Planning A Pool? Consider These Crucial Things To Save Costs

A pool is a great feature to add to any property. With hot weather for much of the year, Queensland homeowners can make great use of their pool on a regular basis. Despite the fact you can pretty quickly get your return on investment back with frequent use, the initial costs of a pool can be steep.

Luckily, there are many ways in which you can save money during the planning and building stages of adding a pool to your property. Here at Frameless Shower Installations, we’ve rounded up some of the ways that you can save money when getting a pool installed in Queensland.

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Pool in asian style with glass pool fencing


Some materials are more costly than others. For example, exotic tiling is a more expensive option than cheaper tile alternatives. Beyond extra aesthetic appeal, these tiles add nothing to the functionality of your pool. The same can be said for extravagant finishes; vinyl lined pools are regarded as being cheaper than concrete or fibreglass ones.

The pricing of materials regularly changes depending on the popularity of that material. For instance, concrete pools may be more expensive than fibreglass pools one year, but cheaper than them the next. If you have a particular material in mind, regularly track the prices associated with that material so you can catch installation at a cheap point.


It can be tempting to try and install your new pool yourself using DIY methods. However, this is inadvisable. You should always invest in the services of a professional pool installation company. If you do have a particular budget and you need to cut costs, try approaching the company for a special deal.

They may also have particular payment plans that you can use to spread the cost of pool installation over several months. Before you commit to a particular installation company, remember to compare the costs of other companies to make sure you’re getting the best deal for your budget.


Pool fencing is a legal requirement in Queensland, so this is something you shouldn’t skimp out on. If you do want to save money with pool fencing, there are some factors to keep in mind. For one, the positioning of the pool and its overall size will both affect the costs of fencing installation. The larger the pool, the more expensive the fencing.

If you want a pool but don’t care much for the size, consider having a modestly sized pool. This will save you money and is also easier to maintain and clean throughout the year. You can also opt for cheaper fencing material, though glass is most commonly preferred for both its practicality and aesthetics.

What shouldn’t you skimp on?

There are some areas of a pool’s construction that you shouldn’t skimp on. For example, always hire a reliable construction company to install your pool; never attempt to do it yourself as this could be a more costly decision in the event that you do something wrong.

Something else that you shouldn’t skimp on when building a pool is the functional features that keep the pool clean. This includes piping and any filters. Choosing to maintain the pool yourself is also cheaper than hiring a pool cleaner; this is something to take into consideration during the planning stages too.

Choose Frameless Shower Installations

If you’re considering building a pool on your Queensland property and need professional pool fencing installation, look no further than Frameless Shower Installations. We offer quality pool fencing solutions, including attractive glass fencing to elevate any pool. Get in touch today for more information or call 07 5479 003 to get a quote from a member of our friendly team.

Remodeling & Renovation Trends 2022

Swimming Pool With Glass Pool Fencing

Is your New Year’s resolution to renovate or remodel your home? If so, make sure you’re up-to-date with the top trends of 2022. Read on for the top 6 home renovation projects of 2022:

More investment in home offices

If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s the value of a good (and quiet) home office. In 2022, we’ll see more investment in these work areas as people create more professional spaces in their home.

Your work space’s aesthetic and design plays a role in how you feel and even your energy levels, so ensuring it’s a space you can enjoy being in (while being productive) is a must.

Bold kitchens

Alongside a shift to bold colours and unique tiles, seamless splashbacks and countertops will be making a “splash” (pardon the pun) in 2022.

Glass splashback fits cohesively with the design of any kitchen. Not only will they protect your walls, but they’ll also add value to your home and are designed to last for years with minimal maintenance.

Sustainable design

Sustainability will be a big focus for both indoor and outdoor design in 2022. People are looking to create spaces that are kinder to the environment and easier on their wallets.

This can be done in a number of ways, such as using recycled materials or opting for low-energy appliances. You can also make use of natural light and ventilation wherever possible.

Glazed glass is ideal here, as it helps control the temperature in your home while allowing for natural light.

