Before you install any fencing around a pool on your property, you need to first check with your local city or state about building codes that would affect your buying decision, and also check with a body corporate, if needed, about their requirement or restrictions for such a fence. Once you know the basic requirements for a fence on your property, note why glass fencing may be the right option for your home's pool.
A realtor can tell you how a fence will affect your home's property value, but consider that an industrial chain link fence or very cheap vinyl fence may actually lower your property value. A wood fence that needs persistent maintenance and care might also detract from the property's value, as potential homebuyers may not want to take on that much work with a new home. A glass fence, on the other hand, may actually increase your home's property value, as it often enhances the look and appearance of a yard rather than detracting from it.
Glass fencing can be installed with frames or without, and both options can mean no gaps between the panels. Framed fencing, as the name implies, involves a metal frame around each panel to make up the full fence. Frameless glass panels can also be clipped so closely together that there are no gaps between them. This reduces the risk of a child or pet getting their fingers or noses stuck in a fence, and it also cuts down on bothersome wind.
Toughened glass won't chip or get scratched, even from large dogs or other animals jumping on the fence or clawing at its surface. Glass won't be subject to mould and mildew like a wood fence, and the panels won't start to sag in the middle, like chain link or mesh fences often do. Overall, glass pool fencing requires very little maintenance, especially when compared to other fencing options.
The paint or sealant needed to treat a wood fence might release harmful chemicals into the air or into the ground. The same might be true for the powder coatings that are applied to metal fences. Glass fencing, however, doesn't need such treatments, and it is typically cleaned with just water and a squeegee, so you don't need to use any chemicals or harsh cleansers to keep a glass fence looking its best. If you do need to use a stronger cleaner, just make sure it's suitable for use on glass and won't damage the surface.Share