When it comes to glass pool fencing, the thickness of the glass is an important factor to consider. Frameless glass fences should be at least 10mm thick, while the walls of the pool should be 12mm tempered glass. The thickness of the glass can range from 6mm to 18mm, depending on the size of the panel. The larger the panel, the thicker it should be.
Professionals recommend using panels that are at least 12mm thick, as they are more likely to withstand strong impacts and winds. Glass panels for pool fences must meet stringent Australian safety standards. This is why they are made of tempered glass that breaks into square pieces instead of dangerous irregular fragments like flat glass. All pool fence glass panels are 1200mm high and are made of 12mm thick tempered and heat soaked glass.
The panels range in width from 200mm to 2000mm and have no holes, making them suitable for use with friction spigots and a handrail top mount (if desired). When choosing the right glass for your pool fence, there are five points you should consider: size, thickness, quality, manufacturing process and safety standards. The size and thickness of the glass will depend on the size of the panel, while quality is determined by technology and equipment used in production. The manufacturing process must also pass a number of quality standards and criteria to ensure that the glass is free from contamination.
Finally, all pool fence glass must meet Australian safety standards.