More emphasis on beautiful bathrooms

No longer just for washing and using the toilet, bathrooms are being transformed into a space for zen and relaxation.

Part of this trend includes the rise of sophisticated shower designs. As more and more houses come without bathtubs, it makes sense people are choosing to luxe out on their showers. Frameless shower screens are one easy way to add instant elegance.

One way people are making use of smaller bathrooms is by creating the illusion of space. Adding more mirrors, or larger mirrors, creates the feel of a larger room.

At Frameless Glass Installations, our mirrors can be custom made to suit any size or space. They’re built to last, featuring expert craftsmanship and the most durable materials.

Multifunctional spaces

Throughout the pandemic, homes have transformed into offices, playgrounds, gyms and more. As people spend more and more time at home, they’re using their bedrooms, kitchens and lounges in all sorts of different ways.

Multifunctional design focuses on maximising the use of every single space inside the house – whether that is transforming your garage into a home workout space or installing additional storage for a children’s playroom.


Pools, unsurprisingly, are still popular in Queensland.

Recently, people have embraced ambient lighting and darker colours for their pool. Bright blue is out: deep grey and navy are in.

The iron fence is also getting an update. With pools becoming such statement pieces, people want to show them off and are opting for glass pool fencing for a sophisticated a sleek look. They also require minimum maintenance and can be cleaned with simple hose water or cleaning products.

Planning for your 2022 renovations

Take inspiration from these top trends of 2022, or bring your own flair to your home renovation projects. Ultimately, the best design is the one YOU love.

If you’re interested in implementing some of 2022’s biggest trends into your home this year, get in touch with Frameless Glass Installations today. Our friendly team can answer any of your questions, and turn your renovation dream into a reality.

Tips To Puppy Proof Your Pool & Backyard

A new puppy is a real joy. Bringing fun and bundles of love to any household, you probably can’t wait to bring your new furry friend home. However, there is so much to consider before you even get your puppy back to your house; what food they will need, where they will sleep, and how you will train them.

One of the main considerations you should make as a dog owner is ensuring that your pooch is safe in all parts of your home – and this is especially important when it comes to the outside space. This is also a vital thing to think about if you happen to be bringing home a cat or kitten.

Read on to discover how best to pet-proof your backyard and pool area!

Swimming Pool With Glass Pool Fence — Frameless Shower Installations in Maroochydore, QLD


If you grow plants in your garden, you may find yourself concerned about how to keep them safe from a rambunctious dog or cat. Dogs especially are programmed to dig, so your best bet is to avoid exposed soil, and to put up low borders or barriers around plants. While this might not keep a cat out, it should keep a puppy at bay.

You should also consider what plants you are growing. Some can be poisonous to animals, so check ahead of time and remove any that could pose a danger to your pet, and be careful about what you plant going forward.


The last thing you want is for your dog to escape into the neighbourhood, where traffic and other dogs could pose a threat, not to mention those who might steal your pup. Make sure that you install adequate fencing before you let your dog out into your backyard. You should check your existing fencing to ensure that there are no gaps in it – even a small sliver of space can be an escape route for a determined dog. Secure the bottom part of the fencing to keep them from digging their way out.

When doing this, also think about how high dogs can jump. A fence might be adequate at the bottom, but dogs can jump quite high and you may need a taller fence to keep them inside safely. This will also depend on the breed, so do your research.


Securing your pool so that your dog or cat cannot go for any unexpected swims is essential. Not only can this be dangerous to your pet, but it can contaminate your pool. While you might balk at the idea of putting up a fence around your pool and ruining the look of your stylish backyard, don’t worry. There is a perfect solution.

Glass pool fencing will keep pets away from your pool while still looking incredibly attractive. This allows you to keep your backyard looking great, while you can relax knowing your dogs and cats are safe from taking an unplanned dip.

Get in touch

If you want your outdoor pool to be safe from your furry friend (and vice versa!), then get in touch with Frameless Glass Installations. We provide beautiful and functional glass pool fencing for all types of pools and homes, so let us know how we can help you.

