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Swim In Style This Summer With Glass Pool Fencing And Gates
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Did you know that it is a legal requirement for your swimming pool or spa to be appropriately fenced? This will help to avoid children and even animals from accessing the area without adequate supervision. There is a wide range of fencing materials to choose from, all of which are appropriate for use around water, which can make the decision difficult. If you want to swim in style, however, we recommend glass pool fencing and gates.

Why choose glass?

The problem with many materials is that they don’t suit overly modern homes; timber is prone to looking dated, whereas steel and aluminium tend to look quite industrial. Glass, on the other hand, is the perfect choice for modern homes, as it features simple and clean lines. For properties done in a contemporary or modern style, this is going to be the most complementary fencing choice. It also allows perfect visibility to (and from) the swimming area.

What style should I choose?

There are actually three styles of glass pool fencing to choose from – framed, semi-framed and frameless. Whilst all three are highly durable and attractive in their own way, it is important that you have taken the time to carefully consider which will suit your pool area best.

Framed – This style requires the glass panels to be set inside a frame (usually steel or aluminium) before being installed. It is believed to provide the fencing with greater strength and durability, but you will have to sacrifice your view a little. The frame can be powdercoated or anodised in a colour of your choice.

Semi-Framed – This style requires only part of the glass panels to be set inside a frame (usually stainless steel or aluminium) before being installed. The frame usually sits either side of the panels (separating them from each other), but is also known to sit across the bottom. Again, the frame can be powdercoated or anodised.

Frameless – This style requires the glass panels to be mounted on spigots or to be laid in a channel in the ground. It is the only option that provides you with maximum visibility to (and from) the swimming area. The panels are installed either butting up against each other or slightly set apart (providing that the gap is too small for a child).

What about gates?

Many homeowners are hesitant to install this fencing because they fear that a tacky aluminium or steel gate will detract from its overall appearance. The good news is that glass gates are also available! These are manufactured in the same style as the rest of your fencing (framed, semi-framed or frameless) and are fitted with a self-closing latch to ensure it locks securely. These gates are so unobtrusive that you may find yourself searching for them!

If you would like to swim in style this summer, we recommend the installation of pool fence and gates. Not only is this the perfect choice for modern and contemporary homes, it will provide you with maximum visibility and uninterrupted views. If you have children who require supervision whilst swimming, this will allow you to keep an eye on them whilst entertaining or getting on with your day.



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