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Glass Pool Fence = Swimming Pool Safety + Good Looks

If you’re installing a swimming pool in your yard, you may be required to put a fence around it or the yard, to ensure children (whether yours or the neighborhood kids) can’t get in unsupervised. The problem with a tall pool fence is it breaks up your yard, and even though the building codes require it for safety, a wooden or metal fence will actually obscure your vision. So if you want to watch the kids play in the pool while you’re making dinner in the kitchen or some such, it’s hard to just glance out the window to make sure they’re okay.

So a glass swimming pool fence can be a nice solution.

With glass, you get modern clean lines, a see-through option that lets you watch the kids and doesn’t break up the yard, and you should meet safety and building code requirements (check in your area to see what fence codes are–height requirements will vary from town to town).

The downside of a glass pool fence? Lots and lots of real estate (glass estate?) to gather fingerprints, dog nose prints, fly-by bird droppings, etc. Make sure to pick up the Costco size bottle of windex when you order your fence.

The fence shown here is from the gallery at STM Fencing.


  1. 4/23/2009 | 7:21 am Permalink

    This sound like a pretty good product .I have never seen one in person and would be very interested in doing so.I have a line removable safety pool fence made from testilene mesh, but I must admit this glass fencing is very interesting and I myself would like to know more so I can compare it to mine

  2. 10/28/2009 | 9:16 am Permalink

    This is a real classy pool fence. I love it!

  3. 1/6/2010 | 5:35 pm Permalink

    A Tampa Pool Fence sells removable mesh fencing but I would like to see if this type of Glass fence would hold up in the Fl sun. Looks nice.