When it comes to safety glass exploding, it's usually tempered glass that is the culprit. Laminated glass, on the other hand, will crack but retain its shape due to the net-like interlayer that holds it together. It is important to note that only tempered glass panels that meet Australian standards should be considered for your home. A Brisbane glass pool professional recently stated that glass fences are tested to burst, particularly in very hot climates.
This could be due to internal defects inside the glass or minor damage during installation. Lauren Stern was sitting by her parents' pool with her eight-month-old pregnant sister on Sydney's hottest day this year when the glass pool fence in front of her randomly broke into a million pieces. Glass pool fences are made of safety glass, which has undergone a strengthening process to make it much less vulnerable to breakage than normal glass. To ensure that your pool fence is as safe as possible, you need to ensure that it is made of tempered or laminated glass that meets Australian standards and is installed by an experienced installer.
Aqua Vista Glass points out on its website that on rare occasions, tempered glass can break for what appears to be no apparent reason, usually due to surface damage or excessive loading. In order to prevent any further damage, it is important to vacuum the broken parts with the pool vacuum and place two skimmer socks inside the skimmer basket to catch any glass fragments and prevent them from flowing into the filter. It is also much easier to see the glass in the pool in full sun, since the glass is reflected underwater. A woman who claimed to work in the industry said it could be due to internal defects inside the glass or minor damage during installation.
There have been many landlords and tenants alike who have woken up with a broken balcony door panel or have come home from work to a pool fence spread all over the backyard. By taking these precautions and ensuring that your pool fence is made of tempered or laminated glass that meets Australian standards and is installed by an experienced installer, you can rest assured that your pool fence will remain safe and secure for years to come.