Let’s start with the fun stuff… You have a swimming pool. (Okay, sorry to those who might be at the planning only stage!) But for now let’s pretend you have a swimming pool; so life is great. Now for the more serious side of having your own private pool. For the sake of children and pets, it’s a good idea to have some sort of barrier around it, and you have so many options when it comes to which barrier to choose. There are cheaper and less durable ways to cordon off your pool area like mesh fencing, however for a more permanent and beautiful solution consider our glass, stainless steel and aluminium balustrades and railings. Below you can see examples of the systems we have found go great with pools.
Our Professional and Elegance systems are also available with self closing gates. Read more about these lockable gates here.
Whilst we do offer a satin finish on our steel components as standard, the next step up is a Mirror polish. This type of finish is smoother, shinier and more reflective, hence the name. This smoother surface is better at repelling the chemical and salt particles that are more frequent in areas near swimming pools and the coastline.
Laminated Toughened Safety Glass
If you put to one side the colour of glass and size of glass, SHS Products offer two types of glass. These are Toughened Safety glass and Laminated Toughened glass. The difference between the two in short is that Laminated is made up of 2 panels of Toughened glass with an EVA plastic interlayer in between. This interlayer holds the glass together if its broken. Toughened glass as opposed to regular glass (also known as annealed glass) is that when it breaks the edges would be smoother and less dangerous.
Building Regulations & Planning Permission
Building Regulations will apply whenever you require planning permission. Your planning permission guidelines will be dependent rules of your local council’s planning department. Currently there are no Building Regulations for swimming pool fencing although if you are placing a balustrade onto a decking area remember that if the decking height is below 600mm your balustrade will need to be a minimum height of 900mm and if it is over 600mm, the balustrade will need to be a min. height of 1100mm. For more detailed information please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/building-regulation.