Glass Slippage and precisely how your timber deck might possibly be to blame.

On Monday we paid a visit to one of our past pool fence construction locations in Worongary on the Gold Coast. It was a really beautiful home in Worongary on the foothills of the Gold Coast Hinterland. We have a fantastic memory of this particular house from the set up back in 2014 when we had to cancel the pool fencing installation on 2 different times as a result of electrical storm. Fortunately the owners were understanding and we became good friends throughout the installation.
So why had we came back? Well as it ends up, they were planning to move home, and there were a lot of little issues with the pool fence that they were really hoping that we could assist with to get the house ship-shape for property inspections. The main issue that they had experienced was pool fence glass slippage– this is where a panel of the pool fence had started to separate from the post and had left behind a small gap. It was not a significant issue, but can pose a slight safety concern, and would not appear good when they were actually selling their lovely Worongary house.
However, even though the glass slippage is the reason they contacted Absolut Custom Glass, it was but a symptom. The real issue was with their whole pool fence.
Sadly when they initially installed the pool fence back in 2014 they had picked a semi-frameless glass pool fence system and desired the pool fence put in onto a timber decking that surrounded their pool. While it appeared amazing for the first few years, we often find that timber decking begins to expand and contract with the Gold Coast heat. This results in warped timber and can significantly move where the semi-frameless glass pool fencing posts are, and this is what causes the glass slippage.
It was a basic fix for us to remove the glass panel, re-align the posts and secure them in the different position to account for the new position of the posts. It was fantastic to see how satisfied the owners were with how little time it took to get the pool fence looking pristine again– thankfully no thunderstorms to disrupt us this time!
While this experience is just an insight into just some of the work that we do right here on the Gold Coast at Absolut Custom Glass, it hopefully highlights a crucial consideration for you if you have a timber decking around your pool. If you would like to talk to us further about your pool fencing needs, any concerns you have, or are experiencing glass slippage in your pool fence, please contact Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902

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