Before you install a glass pool fence, there are some specialist tools you need. A glass suction lifter will help you carry the glass much more easily. Always wear the right safety gear including non-slip gloves for carrying glass and safety glasses to protect your eyes. It's also a good idea to have rubber mats you can rest the glass panels on, so they don't get scratched or crack.
Regularly check the lock on the pool fence door. Do this by opening the door and making sure that it self-closes and that the lock clicks into place.
As part of your regular pool fence maintenance routine, lift up the cover and check that all of the screws holding the posts to the decking are tight. If necessary, re-tighten them.
Included in your glass pool fence installation kit is an Allen key. Use this key to regularly tighten the supports that hold the glass panels in place.
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.