The Best Glass for Frameless Glass Pool Fencing

by Mark W. Glass Fencing Sydney
The thought of getting pool fencing installation done is followed by another thought, i.e. what type of fencing. There are different types and most of these thoughts conclude with the decision of getting glass pool fences installed. 

Then begins the real process, where the first decision is whether to go with frameless glass pool fencing Sydney or semi-frameless one. 

There are other major decisions to take as well like what kind of glass to get and here in this article, we will throw some light on the same. 


In mostly glass fences, people opt for safety glass and this is the name given to tampered or toughened glass that is considered ideal for fences. However, there are some things to understand that the glass used in frameless pool fencing Sydney should be in compliance with local swimming pool fencing related laws. 

If you fail to do so, the authorities will have the full right to disqualify your pool and flag it as illegal construction and a time period would be given to match the specifications completely. 

Coming to the glass type, we mentioned above that tampered or toughened glass is good for frameless pool fencing Sydney as well as the semi-frameless pool fence. Remember that this is exactly the glass that we see in shower screens, sliding doors and car windscreens. 

This kind of glass is designed especially for areas, where it is confirmed that the glass is going to get a lot of beating from humans as well as nature.


In mostly semi-frameless glass fencing as well as frameless glass pool fencing Sydney, people use toughened safety glass that is manufactured with controlled thermal or chemical treatments. The kind of treatment is basically offered to make this glass more powerful and stronger. 

Note – Tempered glass is significantly stronger than regular plate in regular windows.


The glass to be used in semi frameless and frameless fences range between 6 mm and 18 mm and particularly in frameless pool fencing Sydney, the toughest one, i.e. 18mm glass panels are used. 

For families with no kids and pets, glass fences with 6mm glass panels are enough. In commercial swimming pools too, the installation agencies use 18 mm glass because they know that more crowd would be accessing the pool.

As far as the semi-frameless pool fences are concerned, people as well as installation teams rely upon 12mm thick fence panels. The reason is the presence of frame around the glass panels to support glass fences. 

Talking about the gates of swimming pool fences, experts say that you can settle with 8mm or 10mm glass panels to keep them lighter in weight. 

The most common reasons that a pool fence panel may shatter include:

  • Contaminants in the glass that create defects which create stress
  • Minor chips or nicks in the edge that develops into a stress point
  • Binding of the glass panel in the mount, as the panel expands and contracts with the weather
  • Inadequate thickness for the wind load

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