A pool is a luxury that cannot be hidden from sight by big and blocky fences. Does that mean you can leave your pool unprotected with unregulated entry? This is where glass pool fencing comes in. They are a stylish and elegant way of providing a protective layer around the pool while still allowing a perfect unobstructed view of the waters. Fencing is required for the safety and separation of the pool area. But it is not possible without the help of a professional. As they are aware of the techniques and the equipment for installation. A strength of the laborers team is essential to complete the fencing properly and on time. Here are several important things you must know before glass pool fencing and its different types.
Types of glass pool fencing
Before getting into the steps of installing a glass pool fencing, let us first try to understand the different types of pool fences available. Based on the visual result, they can be classified into three types.
- Fully Frameless pool fencing
- Semi-Frameless style pool fencing (with aluminum or stainless steel frames)
- Full framed pool fencing.
In this article, we will discuss the steps that you need to follow to set up a fully frameless pool fencing system.
Steps to install a fully frameless glass fencing
The following steps give the method of setting up a fence from a standard frameless fence kit. All the components given below will come along with the kit.
Step 1: Measure and mark the locations of the end posts. Then hammer a nail into the spot. Now tie a string around the nail and extend it to the next spot where another nail is hammered. Continue this until you have made a boundary where the fence should be placed with the threads.
Note: The thread should be straight, tight, and in good tension. It should not sag. If it does, the position may change. And also, if you are not okay with hammer nails, place a brick at the end posts and tie your string around it.
Step 2: Go through the instructions kit and find out the spacing of the mini-posts required. Mark these spots under the tied string and place the posts.
Note: If your fencing is on a decked floor, make sure your posts are well away from the gap between the decks.
Step 3: Drill the holes on the mini-posts and fix them to the decking beneath with the help of screws. Check once again if all the mini-posts are well aligned. Now put the protective ring over the mini-posts. (These rings will hide the presence of the screw). After that is done, remove the string.
Step 4: Insert the rubber grip and metal plate inside the mini post. Adjust their positions with the spacers and then insert the glass panels. If the grip is not tight, adjust the spacers again.
Step 5: Check if the alignment and gaps are even, and then tighten the screws on the mini post. Proceed to install the other panels.
Step 6: For the door, assemble the hinges first. Attach the glass door panel and place the hinges. Attach the latch and the lock through simple drilling operations and check the tension of the hinges.
Full-framed fencing is not usually preferred as the non-transparent solid part fills up more space than required. The fully frameless and semi-frameless glass pool fencing are quite popular. The type you choose will depend on the aesthetic effect you want to create, the type of space available, and mainly the budget.
I am Kate Westall, a freelance writer, and a professional blogger, who enjoys enlightening others about unknown and little-known facts. I love to write on all general and professional topics like Home Improvement, Fashion, Health, Travel etc.