Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Benefits Of Glass Pool Fencing

by Connor Peters

It's not surprising the glass fencing is so popular for pools and other areas as well. Sleek and minimal, these barriers open up an area and let your beautiful pool tiling or surroundings speak for themselves. They bring several other benefits as well.

Durable And Safe

Toughened glass is extremely durable and safe when it comes to fencing off your pool. It undergoes a specific heat treatment that makes it about four times tougher than standard glass, and so unlikely to break. If it does break, however, it fragments into pebble-like pieces, with no sharp pointy corners that can cause injury. To create this robustness, the glass is baked at extreme temperatures. It then passes under icy-cool jets of air. The surface cools quickly, while the inner part takes longer. And this temperature difference chemically changes the glass, so it becomes toughened safety glass. 

Frame Customisation Options

While all glass pool fences similarly evoke a sleek, clean look, they all vary in several ways due to a range of customisation options. These give you the benefit of tailoring the fence for your own needs. For a start, you choose the amount of metal framing that encases the glass. The panels can be connected with posts if you want more framing, or with clamps for a cleaner look. Other hardware for securing the glass includes items such as spigots or channels, which are attached to the ground. The panes then fit within these. Sometimes, you will have a choice of different finishes for the metal hardware; it might be satin, polished or powder-coated black. What's available, though, does vary; your fencing contractor can advise which finishes are available for your model.

Glass Alternatives

The actual glass can be customised as well. Regulations might state that toughened safety glass is mandatory, but this does not preclude some other options being taken. Standard glass carries the faintest of green tinges. If you want crystal-clear glass, you can use low-iron glass, as it is the iron content in the molten glass mixture during manufacturing that causes the cast. Or else, you could go the other way. You may love the green so much; you want to install green-tinted glass. This just requires extra iron in the molten mix. Other possible tones include grey, bronze and blue, which are all created by adding different minerals while the glass is being manufactured. Tinted glass reduces sun glare, and it can lessen heat transfer as well, so it is handy for making the pool area more user-friendly. Another option is frosted glass, created through sandblasting or acid-etching techniques that erode one side to form the attractive frosting. This treatment provides more privacy, and it can reduce sun glare also.


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Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Fencing in a rural setting has to fill a lot more functions than a fence around a residential home. It has to keep your livestock, one of your biggest annual assets, safe. It also has to keep out vermin and possibly be electrified. Thanks to the sheer abundance of fencing on many rural properties, fence installation, upkeep, repair and replacement can also be expensive. Luckily, if you want tips on what you need or how to make it more affordable, I am here to help. Hi, my name is Nicki, and I love living out in the country. I also love writing so decided to put my knowledge about fences to use in this space.