Top 4 Safety Benefits of Glass Pool Fencing
Pool fencing prevents children and pets from accessing the pool area unsupervised, giving homeowners peace of mind. It is also mandated as a safety measure for all commercial properties, such as apartments and hotels. Glass pool fencing has become a hot trend in recent years. In addition to its beauty, tempered glass offers unique safety benefits that make it a superior pool safety fencing choice.
Here are the top 4 safety benefits of glass pool fencing:
(1) Tempered glass is strong and durable
Aquaview glass pool fences are made with ½” thick tempered safety glass. This glass is six times stronger than regular glass, making it nearly impossible to shatter. It is the same type of glass used for shower doors, windshields, or any other surface that could be exposed to impact. This is part of the same procedure in making bulletproof glass. In the rare event of breakage, tempered safety glass breaks into small rounded beads instead of sharp shards. Overall, our frameless glass pool fence system is engineered to withstand winds up to 90mph and can handle a lot of pressure. Our fences are built to last a lifetime.
(2) Climb resistant panels
The glass panels used in our pool fencing provide a slick, non-climbable surface. There are no grooves or divots for curious children to try and use as a foothold. They are available in a variety of heights to meet pool code requirements, typically 4ft or 5ft tall depending on your state.
(3) Glass gate closes and latches automatically
The most important safety feature of any fence is the gate. Our glass gates are self-closing and self-latching to ensure the pool area is always secured. Keyed latches allow the option to lock the gate when the pool is not being used. An added bonus, our hinges have “soft close” functionality to avoid slamming.
(4) Clear views to supervise children
Accidental drowning is the #1 cause of death for children under 4 years old. Of these fatal accidents, about 76% happen in residential pools. While a safety barrier is incredibly important, there is no substitute for adult supervision. Young children must be supervised at all times when playing in or near the pool. This is one area where glass fencing clearly outshines the competition. The transparent panels are nearly invisible, allowing clear views of all activities in and around the pool so you can supervise at all times.
Interested in a free quote for glass pool fencing? Contact our friendly team today at 877-229-7034