Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Pool fencing

The next task was for the pool fencing to be erected. The pool can't be filled until a compliant pool fence is installed and it is certified by a building inspector.

We decided to have a glass semi-frameless fence alongside the pool, with the exception of a short length of black metal fence over the easement. It can easily be removed.  The side gate, which can't be seen from the house, is also black metal.

We also opted for two gates in the glass fence.  Nearest the house is one which has two functions - a route past the pool to the side gate and entrance to our yard, and importantly, the shortest route to the deepest part of the pool in case of an emergency.

The other is down the yard, leading to the shallow end of the pool and the grass.

The posts and glass were delivered a few working days ahead of the installation date.  Remember to mark a space where you'd like the very heavy sheets of glass put - against a solid fence or wall, on even ground.  We didn't specify a spot - and then had to move them during the weekend when they were blocking our planned work.

Before installation day, the post holes were drilled into our new pavers and the underlying concrete.

On the actual installation day, our fence was erected in less than a full-day, transforming our pool area.

Semi-frameless glass pool fence

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