Looking after your fixtures - 2 simple tips

Looking after your fixtures – 2 simple tips

After your Gold Coast pool fence has been installed, the job is not over! Even though Absolut’s qualified 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 sure you look after it.

This means seeing to it that you keep not only your pool clean, and balance the chemicals, but make sure that your fence is taken care of and not degrading at an increased rate.

Among one of the most convenient parts to care for are you fixtures. Stainless-steel fittings should be wiped down with a damp cloth or if necessary use a mild steel cleaning solution. 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 require the same treatment method 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 shiny black.
Pool Fence Spigots:
Your pool fence spigots are much the same, simply keep them fresh with a damp cloth.
If you keep your hinges, spigots, and glass well-maintained then you will have the ability to keep them lasting for longer. Just see to it that you don’t let any acid or metal shavings to come into contact with the stainless steel because this will cause rust and decay in your fixtures.

While it is important to service your hinges and fixtures to avoid needing to buy replacements, you should consider that leaving these aspects of your fence neglected could cause safety concerns. It is law in the Gold Coast and Queensland to make sure that your Pool Fence Gate can close promptly from any open position. This means if it is so much as one centimetre open, it must have enough strength in the hinge to close. If it can’t accomplish this, then it is not compliant with the law and, even more importantly, it could mean that anyone could accidentally get into the pool area.

Hinges may should be replenished after a number of years– but they need to be adjusted on a regular basis if you notice that they are slow to respond.
It is actually quite easy to change your hinges yourself, and we have also put together a video to show you the best ways to do it.

You merely have to use a small allen key to gradually remove, and move the hinge’s pin back to ensure that it adds tautness to the hinge, much like a wind-up-toy. Make sure you carry this out for top and bottom, and you can then quickly and easily adjust your gate so that it closes properly.

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 love to talk about all things Gold Coast Pool Fencing and are happy to talk you through any concerns. You can contact Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902

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