If you are planning to add a swimming pool to your property, you won’t need reminding that this is an expensive feature, and when it comes to fencing, there are several design options. Of course, safety is a major consideration with a swimming pool and every Australian state has firm guidelines for pool fencing, which need to be reviewed. Regarding fence construction, here are some of the choices to take into account.
- Frameless Glass Pool Fencing – Sleek and seamless, this type of fencing is ideal in a modern setting, and being frameless, your view of the pool is not obstructed in any way. There are several ways to anchor the fencing; a deep channel can be cut into the tiles and the 12mm heat thickened panes of glass are well-seated, or failing that, spigots can be secured, onto which the glass is fixed. Stand-offs can be used to add fixings, ideal for pools that encompass the property, and the design would depend on the property.
- Semi-Frameless Glass Pool Fencing – Aluminium posts hold 10mm thick panes of toughened safety glass, which gives the fencing a uniformed look, plus the structure is very solid. There are several finishes, with a matt aluminium or brushed finish, both of which look great in any setting. You can also have powder-coated aluminium in any colour, if you would like to match existing décor, and, of course, the fencing would be made to measure, and when looking for glass pool fencing in Adelaide, a Google search is the best way to locate a local supplier.
Pool Safety Compliance
Regardless of where in Australia you live, your pool will need to be certified by the state as safe for use, and they are looking for specific things such as:
- Minimum height of pool fencing 1.2m.
- Minimum bottom gap 100mm.
- Minimum gap between panels 100mm.
- Gates must open outward and must have a self-closing device fitted for safety reasons.
There must also be an open space that exceeds 80omm around the entire pool fencing, which prevents children from climbing over the pool fence. Once the pool fencing is complete, you can make contact with a pool certification provider, who would inspect the area.
As no two properties are identical, your pool fencing should be designed specifically for your property, and if portions of the pool fencing meet the building, special fittings will ensure the glass panels are securely attached.