If you are considering buying an etched glass pool fence from a company like Mermaid Fencing or adding etching to your existing glass pool fence, there are several things you should know about etched glass. Before you make a final decision, here are five facts you may not know about etched glass pool fencing.
1. Etched glass provides privacy
If you love the light that comes in through glass pool fencing but also want privacy, etched glass pool fencing is the best option. Unlike wood or many other materials it allows light in, but its opaque design makes it impossible to see through.
The density of your etching design usually dictates how much privacy the glass fencing provides. Luckily, however, if your designs don't provide enough privacy, you can have the glass frosted as well as etched.
2. Etched glass comes in a range of designs
Depending on the style you are trying to achieve and how much privacy you want, you can choose between a range of etching options and designs. You can opt for classic designs such as swirls and floral motifs or water-inspired designs such as waves or dolphins.
3. Etched glass designs have to be black and white
If you have a design in mind that you want etched into your glass pool fence, you can give it to your etcher who will then create the design on your glass. However, keep in mind that it needs to be a black and white design.
Most laser etchers cannot render shades of gray. If you are converting a coloured design, make sure it is converted to pure black and white, with no shades of gray.
4. Etching glass can help revive old glass
If you already have an old glass pool fence, it may already be damaged by salty air, pollution or chlorinated water residue. That can make it look old and worn. Luckily, if that has happened, you can revive that old glass by covering the damage with etching.
5. Etching glass can be a DIY project
If you are ordering a new glass pool fence, you can order the etchings when you order the fence. However, if you have an old glass pool fence, you have two options -- you can have a professional etch the glass for you, or you can try to do it yourself.
DIY glass etching just requires etching cream, stencils, a bit of time and a few basic crafting supplies.