Glass clarity is an area that many people don’t think of with Glass pool fences, but there are actually a number of different types of glass that will give a more ‘pure’ colour without the green tinge that you can sometimes get with cheaper glass. Similarly, whenever we do quotes for Frameless Glass pool fences in the Gold Coast we quite often have individuals asking about coloured glass. For the most part, we don’t use glass that has been colourised– but the varieties of glass we choose do vary in their clarity.
A considerable amount of the glass that is manufactured today is made to match budgets, and often this normal glass is the one that is used for day-to-day Frameless Glass pool fences. That being said, if you are looking out for a greater look, or added strength, Absolut Custom glass can help you – there are naturally types of glass that can seem much clearer than the others.
What exactly is the difference in the Glass Clarity?
Basically, the process of making this very clear glass starts in the manufacturing process. Normal toughened glass will usually have a slight green tint to it. This is not usually obvious to the naked eye when looking straight at a panel. It becomes more clear when you look at a border of the glass, this is where it may look relatively green.
Quite often to the untrained eye, all the glass will look clear, unless you put a piece of a style of ultra-clear glass up beside the standard glass. These kinds of Ultra clear glass are an end result of the manufacturer decreasing the amount of iron content in the glass.
Lots of people don’t often consider iron in glass, but it is an element that is a crucial area of the manufacturing process with glass. And to create this low iron content glass, they tend to use a Silica-rich process instead– silica being an element found in sand.
There are some fantastic benefits to this type of glass, and not just the visual appeal. We have effectively seen a large boost in the production of ultra-clear styles of glass because of the solar panel industry. Because this kind of glass can hold heat energy longer it is the recommended choice for solar panel glass. This suggests that we will keep seeing manufacturing costs decrease down the road because of this increase in interest.
But just like any Custom Glass Pool Fence on the Gold Coast, you need to consider your pool size and budget– often these premier glass types that are high in glass clarity are thought of as a luxury item. If you wish to speak with anyone about possible glass clarity choices, feel free to call us on 1300 937 902.
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