Glass pool fencing is popular among many of today's Australian pool owners because of their chic, modern-looking design. Therefore, if you are looking to create a high-end look in your pool area, a glass pool fence could be the ultimate answer. However, like other types of pool fencing materials, glass pool fencing are not completely problem-free. Here are a number of common problems you should know about before installing a glass fence around your pool.
A glass fence is more vulnerable to scratching.
Almost every type of pool fencing material is susceptible to scratching, but a glass fence is more easily susceptible to the risk. Most scratches tend to occur while the glass is being cleaned, as glass surfaces can easily be scratched by abrasive cleaning products. Your glass fence manufacturers will most likely recommend what you should use when cleaning the glass, so make sure you follow the pointers that they give you.
The risk of scratching on your glass fence surfaces is much greater when you have small children and pets in the home, so you need to watch over your little ones and companion animals to ensure they do not tamper with the glass. Small children can scratch the surface of your glass fence with hard objects while pets can leave unsightly scratches behind with their claws.
A glass fence is not meant to withstand heavy leaning.
Have you ever wondered why you're usually asked not to lean on the glass counter when you visit a jewellery shop or local bakery supply store? The reason for this is that the glass isn't designed and built to withstand heavy leaning. The same applies for glass fencing. While the glass is structurally sound to hold out against gentle leaning, it is not a good idea to encourage people to constantly lean on the glass. Keep in mind that people have different weights, and constant leaning on the glass panels can cause the fencing to lose its structural integrity over time, even if they were properly reinforced upon installation.
A glass fence can be quite expensive to repair.
Another issue you should know about before installing a glass fence around your pool is that the glass panels used to erect the fence can be costly to repair. If a single glass panel is chipped or broken, the only way to repair it would be to replace the entire panel. Though glass fence panels are built tough to offer maximum impact resistance, you should avoid subjecting the panels to heavy collisions that may result in cracking or breakage that may require costly replacements.
The best way to ensure your glass pool fence keeps looking good and lasts long is to take proper care of it. Talking to a glass fence specialist ahead of time can help you know what needs to be done to get the most out of your glass fence.Share
9 October 2017
Hello! My name is Peter but my friends call me 'Swimming Pool Pete'. This is because of my new obsession - my swimming pool. I had a new swimming pool installed in my backyard last summer. My family and I had a fantastic time swimming around in the pool all summer long. When the weather became cold and the leaves began to fall, I covered the pool and went inside. However, on the first day of spring, I was devastated to discover that the water in my pool had turned green. I called a pool guy who came over and he explained I needed to add chemicals to the pool to maintain the water quality over the winter months. I asked this man a million questions and I have taught myself everything there is to know about pool care.