Increase the Value of Your Home with Pool Fencing

With the introduction of pool fencing laws in Australia, it is Mandatory for every pool to have fencing surrounding it, that fence must also meet stringent safety guide lines.

There are a few different options when it comes to fencing from the tried and tested powder coated Aluminium which does the job it was made for,( even if it can be sum what lack lustre in the design department) to glass pool fencing which is fast becoming one of the most popular choices when it comes to pool fencing.

So what is right for you, I think when it comes to pool fencing you need to consider more than just a safety barrier. Due to the fact that a swimming is a big selling point of a house you can add real value and saleability to your home by creating a great looking out door space surrounding your pool.

Consider the plants that are surrounding your pool, although it’s a nice feeling to be surrounded by green whilst you are in a pool, as well as having a bit of shade, too many tall trees will stop the sun getting to your pool and give it a dark, cold feeling. Evergreens are a good choice as they are not going to constantly drop leaves, seeds, blossom or anything else that you are going to have to be cleaning up all the time. It’s a good Idea to consult with your local plant nursery as they with be able to help you with the best plants for the conditions of where you live and advise you on how big the plants will grow, Also which ones are low maintenance.

Do you have a decking or other area surrounding your pool, if so do you need easy access to and from more than one area of your pool; quite often it is beneficial to add an extra gate into the swimming pool.

Do you have areas that you really want to stand out or places that you really want to hide? If you have a great view from your pool or decking and don’t want to spoil the view then your best option would most likely be glass. Conversely if you have an area you would like to hide like a water tank or the neighbour’s windows then plants, shade cloths or brick walls may be your best option.

Whichever you choose, make sure it matches in well with your home and your pool if you have an ultra-modern home with marble floors you might not want to spoil the flow with any kind of fencing, so have a look at fully frameless in channel glass pool fencing, alternatively you might have dark wood everywhere and a black aluminium fence with some well-considered plants could be perfect for you. For most people budget is a big factor but consider the cost versus value, your return on your interest could be a lot greater for spend the extra money not just in the value of your property but the sheer enjoyment of a beautiful pool area in summer.

Glass pool fencing the only choice

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Ever since the home safety laws changed and pool fencing became mandatory,  the availability of companies offering this service has been on the increase.  The available styles and materials used and of course the range of budgets that  are covered are expansive. From wood to aluminium, steel to plastic composite,  the list goes on. With the pool being the centre piece of so many homes, it  seems a shame to be hiding them in and behind most fencing options available on  the market today.

Wood, while great for the decking around the pool, is often too heavy for  fencing as it creates a penned in feeling. Aluminium has been so over done and  it is few and far between that you will discover a pool that is not girded with  either of the industry standard beige or white coloured tubing. And of course  the lowest end of the budget being chicken-wire or cyclone fencing, and whiles  these by definition do what a pool fence should they certainly add a rather lack  lustre feel to what should be a feature in the outdoor setting of the house. By  far the most durable, adaptable and ascetically pleasing would have to be pool  fencing made with glass.

Semi frameless, frameless and fully frameless glass pool fences really make a  statement. And of course there are just as many balustrade options. Then when  mixed with such natural products like stone, marble and or granite, the  combination can become both beautiful and stunning, turning any pool area into a  real entertainment hub or a centre point for outdoor family gatherings. The pool  area of any home should be a place to come together and you will find you will  be even more inclined to use it when both pool and the surrounds are well  thought out and planned. Glass fencing consistently achieves both of these  desired forms and functions.

When it comes to keeping your family safe, choosing a pool fence is generally  an exercise in practicality. Most people will opt for a practical solution,  choosing fencing that does exactly what a pool fence should do; that being the  job of keeping children from accidentally falling in or going swimming  unsupervised. With this being the generally accepted practise, it is no surprise  that many people end up with quite a lack lustre enclosure for the family  swimming hole. Many would be astounded to discover that for the same price that  most aluminium and or wooden pool fences cost, one can have the much more  ascetically pleasing and second to none wow factor of glass.

