Want to fence your swimming pool? Five essential aspects to consider before investing

July 16, 2018

Undoubtedly, the pool is the ideal place to relax during hot and humid summers! It’s also the best place to be after a tiring day’s work. Diving into the calm waters to refresh the body and mind is the best thing to do. However, amidst all the fun, it is crucial that you ensure the safety of adults and children inside a pool. Therefore, glass pool safety fence is a smart way to avert accidents and also add to the aesthetic appeal of the swimming pool.

Why should you invest in fencing around the swimming pool?

In the recent past, there has been drowning incidents in pools. Therefore, maintaining caution is mandatory. Also, today you will come across several types of scenic fences that help to keep children and adults secure. Your children will be attracted to the pool. Therefore, it is essential to keep the pool fenced so that there are no unwarranted accidents.

Fencing can be done using several materials, such as aluminum, steel, wood, and iron. However, the material type that is gaining popularity in hotels, resorts, clubs as well as residences is glass. Previously, glass molds used to carry cumbersome metal frames. But today, the frameless glass panels provide a secure and chic alternative that is worth investing.

So, are you willing to opt-in for glass pool fencing? If yes, then here are five vital questions to ask, know and consider before you make a purchase.

1. What exactly is frameless glass fencing for swimming pools?

As compared to the conventional glass panes, this comes without any visible joints. Everyone today wants a seamless panel. They come with a premium quality glass. The edges here are very smooth. Also, the glass sides don’t have any metal sidings. Also, only the bottom side will carry steel hinges to stay attached to the ground. You will get the feeling of being suspended in air. Also, you don’t have to worry about the steel hinges right at the bottom being rusted or corroded. Made of stainless steel, it will stay fine.

2. Why is it essential to select frameless glass fencing?

One of the main reasons is that frameless glass fencing looks modish and new age while ensuring security. Such fences are prevalent in lavish settings. As the dense fencing blurs the vision, the pool’s beautiful decor and its surroundings get hidden. Another reason is that while swimming both adults and children will be able to take a look at the nature outside the panes. You can envision floating on the fresh waters and then gazing at the delicate foliage at your yard. It helps to release stress in just a few minutes. You also have a chance to keep your eye on your children as you enjoy your pool dip.

There can be a situation where you have a garden party with children playing close to the pool! The glass panels will enable you to keep a vigil eye on them. To be able to go ahead with this pool fencing choice, you can reach out to any expert fence contractor who has the required know-how. Make sure that the contractor charges you a decent amount, and you don’t end up paying more.

3. What is frameless glass fencing installation process?

You don’t need any extra flooring for this installation. Get it established confidently on a concrete or wooden floor. The stainless-steel hinges and frames beneath are robust to hold them together on the floor. Usually, there are three ways to get this done:

  • Spigot fixed–It refers to the panels where high-end stainless steel spigots get bolted on the top.
  • Slot fixed – It makes the glass emerge from underground as the slots too are present in the ground. After this, the panes get attached to it.
  • Button fixed – Using this installation kind, the panels are kept beneath the ground using attached bolts on the glass at strategic locations to maintain strength and balance.

4. Are frameless glass fences durable and robust?

The panels look chic and delicate. Hence, the question arises whether it is durable. And the answer is yes. You might notice just a minimal shaking in times of heavy wind. However, this doesn’t have any influence on the robust glass that is well assisted on the ground by the stainless-steel bolts, hinges, spigots and many more.

5. Is it tough to maintain a glass fence?

It is an important question to ponder on. You could have a lavish home along with a frameless glass fence adding to your pool’s beauty and appeal. Ask yourself how chic will it appear with glass stains that you can see from a distance. The glass fences don’t need extensive maintenance. However, you need to clean it at regular intervals.

The ideal way to clean is by using water and soap. If you have a standard dishwashing liquid at hand, you can use that as well. Get hold of a sponge to apply the soapy water. Make sure you don’t opt in for rough scrubbers. Furthermore, rinse off the soap making use of a garden hose. If you want, you can wipe it dry.

Cleaning your pool using this trick is beneficial even if you repeat it once in every three or six months. You might require cleaning the pool more when more people are using it on a daily basis. For instance, if there was a poolside party last night, you can consider cleaning it the next day, first thing in the morning. Also, the new age glass panes come with cleaning instruction. So, once you’ve installed the same, it is always better to inquire for guidance from your service provider on the cleaning process. Sometimes, you might need a specialized solvent for the frameless glass panes to maintain the luster in the correct count.

Now you have mulled over all the five aspects concerning frameless glass panes for your swimming pool.  It indeed is one of the most secure, fashionable and stylish fencing option around. So, allow the transparent, seamless glass improve the aesthetic appeal of your pool. Let others admire your pool. And before you invest, make sure you ask yourself these five questions to arrive at the correct choice.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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