Glass pool fencing and aluminium pool fencing are both popular options for pool enclosures, but they have distinct advantages and disadvantages.
Glass pool fencing offers a modern and sleek look, as well as providing an unobstructed view of the pool. It is also a safer option than other types of fencing as it does not provide any footholds for children or pets to climb. The glass panels are made of tempered glass, which is strong and durable enough to withstand heavy use and extreme weather conditions. Additionally, glass fencing is easy to clean, and it does not require painting or staining.
However, glass pool fencing can be more expensive than aluminium pool fencing. The cost of installation, as well as the cost of the materials themselves, can be higher. Additionally, glass is more fragile than aluminium and can be damaged more easily. If the glass is cracked or broken, it will need to be replaced, which can be costly.
Aluminium pool fencing, on the other hand, is a more affordable option. The materials and installation are less expensive than glass pool fencing. Aluminium is also a durable and long-lasting material, and it is not affected by rust or corrosion. Additionally, aluminium fencing is low-maintenance and does not require painting or staining. It is also easy to clean and can be made in various design options to suit the aesthetic of the property.
However, aluminium pool fencing may not have the same aesthetic appeal as glass pool fencing, and it can obscure views. Additionally, aluminium fencing can be less safe than glass fencing, as it provides footholds for children or pets to climb.
When deciding between glass pool fencing and aluminium pool fencing, it is important to consider the cost, durability, maintenance, safety and aesthetic appeal. Glass pool fencing offers a modern and sleek look with unobstructed views, but it can be more expensive. Aluminium pool fencing is a more affordable option that requires less maintenance, but it may not have the same aesthetic appeal and can obscure views. Ultimately, the choice between glass and aluminium pool fencing will depend on the specific needs and preferences of the property owner.
One of the other key advantages of glass pool fencing is that it often adds significant value to a property, this can be an important factor when it comes to the sale of a property and for investors that are renovating properties for the purpose of re-selling.
As you can clearly see in the photo above, glass provides clean lines with unobstructed views, whereas aluminium fencing does not. Aluminium fencing is also easier for a child to climb, an important safety factor to consider if you have young children.
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