Glass Pool Fences To Add Style and Luxury To Your Swimming Pool

by Pool Builders on 05-23-2013 in Articles

The glass pool fencing has managed to get more and more popularity during the last couple of years. This is mainly because it adds a bit of creativity and elegance to one's yard, not to mention that it has a practical aim.

Looks

The absence of heavy iron bars and wooden beams that make the whole design look kind of ugly is working for the pool, making it more appealing to visitors. Everyone will admire the beauty of your pool if you manage to take glass pool fencing to a higher level. Believe it or not, this is not the easiest task of all if try to keep in mind a few tips.

Size

When you go for a large pool, you must keep in mind a few specificities that can ruin your big dream. For instance is the pool is too large you might need to find some materials that fit, look good and can hold its weight. Not to mention that not all materials come in large forms so if you don't find the proper weight you might have to pay more for joining the smaller pieces.

DIY or hire a contractor?

Choosing to do this for yourself might cost you less, but will definitely put you in some serious work. However, if you hire a contractor you will pay a bit more but you will be able to rest assure that the job will be done professionally.

Purpose

The purpose of the fence is normally to prevent the little ones or pets from going into the pool, but it can also be just aesthetically. The purpose of the pool will most likely determine the materials used (if kids are involved one cannot use sharp edges).

Transparent or opaque?

Also take into account if you want the fence to be transparent, opaque or a combination of the two. Of course, this will also influence the cost of the final project (installing the fence and everything).

Users

Who is going to use the pool? Only you and your family or is it for commercial purposes (spas, hotels etc.) The domestic fence leans towards practicality while hotel fencing relies more on aspect than anything else.

Rules

Before starting anything serious make sure you know all about the government rules and regulations that need to be respected. Some might impose some rules about the fence's height, electrical wiring or the distance from the pool.

Location

A pool that is located indoors will definitely require different circumstances compared to one located outdoors. Elements like materials, reflectivity, sunlight exposure etc. influence differently these settings.

Climate

How is the climate of the location like? Sunny, hot, cold or fluctuate? These changes decide what kind of material you should use (the locations with fluctuations require materials that modify accordingly in order to resist to temperature modifications).

There are many factors that need to be taken into account, not just those which were previously mentioned. Keep them in mind and try to hire a professional rather than do everything for yourself! It will be easier and faster!

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