With the decrease in material costs and the sheer number of internet DIY guides, a growing number of people are resorting to DIY alternatives. We don’t want to dissuade you from this road, but we do encourage that if you do not possess any building or installing experience that you consult with a professional glass company first– because while you might save some cash, it may well come back to get you down the track if you don’t do the job properly.

Just like most items now the DIY industry is rising in glass pool fencing and though the main hardware distributors can offer to sell straight to the public we would recommend using a dedicated glass pool fence company. This has numerous benefits, including the knowledge which can be divulged from the group you purchased it from. If they know what they are doing then they will be thrilled to give you some helpful tips if you decide to install the glass yourself.

Putting in a pool fence is not your regular DIY job whatsoever, installing glass panels for a glass pool fence, no matter what the fixing surface is does require some special tradesman like skills. If you are a tradesman and are very proficient with tools then DIY Pool Fencing might be for you. This is no job for the uncommitted and we would suggest getting as much information as possible before you undertake something like this. You may also have to consult a pool safety fence certifier to be sure that what you intend to install will be compliant. It can be very disappointing to learn the glass pool fence you have installed and paid for will not comply and will have to be relocated.

The plan

If you want to take the DIY Pool Fencing path, the initial thing that you will need is a strategy. This means thinking about what kind of fencing that you would like to install and therefore your budget. A large element of that will derive from the type of area that you are looking to fence, and how large a fence you are going to need. The first step should be creating a detailed plan of your pool space, and what you want it to look like. Once you know the area that you dealing with, you can measure out how far from the pool you want the fence to be and can then measure how long the fence will extend, and therefore how much fencing you will need to buy. This is important to do from the start, because if you need a fence far longer than you first thought, then it could really affect the sort of fence you can afford whilst sticking to your budget. In measuring out the pool fence area, please ensure that you are avoiding any possible climb point areas.


To find out more about your DIY Pool Fencing options, how to install in various places like Timber Decking and Concrete, call us on 1300 937 902 or visit our Pool Fencing websites and you can also get a quote on materials at DIY Frameless Glass