A glass pool fence is an excellent pool safety option because its smooth surfaces make it difficult for children to climb over. Gaps between and beneath panels are very small so children cannot squeeze through them.
Glass panels are made from toughened safety glass with a thickness of between 10mm to 12mm. This glass is very difficult to break. However, if it does break, it fragments into small pieces without sharp edges.
In Australia, glass pool fences, and the people who install them, have to comply with strict safety regulations.
Any new pool fence must be inspected by an independent pool safety inspector before a pool safety certificate can be issued.
It’s important to remember though, that safety is also the responsibility of all pool users. Pool owners should keep any items on which children could climb (for example, furniture, pots, tree branches) well away from the pool fence.
Gates should also be closed at all times. Contact us if your pool fence gate, particularly its hinges or latches, require servicing.
Cost is an important consideration in deciding on a pool fence.
The good news is, that in recent times, the cost of glass and stainless steel has fallen by approximately 50% and the choice of hardware available for use in glass pool fencing has increased significantly.
Therefore, you have wide range of options to ensure that your pool fence is contemporary and elegant.