It’s easy to lose yourself in a pool party, no doubt. With booze and a couple of super gung-ho friends, you’d be horsing around in no time. Still, if you’re too drunk that you would bang your head that glass perimeter around the pool, hold that thought. Reinforced glass is strong enough to stand a rock thrown its way. Certainly, you don’t want to make a fool of yourself ending with blood all over your head.
Don’t belittle glass. Though we have seen many times how the glass of water would break in a moment’s notice if dropped to the floor or our car’s window shields broken by a baseball thrown its way, glass can be super-strong. Scientists have even created glass even stronger than steel.
The Practicality of Beauty
Take that glass pool fencing. Due to the rise of swimming pool incidents that has invariably involved toddlers, pool fencing has become a necessity in many parts of the world, Australia including.
Using glass panels give you a completely unobstructed view of what’s going on in that pool. This means you could be on the other side of the fence sipping coffee and still monitor your children playing on the water, Clear az Glass explains.
Because of its inherent beauty, frameless glass fencing has caught on in many homes in major cities of the Land Down Under, including Perth. After all, the fourth most populous city in Australia is no stranger to swimming pool accidents.
Approaching the Indestructible
Now, regarding that head butt to the pool, let’s do a reality check. Glass pool fences hitherto used tempered glass, known to be four to five times stronger than ordinary glass. A hundred-kilogram weight applied to such glass is no problem for tempered glass.
For thieves or people who just want to break glass, your days are numbered. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has created shatterproof glass, even stronger than steel. Imagine banging your head on a material even tougher than steel – you’re more than welcome to try.
Gone are the days when glass is even more fragile than an eggshell. These days, you would first break your head like an egg when you try to hit it!