With the drop in material costs and the popularity of internet DIY guides, more and more people are looking to DIY alternatives, including DIY Pool Fencing. We don’t want to deter you from this option, but we do urge that if you do not possess any building or installing background that you talk to a qualified glass company first– because while you might save some cash, it may come back to haunt you in the future if you don’t get the job done properly.
Just like most products now the DIY industry is developing in glass pool fencing and though the big hardware distributors can offer to sell straight to the public we would recommend using a specialist glass pool fence company. This has many merits, including the know-how which can be passed on from the provider you purchased it from. If they understand what they are doing then they will be happy to give you some helpful suggestions if you choose to install the glass yourself.
Putting in a pool fence is not your regular DIY job by any means, installing glass panels for a glass pool fence, no matter what the fixing surface does require some unique tradesman like skills. If you are a tradesman and are very proficient with tools then DIY pool fencing could be for you. This is no job for the uninitiated and we would recommend getting as much information as possible before you undertake something like this. You may also need to speak with a pool safety fence certifier to be sure that what you intend to install will be compliant. It can be very frustrating to discover the glass pool fence you have installed and financed will not comply and will have to be relocated.
If you choose to take the DIY Pool Fencing path, the first thing that you will need is a strategy. This means taking into account what type of fencing that you would like to install and as a result your budget. A significant component of that will come from the type of area that you are looking to fence, and how large a fence you are going to need. The first step should be creating a descriptive plan of your pool area, and what you want it to look like. When you know the area that you dealing with, you can measure out how far from the pool you want the fence to be and can then measure how long the fence will stretch, and therefore how much fencing you will need to purchase. This is important to do from the start, because if you need a fence far longer than you initially thought, then it could really impact the sort of fence you can afford whilst sticking to your budget. In measuring out the pool fence area, please ensure that you are minimizing any possible climb point areas.
For more information about your DIY Pool Fencing options, how to install in various places like Timber Decking and Concrete, call us on 1300 937 902 or download our DIY Pool Fencing Guide, you can also get a quote on materials at our Gold Coast DIY Glass fencing website