What type of pool fence do I fit? I like glass but don’t want to spend all my time cleaning

One of our glass fences for a family pool in Caulfield

Glass fences have become increasingly popular as they tend to showcase pools rather than fence them in. This if often the case with commonly used metal pool fencing. There has been increased demand and cheaper sources of supply (notably Chinese glass suppliers). This means that glass pool fencing of excellent quality can be fitted and supplied for about $500/lineal metre. This is only slightly more than double the price of metal pool fencing (approx. $200/lineal metre).

In terms of cleaning, I have always felt that a dirty glass fence looks better than a clean metal fence – easily. The amount you clean your windows at home will be an effective indicator of how often you will feel the urge to clean your pool fence.

How long will it take me to clean?

Cleaning a glass pool fence of average size (12-15 sqm) would take approximately 15 minutes for a professional. This is similar to the shopfront of a small shop.

Nobody ever seems to ask about cleaning a metal fence. I guess if you choose a metal fence you have already sacrificed the aesthetics of your pool and there is no point in highlighting them.


We only install glass fences…I like glass! But, most importantly, it is your decision and our clients are welcome to use whatever type of fencing they choose.