The main benefit of frameless glass is the near invisible appearance of the fence. Frameless pool fences generally have two brackets at the bottom of each panel called “spigots” that hold each fence panel in place.
Originally not alot of emphasis was placed on the appearance of the spigot. Pool Fence builders generally just included stainless steel spigots as a standard with no other options for their customers. Times have changed however, with black spigots becoming a popular alternative with our customers throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Polished stainless steel spigots with a mirror finish have historically been the most common (and only) choice for frameless pool fence spigots. The mirror finish is an attractive look and marine grade stainless steel won’t rust so it’s the perfect option for a low maintenance pool fence with a high end look.
In recent times black spigots have become increasingly popular as people look to make a statement with their spigot choice. Black door handles and accents have become increasingly popular throughout the internal cabinetry and furniture and this trend has worked its way to our outdoor areas as well.
We stock a range of polished stainless and black pool fence spigots. In addition our in-house powder coating facility means we can make your spigots to any other colour you may desire.
Glass Panel Attachment Options
The other variable with spigots is the way the spigot holds the glass panel in place.
The most common and affordable technique is a clamping technique utilising grub screws. The glass panel wedges into the spigot and the grub screws are tightened against the glass to clamp it in place.
This type of spigot is suitable for many applications however not recommended for high wind or high traffic areas as the panels can become loose over time.
The alternative to clamping spigots is compression spigots. Compression spigots anchor to the glass with a bolt that passes through pre-drilled holes in the pool fence panel. This makes for a much stronger hold on the glass and enables it to withstand greater wind forces. The panel will not come loose with high traffic or vibration.
If you would like a quotation on supply only or supply and install of a frameless (or semi frameless) pool fence please contact us today on 1800 199 932 of fill in the online quote request form.