Eco-Friendly

5 Reasons To Include Glass Fencing In Your Sustainable Landscaping Plan

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Glass Fencing

Sustainable landscaping is becoming an increasingly popular trend throughout Australia and the world. A lot of landscape designs in Australia include swimming pools and some sort of pool fencing, which means that you need to consider your fencing options carefully.

Although there are a variety of different fencing options out there for your pool fence, glass pool fencing is popular as one of most sustainable choices. Glass is an environmentally friendly alternative to things like plastic or cheap metal fencing, and here’s 5 reasons why you should include it in your landscape design plan:

  1. Glass Is An Environmentally Friendly Choice

When it comes to pool fences, glass is one of the most sustainable building materials that you can use. It is relatively simple and energy efficient to make, and its core components can be sourced easily through relatively non-destructive mining practices.

Glass also has a very long lifespan, which means that your pool fence will need to be fixed or replaced much less often. When your glass pool fence does eventually need to be replaced, the old panels and metal fixings can simply be recycled.

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Swimming Pools

What Automatic Pool Cleaners Cannot Help With

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A pool owner’s biggest nightmare is seeing algae growing in their swimming pool. Even running an automatic pool cleaner like a kreepy krauly won’t remove algae, especially if it has been left to grow for a long time. This is because it sticks to the edges of the pool and protects itself from harm by a slimy covering or a very hard one. There are many types of algae, of which 4 main types are likely to be found in swimming pools.

  1. Green algae
  2. Black algae
  3. Pink algae and
  4. Yellow algae

While algae is not harmful to humans of itself, it can become a host to bacteria such as e.coli that are. Besides that, it looks horribly ugly and will spoil all the pleasure you have in your pool and swimming in it.  If you have an algae infection in your pool it may not even be your fault. Algae spores can be blown into the pool where they wait for the right condition to grow and bloom.

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Do Eco-Friendly Pools Exist?

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Eco Friendly Pools

Swimming pools are one of the most sought after additions to a home, but can they actually be eco-friendly? If the summer is getting to you, making everyone in your household hot and uncomfortable, it’s hard to resist the urge to install your own pool. But it’s not hard to imagine how a swimming pool in every backyard would quickly become a catastrophe for the environment.

That cooling, calming water that so delicately washes away stress and boredom comes with some nasty secrets. The typical swimming is kept clean using chlorine. This is meant to keep swimmers safe by killing germs and preventing a buildup of other hazardous denizens from forming in the water.

Chlorine is not only an irritant to human skin and eyes, but it can be harmful to respiratory function. Kids who regularly go in swimming pools that are treated with chlorine, have a higher chance of developing asthma or allergies. In adults, being exposed to chlorine can possibly lead to rectal cancer, bladder cancer, and perhaps even a higher chance of heart disease.

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