South east Queensland glass, high quality, affordable, glass pool fencing  company servicing Brisbane and the gold coast. We also ship glass fencing and  balustrade Australia wide – http://www.seqglass.com.au

 

D.I.Y Glass Pool Fencing

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When my husband and I decided it was time to get a new pool we then also had to consider a new pool fence. I imagined that it would be quite an effort. My husband and I already having had accomplish many of our own D.I.Y. and as many renovation projects, some that required the finding and hiring of skilled and competent tradesmen. What with deciding on styles, companies and quotes; and of course the fact that it would be all left up to me, I wasn’t happily anticipating the mountain of work that was sitting in front of me. So I started what ended up being one of the most painless house projects that I have ever embarked upon.
Knowing a new pool fence was what we needed, wasn’t the same as knowing which kind we wanted. The internet to the rescue, how easy to be able to compare the plethora of style and designs at the click of a mouse button, the internet really makes all shopping a joy.. While we were unsure of what we wanted we were definite that we didn’t want the run of the mill, keeping up with the Joneses standard beige aluminum pool fence. Also a wood one we knew would look too heavy as we have a beautiful look out over forest and mesh or chicken wire was so the Sixties. And then we saw it, the perfect solution, Glass Pool Fencing. But even better Glass Pool Fencing Gold Coast where we and our pool live, ha.
The company we used offered a DIY version which just involved ordering the materials, as this was something we had never done before and it did have to comply with government regulations, we thought it would be much harder than it actually was
We decided to go with the frameless option as we think it looked great, all that was involved was installing what they call spigots to the concrete the glass is then held in place by these aluminum spigots.
I think if we did it again though we would probably go the fully frameless option as this would have been cheaper again and apparently even easier. All you have to do is leave a channel in the concrete as it is getting laid (which we found out too late), then you just put the glass in and fill with grout to keep it in place, making sure it’s level as you go.
We couldn’t be happier with our new glass pool fencing; it came in on time and budget and really highlights for us one of the favourite features of our home. We know that we will be enjoying our new fence for many years to come.
If you are looking at pool fencing I would recommend going for glass, it really adds value to your home as well as being very aesthetically pleasing, add the pride you get looking at it when you have installed it yourself and it’s a winner.

3 Things to Concider When Buying a Pool Fence

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When it comes to deciding on a fence for your pool the three areas to first consider are form, function and budget. Form of course being materials used and styles chosen to suit tastes. Function encompassing all aspects of pool fencing in general and of course making sure that it conforms to Australia’s exacting safety standards. Budget will naturally dictate in which combinations the preceding two areas will be realized. So having first made a list with these three heading, you can now proceed to get a better picture of the kind of pool fencing that will best suit your needs.

With the incredible amount of choice available in materials these days, perhaps the greatest difficulty you will encounter will be making a decision on the type of resources you will use. Wood fencing whilst sturdy will require the most amount of yearly up keep and is generally used when the pool area is not the focal point of outdoor entertainment and pursuits. Aluminium tubing is a very common and can be found on most pools since the introduction of the law in Australia of mandatory safety fencing of all pool areas. Whilst aluminium is generally considered to be the industry standard its lack lustre appeal has many looking to other materials and sources.

One of the newer emerging and contemporary looking pool fencing options available now is of course glass. With a range of styles including framed, semi frameless, frameless, fully frameless in channel and also the above with an added glass balustrade as an option, glass fencing ticks all the boxes in the form category.

As for function there is still quite a bit more to consider than it obviously sounds; a fence is a fence is a fence is a fence? Not so, as mention, Australia has very exacting and stringent pool fencing laws and safety standards. The key to making sure that your pool fence meets these requirements lies in finding a builder that has all the correct safety and standard certificates. The other function that needs considerations is what use you wish to get out of your pool area, is it to be an oasis of calm or perhaps the hub for all your outdoor activities. In the first, your pool fence choice would be one that closes and contains the pool in privacy; in the second the function of the fence would be to clearly define a specific area for entertaining. Once you better understand your requirements, you can tackle the biggest question, that being one of budget.

Budget, how much do you wish to spend versus how much will it cost? Money, ah the rub, where this used to be a much more trickery question, to both ask and answer, today with the internet at your fingertips it could not be easier. Just enter into any search engine ‘pool fencing’ and you will be inundated with places you can start looking to help better define your answer. With the net opening up much more competition in so many niche markets, you should be pleasantly surprised at the range of quality option offered at realistic prices. It really is that simple, so start you list, get a clear picture of your needs and get online, you will be sure to find the pool fence you desire, need and can afford.

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