Why Winter Is The Perfect Time To Get New Pool Fencing

If you’re lucky enough to have a pool, there’s no doubt that it will be getting used in the hottest parts of the year to help cope with the intense Australian summer. If you’re thinking about upgrading your pool fencing, you want to do it at a time when you’re not using your pool a lot. Take a look at why winter is the perfect time to get new pool fencing.

Modern Swimming Pool With Glass Fence — Frameless Shower Installations in Maroochydore, QLD

It won’t interfere with outdoor activities

With Australian summers easily reaching the 30s and 40s almost every single day, your home pool is likely to be well used over the summer months. The last thing you and your family want is construction work interfering with your swimming and relaxing. This is why winter is the perfect time to think about getting a new pool fence.

You can get better prices

You are likely to get a much better price on your new pool fence if you decide to get it put up in winter. It comes down to supply and demand. Because spring and summer tend to be popular for pool fence remodelling, contractors will raise their prices accordingly.

The costs for materials are also higher, which can account for the higher costs that are passed along to the consumer. During winter, however, not only are the prices of materials significantly lower, but many contractors will lower their prices to try and increase their business during the offseason. For anyone wanting to get new pool fencing, this makes winter the perfect time.

It will be ready for summer

Construction of any kind can be a lengthy process. If you start the construction on your new fence in the warmer months, you might not be able to use your pool until the fence is finished and will then have to wait for winter to pass as well. This could potentially put your pool out of use for a large portion of the year. If you get your fence constructed in winter, it should be finished just in time for the beginning of summer.

You can beat the rush

While pool fencing can be completed at any time of the year, a lot of people opt to get theirs done in spring and summer. Because of this, many contractors are booked to capacity and may not be able to take your job, or you could potentially have to wait longer than normal for your fence to be finished. Beat the rush and avoid the masses by organising your new pool fencing in winter. While others are rushing to book in contractors, your beautiful new fence will already be completed.

If you are planning on installing a new pool fence soon, we highly recommend getting it done in winter. Not only will you save yourself money, but your pool fence will be completed and ready to use by the time summer rolls around again and your pool gets put to good use. For help with your new pool fence on the Sunshine Coast, why not give us a call on 07 5479 0003? We’re looking forward to starting the project.

Is Your Pool Fencing Compliant To QLD Regulations?

Installing a pool fence is not only an essential safety measure, but a legal requirement in Queensland. As well as preventing a tragic accident, hefty fines apply if your pool is not secured properly.

At Frameless Glass Installation, we recognise the importance of protecting Sunshine Coast residents and offer fencing solutions to suit a range of pools and backyards. Our glass pool fencing is not only a beautiful option but is installed to fully comply with Queensland pool safety regulations.

Pool with glass fence on the Sunshine Coast QLD

Why compliance matters

Building a fence around a pool yourself is not enough. Queensland law dictates a series of requirements to ensure pool fencing is compliant and offers as much protection as possible for homeowners.

A fence that does not meet regulations can allow children to enter a pool area unsupervised. Your four-legged family members may be at risk too, not all animals swim instinctively, and beloved pets can drown.

Pool safety standards have been updated, and an older fence may no longer be compliant. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) lays out these regulations in full.

Ensuring your pool fence is compliant

The best way to confirm your pool fence is compliant is to have an installation performed by a reputable company. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to confirm if your pool fencing is compliant, and Frameless Glass Installations is happy to help. We offer free measure and quote services to discuss your needs.

As well as a professional inspection, there are things you can do to make sure your pool fence is effective.

Clear the area

The QBCC states that there should be no objects within 900mm of the outside of the fence, or 300mm inside the fence. This includes objects such as planter boxes, dog kennels, or outdoor furniture. These could act as toeholds and allow a child to climb over the fence. Additionally, these objects may obstruct your view, and prevent you from seeing into the pool area if an accident does occur.

