Thinking about installing a new barrier around your pool?
The security of your swimming pool is essential for the protection of your children.
If you care about your pets as well, then it is important to install glass pool fencing around your pool. Installing a glass fence will give you the value for your money. It has low maintenance costs while providing you with the best service that can span over the years.
Let’s show you the list of tools and materials to help you get the job done. We will then take you through a systematic procedure that will guide you in the installation process. For the tools, you need a tape measure, spirit level, utility knife, a hammer, a cordless drill, a pencil, and glass gloves. The materials you need will include the string line, the screws, the nails, hinged glass door, and glass fence panels.
Ensure adherence to the legislation of your government. Check out with your local government to ensure that your project meets all the requirements as provided for by the law. Don’t start the installation process of your glass pool fence until you get clearance from the local council. Missing out the check the regulations might land you into loggerheads with the authorities, and you might end up reconstructing the fence or pay heavy fines.
Make marks for the positions of your posts. Find out the position you want to have the posts that will support the fence of the pool. Use a hammer to drive a nail between the flooring sheets (decking boards). String tie the nail and run it across the fence in a straight line then give it a tight knot. You may use any other appropriate material to tie the string.
Alight your mini posts beneath the string line. Mark exact marks for the positions of your mini-posts. The posts must align straight with each other. Enhance their security by getting rid of any gaps in the decking boards.
Using the cordless drill, pre-drill mini post holes in the decking boards. Using screws tighten the mini posts to the decking to ensure their security. Use the mini posts to secure the metal protectors. Untie and remove the string line. Place the metal ring protectors over the mini-posts. You will note that the screws become hidden and visually appealing.
Fix the grips and the metal plates. Insert them into mini-posts to cover screws on posts sides. Insert a grip made of rubber into each of the mini-posts. Allow part of the rubber grip out so enable the glass pool fencing panels to slide into the mini-posts.
Insert the glass panels and the spacers. First place in the spacers into the mini posts so spread the rubber grips and make the insertion of glass panels easier. With your gloves on, fit your first glass panel into the spacers in the mini posts with the help of someone. Level the panel using the spirit level then fit the remaining panels into the mini posts as well. The tape measure will help you match the spaces between the glass panels.
Secure your glass panels to the mini posts using Allen key to fasted bolts. You may level them using packers that come with the kit. As you finish up on your glass pool fencing, leave adequate space to allow the installation of the hinged glass panel that will be your door. Assemble the hinges to install the gate panel. Attach the first and second latch. Ensure the hinges are tight and place the spikes caps on the hinges to prevent over the fence climbers.
A similar process can be followed to install glass balustrades which are equally as beautiful. Some companies specialise in both pool fencing and balustrades, similar to the one that provided us with this guide – have a look at their gallery of work.