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Choosing a Pool Fence – Things to Consider

Pool fencing is a legal requirement in Australia, and there are many material types to choose from. An aesthetically pleasing pool fence adds value to your home and will compliment your pool beautifully, all whilst enhancing safety. If you’re looking to get the best bang for your buck, there is simply no better choice than glass pool fencing. To help you make a decision, we’ve prepared this short post outlining some key considerations for your pool fence.

Factors to Consider

  • Location of your pool – Are you located in a coastal or hilly area? Do you experience high winds on a regular basis? Traditional style fencing with gaps will allow this wind to flow freely which can create gusty conditions. Glass eliminates this problem by blocking wind, making it ideal if you want to enjoy your pool all year round and host summer pool parties.
  • Pool Gate – You will also need to consider the location of your pool gate, as glass gates can easily blow shut in gusty conditions. Try to position the gate in the most sheltered area of your property.
  • Pool Size – Glass helps you to maximize space, and it provides a clear view of your garden and surroundings. It is ideal for pools of any size, but if you have a small pool it will help to create an illusion of more space.

Why Glass Makes Sense

Not only is modern glass exceptionally tough, it also allows for unobstructed views, blocks wind, is easy to clean and has a reduced safety risk as there are no horizontal bars which children/pets can get stuck in. Glass is more difficult to climb than traditional pool fencing, making it ideal for parents with young children. You will also be able to keep a watchful eye on children as they move about the deck and swim in the pool.

You can specify glass pool fencing in various forms, including: fully framed glass, semi-frameless glass, aluminium baluster systems and frameless glass. No matter which option you choose, glass will enhance the appearance of your yard and pool deck. It will also allow sunlight to penetrate the pool and your surrounding garden, improving water temperature and helping your garden flourish. Frameless glass is a contemporary option that is gaining traction in the Australian market, and it will bring your backyard into the 21st century and add value to your home.

Finally, glass is easy to maintain. Traditional fences might look great when new, but dirt and debris quickly builds up. It’s also not uncommon for the finish to wear off, resulting in unsightly chips and diminishing the appearance of your decking area. Whilst dirt can be removed with a water and detergent solution, it can be difficult to get in between the horizontal bars to complete a thorough clean. With glass, it’s as simple as taking a wet cloth and running it over each panel. You’ll be back to enjoying a crystal-clear view in no time, and you can expect your panels to last for many years to come.

RAILSAFE – Glass Pool Fence Experts

RAILSAFE have been serving the needs of Sydney home and pool owners for more than 25 years, and with an extensive range of award-winning designs there’s something to suit all design briefs. With class leading safety, durability and style there is no better choice for pool fencing. Every product within our range is made from a minimum 316 marine grade stainless steel and premium grade glass, and we pride ourselves on sourcing Australian manufactured products certified by local engineers on home soil.

If you’re looking to upgrade your old, tired pool fencing or get started on a new build, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today to discuss your pool fencing and balustrade requirements – we have the solution for you!

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