HOW TO BUILD YOUR GLASS POOL FENCE - Plan, measure & record your pool fence requirements.
First check your local authority to find out the Pool Fence Regulations in your area. For Queensland you can use the following link:
Pool fences and safety barriers
Planning (See sketch one)
Decide what shape you want your fence to follow. This could be square to your boundary fence/house or pool. In some cases you may want to follow the shape of the pool. Try layouts that will best complement the pool and surroundings. In other cases the fence may simply be required to go from point to point. Decide what space you want between your pool's edge and the fence.
Measuring (See Sketch two)
From your sketch measure your first line and mark your start point and end point. (Hint: if you are measuring parallel to the pools edge measure out equal distances from the edge of the pool in 2 different positions,(usually 100 mm in from edge).Generally a chalk line is used to set out the job initially.Remember to mark the positions and then make sure that the tape measure lines up with these two marks.) Two people measuring makes it a lot easier. Complete the rest of the measurements and record them onto the sketch.
Try to fit standard glass panel lengths.
Post centres for standard glass panels are as follows-
975mm wide glass panel=1000mm +-5mm post centres
1075mm wide glass panel=1100mm +-5mm post centres
1175mm wide glass panel=1200mm +-5mm post centres
1275mm wide glass panel=1300mm +-5mm post centres
1375mm wide glass panel=1400mm +-5mm post centres
1475mm wide glass panel=1500mm +-5mm post centres
Gate panel (Round posts) =850mm post centres
Gate panel (Square posts)=854mm post centres
If this is not possible, a request needs to be made for a special length of glass. If a special glass length is required try to fit it at the end of the fence so as not to compromise the overall look of the fence.
Recording (See Sketch three)
Once all the measurements have been made it will be necessary to mark your preferred gate position. (Remember a pool gate must always open away from the pool and can open from left to right or right to left depending on your requirements and preferences.)
When considering the gate position the standard product lengths should also be taken into account.