In the future you may need to get trucks or equipment into the backyard. How do you accomplish this without tearing up your beautiful aluminum fence? Plan ahead and install a removable access panel. Since aluminum residential fences come in 6' sections so removing 2 sections equals 12' of access, plenty of room for trucks.
How do we make the access panel? Simple, we cut the middle post section off at ground level and bolt in a galvanized pipe to insert back in the ground. What is the cost to you? A piece of scrap pipe and a couple of screws.
How do you know if you have an access panel? You won't know unless you are looking for it. That is the point, it is not visual except for the 2 screws holding the pipe to the post.
When can you install the access panel. Anytime! Just cut the middle post and bolt in the galv pipe.
Why access? Tree removal, pool installation, room addition, new roof, patio construction, major landscaping are just a few reasons.