Common Misconceptions About Glass Pool Fencing Safety

December 11, 2020

Debunking the top myths about glass pool fencing and balustrades’ safety.

Glass pool fences are beautiful and elegant, adding a touch of style to your place and providing the required fencing in line with the state’s regulations without compromising on the aesthetics. But, are glass pool fences safe? That is not what people immediately think when thinking about glass fences. Many people have a common misconception that these are not safe to install due to safety or reliability issues.

As one of the leading glass pool fencing companies in Sydney, we thought it is important to address these misconceptions.


This is a common question we get asked when contacted by different customers in Sydney. Because of the word ‘glass’ people immediately think it is easy to break or shatter like a glass cup. This is not the case for glass fencing since glass pool fences are made from toughened glass that is way stronger and thicker than your everyday glass material. They are difficult to break and in case of an accident (where a tree falls on it for instance), they are engineered in a way to break into small pieces rather than sharp, jagged pieces.


Due to the simple and clear appearance of glass pool fences, people think it is not as effective as other types of pool fencing (such as aluminium). The truth is while glass pool fences look simple, their structure is more effective than many other super complex materials.

Standard pool fences would generally have some small gaps between its vertical rails which would allow tiny things to pass through, while glass fences don’t. In addition to its extremely smooth surface glass panels which make it difficult for the littles ones to climb over it. The clear see-through nature of glass makes monitoring pool activity much easier so that you can see the kids at all times while they are enjoying the pool.


Another misconception – glass is not durable, and aluminium pool fences would be more durable. Glass pool fencing is much more durable and long-lasting than most other materials. They do not rust or corrode, making them more durable for the extreme weather conditions in Sydney. They are also easier to maintain and clean since they don’t hold dirt or debris.


If you would like to find a quality glass pool fence in Sydney, speak to our installers today. We have been supplying and installing glass fences for many years – our reviews speak for who we are. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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