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View Poll Results: Which pool fence would you pick ?
Alluminium - cost about $240 per metre
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52.38%
6mm safety glass in alluminium surround - cost $280 pm
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28.57%
12mm thick safety glass with stainless steel posts - cost over $700 pm
3
14.29%
Perspex - no idea re cost, just seen it advertised but think it's cheaper than glass
1
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Which pool fence would you go for ?

Old Feb 13th 2007, 10:36 am
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We're currently getting quotes for pool fences and I'm majorly confused by all the different options. This fence has to last and look good as OH has said that we're never moving ever again !!
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We're currently getting quotes for pool fences and I'm majorly confused by all the different options. This fence has to last and look good as OH has said that we're never moving ever again !!
The one that fits all the saftey regulations is the easiest to keep clean (ie, not having to clean the water marks off the glass)
and one i can paint to match what colour i fancy (monthly lol)

So bog standard fencing for me then lol
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Never mind what it's made of, pick a colour that will go well with my swimsuit

I agree with what Sam says, glass would be a pain to keep clean, at least with aluminium you can paint it if you get bored so yep, me too, standard fencing
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Default Re: Which pool fence would you go for ?

Originally Posted by ohippy View Post
We're currently getting quotes for pool fences and I'm majorly confused by all the different options. This fence has to last and look good as OH has said that we're never moving ever again !!
got to be diy guys
bunnings to be precise
( just done a temp job on mine and had the inspector round today and passed with flying colours )

2.4 mtr alloy pool fencing at $89 each ( avaiable in four styles and four colours )
1.3 mtr posts £33 each
gate $120
hinges £39
child proof lock £69
little black caps for posts £1 each


hope this helps

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opps forgot $29 for a box of 50 rawbolts


pps how is the wise one ?
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Originally Posted by steve`o View Post
got to be diy guys
bunnings to be precise
( just done a temp job on mine and had the inspector round today and passed with flying colours )

2.4 mtr alloy pool fencing at $89 each ( avaiable in four styles and four colours )
1.3 mtr posts £33 each
gate $120
hinges £39
child proof lock £69
little black caps for posts £1 each


hope this helps

steve

opps forgot $29 for a box of 50 rawbolts


pps how is the wise one ?
never thought of that Steve - duh !! I may get the pool fencing guy round to see re the regs as we have some trees close by and then do diy. Hubby doesn't want to do any work though which is a shame - could I swop you and him when you've finished your house ???

I do quite fancy the glass bit for the end though as it's the only light we get at the back of the house !
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Default Re: Which pool fence would you go for ?

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never thought of that Steve - duh !! I may get the pool fencing guy round to see re the regs as we have some trees close by and then do diy. Hubby doesn't want to do any work though which is a shame - could I swop you and him when you've finished your house ???

I do quite fancy the glass bit for the end though as it's the only light we get at the back of the house !
the glass does look good but its a nighmare to keep clean
friends of ours have it at bonogin and its become a daily chore to wash the inside of the panels nearest to the pool
most pools are salt based chlorine its makes abloody mess of the glass when its splashed

re the regs agion bunnings do a leaflet its dead easy as long as the fence is 1.2mt high with no leas tha .1mts gap at he bottom ofthe panel and the gate swings shot on its self with the opener at 59" from finished floor level you carnt really go wrong

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Originally Posted by ohippy View Post
never thought of that Steve - duh !! I may get the pool fencing guy round to see re the regs as we have some trees close by and then do diy. Hubby doesn't want to do any work though which is a shame - could I swop you and him when you've finished your house ???

I do quite fancy the glass bit for the end though as it's the only light we get at the back of the house !


Hi. Our pool fence is 8mm frameless glass (15 metres), with 50mm powder coated silver posts and came to about $3,600.

Heres a picture.

Oh, and by the way, we don't find it a chore keeping it clean.
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Old Feb 13th 2007, 11:39 am
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Hi. Our pool fence is 8mm frameless glass (15 metres), with 50mm powder coated silver posts and came to about $3,600.

Heres a picture.

Oh, and by the way, we don't find it a chore keeping it clean.
does look good, yours is cheaper than we're being quoted though - may need to do a bit of bartering
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Default Re: Which pool fence would you go for ?

We've got glass fence and it's no big deal to keep clean. If the kids have been a bit splashy it can leave marks but a quick hose down with clean water is all it needs. I had worried that i might spend my weekends with glass cleaner and a cloth but it hasn't been a problem.
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Default Re: Which pool fence would you go for ?

Originally Posted by sassie View Post
Hi. Our pool fence is 8mm frameless glass (15 metres), with 50mm powder coated silver posts and came to about $3,600.

Heres a picture.

Oh, and by the way, we don't find it a chore keeping it clean.
Pool and fence is fab however your chair on the patio is breeching the fence.....my mate just got fined for this
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Default Re: Which pool fence would you go for ?

It would depend on the length. I have seen people use the glass stuff for parts of the fence between the house / patio and pool, and cheaper stuff for the rest and that seems to work well.
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It would depend on the length. I have seen people use the glass stuff for parts of the fence between the house / patio and pool, and cheaper stuff for the rest and that seems to work well.
Trouble with having glass fence is our two year old is a dopey sod - she would walk/run straight into it !
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Default Re: Which pool fence would you go for ?

we picked powder coated alluminium but it was no where near $240 a metre, it was $150 a metre which included 2 gates
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Trouble with having glass fence is our two year old is a dopey sod - she would walk/run straight into it !
Good point, may not be that safe if the kids like to run around, they may forget it's there.....
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We bought ours from the courier mail happy shopper, brand new 26m of fence plus gate hinges and lock in black for $800 and put it up ourselves and saved a small fortune
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