Is Glass Pool Fencing A Safe Option?
March 19th, 2014
Glass pool fencing is sophisticated, modern and provides a safe outdoor area around a plunge pool or spa area. It is strong, low maintenance and the best way to protect your family without hindering the view.
Always ensure that your glass pool fencing supplier and installer provides you with a gate that meets Australian Standards. Australian Standard 2820 notes the most critical feature of any plunge pool fencing is the gate itself and states the gate should last for at least 10,000 cycles without failing. In layman’s terms the gate should be able to last at least 10 years as part of a standard glass pool fence. The latch of the gate itself should also be positioned so that children’s hands cannot reach it.
Keeping your Family Safe
Spa fencing in terms of safety is making sure that your children and pets cannot access the area that the fence encloses. If we look at glass fencing we know that the smooth surface means that it is very difficult to climb. The panels are also set closely to the ground and fitted closely together so that kids cannot squeeze between or under the pool fence panels.
The gate used as part of spa fencing system is very safe as it uses self-closing hinges , this ensure the gate cannot at any time be accidentally left open.
Durable Plunge Pool Fencing
Glass pool fencing is made from toughened safety glass that is commonly 10mm to 12mm thick. It is very unlikely that it will break but if it does, it will break into small cubes that are less likely to cause cuts.
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