Betafence leads the way again with South Africa’s first SABS approved pool fence

Jan 31, 2024

Betafence leads the way again with South Africa’s first SABS approved pool fence

Summertime in South Africa means pool time. There is nothing quite like spending those long sunny days lounging at the pool. But with pool safety always in the back of your mind, it can be difficult to relax completely.

Some recent harrowing stats show that every year, on average 800 people (children and adults combined) fatally drown, many of them in swimming pools. And other stats show that of the 10 top breeds in South Africa, 2 of those breeds of dog do not know how to swim, regardless of whether they are old or not.

That’s why Betafence South Africa has developed a new pool fence – the very first SABS approved fence for the South African market. To meet strict safety standards, the Pool Fence System meets the minimum height requirements of 1.2m tall. This fence is not scalable by children and pets alike. The gate hinges are also self-closing, making sure the gate automatically closes and is then latched.

Betafence’s pool fence is offered as a complete DIY Kit. This means that all the fence elements – from the fence panels to the fence posts and gate– can be ordered as a complete system. The fencing system includes a gate and other parts for a speedy and convenient installation. The black metal bar fencing complies with height requirements of at least 1.2m tall and is non-scalable, meaning that small children and animals are not able to use the fence to climb over to the other side. The gate has an auto-closing function so that it cannot be left open, and the latch can be locked with a padlock for extra safety.

The strict safety specifications of Betafence’s new pool fence makes it a perfect solution not only for private swimming pools, but also for commercial applications at public areas such guest lodges, hotels, crèches or daycare facilities.

Global Product Manager for Betafence, Kris van Waes, said "At Betafence, our dedication to innovation and safety has always been unwavering. Being the pioneers in delivering the first SABS approved pool fence is a testament to our commitment to setting the highest standards in fencing systems. We strive not only to meet regulations but to exceed expectations, ensuring that every pool is surrounded by a fence that not only complies but inspires confidence in its reliability and effectiveness."

If you are considering upgrading a feature around your home or need to create a certifiably safe space for pets and children, look to South Africa’s first SABS approved pool fence, TruView Swimming Pool Fence. This DIY package is only available as an offering through the online store. 

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Our Story

Betafence has a long and rich history. As part of the global Betafence Group, we can trace our origins back all the way to 1880. That means we’ve been making fences for more than 140 years! Our fencing systems have been installed in more than 100 countries across the world – protecting everything from private homes and public parks to critical infrastructure sites likes nuclear plants. Betafence fences are trusted by families, companies and governments to keep their people and assets safe.

Betafence in South Africa

In South Africa, Betafence has been manufacturing fences for nearly three decades. Our local factory is a key part of Betafence’s global manufacturing footprint, and supplies our fencing systems throughout Southern Africa. As a leader in the local security industry, we understand the unique requirements of the South African market. Because of that, we design and make products that meet the security needs of South African customers.