Tempered glass panel railing for above ground pool deck ?

Old 05-10-13, 07:46 AM
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Tempered glass panel railing for above ground pool deck ?

I need to replace a wooden railing on a deck which surrounds my above ground pool. Been seeing these tempered panel kits and wondered how resistant they would be to mild abuse from the usual pool frolicking and cleaning. I know they're tempered glass, so they would be "safe", but if they're gonna break all the time...I mean the glass is 5/16" thick. Anybody use these before for this or any other use?

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Old 05-10-13, 12:31 PM
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Tempered glass is hard to break even with a hammer. You have to smack it right on the edge or corner in order to get it to break. Its commonly used as a shower surround. For a pool area, it would be ideal.
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Tempered Glass Strength

I install glass railing systems. I take our glass systems to the railing trade shows, we literally knee the glass so hard, you can see it bend. You wont be replacing glass, even if you do somehow manage to break it, replacement is a 5 minute process. If you do go with a glass railing, use a Rain-X glass polish, you wont be cleaning as much as you think!!

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The only thing I would add is I've heard birds fly into them if you use clear glass, so some grey or bronze tint is recommended.
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I would think that clear glass would be a nightmare to keep clean

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