Pool Fencing Material Comparison

You’ve installed the perfect pool for your home, and now all that’s left is the fence. All pools in Australia are required by law to be surrounded by a fence. You’ll want your fence to keep your pool area safe and contained, while also considering the costs, the materials and the design. To help you make the best choice for your home and circumstances, we’ve put together this helpful comparison of the pool fencing options available.

Swimming Pool With Glass Fence

Glass Pool Fencing

At Gurus of Glass, we proudly stock outstanding glass pool fencing options. A glass pool fence has benefits, including:

  • Style: The sleek design will continue the style of your home in your pool space
  • Durable and safe: The tempered glass fences come in a variety of thicknesses, so it’s guaranteed to last and is difficult for kids to climb.
  • Customisable: You can choose between frameless or semi-frameless fencing options. Frameless glass fencing is secured to the ground with clamps. With a semi-frameless fence, you’ll have panels of glass separated by posts.
  • Low-maintenance: Glass is easy to clean, so you won’t need to worry about it much at all.
  • High visibility: You’ll have peace of mind knowing you can watch what’s going on in your pool without needing to stay beside it.

At the same time, there are a few drawbacks to glass fences.

  • Scratching: While glass is such a durable material, it can become damaged or scratched over time. Ensuring you keep an eye on your fence for any defects can ensure it keeps looking its best.
  • Cost: Yes, glass can be expensive – but the benefits far outweigh the upfront costs.

Aluminium Pool Fencing

Aluminium is another popular fencing material, and like glass, it has its own benefits:

  • Lightweight: Aluminium fencing is light and easy to install.
  • Long-lasting: The durable material will hold up against weather and corrosion.
  • Low-maintenance: You won’t need to spend much time cleaning your fence.
  • Economical: It’s less pricey than other fencing options.

Aluminium fencing does have several limitations, too.

  • Low privacy: Traditional aluminium fences don’t offer much in the way of privacy, and you won’t conceal much.
  • Low security: Aluminium is less durable than steel, so if you want a secure fence it’s not the best option.

Steel Fencing

While steel looks quite similar to aluminium fencing, it does have a few different advantages.

  • Durable: Steel is heavier than aluminium, so it’s a great choice if your area is prone to storms or falling tree branches.
  • Long-lasting: Steel has a long lifespan and usually comes with a longer warranty.

At the same time, there are limitations to a steel fence.

  • Rust: With a tendency to rust and corrode, steel fencing must be galvanised.
  • Cost: Steel is less easy to source, so the costs are higher. They also do attract rust over time, you may question whether a steel fence is the best option.

Go With The Experts At Gurus Of Glass

If you want a quality glass installation on your Gold Coast property, you can trust in the outstanding workmanship and customer service of the Gurus of Glass team. Contact us today on 1300 562 077.