Glass swimming pool fences, whether frameless or semi-frameless, are immensely popular and with a wealth of benefits for homeowners, it’s easy to see why! While a new, high-quality glass swimming pool fence delivers an array of advantages, it’s important to choose the right pool fence and the right pool fence builder for your project. That’s why it’s advisable to do your homework first to find exactly what you need to consider to ensure your new pool fence ticks all your boxes and delivers all the benefits you know it should. Here are 7 things to consider before installing a new glass swimming pool fence.
One – What regulations must my new pool fence comply with?
It’s imperative that your new swimming pool fence complies with the latest Australian Standards. As of 2019, all swimming pool fences in Queensland must comply with AS/NZ 1926.1:2007 ‘Swimming Pool Safety’ Safety Barriers for Swimming Pools. Be sure to ask about this when arranging a consultation with a local swimming pool fence builder.
Two – What are my swimming pool fence design options?
The two most popular glass swimming pool fence design options are (fully) frameless and semi-frameless pool fences. Frameless glass pool fences provide the clearest, most uninterrupted views but semi-frameless options also provide excellent visibility and help to create the illusion of greater space in your space. This is an important consideration for all backyards, especially small backyards with limited space. Also, don’t forget that you can combine a glass fence with an aluminium or timber pool fence (provided that all materials meet the latest legislation requirements) which provides greater flexibility.
Three – How high should my new swimming pool fence be?
The minimum height for swimming pools in Queensland is 1.2 metres (1200mm) from the ground or surface. However, if there’s a horizontal surface or anything that could be used as a foothold in close proximity to the fence, this could result in the need for a higher swimming pool fence. A good local pool fence builder will be able to advise you on what actions are required to be compliant with the latest pool fence regulations.
Four – How far from the pool must the fence be?
That’s up to you! There are aesthetic, functionality and safety considerations to take into account here and it really depends on how much space you wish to dedicate to your swimming pool area. As experienced pool builders, we can help you decide on the ideal location for your new swimming pool fence.
Five – What about maintenance?
That’s a great question. Fortunately, both frameless and semi-frameless swimming pool fences are very easy to maintain. Simply wash your pool fence with warm soapy water (dishwashing liquid is fine), then hose down with clean fresh water and leave it to dry.
Six – When should I arrange a free consultation with a pool fence builder?
As soon as possible! Seriously though, the sooner you start exploring your options the better the outcome for your project. Installing a new pool fence isn’t something to rush, so you want to give yourself as much time as possible before summer arrives!
Seven – What should I look for in a pool fence builder?
Premium-quality products, competitive prices and honest advice. We believe we possess all those qualities!
When you’re ready to arrange a free swimming pool fence installation consultation at a convenient time, give Premium Glass Fencing NQ a call. We’d love to help you enjoy all the benefits that a premium-quality frameless or semi-frameless pool fence delivers – (07) 4721 6901.