Glass pool fences are an ideal solution for making your pool safe, as well as maintaining an aesthetic look to your outdoor area. However, if you’re interested in a glass pool fence, you need to make sure that you aren’t buying inferior quality glass panels.
In Australia, a pool fence is always required to meet certain safety standards and features. A quality pool fence will protect you and your family (including young children and pets) from pool-related accidents such as drowning. The quality of your glass pool fence will also play an important role when it comes to its integrity to withstand harsh weather.
Poor quality glass panels come with a risk of weakening and shattering over time, especially if they aren’t compliant with safety standards. The quality of your glass panels isn’t the only thing to look out for, either. You should also ensure that the fittings are of high integrity and meet the legal requirements of your state.
So, how do you choose a quality glass pool fence? Here are some things to look out for and consider.
The quality of the glass
Purchasing your glass pool panels from a certified supplier and having them professionally installed are two ways of ensuring high-quality glass fencing.
Toughened glass panels are ideal for pool fencing.
TGD uses Grade A Toughened Glass panels that are quality-tested to meet the strictest industry standards. A high-quality glass panel should be durable and able to withstand minor impacts. They should also be designed in a way that if they do on the rare occasion break, glass will shatter into small pieces to ensure no injuries to people.
All glass pool fences must meet the Australian Standard for Safety Glass in Buildings. These requirements help to maintain your safety and also protect you from any insurance liabilities that can come from breaching pool fencing legislation.
Australia has cracked down on pool fencing laws, with strict regulations in place for anyone who has a pool or wishes to install a pool in their yard. One of the main requirements for pools in Australia is that they must be fenced in. While the Australian Standard applies to pool fences nationwide, individual laws may vary from state to state.
Always ensure that your pool fence is built to your state’s regulations to ensure that you’re not only getting a high-quality pool fence, but also one that will protect you from any risks or expensive legal costs. Reputable pool fencing contractors should be aware of these standards and will deliver you a pool fence that is compliant with regulations.
High-quality stainless steel fittings
There are two components that make up a glass pool fence - the glass panels and the hardware (fittings) that hold the panels together. These fittings must be weather resistant and long-lasting, which is why we recommend stainless steel.
High-quality stainless steel fittings are essential for any glass pool fence. This strong non-corrosive material will stand the test of time and keep your pool fence secure without the risk of weakening or breaking.
Poor quality fittings can rust and corrode over time, breaking easily and reducing the quality of your pool fence. Even more concerning, cheap pool fittings may not pass Australian Standards inspections, which can result in costly fines.
We always suggest you ask for testing documentation. We can readily provide this for you.
Custom glass panels
Custom glass panels really can take your pool fence to the next level. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for toughened glass, tinted glass, frameless or semi-frameless panels. Your glass pool fence can be customised to suit your unique design requirements or to accommodate structural elements.
You can order custom glass panels from Trade Glass Depot by either providing us with drawings and specs or talking to our in-house designer. Keep in mind that no matter which style of glass fence you choose, it should be at least 1200mm in height to comply with safety standards.
Custom glass panels will provide a high-quality finish to any pool area, especially spaces in which your fence needs to be customised to accommodate unusual shapes or dimensions.
If you are wanting to install a frameless glass pool fence, you want to choose top quality spigots. These spigots are used to suspend and clamp a glass fence, without the need for frames or posts which can inhibit your view.
Again, premium-grade stainless steel is recommended to ensure the longevity and quality of your pool fence. All TGD spigots are independently tested and engineered to satisfy Australian Standards and to provide a safe and durable pool fence that really stands the test of time.
High quality glass pool fencing
If you’re considering glass pool fencing, then speak to us today for a consultation and free quote. We strive to provide only the highest quality glass pool fences and are proud to offer our professional services Australia-wide.