Many of our customers choose to install their pool fence themselves. By installing your own pool fence you can save yourself some money in installation costs.
We have created an easy to follow installation guide to make and only a few tools are required for the job. It is important that you follow the instructions carefully as a poorly installed fence could fail a Pool Safety Certificate inspection.
Whether or not you have the skill required to install a fence is a decision that only you can make, but most people that have had a bit of handyman/handywoman experience are able to install a fence themselves.
We have compiled some useful resources below for DIY Fence Installers:
- DIY Glass Pool Fence Installation Instructions
- How to Measure Your Fence
- Choosing the Right Style of Fence
- Pool Fencing Certification in Western Australia
If DIY is not for you, that’s ok, we can professionally install your fence for you at a very reasonable rate. Contact us for a quotation today.
To assist our DIY customers we have developed the following glass pool fence installation instructions. These instructions have been developed by experienced pool fence installers and, if followed carefully, will allow you to save money by installing your new pool fence yourself.
- Frameless Glass Pool Fence – Installation Instructions
- Semi-Frameless Glass Pool Fence – Installation Instructions
DIY is not for everyone. If you are unsure whether you are skilled enough to perform the task we would suggest obtaining a quotation for installation from us. The price may surprise you and may save you some time and stress. We have installers available in Perth and surrounding areas, please contact us for a quote or fill out the free quote request form.
How to Measure Your Fence
We have compiled the following document to assist you in measuring your fence. This will help you get a more accurate quotation.
Note: This guide is only applicable to products supplied by Absolute Glass Products.
Choosing The Right Style
When choosing a glass pool fence the main concerns are quality and style. Choosing the right type of pool fence can make or break the appearance of your outdoor area. Below is some information to assist you with your decision.
Pool Fence Quality
It is important that the quality and thickness of glass is at the correct standard to meet or exceed Australian standards. All of our products meet the pool fencing standards that apply to residents in South Australia and throughout the rest of Australia.
The quality of the components is something that is often overlooked by customers. Many of the cheap imitation spigots and posts are painted or polished up to look very nice and shiny on the showroom floor but they simply aren’t made to stand up to the Australian climate (or any other outdoor climate in the world!). Within months cheaper components can begin tarnishing, peeling, fading and just generally will start looking unappealing. At Absolute Glass Products SA we only use componentry that will last and perform as intended. We rely heavily on word of mouth referrals and take great pride in ensuring we have a reputation as a provider of quality pool fence products.
It is also worth considering the style of spigot used in your frameless pool fence. Our customers have the choice of either friction spigots or premium compression spigots. Friction spigots secure the glass by clamping onto the glass to hold it in place, whilst our premium compression spigots use a mechanical anchor point e.g. a bolt that goes through a hole in the glass to secure it in place. There are some cheaper friction spigots available from major retail chains or other online suppliers that simply can’t hold the glass in place properly over the long term because they cut corners on the type of securing system used and the rubber components that contact the glass.
Pool Fence Style
The main consideration when choosing a glass pool fence is whether to choose a semi-frameless or frameless glass style. Frameless glass fencing has become more and more popular over recent times as the prices have come down. Frameless glass is the most desirable because it offers a more uninterrupted view of the pool area and beyond.
Frameless glass spigots are available in different styles with both round and square styles available.
Semi-Frameless glass is still extremely popular with customers. It is considered by some to be more sturdy and some people just prefer the semi-frameless style over the frameless look.
In Western Australia, there are speciﬁc laws that mandate the installation of a safety barrier to enclose private swimming and spa pools. We can assist you through the process of gaining pool fencing certification.
The laws are intended to protect the safety of young children by restricting their access to the area containing the swimming or spa pool.
All of Absolute Glass Products (WA) fencing styles have been engineered to exceed AS 1926.1-2007. The glass is manufactured and certified in accordance with AS2208.
Pool Fence Certification is provided with each order.
Note: All posts within 1.2m or arms length of the waterline needs to be earthed or exponentially bonded by your electrician.
Following installation a local certifier usually organised by your pool builder will then do the final inspection prior to you filling your pool.
To find out more about Western Australia’s pool fencing requirements please click on the link below.