Do you want to know why you should choose glass pool fencing? Then read on!
Having a swimming pool in your backyard is an extremely desirable asset for your home and can also help to provide a reprieve during Australia’s increasingly hot summers. But if you have a pool then it’s also essential that you have a fence – not only does this ensure the safety of pets and children, it’s a requirement by law. So, having a fence will not only prevent a hefty fine, but can also prevent a tragic disaster.
But having to install a fence doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to hide your stunning pool; glass is the perfect option for pool fencing for a variety of reasons. Here’s why you should choose glass for your pool fencing.
Create the Illusion of Space and Openness
Placing traditional fencing around your gorgeous pool can often look a bit like a cage or prison in your own backyard. A glass fence, on the other hand, doesn’t block off any of the scenery or create any visual barriers and so can help to create the illusion of space by opening up your yard. Glass also allows you to see the entire space from any point of view or perspective.
This kind of openness also means that your whole outdoor space feels like one big open space, which can help to create a sense of unity and inclusion when you’re entertaining, and people are constantly entering and exiting the pool area. With a glass pool fence, no one will feel left out or like they’re missing out on the fun.
Fulfils Pool Safety Requirements
In Victoria, there are strict rules and regulations when it comes to pool fences. For example, it must create a completely enclosed barrier, must be at least 1.2 metres tall, and have self-closing and self-latching gates that are not allowed to be propped open. Not fulfilling these rules and requirements – even during the installation process if the pool is filled with water – can result in you getting slapped with a hefty fine.
Glass fencing is able to fulfil all the government requirements when it comes to pool fencing. It also adds an extra level of safety by being able to see the pool from all vantage points and therefore supervisors and guardians are able to keep a close eye on it at all times. This is especially important if you have young kids.
Sophistication and Opulence
When it comes to pool fencing, the luxury and opulence that glass has to offer is incomparable. The clean, modern look adds an element of elegance to any home and can increase your property’s value as well as its curb side appeal. Whether you opt for semi-frameless or frameless glass fencing, you’re guaranteed to be stunned by the sophistication it adds to your pool and backyard.
Durable and Weather Resistant
One of the biggest misconceptions about glass fencing is that it is delicate and will break easily. But this is actually far from the truth. Glass fencing is made with high-quality, toughened glass that is able to withstand even the most extreme weather conditions.
On top of that, glass is obviously water resistant, so no matter how much the kids splash around, you don’t have to worry about your fence rusting, corroding or rotting when exposed to moisture. This can help you to save a lot of money in the long-run. It means you won’t have to regularly repair or replace parts of your fence, unlike other pool fencing options.
One of the most appealing aspects of glass pool fencing is that it is extremely durable. It also requires very little maintenance to keep it looking and functioning perfectly. A lot of people think that keeping glass fencing crystal clear is an arduous task, but for the most part a simple hose down will get rid of the bulk of any grime that has built up.
For any particularly stubborn patches of dirt, just wipe it down with some warm soapy water. Then, use a squeegee to get a streak-free finish. Just make sure that no detergent is left behind before it dries, otherwise you’ll be left with streaky glass.
Everlast Services’ Glass Pool Fencing
If you’ve been convinced to put a glass fence around your pool, then Everlast Services can help. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, we only use the highest quality fencing material. Plus, our superior craftsmanship ensures that your fence will last a lifetime.