Can I Install my Own Glass Pool Fence?

With the reduction in material costs and the prevalence of internet how-to-guides, more and more people are turning to DIY options. We don’t want to dissuade you from this path, but we do insist that if you do not have any construction or installing experience that you consult with a professional glass company first – because while you might save some money, it may come back to get you later if you don’t do the job properly.

As with most products now the DIY market is growing in glass pool fencing and although the major hardware distributors can offer to sell direct to the public we would recommend using a specialist glass pool fence company. This has many advantages, including the know-how which can be passed on from the company you purchased it from. If they know what they are doing then they will be happy to give you some handy tips if you decide to install the glass yourself.

Installing a pool fence is not your ordinary DIY job by any means, installing glass panels for a glass pool fence, no matter what the fixing surface does require some special tradesman like skills. If you are a tradesman and are very competent with tools then DIY glass pool fencing could be for you. This is no job for the feint hearted and we would recommend getting as much information as possible before you attempt something like this. You may also have to consult a pool safety fence certifier to make sure that what you intend to install will be compliant. It can be very disappointing to find out the glass pool fence you have installed and paid for will not comply and will have to be moved.

The plan

If you want to take the DIY path, the first thing that you will need is a plan. This means considering what type of fencing that you want to install and therefore your budget. A big part 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 detailed plan of your pool area, and what you want it to look like. Once 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 first thought, then it could really affect the type of fence you can afford while sticking to your budget. In measuring out the pool fence area, please make sure that you are avoiding any potential climb point areas.

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