We are not saying that if you have a glass pool fence installed that breakages should be expected, however, accidents do happen and damages can occur. This can be because of a number of reasons, rocks from lawn mowers or other backyard equipment, hefty objects coming into contact with the rim of the glass screen, or even something heavy falling on it from a height. Despite the fact that all glass screens for pool fencing have been toughened they can nevertheless form tiny, sharp pieces 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 be no shards of glass but rather a pile of very small glass cubes, they look harmless enough but can create delicate cuts to your skin unless dealt with appropriately.That is why we wanted to tell you a bit more about what to do if you have a Damaged Pool Fence on the Gold Coast.
First thing is to see to it that nobody enters the vicinity with no footwear, and if possible move as much glass from the border 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 clean it up immediately. You will have to use a standard broom that as rigid as possible or else you will find it quite difficult to sweep it up. Next off, take into consideration the weight of a glass panel (up to 70kg), that signifies that there is this quantity of glass in weight on the ground and you will need a solid container to put it in. Don’t try and use any kind of plastic bag, just consider it should be a container that can cope with the load.
Try not to handle the shattered glass from the Damaged Pool Fence at all with exposed hands, a reliable pair of garden gloves should be a minimum step– if you have something stronger, grab 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 gathered all the glass from the area outside the pool, then it is time to remove the glass from the pool. A pair of swimming or diving goggles is ideal to use here and the glass pieces will be easier to see if not in direct sunlight. Use the dustpan under the water to gather as much as possible. A handy 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 remainders. This will stop any glass going through your filter system and causing potential damage.
Once you have removed the glass as best you can it is time to find a glass pool fence company that supply and install replacement screens. Not all glass pool fence contractors will do this as it can be very pricey and difficult to predict the time needed for each individual job. Don’t forget this won’t be the same price as you purchased your glass pool fence per metre for, as most of the price will be in labour, not supplies. Most panels require at minimum two people to lift them and usually two site visits are often required. One time to measure up the dimensions of the replacement panel, and the next visit to replace it. Prices can vary a lot on this sort of restoration service and we have found costs on the market anywhere between $500 – $1000 per panel. The size of the panel will not alter this cost by much because as mentioned before, the majority of this cost is attributed to labour.
It is always best to be sure that you have cleaned up as much of the glass from the Damaged Pool Fence as possible as most businesses will charge additional fees for cleaning. This can turn out be very pricey as you would be paying tradesmen by the hour to scoop glass – so best to have it done before they arrive.
If you want to find out more about your Damaged Pool Fence, ways to avoid breakages, steps to take for repair and maintenance, or perhaps get a free quote on a replacement pool fence, then call us on 1300 937 902 and take a look at a few of our success stories at http://www.absolut.net.au/ or at our partner companies that deal with Glass Pool Fences, Frameless Glass Pool fences and affordable glass pool fencing