Once the summer has passed and the pool is not getting much use, maybe it is time to consider updating your pool fencing. When it comes to deciding whether frameless or framed pool fencing is a better alternative for your home, this blog post can help out.

In this blog post, we will focus on the fencing options available when it comes to frameless pool fencing, framed pool fencing and the maintenance of a pool fence.

Before we continue, let’s look into some of the benefits of having pool fence.

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Benefits of pool fencing


The most important reason for having a pool fence is to ensure the safety of your family members, especially if you have kids. Pool fence is also important when it comes to protecting your pets.

According to the Australian Standard, pool fencing should be at least 1.2 m high and go all the way around the pool. A compliant safety barrier is mandatory if your pool contains water to a depth greater than 30 cm.


A pool fence that suits your premises can add value to your property. There are many fencing types to choose from. For example, frameless or framed (will be discussed below), glass, metal, bamboo and timber, out of many.

If you are planning to install a new fence, it is recommended to contact an experienced fencing provider who can give advice on the most suitable fencing type for your home. If you want to talk to Diamond Fence’ s fencing team, you can contact us via email or phone.


Fencing size will depend on the size of your pool. Consequently, the size of the fencing will determine the cost of the pool fencing. Nonetheless, most pool fences are affordable as they cover a small area around the pool.

Frameless pool fencing options

When it comes to frameless fencing alternatives, glass pool fencing is the winner.

There are many benefits to having a glass fencing.

  1. Provides great safety
  2. Glass is a sturdy fencing option.
  3. Glass fencing will not react to moisture (water) or the chemicals used in the pool and while maintaining it.
  4. A great wind barrier.
  5. A 360-degree-view. Meaning that the fence will not cover the view, and you can easily see behind the fence without any obstacles.

Framed pool fencing options

There are many more options when it comes to framed fencing alternatives. Firstly, a glass fencing can be either framed or semi-framed, if that option is still preferred.

If you prefer metal fencing, tubular steel fencing can do the job as commercial and residential swimming pool fencing. Tubular steel fencing comes in various sizes, and metal ornaments can be used to make your fencing unique. Powder coating allows choosing the colour of you liking, and at the same time, provide that extra layer of protection needed to protect fencing from corrosion.

Another framed fencing choice is vinyl pool fencing. It is affordable and has a wide range of styles you can choose from. This fencing style is not as sturdy as metal fencing, as it can get wind damaged, but it is easy to maintain. Plus, it looks aesthetically pleasing.

Bamboo fencing is also a good choice for a swimming pool fence. It is low-cost, termite-proof and sturdy. Bamboo fencing provides privacy around your pool while giving you that natural tropical vibe.

Some other pool fencing alternatives:

  1. Mesh fencing
  2. Colorbond steel fencing
  3. Brick, stone or concrete wall
  4. Modwood fencing
  5. Aluminium slat fencing
  6. Hedge fences

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Maintenance of your pool fence

The maintenance of your swimming pool fence will depend on the material. However, typically, it is important to clean your fencing once or twice a year.

Make sure that you give your fence a gentle wash using warm soapy water to remove any dirt and debris. You want to remove anything that can create excess moisture as it can cause corrosion and allow mould to grow.

Additionally, annual or biannual check-up allows you to detect any damage early. That, in turn, allows the damage to be fixed as soon as it is detected, making sure that the rest of the fencing structure is not be affected.

Interested in the pool fencing in Melbourne?

Contact us today. Send us an email at info@diamondfence.com.au OR give us a call on (03) 9753 4566.

The easiest option, however, would be to use the online enquiry form that allows you to send through any questions.