Imagine looking out at your pool, admiring a view that is uninterrupted by metal pool fencing. It is just you and your pool, sparkling in the sun, as you sip a drink under your patio. You can now stop dreaming and talk to your local pool fencer about installing a glass pool fence. Glass pool fencing is not only sleek and stylish; it is also a timeless and durable choice.
Glass pool fencing comes in two types, framed or unframed. Both styles are entirely Australian Pool Fencing Standard compliant. Although these are more expensive than a traditional metal pool fence, there is a range of benefits that you and your family will enjoy.
Doesn’t glass break?
The first hesitation many people have when considering a glass pool fence is the durability of glass. Pool fencing is made from high-quality tempered glass, designed to withstand high heat and external pressure. This tempered glass can be heated to an incredible 700℃ and dropped on concrete, without damage. It is durable enough
to withstand being bumped into and having a ball bounced off it. Glass pool fences are designed to be long-lasting, giving your family years of enjoyment out of your fencing. The 12mm glass is almost shatterproof and perfect for domestic or commercial use. Forget about having to replace fence palings as they rust, glass pool fencing is longer lasting. Both salt and chlorine are corrosive on metal, however, do not corrode glass. Where you may need to replace your metal fence more often, glass is made to last.
Is glass fencing safe?
A glass pool fence is fully compliant with Australian fencing standards and considered by some fencing specialists safer than a traditional metal pool fence. Glass fencing is much harder to climb, with a lack of bars to hold onto. Small children are unable to slip through the bars and most importantly, can’t get their heads stuck. There are also no foot holes for children to step on to reach gate latches, making glass fencing a better choice for safety.
A glass pool fence also gives you uninterrupted views into the pool area. There will be limited – or possibly zero – posts to obstruct the view, providing extra piece-of-mind for families with children. Like metal pool fencing, the gates are designed to shut behind you automatically, adding additional safety. It is easy to prop open a metal pool fence, with a piece of string tied to the bars. Glass pool fencing doesn’t have bars to be able to use to secure a gate back, reducing the risk of a pool fence being accidentally left open.
Each fence is specially made for specific pools, so you can have the peace of mind that your fence is the right and safest fit for your pool.
Just be aware, like a glass door, sometimes the clean glass isn’t seen in some lighting. It is not uncommon for children or pets to run headfirst into the glass.
How do I clean a glass pool fence?
If the idea of getting out with the Windex and paper towels (or turps and newspaper) each weekend to keep your fence sparkling makes you cringe, then we have good news for you. Cleaning your glass pool fence is as easy as a quick spray with the hose – no grubby fingerprints after the family barbeque, no discolouration due to dust and no peeling paint after years in the sun.
Metal pool fences are powder-coated, meaning the paint will either crack in the sun or eventually rub away after years of being touched. Worn off powder-coating exposes the metal and may lead to rusting. A traditional pool fence would have to be maintained oiled and repainted, but glass is the no-fuss alternative.
As glass is a non-porous material, your glass fence will look new for many years to come. Your children could use the fence as a paint easel or draw with a marker, and your fence will not stain.
Create your oasis
Not only is glass pool fencing aesthetically pleasing, but it also offers a range of environmental factors. Keep those cool breezes from the pool area with the glass acting as a barrier and windbreaker. You will find your pool area warmer, perfect for enjoying your pool longer, not only during the day but at night and into the cooler months.
Glass pool fencing acts like a little greenhouse, perfect for cultivating tropical plants around your pool. Use your fence to help create your oasis right in your backyard to enjoy every day of the year. Add a touch of class that makes you feel like you are in a resort, without leaving your backyard.
Ready to make the change to a glass pool fence?
If you are ready to make the change to glass pool fencing, or are installing a new glass fence, speak to the team at Pool Barrier Services. Our friendly team can advise you on the best products and requirements for your pool fencing. These classy and stylish fences are a perfect addition to your backyard. It’s certainly worth considering if installing a glass pool fence is the right choice for your pool.
For professional advice and assistance with safety and pool inspections, contact our friendly team today.