Measure your fence

Pool fencing must be at least 1200mm tall, with the latch on the gate at least 1500mm high. Gaps under the fence cannot measure more than 100mm in height. These measurements exist to prevent climbing over and squeezing between or under the fence. Full requirements are outlined by the GBCC.

Maintain your fence

Regularly inspecting your fence, especially after storm activity, is an important part of pool safety. Check for areas that are worn, bent, or loose, and that the gate latches securely. If any part of the fencing is not secure, the pool can no longer be considered safe, and you should arrange an immediate repair. Cleaning your glass pool fence regularly also improves visibility and the overall appearance of your fence.

A final note on safety

The most important part of keeping children safe around water is to never let them swim unsupervised. Children under 5 should always be kept within arm’s reach.

Frameless Glass Installations values your safety and enjoyment, so we are always here to help. Get in touch for your free pool fencing measure and quote.

Why Glass Pool Fencing Is So Wildly Popular On The Sunshine Coast

If you are a homeowner that has a pool in your garden, then the chances are that you are also going to have some type of fencing to go with it. Fencing isn’t only a safety feature for private swimming pools, it can also be seen as a big aesthetic benefit if you pick the right material. Here at Frameless Shower Installations, we happen to think that the very best option for pool fencing is glass. There are various reasons why this is the case, and we want to let you know about a few of the most popular. Here are some reasons why glass pool fencing on the Sunshine Coast is so wildly popular.

Pool fencing with view on boat

Aesthetic Appeal

There is no arguing that glass pool fencing is the most attractive and appealing of all the fencing options. The transparent nature of the fencing means that it doesn’t do anything to interrupt the natural beauty of the rest of your garden, and you don’t need to worry about it clashing in any way with the pre-existing design choices that you have made in the direct vicinity.

Easy Maintenance

Compared to some other types of pool fencing, glass is by far the easiest to clean and maintain. Simple cleaning products and hose water should be enough to keep glass fencing in tip top condition, and the glass panels will have usually been treated to be scratch resistant so you don’t need to worry about visible damage starting to appear right after installation.

Luxury Look

Ultimately, glass peel fencing just looks like the most luxurious and up market choice available to you. If you want to replicate the fashionable, modern look of a five star hotel or spa pool, then you definitely need glass pool fencing to put the finishing touches on that kind of look. You will be surprised by just how more fashionable and classier the installation of glass pool fencing can make your swim area look and feel.

So, if you are interested in glass pool fencing on the Sunshine Coast, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Frameless Shower Installations. If you have any questions that you would like answered before making a big decision, then one of our trained and experienced team members will be more than happy to provide answers. We very much look forward to being able to assist you with your pool fencing needs.

Biggest Mistakes Homeowners Make When Installing Pool Fencing on the Sunshine Coast

If you are planning on getting a private swimming pool installed in your back garden, then you are going to have to look into having pool fencing as well – you will need to comply with your state’s regulations. Not only does pool fencing add an extra touch of aesthetic appeal to the pool area, it also offers a number of other benefits including safety and privacy. Just like the pool installation itself, there are lots of things that you need to get absolutely right when it comes to pool fencing, and here at Frameless Shower Installations we specialise in doing just that very thing for you. With that in mind, here are some of the biggest mistakes that homeowners can make when installing pool fencing on the Sunshine Coast.

Glass pool fencing installation Sunshine Coast

Saving Space

For most people, pool fencing is the last part of the overall job, and you would be amazed by how many homeowners simply forget to accommodate the space for that finishing touch. After you have reserved the space for the pool itself, you need to make sure that you then go even further out with your boundaries to ensure that you have made room for the fencing that is going to go around it.

Compromising On Quality

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can cut corners on the quality of the fencing to lower the cost of the overall project. Having a low quality fence is only going to cause problems for you in the future, both aesthetically and financially. If you are going to the trouble of paying for a private swimming pool in the first place, then you should make sure that the entire job is finished to the best possible standards, fencing included.

