Glass Colours and Tints

Clear Pool Fence Glass or Colours? Let us help you choose.

Clear Pool Fence Glass is something that is hard to understand – most people when the see glass jsut assume it is all the same, but the way it is manufactured can have an incredible difference on how clear (or green) the glass actually is. When we complete quotes for Frameless Glass pool fences In the Gold Coast we quite often have people requesting more information about coloured glass. Mainly, we don’t use glass that has been colourised– but the styles of glass we choose do vary in their clearness.

A great deal of the glass that is manufactured today is made to suit budgets, and often this regular glass is the one that is used for day-to-day Frameless Glass pool fences. However, if you are looking out for a greater look, or added strength, Absolut Custom glass can help you – there are naturally types of glass that can appear to be much clearer than the others.

The clear glass that we most commonly use on the Gold Coast are Starphire, UltraClear, Optiwhite, Starwhite and Krystal Klear just to name a few.

What exactly is the difference in Clear Pool Fence Glass?

Actually, the process of creating this very clear glass starts in the manufacturing system. Normal toughened glass will commonly have a slight green tint to it. This is not typically obvious to the naked eye when looking directly at a panel. It becomes more evident when you look down a side of the glass, this is the place where it may look quite green.

Quite often to the untrained eye, all the glass will look clear, unless you put a piece of a style of ultra-clear glass up beside the standard glass. These types of Ultra clear glass are an end result of the manufacturer decreasing the amount of iron content in the glass.

Lots of people don’t often think about iron in glass, but it is an aspect that is an extremely important portion of the manufacturing process with glass. And to create this low iron content glass, they often tend to use a Silica-rich process instead– silica being a component found in sand.

There are some great advantages to this type of glass, and not just the visual appeal. We have effectively seen a substantial increase in the production of ultra-clear styles of glass through the solar power industry. Because this kind of glass can hold heat energy longer it is the favored choice for solar panel glass. This says that we will keep seeing manufacturing costs decrease later on due to this increase in demand.

But just like any aspect of a Custom Glass Pool Fence on the Gold Coast, you have to consider your pool size and budget– often these top glass types are considered a luxury product. If you want to speak with anyone about possible options for Clear Pool Fence Glass, feel free to call us on 1300 937 902.

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