Most governments have put regulations to ensure that it is mandatory to have a fence around swimming pools. The reason to have the fence is that most deaths in the pool are caused by accidental drowning. The accidents happen when the pool is unattended and there is no boundary.
There are various pools, and some of the designs make the pool’s visibility impossible. The erection of a barrier helps ensure that children and guests are protected from accidentally plunging into the pool.
You can use various materials to erect a fence around a pool, such as; wood, iron, aluminum, and steel. However, the perfect material and eye-catchy is glass. Here are six tips on having a perfect pool fencing made of glass.
1. Why use glass in fencing the pool
There are traditional types of fencing, as we have mentioned above. The problem that comes with using them is that they are opaque. When you use an opaque material to fence a pool, you will not see anyone who might have jumped over the fence and fell in the pool.
Glass fencing is perfect when used to fence a pool in that you can see the pool and lend assistance to anyone who may be drowning. When a pool is fenced with glass, it has an elegant look and is very stylish compared to other types of fences.
2. Select frameless glass fence
Some reasons will make you settle on having a frameless glass fence, and here are some of them:
Frameless glass is exquisite and sophisticated, and at the same time, it ensures that there is safety and security. The frameless glass fence ensures that the beauty and the design of the pool can be viewed from any angle without obstructions.
When swimming in the pool, you can still see the beauty surrounding the pool area. Being able to see around the pool comes in handy when you are in a group, and not everyone is swimming. It means that you can enjoy the conversation as you swim.
While you are in the pool, you can still look after your children as they play outside the pool area.
In case the tables are turned, and the kids are in the pool, and you have guests, you can have a perfect view of the pool. The perfect view would not be possible if the fence were opaque.
Glass fence gives you peace of mind in that you are sure that any time you turn your head, you have that perfect view of everything going on in the pool.
3. Perfect installation
When installing a glass fence around a pool, you do not have to think of the flooring type needed. A glass fence gets installed on either concrete or wooden floors. The stainless steel that holds the glass frames are solid and can be fitted on any floor. At the same time they hold the glasses together.
There are three ways of fixing the glass fence, and here they are:
Slot fixed- this is where the stainless steel panels are underground, and it looks like the glass is floating.
Spigot fixed- this is where stainless steel panels are bolted to the ground.
Button fixed- this where the glass panels go underground with bolts to provide support and balance.
4. Strength of the glass fences
When installing a glass fence, you need to ensure that you have selected glass of high quality. Glass is delicate, and you need to ensure that it is well bolted to the ground to avoid vibrations and shaking when it’s windy.
5. Frequent checks
Glass fences need to be inspected regularly. Due to the harsh weather conditions, you must check if the glass is fixed tightly or loose. When you ensure that the glass is well fixed, you do not need to worry about the glass breaking or falling.
6. Keep the glass fence clean
The beauty that comes with the glass fence being transparent makes it need frequent cleaning. The glass fence will have dirt and smudges on it due to people touching it. It is why you need to ensure that you always polish the glass. When polishing the glass, you need to buy the best cleaning and polishing products that will effectively clean it.
Jim Pulman has extensive knowledge and experience in Home Building, Construction, and Design. He writes articles in his free time and partners with content creators to share his expertise with the online community