Frameless glass pool fences are without a doubt a spectacular asset to any swimming pool, but don’t compromise on safety and make sure that you get your pool fence certified and deal with any Climb Points professionally.
At Absolut Custom Glass, one of the persisting complications we see on the Gold Coast is that a lot of people have ‘climb points’ near where the pool fence will need to go. Just why is this a concern? Well if you need to get your Gold Coast Pool Fence certified (by the way, you legally have to) you have to ensure there are no climbing points. If you are worried about any of these things, you can learn more about it on the QLD government website or if you have any concerns you can call us on 1300 937 902 or learn more on our Pool Fence 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 dealing with this problem with Frameless Glass Pool Fences, therefore we use what is known as ‘polycarbonate’ to sterilize the climbing hazard. This is done by making 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 very important 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 due to the fact 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 suggest will still look like new and remain crystal clear.
And don’t forget, these rules apply to everyone. So even if you don’t have toddlers, these ‘climb points’ still must be fixed. It is a very strict rule, and one that we encourage you to take seriously.
So if you are in the Gold Coast and are taking a look at a Frameless Glass Pool Fence, we recommend you to be familiar with the areas around your pool– and make sure that when you pool fence is installed you consider those potential climb points. Absolut Custom Glass is a primary pool fence installer on the Gold Coast, and if you wish to talk to us more about your particular needs with climbing points or pool fence safety, call us on 1300 937 902 and look at some of our success stories at Our Pool Fence website