An increasingly popular material for swimming pool fencing is glass. Although that may not sound logical, the use of high quality safety glass similar to what is used in auto windows and shower doors provides superior durability and strength for a swimming pool fence. The unique aesthetic appeal of glass pool fences is another reason that glass has become the material of choice for many homeowners.
Glass panels can be installed in a number of ways. The versatility of glass allows you to have curved or flat panels that may be left clear or tinted. Etching is another design choice to add an artistic flair and the use of full or partial framing or no framing at all adds another dimension of style. The consistency of glass that is produced in Australia according to strict specifications assures a high quality fence. Glass that is manufactured overseas may not meet quality control expectations and that means there is the possibility of flaws in the glass that may lead to breakage.
Stainless steel electro finished hardware is virtually corrosion proof. These fittings are also made in Australia by a company that strives to provide the best products on the market. Just as with the options available for adding color to the glass, the electro finishing process also enables you to add color and texture to the hardware. The entire glass pool fence requires almost no maintenance. A cloth and plain water keep everything clean and shining for many years. There is never any need for painting or refinishing.
The superb durability of the materials used in the construction of this type of pool fencing is also responsible for the beauty of the finished product. Glass and stainless steel are very modern and sleek, but the glass panels without frames give the illusion of uncluttered space. Either installation can be made to be the focus of the overall landscaping plan for the property or just blend in to enhance other elements such as natural views, gardens or structures such as decks or barbeque settings.
No matter which style you choose, you can easily have a contractor install a pool glass fence to frame your swimming pool with style.