How to install a frameless glass pool fence

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Project Overview

When it comes to pools and spas, safety is important. A fence is the best way to keep youngsters away from the water. We’ll show you the steps to install a frameless glass pool fence, including the tools you need, how to attach the mini posts and how to hang the glass door.

Continue to Step-by-step instructions.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Check your regulations with the local council
2 Mark out your post positions
3 Place the mini posts under the string line
4 Pre-drill and secure the mini posts
5 Secure metal protectors to the mini posts
6 Insert the metal plates and grips.
7 Insert the spacers and glass panels
8 Check the panel is level
9 Secure the glass panels
10 Install the other glass panels
11 Install the hinges
12 Install the gate panel
13 Install the hinges into the door panel
14 Install the first part of the door latch
15 Attach the second part of the latch
16 Tension the hinges
17 Place the caps on the hinges
  • Step 1. Check your regulations with the local council

    Before you start installing your pool fence, check with your local authorities to make sure you comply with all of their regulations and the fence meets New Zealand safety standards.

  • Step 2. Mark out your post positions

    Measure and mark out where you want to put the posts for the pool fence. Hammer a nail in between the decking boards. Tie a string line to the nail. Run it beyond the length of the fence. Make sure it’s straight and tie it off tightly. In this case, we’ve used a brick to tie the string line to.

  • Step 3. Place the mini posts under the string line

    Following the instructions in the kit, measure and mark where your mini posts should be. Place the posts under the string line. Make sure the posts are in line with each other. Also keep them away from any gaps in the decking, so they can be properly secured.
  • Step 4. Pre-drill and secure the mini posts

    Use the cordless drill to pre-drill the holes in the decking for the mini posts. Use the screws to then secure all of the posts to the decking. 
  • Step 5. Secure metal protectors to the mini posts

    Remove the string line, then place the metal rings over the top of the mini posts. This hides their screws and makes them look visually appealing.

  • Step 6. Insert the metal plates and grips.

    Insert the metal plate inside all of the mini posts. These will cover the screws on the side of the posts. Insert a rubber grip into each mini post. Leave part of the grip out so that when you place the glass fence in the post, it slides into the post.

  • Step 7. Insert the spacers and glass panels

    Insert the spacers from the kit inside the mini posts. These spread the rubber grips and make it easier to insert the glass panel. Put on your glass gloves and have someone help you to put the first glass panel into the mini posts.

  • Step 8. Check the panel is level

    Use the spirit level to check that the panel is level. Insert the rest of the panels into the mini posts. Use the tape measure to make sure the gaps between all of the glass panels are even. Adjust if necessary.

  • Step 9. Secure the glass panels

    To make sure the panels are secure, use the Allen key to tighten the bolts on all of the mini posts. If you need to make them level, use the packers from the kit.

  • Step 10. Install the other glass panels

    Now you can install the rest of the mini posts and glass panels around the pool or spa. Remember to leave the correct distance between a glass panel and a hinged panel with the pre-drill holes in, to install the glass door.

  • Step 11. Install the hinges

    Follow the instructions in the kit to assemble the hinges for the door. Insert the hinge bolts through the pre-drilled holes and tighten the nuts and bolts with a spanner and Allen key. Repeat this for the second hinge.

  • Step 12. Install the gate panel

    Put on your glass gloves and have someone help you lift the glass door between the two panels. Place blocks below the door to help support it, while you attach the hinges.

  • Step 13. Install the hinges into the door panel

    As before, attach both hinges to the glass door panel. Make sure you place the rubber protectors for the hinges on both sides of the glass.

  • Step 14. Install the first part of the door latch

    Follow the instructions to attach the first part of the latch to the gate. Simply insert the bolts through the holes in the gate and tighten them with an Allen key.

  • Step 15. Attach the second part of the latch

    Slip the second part of the latch onto the glass panel. Close the door to make sure the two parts of the latch are aligned and lock. Use the Allen key to secure the second part of the latch.

  • Step 16. Tension the hinges

    Follow the instructions to tension the hinges. Use the large pin to tension the hinge and the small pin to lock it into place. Check that the tension is tight enough by opening the gate and seeing if it closes automatically. If it doesn’t, adjust the tension until it does.

  • Step 17. Place the caps on the hinges

    Place the two spiked caps on the door hinges. This will prevent anyone from using the hinges to climb over the fence.

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