @ $28.00 * (approx.)
Screws, glue, misc. hardware $8.00 (estimated)
TOTAL excluding sales tax - $57.93
* Must be bought in full panels ($56.00)