Glass edge pools are a contemporary pool style that is a great alternative to an infinity pool. As the name suggests, it is a pool that has one or more glass edges.
Glass Edge Benefits
The main reason people love glass edge pools is that they can provide a similar look to an infinity pool with less work and at a lower cost. Glass edge pools provide unimpeded access to the view from your property. As the glass is see-through, nothing is getting in the way of your view. The water blends in beautifully with the sea or sky in the distance.
Many people love to use a glass edge pool in the place of an infinity pool because the construction is far cheaper. A glass edge pool doesn’t need a separate basin to catch overflowing water, as the water stays inside the pool. Plus, because the water doesn’t flow over the pool edge, you don’t get the same evaporation challenges as you do with a negative edge pool.
Glass edges are often used on above ground pools to give them a stylish flair. However, they can also be installed in a similar location to an infinity pool, overlooking the edge of a hill, or on the edge of your property.
Acrylic vs Glass
Not all glass edge pools are made of glass. Acrylic is a popular alternative because it can be installed in one large sheet without the need for joins. On the other hand, the glass comes in smaller sheets and you will have some noticeable joins between the panels.
Acrylic is the more expensive option, while smaller panels of glass will cost you less. So, whether affordability or looks is more important to you will be the deciding factor.
Glass Edge Pool Design
The design of the pool is far less complicated than with a negative edge pool. However, there are a few considerations that you will have to take into account. One is that if your pool is curved, you’re unlikely to find curved glass to fit around this unless you want to pay a lot of money. So, the glass edge works much more easily with a rectangular, square, or l-shaped pool.
The structural engineering of the pool must be considered so that the glass will provide a safe boundary for the pool water. That’s why we suggest that you contact us here at The Pool Co. to discuss your ideas for a glass edge pool. Our years of experience with this ensure that we know how to design a durable, long-lasting glass edge pool for your property.