When you install a pool in your backyard, one of the first things you should also do is add a fence around the pool area. This protects the area from accidental access and may even save you on your homeowners insurance. Before you buy a fence that obstructs everything in your yard, here are some of the reasons why you should consider glass railings instead.
Glass Railings Are Ideal for Safety
When it comes to pool safety, visibility is key. If you don't want to have to stay right by the pool every time there's someone in it, glass railings make a great investment. They're clear, so you'll have a perfectly clear view of the pool no matter where you are. That makes it easier to monitor the activity and keep everyone safe.
Glass Railings Complement Any Design
One of the best things about glass railings is that they will go with pretty much anything. They won't detract from the view in your backyard or clash with the colors and design of the pool. By opting for glass railings, you'll get the benefit of the fence without the obstruction or eyesore of a fence that doesn't really go with the backyard. Even better, you won't be locked into a single design for your landscape and pool area just to keep everything looking cohesive.
Depending on the look that you want, you can even find glass railings in a variety of tints and designs. Glass is easy to engrave, too. That means you could put a design or writing on the glass if you want to.
If your backyard is small, glass railings can help to make the space feel larger. This is the same principle as you enjoy in your home when you add a lot of windows and glass for the decor. Since it's transparent, it makes the whole area feel more spacious.
Glass Railings Are Less Vulnerable to Damage
Unlike wood and some types of metal, glass railing aren't susceptible to damage from moisture, pool chemicals, or the environment. Glass can hold up against the persistent moisture from the pool area, and these railings aren't vulnerable to corrosion, either. In addition, the glass is made to withstand changes in temperature, so you won't have to worry about freezing or other extreme temperatures causing damage like it can with wood and other materials.
The glass used for these railings is tempered, which allows it to withstand heavy winds and some impact. Tempering glass makes it stronger, which eliminates the common concern about glass being fragile and prone to shattering. This resistance to damage means you'll get a lot longer life out of your investment than you might with other fence options.
Another great benefit of the tempered glass is that it isn't vulnerable to shock or pressure, and it's hard to cut through. That makes it ideal if you're concerned about thieves, intruders, or vandals. It reduces your risk of any kind of damage expense, and protects your property.
Glass Railings Are Easy to Maintain
Unlike wood, which requires frequent sealing or painting; and metal, which requires treatment to keep it from corroding, your glass railings require very little in the way of care. The glass won't stain, either. All you need is glass cleaner and a cloth to keep the glass railings looking great. You'll save money on the maintenance and upkeep, and you won't have to replace them near as often as you would other fence panels.
Make the most of your new pool installation by having a glass railing installed around it. With these benefits and more, they are well worth the investment. Talk with your local fence and glass railing contractor about the best design for your property.