Broken Pool Fence Glass on the Gold Coast

Cracked Pool Fence Glass on the Gold Coast? Some ideas that can help.

 

We are not saying that if you have a glass pool fence installed that damages are inevitable, however, incidents do happen and breakages can occur. This could be because of a variety of reasons, stones from lawn mowers or other landscaping machinery, heavy items coming into contact with the rim of the glass panel, or purely something weighty falling on it from a height. Despite the fact that all glass screens for pool fencing have been toughened they can still create tiny, sharp bits of glass after a crack. All Australian Pool fences should meet the Australian Standard AS/NZS2208 and are classified as “Grade A Toughened Safety Glass”. That means that there should not be any shards of glass but rather a pile of little glass cubes, they look benign enough but can create fine little cuts to your skin if not managed appropriately.That is why we wanted to tell you what to do if you have a Cracked Pool Fence

First off is to ensure that no-one walks in the area without any shoes, and when possible move as much glass from the boundary of the pool. If you are lucky and your glass panel is not in the direct vicinity of the pool then you can begin to remove it immediately. You will have to use a conventional broom that as rigid as possible otherwise you will find it very challenging to sweep it up. Next, think about the mass of a glass panel (up to 70kg), that means that there is this quantity of glass in weight on the ground and you will need a sturdy container to put it in. Don’t try and use any kind of plastic bag, just think it should be a container that can cope with the weight.

Try not to handle the broken glass from the Cracked Pool Fence at all with bare hands, a good pair of yard gloves should be a minimum step– if you have something more durable, use those. It is also ideal to use a metal dustpan if you have one, a plastic one will do the job but you may find it struggle to hold all the weight of the glass. Once you have picked up all the glass from the area outside the pool, then it is time to get the glass from the pool. A pair of swimming or diving goggles is most ideal to use here and the glass pieces will be easier to see if they’re not in direct sunlight. Use the dustpan under the water to sweep up as much as possible. An useful trick is to then place a sieve or some type of netting over the basket of your filter box and use the vacuum hose of your pool pump to recover the leftovers. This will stop any glass going through your filter system and causing potential damage.

Once you have cleaned up the glass from the Cracked Pool Fence as best you can it is time to find a glass pool fence provider that supply and install replacement screens. Not all glass pool fence contractors will do this as it can be very pricey and tricky to predict the time needed for each individual job. Don’t forget this will not be the exact same price as you purchased your glass pool fence per metre for, as much of the cost will be in labour, not materials. Most panels require a minimum of two people to lift them and frequently two site visits are typically required. One time to evaluate the size of the replacement section, and the next visit to mount it. Costs can vary a lot on this sort of restoration job and we have found pricing on the market anywhere between $500 – $1000 per panel. The dimensions of the panel will not change this cost by much because as mentioned before, most of this price is in labour.

It is always best to ensure that you have cleaned up as much of the glass as possible as most companies will charge more for cleaning. This can turn out be very pricey as you would be paying tradesmen by the hour to sweep up glass – so wise to have it done before they arrive.

If you want to learn more about what to do with a Cracked Pool Fence, your new pool fence, ways to avoid breakages, steps to take for maintenance, or even get a complimentary estimate on a replacement pool fence, then call us on 1300 937 902 and take a look at a few of our success stories at our pool fencing website

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