If you have a pool, it can be a very good idea to put some fencing around it for the protection of you and your family. There are plenty of styles and materials that you can choose from, but here are just four great reasons to go with stainless steel balustrades.
1. Maintenance and Durability
Stainless steel will resist corrosion and stay looking great for years to come without any need for regular maintenance work. At the same time, its remarkable durability will mean that even direct knocks will barely affect it; in fact, you'll really have to work hard to damage your stainless steel balustrades. In contrast, the constant exposure to moisture will mean that wooden fencing needs to be regularly treated. Concrete balustrades can be chipped more easily, and glass panels can be very hard to keep clean.
2. Modern and Stylish
Stainless steel possesses a cool and modern sense of style that works well with most homes, particularly those built within the last few years. Sleek and minimalist, it provides the fencing you need around your pool without drawing too much attention to itself, though it will admirably accent the overall design of your home.
One of the best things about stainless steel balustrades is that they can be shaped in almost any way you like. Many pools offer a slightly curved design that can be tricky to accurately mirror when you choose to use wooden or concrete fencing options, and glass panel will really have trouble working around more complex shapes. Stainless steel balustrades will work fine with whatever shape you're looking for.
4. Great Visibility
Stainless steel is one of the strongest materials you can use to create fencing around your pool, and that means that each support can be made quite thin. This improves visibility while you're looking into the pool from outside or vice versa. In fact, you'll barely notice that those supports are there. In contrast, wooden slats and concrete balustrades need to be much thicker, and glass panels can quickly become unsightly thanks to smears and condensation.
One of the biggest worries that people have with pools is that their pet might jump in while unsupervised. Stainless steel balustrades leave quite thin gaps between each support, so even the lithest of cats and the skinniest of dogs won't be able to fit through. Many pet owners think that glass panels will be better since visibility is retained but pets cannot pass through. However, pets often become confused and disoriented by this odd barrier between themselves and the pool; they may also run into and break it or lick it and smudge it.