Why Choose Frameless Glass Pool Fencing

There’s no doubt you’re keen to jump into your new swimming pool as soon as it’s ready, but there’s one more important thing to do before you can call your pool swim-safe based on Victorian requirements; install pool fencing. In accordance with Australian regulations for pools and Australian Standard AS 1926.1 – 2012, you need to have compliant pool fencing installed in your yard before you can dive in.

There are a few styles that Aussies opt for; frameless glass pool fencing, semi-frameless glass pool fencing (which some also call “framed”), and metal pool fencing. It’s up to you which to choose, with style, budget, and desired aesthetic being the top three criteria for most homeowners. Below, we outline the main differences, along with the pros and cons of each, to help you make an informed decision on the best option for your yard.

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What’s the difference between frameless and semi-frameless pool fencing?

As the names suggest, the key difference between frameless and semi-frameless glass pool fencing is in the frame. When we talk about the frame, we’re referring to the amount of visible stainless steel that secures the glass plate in place. With semi-frameless, or framed, fencing, there are vertical strips of stainless steel along each side of the glass pane holding it in place. With frameless glass pool fencing, on the other hand, the pane is held in place by spigots. These can sit either on the flooring, or can be anchored beneath, offering a truly minimalist finish.

Types of frameless glass pool fencing

There are a few different ways that frameless glass pool fencing can be installed and secured:

Glass Anchor

The beauty of installing a glass anchored pool fence is its strength and durability allows it to be attached to a wall, deck or even a planter box. This can be an incredibly effective way of dividing a space without damaging the overall aesthetic.

Stainless Minipeg

The steel minipeg is our most popular method for frameless fencing as it can be applied to so many different surfaces. It provides the enclosure with an uninterrupted view due to elegant glass panels in place.

Underdeck Channel

Clean lines and an elegant design are the primary characteristics of this option. Since all of the mounting is found beneath the deck, you are able to hide the hardware from plain view.

Pre-formed Concrete

Pre-formed concrete is an elegant and stylish design. With this, the panels go all the way to the ground, where they are inserted into a groove within the concrete.

Minipeg Deck

This is one of our most popular solutions for pool decks, with a gap between the deck and the bottom of the glass panel. This is ideal for drainage and removal of pool water, leaves, and debris, as they can easily blow under the french.

Other common types of pool fencing

Pool fencing can range from solid walls to frameless glass, giving you a variety of materials to choose from. In the great debate of frameless vs semi-frameless glass pool fencing, it’s only fair to mention the other common types of pool fencing seen in Australian homes.

Aluminium pool fencing

This is a popular option for many homeowners, and has a nice, streamlined finish. What it lacks in durability, which is noteworthy, it makes up for in cost-effectiveness, as the lower price point can be attractive. It is also a rust-resistant material.


If you like the look of aluminium but worry about how it stands up against the elements, steel might take your fancy. That being said, it is a more expensive option than aluminium, and, if water sneaks its way into bolts or screw holds, rust may develop.

Perforated Aluminium

This can also be used in pool fencing, lending itself to a mesh-like look that can be plain or patterned, depending on your vision. While this is an affordable option, it also has the most impact on the eye, so will without a doubt be a focal-point in your yard, whether that’s what you want, or not.

Why We’d Recommend Frameless Glass Pool Fencing

The flexibility you have as a pool owner allows you to create the space you want, with the final touch being the elegance and modern aesthetic of a glass pool fence. With frameless and semi-frameless options on the table, here’s why we would choose frameless glass pool fencing.

Clear View

Since frameless glass pool fencing uses as little steel as possible, the predominantly-glass fencing will provide you with a clear, unobstructed and uninterrupted view of your yard. This isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, but also boosts pool safety, as it will be easier to keep an eye on the pool, and particularly at little ones splashing about. Another safety bonus of frameless glass pool fencing is that it’s very tricky to climb, so even the most agile tots will have trouble sneaking in!


Frameless glass pool fencing is incredibly durable. The panels are usually around 12 millimetres in thickness, making them about a third thicker than those used in semi-frameless alternatives. It is an extremely durable material which does not deteriorate quickly, especially for properties along the coast, where exposure to nature’s elements are that much harsher.

Premium Aesthetics

When you’ve put so much time, effort, and money into curating your dream yard, you don’t want a pesky fence taking away from the aesthetic. As opposed to semi-frameless fencing, frameless glass pool fencing has a crisp, clean, and minimalist finish that won’t detract from the overall look of your yard. The panels can easily be custom-cut to fit your space perfectly, giving you even more versatility to work with.

Low Maintenance

When it comes to cleaning your frameless glass pool fencing, the process couldn’t be easier. The glass panels are low maintenance, especially when treated with a coating like Enduroshield to help protect against streaks and smudges from the start. A quick wash every 8-12 weeks should do the trick to keep the glass gleaming, using products that you probably already have in your cleaning cabinet.

Get frameless glass pool fencing from Frameless Impressions

At Frameless Impressions, we are experts in frameless glass pool fencing, in everything from style and finish to user-safety. We are more than happy to advise on the best options for your yard, and how we can help bring it to life with a fencing solution that will stand the test of time. Contact us to speak with one of our specialists, and arrange a visit or quote to get started in finishing off your dream yard.