Bille (sales rep. at Hoover Fence Co.),
I had rented a post hole digger for the 26 post
holes. There were so many rocks that it was rendered useless and 24
were done by hand. It was a couple of brutally hot days in August.
This was the hardest part of the installation. The fence was fairly
easy to install. The two end sections on three sides were cut to 6
feet each instead of an 8ft and 4ft section. I got this idea from
another customer who submitted photos. It's a little more work but
it looks better by being symetrical. Since it's a pool fence, the gate
had to open outwards from the pool and the latching mechanism had to be on the inside to meet pool codes. I was stumped on how I was going to accomplish this using the standard gate hardware that was supplied. I really
like the hardware that came with the gate and wasn't crazy about special
pool gate latching mechanisms. I then figured I had to reverse the latch
body (unscrewing the two halves and rotating 90 degrees) and swap the latch
body and striker bolt. In other words, normally the gate post has the
striker bolt mounted to it. With my set up, the gate post has the latch
body mounted to it. There is a photo to better explain this. There
are a few photos of me with my 14 year old son Alberto. It would of
taken me a lot longer without his help. My daughter Gabriella was
the official photographer and my wife Maria kept a supply of ice
water coming. One of the last shots is me relaxing in the pool when
it was complete. Next spring the concrete deck will be poured and I
will send in a photo.
Thanks to Billie and Hoover Fence
for the great product, unbeatable price (believe me, I shopped around) and great service.
Hoover Fence Co. Reply:
Sorry to hear about the rocky soil. Makes you wish you had a
Bobcat with a auger attachment. Looks like the workout did you good. Thanks for the
massive amount of photos and the story about your installation. Sure looks like a nice
Hoover Fence Co.