Framed Glass Pool Fences

Framed Glass Pool Fence - How Does It Look?

Framed glass pool fencing is one of many glass pool fencing options. If you are considering this style, you should learn all you can about the appearance, design recommendations, and upkeep of this type of fence.

In this article, we’ll talk about how framed glass pool fencing looks, the strengths and weaknesses of this fence option, and the best design themes and pool landscape pairings for it.

What Are Framed Glass Pool Fences?

Framed glass pool fences typically involve glass panels that are fully framed. This means that there are metal posts between each panel and that each panel has a rail on the top and bottom of the glass.

These metal posts and rails can be made out of steel but are most commonly manufactured out of aluminium. It is popular to paint these rails silver or black, but other options may be available if you are hoping for a less traditional appearance.

Each glass panel is tempered to give it strength and to prevent it from shattering in cases of breakage. These glass panels can also be tinted to allow for more privacy.

Sometimes, the phrase framed glass pool fence can be used to describe glass fences that only have metal posts in between the panels. More often, this style is referred to as semi-frameless.

Strengths And Weaknesses Of Framed Glass Pool Fencing



Because they are see-through, framed glass pool fences are great for smaller yards. They create the sense that your yard is still one large space rather than divided up into two smaller areas. It can also make the area containing your pool feel larger and less cramped.


Framed glass fencing is not always so modern that it looks like it’s from the space age. While it can be good for ultra-modern or minimalist pool landscaping, it adapts well to a wider variety of design themes.


Except in the case of accidents, pool fencing made with aluminium and tempered glass is highly durable. This style of fencing can last for several decades so long as care is taken to keep its essential hardware (like hinges) from rusting.



Framed glass pool fences are a more basic option when it comes to glass fencing. If you are seeking a highly streamlined and sleek appearance, you should opt for frameless or semi-frameless glass fencing, as these designs contain less bulky metal railing.


Glass styles of fencing tend to have slightly higher maintenance requirements because the glass must be kept clean to stay looking nice. Yard or pool activities, such as mowing, applying sunscreen, swimming, and gardening can all lead to debris on the glass panels of your fence.


Unlike fences that are solely composed of wood or metal, this pool fencing contains breakable glass elements.

Although this glass is tempered to make it stronger, it will still break if hit with a hard enough force. Glass shards are a pain to clean up (especially if they end up in the pool!), and your fence will be breached (and therefore the pool non-compliant) until professional repairs are made.

Best Landscape Pairings For Framed Glass Pool Fences

Framed glass pool fencing goes best with modern, sleek, and minimalist design themes. You can also purchase fencing that is taller than the required height of 1.2 metres to exaggerate the design elements of the glass and keep the upper railing from obstructing your view.

Framed glass pool fences of a normal height go well with heavily planted areas, especially in gardens with lush, dark foliage or tall hedges. If you opt for a darker railing colour, it’s advisable to purchase planters or outdoor furniture that matches this deep tone.


Framed glass pool fencing is an adaptable fencing option. Its transparency allows you to experience your yard as one whole space rather than separate, closed-off areas. If you are seeking more privacy, the glass can also be tinted!

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Louis from Pool Advisor


A chemical engineer by trade, Louis is committed to debunking myths in the pool industry by explaining the underlying chemistry and making it accessible to all.