Backyard Project Idea for Spring: Glass Pool Fencing
If you have spent any time browsing the DIY and home improvement channels over the last few years, you probably know that backyard features are huge focal points for homeowners who want to improve their space, and those looking to add equity to their home for a higher selling value. No matter which category you find yourself in, the backyard pool can often be a mix of value and risk. Many people view backyard pools as a luxury and a major improvement, while others are unsure of their safety, particularly in homes with small children or pets. One of the best ways to mitigate the risk, and also add more aesthetic beauty to a pool area is with a glass pool fence.
Pool Fencing Options
When it comes to pool fencing, there are quite a lot of options. Wrought iron styles, traditional wood fencing, and even vinyl fences are among the most common. However, many of these are “open” styles of fences that don’t adequately keep very small pets out, or that can require a lot of regular maintenance to keep them looking nice and structurally sound. Many of these options also don’t provide great visibility and create a solid “barrier” that breaks the yard into smaller sections that aren’t as aesthetically pleasing or that block views.
Advantages of Glass Pool Fencing
Glass pool fencing, on the other hand, is relatively climb resistant and made of solid glass panels that do not have as many gaps or spaces for entry. Glass fence panels are typically installed with stainless steel hardware as well, requiring much less maintenance and upkeep than wood fencing or even wrought iron styles. Finally, glass railing systems for pools are completely clear, keeping views in tact, and making it much easier to see children through the fence.
Glass pool fencing is also as beautiful as it is functional and practical. It gives the backyard a feeling of openness and architectural interest, as well as a modern and luxurious feel. So whether you are wanting to improve your backyard pool area for your own enjoyment or to increase the sales value potential, glass pool fencing is a project worth investing in!