All you Need to Know About Glass Pool Fencing
If pool fencing is on the menu, look no further than glass, as this very safe material ticks all the boxes from a pool owner’s perspective, and as it is very durable and easy to clean, your pool fencing does not require any maintenance. Glass pool fencing comes in two main styles; frameless and semi-framed, and with here is a brief description of both.
Frameless Glass Pool Fencing
For a sleek and modern look, frameless glass fencing is the perfect solution, and with a deep channel cut into the floor tiles, the 15mm thick glass panels are securely fitted, with rubber brackets that hold them together. There are specialist firms that offer customised glass fencing in Adelaide that is designed to fit the pool area, and they assure that your fencing is safety compliant. In the event a channel cannot be dug, spigots can be installed and they provide a solid anchor point for the glass panels.
Semi-Frameless Glass Pool Fencing
For those who prefer a more traditional look, a semi-frameless design that uses aluminium posts to secure the 10mm toughened safety glass panels, and you have a choice of brushed aluminium or powder coated aluminium colour, which can contrast nicely with the existing décor. If a portion of the fencing is to be fixed to the building, there are special brackets that are used to fix the panels to walls.
Pool Safety Compliance
Every state in Australia has very strict safety guidelines for swimming pool fencing, which includes the following:
- The fencing must be at least 1.2m in height.
- The must be no gap at the bottom more than 100mm.
- The gaps between panels must not exceed 100mm.
- The gate must be outward opening and have a self-closing mechanism fitted.
Other aspects include the overall perimeter of the fencing, which must have a clear area of not less than 800mm around the fencing, which ensures that a child cannot use objects to assist them in climbing over the fence.
When the project is completed, simply search online for a pool certification contractor in your state and they would arrange to carry out an inspection, and as the supplier is fully aware of the rules, your fencing would be compliant and your certificate issued. This would have to be renewed every 3 years in order to remain compliant.
Glass is the best material for pool fencing, as it is easy to keep clean, maintenance free and it allows you complete visibility of the pool area at all times.