After your Gold Coast pool fence has been set up, the job is not over! While Absolut’s certified team of Gold Coast Pool Fencing installers may have left, and you have a shiny new frameless or semi-frameless pool fence (and the pool) to enjoy, you have to make certain you care for it.
This means ensuring that you keep not only your pool uncontaminated, and balance the chemicals, but make certain that your fence is preserved and not degrading at an increased rate.
One of the easiest parts to care for are you fixtures. Stainless steel fixtures should be wiped down with a damp cloth or if required use a mild steel cleaner. Make sure you don’t use any harsh chemicals or acidic cleaning products.
Pool Fence Hinges:
If your pool fence hinges are stainless steel, they need the same treatment as above, Plastic hinges when they are faded can be wiped clean and if needed, use a little tyre shine product to bring them back to a nice lustrous black.
Pool Fence Spigots:
Your pool fence spigots are similar, simply keep them well-maintained with a damp cloth.
If you keep your hinges, spigots, and glass clean then you will be able to keep them running smoothly for longer. Just ensure that you don’t let any acid or metal shavings to come into contact with the stainless steel because this will certainly cause rust and decay in your fixtures.
While it is very important to take care of your hinges and fixtures to avoid having to buy replacements, you have to consider that leaving these parts of your fence neglected could cause safety problems. It is law in the Gold Coast and Queensland to make sure that your Pool Fence Gate can close quickly from any open position. This means if it is so much as one centimetre open, it should have enough power in the hinge to close. If it can’t do this, then it is not certified with the law and, much more importantly, it could mean that anybody could accidentally enter into the pool area.
Hinges may need to be replaced after several years– but they should be adjusted on a regular basis if you notice that they are slow to respond.
It is actually quite easy to readjust your hinges yourself, and we have also put together a video to show you how you can repair your hinges too.
You just have to use a small allen key to slowly remove, and move the hinge’s pin back to make sure that it adds tautness to the hinge, similar to a wind-up-toy. Ensure you do this for top and bottom, and you can after that quickly and conveniently adjust your gate to ensure it closes correctly.
If you ever have any problems about your hinges, or caring for your frameless glass pool fence, feel free to call Absolut Pool Fencing, we really like to discuss all things Gold Coast Pool Fencing and are more than happy to talk you through any challenges. You can contact Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902