Glass pool fences are one of the most popular styles of pool fencing on the market, and it’s easy to see why.
They are modern, elegant, and offer unobstructed views of your pool area. But, did you know that there are different types of glass pool fences available?
Depending on the size and shape of your pool, the layout of your outdoor area, and the end result you have in mind, you can choose to install either a framed or frameless glass pool fence.
Either type has its own pros, and both equally serve the purpose of protecting you and your family around the pool. The question is — which one should you choose for your situation?
Framed glass fences are perhaps the most common glass pool fence among pool owners due to its traditional appearance and versatility. These types of glass pool fences consist of standard glass panels that are secured in place with stainless steel posts. These posts are typically embedded deep into the ground to ensure maximum sturdiness and stability.
Installing a framed glass fence usually starts with the positioning of the posts, and is then followed by the mounting of the glass panels which are slid into place. Finally, a top bar is added to make sure the fence is locked and tightened.
For anyone looking for a more modern and sophisticated glass pool fence, frameless is a great option. Frameless glass pool fences offer the same sturdiness and security as framed glass, but with a more seamless appearance. This is because there are no steel posts between the glass panels.
Frameless glass fences consist of toughened glass panels that are held in place by stainless steel spigots that are either drilled and mounted onto a base or cemented into the ground. The result creates the illusion that there isn’t any fence at all.
When it comes down to it, the choice between framed and frameless is entirely personal. Both options provide strength, security, and safety and are a more sophisticated option to other traditional styles of pool fences.
If you have smaller yard space, then frameless may be a good option as it helps to make an area appear larger. For those who like the more conventional style, a framed glass pool fence can serve you well. Your budget may also play a role in deciding whether to go framed or frameless, as well as your end design goal or existing home and lifestyle.
Luke Fitzpatrick has been published in Forbes, Yahoo! News and Influencive. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney, lecturing in Cross-Cultural Management and the Pre-MBA Program. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.