Can the glass material in glass pool fences cause accidents?
If you’ve never had a glass pool fence installed, you might be a little bit wary. After all, under certain conditions, glass can be a reasonably dangerous substance. The question is: how safe is it when employed as a barrier in a pool fence? Are there any concerns you should be aware of before opting to have glass pool fencing installed?
Remember first of all that your glass pool fencing installation company are experts – they know everything there is to know about the products and their reliability. Don’t be afraid to ask questions until you get all the answers you need to make up your mind one way or the other.
You should be aware of the following facts, however, which might help you understand the nature of glass panels in more detail. The glass used in glass pool fencing:
- Is made from toughened glass manufactured to strict Australian safety standards
- Is firmly anchored in the ground using steel supports
- Semi-frameless panels employ vertical posts for increased stability and steel hinges for areas where posts are inappropriate
- Panels are 10mm or 12mm thick, which equates to nearly half an inch of solid glass, strong enough to stand up to occasional bumps and accidental damage
- Once in place glass panels will not move or change their shape, meaning they’ll always stay upright and do their job
Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Children especially can easily get carried away, but they’re just as likely to bang their knees on the side of the pool as they are to knock into the glass panels. The best way to avoid turning fun times into bad times is to be as careful as you would with any other type of structure – but the glass in itself should not pose any unnecessary risks to you or your family.