Four Myths about Glass Fencing Shattered

Posted on: 24 April 2015

Thinking you want a glass fence around your pool but not sure if it's a good idea? Unfortunately, you may have heard a few myths about glass pool fences, but in most cases, many of the most prominent myths aren't true at all. Here is a look at some of the top myths and the truth behind them:

1. Myth: Glass pool fences are easy to break

When you hear the word glass, you may think of breaking and shattering, but when it comes to the glass in a pool fence, it is not easily breakable. Instead of being weak glass that threatens to fill your pool with shards, it is strong, industrial glass that can withstand impact from dogs, beach balls, storm winds and other normal outdoor threats.

2. Myth: Glass pool fences must be clear

In many cases, people invest in glass pool fences because they want a beautiful clear fence that shows off their pool. However, if you like the look of glass but want to protect your privacy as well, you don't have to have a clear fence. Instead, you can have your glass pool fence designed in a range of colours and styles.

You can have slightly opaque but bright purple or blue glass. You can have cloudy gray glass or even cloudy clear glass.

3. Myth: Glass pool fences must be made of framed sections

In the past, if you saw a glass pool fence, it was likely made of several panels (similar in size often to the panels used in wood fences), and each of the panels likely had a metal frame. If you like this look, you can have your glass fence framed in your favourite type of metal or even other materials such as wood or coloured plastic.

However, your glass pool fence doesn't need to consist of framed sections. Instead, you can have a frameless glass fence that looks perfectly seamless, as if it is made of a single piece of long glass.

4. Myth: Glass pool fences are hard to clean

Many people are scared at the thought of cleaning a glass fence. However, these fences may be easier to take care of than other types of fences. Unlike a wood fence, you don't have to worry about staining or sealing the fence annually. Instead, you just clean the fence with some soap and water and a squeegee to cut down on streaks.  

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