Swimming Pool Safety Barriers – Ideas & Inspiration
Swimming pool safety barriers are a great idea for the sake of children and pets, and the great news is you have so many options when it comes to which barrier to choose!
There are cheaper and less durable ways to cordon off your pool area like mesh fencing, however for a more permanent and beautiful solution consider the SHS glass, stainless steel and aluminium balustrades and railings. Below you can see examples of the SHS swimming pool safety balustrade systems.
Our Professional and Elegance systems are also a great choice for swimming pool safety and are available with self-closing gates. Read more about these lockable gates here.
Whilst we do offer a satin finish on our steel components as standard, the next step up is a Mirror polish. This type of finish is smoother, shinier and more reflective, hence the name. This smoother surface is better at repelling the chemical and salt particles that are more frequent in areas near swimming pools and the coastline.
Laminated Toughened Safety Glass
If you put to one side the colour size of glass, SHS Products offer two basic types of glass. These are Toughened Safety glass and Laminated Toughened glass. The difference between the two, in short, is that Laminated is made up of 2 panels of Toughened glass with an EVA plastic interlayer in between. This interlayer holds the glass together if it’s broken. Toughened glass, as opposed to regular glass (also known as annealed glass), is that when it breaks the edges would be smoother and less dangerous.
Building Regulations & Planning Permission for Swimming Pool Safety Barriers
Building Regulations will apply whenever you require planning permission. Your planning permission guidelines will be dependent on the rules of your local council’s planning department. Currently there are no Building Regulations for swimming pool safety fencing, although if you are placing a balustrade onto a decking area remember that if the decking height is below 600mm your balustrade will need to be a minimum height of 900mm. If it is over 600mm, the balustrade will need to be a min. height of 1100mm. For more detailed information please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/building-regulation.