Aluminum fences are popular as open-air pool and patio enclosures. They offer a balance of esthetics, price and durability, as well as adding safety for children and pets. Aluminum is available in over 20 styles and 5 colors, white, bronze, black, beige and green. Both bronze and black allow unobstructed fields of vision when facing lakes, pools or bodies of water. Most aluminum pool fences have a smooth flat top rail and are available in 4 different grades. A more picturesque ornamental look will be obtained with the addition of decorative finial tops on each picket, ball caps on the posts and arched gates.