Before you start installing your pool fence, check with your local authorities to make sure you comply with all of their regulations and the fence meets Australian safety standards.
Measure and mark out where you want to put the posts for the pool fence. Hammer a nail in between the decking boards. Tie a string line to the nail. Run it beyond the length of the fence. Make sure it's straight and tie it off tightly. In this case, we've used a brick to tie the string line to.
Remove the string line, then place the metal rings over the top of the mini posts. This hides their screws and makes them look visually appealing.
Insert the metal plate inside all of the mini posts. These will cover the screws on the side of the posts. Insert a rubber grip into each mini post. Leave part of the grip out so that when you place the glass fence in the post, it slides into the post.
Insert the spacers from the kit inside the mini posts. These spread the rubber grips and make it easier to insert the glass panel. Put on your glass gloves and have someone help you to put the first glass panel into the mini posts.
Use the spirit level to check that the panel is level. Insert the rest of the panels into the mini posts. Use the tape measure to make sure the gaps between all of the glass panels are even. Adjust if necessary.
To make sure the panels are secure, use the Allen key to tighten the bolts on all of the mini posts. If you need to make them level, use the packers from the kit.
Now you can install the rest of the mini posts and glass panels around the pool or spa. Remember to leave the correct distance between a glass panel and a hinged panel with the pre-drill holes in, to install the glass door.
Follow the instructions in the kit to assemble the hinges for the door. Insert the hinge bolts through the pre-drilled holes and tighten the nuts and bolts with a spanner and Allen key. Repeat this for the second hinge.
Put on your glass gloves and have someone help you lift the glass door between the two panels. Place blocks below the door to help support it, while you attach the hinges.
As before, attach both hinges to the glass door panel. Make sure you place the rubber protectors for the hinges on both sides of the glass.
Follow the instructions to attach the first part of the latch to the gate. Simply insert the bolts through the holes in the gate and tighten them with an Allen key.
Slip the second part of the latch onto the glass panel. Close the door to make sure the two parts of the latch are aligned and lock. Use the Allen key to secure the second part of the latch.
Follow the instructions to tension the hinges. Use the large pin to tension the hinge and the small pin to lock it into place. Check that the tension is tight enough by opening the gate and seeing if it closes automatically. If it doesn't, adjust the tension until it does.
Place the two spiked caps on the door hinges. This will prevent anyone from using the hinges to climb over the fence.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.