Tips for how best to be Taking care of your fixtures

Tips for how best to be Taking care of your fixtures

After your Gold Coast pool fence has been put in, the job is not over! While Absolut’s experienced team of Gold Coast Pool Fencing installers may have departed, and you have a shiny new frameless or semi-frameless pool fence (and the pool) to enjoy, you have to make certain you maintain it.

This means ensuring that you keep not only your pool uncontaminated, and balance the chemicals, but make certain that your fence is serviced and not degrading at an increased rate.

Among one of the simplest parts to care for are you fixtures. Stainless-steel fixtures should be cleaned down with a damp cloth or if necessary 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 require the same treatment as above, Plastic hinges when they are discolored 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 much the same, simply keep them well-maintained with a damp cloth.
If you keep your hinges, spigots, and glass clean then you will have the ability to keep them running smoothly for longer. Just make certain that you don’t allow 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 important to preserve your hinges and fixtures to avoid having to buy replacements, you need to consider that leaving these components of your fence unattended 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 strength in the hinge to close. If it can’t carry this out, then it is not certified with the law and, even more importantly, it could mean that anybody could accidentally enter the pool area.

Hinges may should be replaced after a number of 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 adjust your hinges yourself, and we have indeed also put together a video to show you how to do it.

You simply have to use a small allen key to slowly remove, and move the hinge’s pin back to ensure that it adds tautness to the hinge, just like a wind-up-toy. See to it you carry this out for top and bottom, and you can after that quickly and conveniently adjust your gate to make sure that it closes correctly.

If you ever have any problems about your hinges, or looking after your frameless glass pool fence, feel free to call Absolut Pool Fencing, we really like to talk about all things Gold Coast Pool Fencing and are happy to talk you through any challenges. You can contact Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902

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