Are you maintaining your pool properly? Don’t forget about your fixtures!

After your Gold Coast pool fence has been installed, the job is not over! While Absolut’s trained 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 – and this includes the fixtures!

This means ensuring that you keep not only your pool hygienic, and balance the chemicals, but ensure that your fence is cared for and not degrading at an increased rate.

Among one of the simplest parts to preserve are you fixtures. Stainless-steel fixtures should be rubbed 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 items.

Pool Fence Hinges:
If your pool fence hinges are stainless steel, they require the very same treatment method 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 shiny 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 have the ability to keep them working well 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 likely cause rust and decay in your fixtures.

While it is very important to service your hinges and fixtures to avoid needing to buy replacements, you should consider that leaving these components of your fence untreated could cause safety concerns. 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 ought to have enough strength in the hinge to close. If it can’t carry this out, then it is not compliant with the law and, much more importantly, it could mean that anybody could accidentally enter into the pool area.

Hinges may should be removed and replaced after a number of years– but they ought to be adjusted periodically if you notice that they are slow to respond.
It is in fact quite easy to readjust your hinges yourself, and we have actually also prepared 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 make sure that it adds stress to the hinge, much like a wind-up-toy. Ensure you do this for top and bottom, and you can after that quickly and easily adjust your gate so that it closes properly.

If you ever have any issues about your hinges, or dealing with 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 questions. You can contact Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902

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