Step 3: Panels and posts
Carefully measure the height of the fence panels, and calculate the height the posts will need to be taking into account the space between ground to the bottom of the fence and the extra length of the posts to extend above the top of the fence panels, measure and mark the corner post heights (Fig 3). Next, stretch a string line across the top of the corner posts and adjust for level using the line level.
Remove the string line and cut off the excess. File the rough edges of the posts smooth and stretch the line across the top of corner post to corner post (Fig 4), place a post in each hole and mark the height of the string line, this is the length to cut the posts. To save filing the rough cut end smooth, put the cut end of the post into the post hole, the smooth salvaged ends can go to the top!
Measure the location of the top rail onto the corner posts and fit the rail flange with the tek screws, also measure the same distance onto the intermediate posts and fit the top rail flanges to each side of the posts. The side of the panels with the rails on are to be on the poolside of the fence (that is inside the fence line with the pool).
Select the relevant fence panel and slide the bottom rail flange onto each end of the bottom rail. Place one panel into the end post top rail flange, make sure the panel is level using 90 x 45mm blocks between the panel and the ground. Place the next post into the post hole, push the top rail flange into the fence rail. Prop the post from each side so that it is plumb and secure keeping it in a straight line with the set-out line. Now drill and tek screw the bottom flange onto the posts (Fig 5). Move onto the next panels, securing them in the same manner progressively until reaching the corner.