Glass pool fence has elegant view and gives no hindrance to the view of your pool. We offer great variety of glass pool fence or glass railing. Now you need to understand why choose glass over STEEL fence. However Aluminium fence is of course cheaper and easy to install compared to glass fence. If cost is the major factor for you then choose Aluminium fence as we keep different styles of pool fence such as double rail pool fence, loop top pool fence, spear top pool fence and many other design. However our glass fence is very popular for a wide variety of reason even though we sell variety of Aluminium pool fence.
Glass Pool Fencing gives you minimum hindrance of your backyard and gives a very pleasant view of your pool and backyard and that is the reason this type of glass railing is used in most shopping centres, Hospitals, Swimming Pools and other community centres. Glass fencing will give you very neat and clean view.
Auto Gates and Fencing specializes in both glass and Aluminium pool fencing. Other than glass and Aluminium fencing we also specialize in many different styles if fencing. The type of glass we supply is 12mm thick, toughened glass and also heat soaked which means it can withstand very high wind loads and your fence will not be affected with very high wind loads or sudden impacts. Toughened glass is quite durable and is able to take quite big loads without any problem
When using glass it is utmost important to use very high quality spigots and right material for other accessories. You must understand why and what type of materials for the glass accessories to be used and the right type of installation of the glass otherwise poor installation and poor accessories used for the glass will affect the durability and strength of the glass fence. Here I am going to talk about some of very common materials to be used while choosing glass fence installation. Auto Gates and Fencing supplies the best material as we don’t believe in supplying any inferior products.
First of all the spigots should be cast spigots and must be 2205 duplex marine grade. Lots of suppliers will try to sell 316L or 316 or 304 Stainless steel grade. They all look the same but the difference between 2205 grade and other materials is its strength and resistance to corrosion and antirust. You don’t want your spigots should start rusting after 2-3 weeks. You want them to look brand new forever and that is where you should choose material 2205 grade. It has more strength and very well composition of materials selected to make these kind of spigots. These spigots are usually used for friction glass that means you don’t need to have holes in the glass to hold the glass whereas the spigots itself will hold the glass by friction.
There are quite few range of hinges are available in the market. Few of them are as listed below:1) Light duty Spring loaded hinges.
By law you have to have self-closing hinges on pool gates. These hinges are used for the gates with only 8mm thick glass gate and it cannot be more than 850mm gate width size. You should ask for at least 316 grade hinges but not 304 grade hinges. However these hinges are not quite preferred hinges compared to heavy duty hinges as these are the cheapest hinges available in the market.2) Heavy duty Spring loaded hinges
These hinges are very similar to normal spring loaded hinges but the difference between heavy duty hinges and light duty hinges is these hinges comes with stainless steel plates specially made for these hinges attached to the hinges and can take more load compared to the normal hinges. Remember either type of hinges should have cones on the top of the hinge to avoid any 10mm foothold on the hinges.3) Hydraulic hinges
There are 2 types are Hydraulic hinges available in the market but we strongly recommend Australian made Polaris Hinges and can take much more load compared to any spring loaded hinges. We recommend 10mm thick glass gate for this instead of 12mm. However regular maintenance is required for your hinges as to wash these hinges regularly and wipe clean them and check for any oil leaks in these hinges. These hinges are expensive but worth installing good stuff in the first place rather than changing every few years like spring loaded hinges. Auto Gates and Fencing offer all types of these hinges depending upon the budget you have.