Frameless glass pool fences are definitely a fantastic investment to any swimming pool, but you need to ensure that you are getting a great rate while not weakening safety and security, that is why we want to teach you about Climb points.
At Absolut Custom Glass, one of the recurring situations we see on the Gold Coast is that a lot of people have ‘climb points’ near where the pool fence needs to go. So why is this a dilemma? Well if you want to get your Gold Coast Pool Fence certified (Which you officially have to) you need to ensure there are no climbing points. If you are stressed over any of these things, you can read more about it on the QLD government website or if you have any issues you can call us on 1300 937 902 or find out more on our website
So, what is a ‘climb point’? These are frequently things like Tap fittings, garden beds, and even components of the house. But at Absolut Custom Glass, we are used to solving this problem with Frameless Glass Pool Fences, and so we use what is known as ‘polycarbonate’ to remove the climbing hazard. This is done by producing a special cover made from polycarbonate that fits over the tap. If it has an angle on it more than 60 degrees then it cannot be used as a climbing point. This is significant because we understand that removing external tap-fittings may not always be an option.
We use polycarbonate for this area of our Pool Fences on the Gold Coast considering that it is a far more durable item and will not fade like the previous types of Perspex. So, you can feel confident that in years to come the polycarbonate mouldings that we recommend will still seem like new and remain clear.
And don’t forget, these rules apply to everyone. So even if you don’t have small children, these ‘climb points’ still need to be fixed. It is a very stringent rule, and one that we encourage you to take very seriously.
So if you are in the Gold Coast and are checking out a Frameless Glass Pool Fence, we recommend you to be aware of the areas around your pool– and make sure that when you pool fence is set up you consider those prospective climb points. Absolut Custom Glass is a major pool fence installer on the Gold Coast, and if you would like to speak to us more about your particular needs with climbing points or pool fence safety, call us on 1300 937 902 and look at a few of our success stories at our Pool Fence website