Plan Location

You need to make sure that the place and direction of your pool is best suited to the fencing that is going to finish it off. Glass fencing, for example, is always going to look better when it has a pleasing view to provide on the other side instead of something like a brick wall!

If you are interested in getting the benefits of pool fencing on the Sunshine Coast for yourself, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Frameless Shower Installations. Any one of our trained and experienced team members will be more than happy to have a conversation with you to find out exactly you are looking for. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Why Pool Fencing is Essential For Young Families on the Sunshine Coast

Queensland is home to strict regulations about swimming pools, and in particular how homeowners have to protect their pools with a specific type of pool fencing on the Sunshine Coast and elsewhere. For young families, these fences can be lifesavers, and Frameless Glass Installations are keen to tell you exactly why it is important that you install fences around your swimming pool.

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Swimming pools can be harmful to children

Young children are still at risk of drowning, which remains the highest single cause of death for those under five years old, with the majority occurring in private or domestic pools. In order to reduce the number of deaths, it is important that children are only able to enter the swimming pool under suitable adult supervision.

A growing number of swimming pools

The obvious risk to young children is increased when you consider the growing number of swimming pools in Queensland state. The amount has nearly doubled since the last introduction of safety laws in the 1990s. This means that there are more risks to young children in their own back yard.

Pool fences must follow the law

A surprising number of fences put up by homeowners do not follow the law, and this means that you need to ask specialists like Frameless Glass Installations to help you find barriers that will fully protect your children.

Why fences fail

If you want to make sure that your fence is secure, you need to have a barrier height which is more than 120 millimetres above the ground, no fences have climbable rails, and that your gates are self-closing at all points. These are the most common ways in which pool fencing fellows to comply with the law.

Getting a new fence

If you want to make sure that you have the perfect pool fencing, you need to expert who can offer you good advice about how to make your fencing secure, protecting you and your young family from the risks of an accident in the swimming pool.

Talk to us about fencing

When you need help with your pool fencing on the Sunshine Coast, you need to speak to someone who can help you find the perfect solution to your quest. We can help you with both glass and aluminium fencing for your home, so contact us online today or call 07-5479-0003 now. 

The Benefits of Pool Fencing on the Sunshine Coast

When you live on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland law requires that you maintain a fence around your private swimming pool. These safety standard regulations require certain heights and durability of fences, strong gates and latches, as well as limiting access directly from a nearby building. If you are thinking about the type of pool fencing your Sunshine Coast property requires, Frameless Glass Installations has some advice about the best reasons to choose suitable glass pool fencing.

Pool in asian style with glass pool fencing

Protecting those around your living space

Queensland instituted a number of regulations to ensure that everyone in your outside space is safe. Drowning can be one of the main causes of death for those under 14, and children can fall into water in a blink of an eye. Glass pool fencing may be the best option, as it has fewer gaps for children to use as footholds.

Protection from the weather

If you want to swim outdoors in a cool and tranquil location, then you may benefit from using pool fencing to function as a windshield around the swimming area. Pool fencing can also be useful to protect you against cool breezes and can limit the amount of rain that comes into the pool area.

Add value to your property

If you want to add value to your property, then pool fencing from Frameless Glass Installations could be the ideal solution. It adds appeal to the home which is likely to increase interest from potential buyers, and it may also add a modern, stylish look which will naturally increase the worth of the property as a whole. 

Glass panels are easy to maintain

You may be torn between some of the very appealing pool fences that you can find online, but there are several reasons why Frameless Glass Installations think glass panels are best. Chiefly, they look good, and provide easy visibility to the pool, so you don’t have to sacrifice looks for security. Secondly, they are easy to clean and maintain so you don’t have to work hard to make them look good. 

Getting the most from glass pool fencing

If you want to find the absolute best in pool fencing for your Sunshine Coast home, then you will need to speak to Frameless Glass Installations. We are the experts in installing glass quickly and easily, so contact us through our online message form, or call 07-5479-0003 today.