Why Choose Glass Balustrades Over Other Balustrade Types?

January 11, 2024
Why Choose Glass Balustrades Over Other Balustrade Types?

Balustrades are a safety requirement around all pools, but there’s no reason why they should be an eyesore. Glass balustrades are an increasingly popular option in Melbourne that offers a number of advantages over other types of balustrading. In this blog post, Melbourne Glass Pool Fencing explores several main benefits glass balustrading provides.

Advantages of Installing Glass Balustrades


The biggest appeal of glass balustrade fencing is its ability to match any style. Glass is unobtrusive and therefore won’t detract from the design of your pool area. Landscaping of pool areas is a popular way to increase the appeal of an area, and glass pool fencing can be a far more attractive option compared to a clunky pool fence. Other fences can also be made of vertical bars that can resemble prison bars and give unappealing shadows across the pool area.


While cleaning glass can seem like a daunting task, wiping down glass is certainly easier than cleaning alternative balustrade materials. Cleaning the bars of a different fence when they show rain streaks or other dirt can be a hassle, whereas a glass balustrade simply requires a bit of cleaning product and a streak-free cloth.

Other Advantages

A glass balustrade fence offers many of the same advantages as windows. A solid sheet of glass keeps the wind away, lets light in, and allows for a view. This is a major benefit on windy summer days or when supervising children in a pool, as it’s incredibly important that your view of children be unobstructed.

Glass is also more durable than you might think. Glass balustrades are made out of significantly sturdy glass that can withstand quite a bit of pressure. They certainly won’t shatter when you knock them, plus they’re also resistant to termites and rust, unlike other balustrades.

Browse through Melbourne Glass Pool Fencing’s gallery now to find the perfect framed, semi frameless or frameless glass balustrade fencing to suit your pool!