If you own a pool, or if you’re thinking about installing one, you’ll have to put up a barrier around it to keep children out of harm’s way. Even if you don’t have any kids of your own, you’ll need a fence to keep other people’s children safe. 

Pool fences can be constructed with wood, metal, and glass. Here are some things to consider when selecting a fence for your property.


A fence should prevent children from entering the pool area without adult supervision. It should be difficult for children to climb, and it shouldn’t have any gaps that kids could squeeze through.

Glass fencing fits the bill. Fences are made with smooth glass panels that don’t have any footholds that kids can use to climb over, and the spaces between the panels are too small for a child to fit through.


Any fence will require maintenance, but you probably want to keep the amount of time that you spend caring for a fence to a minimum. Glass fencing requires little in the way of upkeep. 

You’ll just have to clean it regularly to remove dirt, dust, pollen, bird droppings, and other types of grime. That’s easy to do. Simply hose off the fence, wash it with a mixture of soap and water, rinse, and wipe it dry.


If you install a fence that’s made of wood or metal, it will clearly separate the area around the pool from the rest of the yard. That can make your property feel smaller than it is. 

A wood or metal fence can also obstruct your view. If you bought your house in part because of its attractive landscape, you don’t want a fence in the way. A fence made of wood or metal can also make it harder to see the pool when you’re in another area. You might not notice that a child is in or near the pool, or you might have to move to another vantage point to see what’s going on.

You won’t have to worry about any of that if you install a glass fence. Since the panels are clear, they don’t create a visual boundary. A glass pool fence can actually make your yard seem larger than it really is because you’ll be able to see the area beyond the fence. You’ll be able to continue to enjoy the beautiful scenery that you love, and you’ll be able to take a quick glance at the pool area and see if anyone is there.

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US Glass Fence can install a pool fence made with durable tempered glass to keep children safe. Our fences are long-lasting, easy to maintain, and aesthetically pleasing. Contact us today to get an estimate.