U.S. Pool Fence Company Tips and AdviceTo help our customers get the most out of their new fence we have included some tips and advice for general maintanence and upkeep.
Fence MaintenancePaint Touch Up: Touch up nicks and scratches as soon as they happen by using a fine grit sandpaper and sand down the nick or scratch until it is smooth and free of rust. Shake the touch up paint bottle well before using. Apply the touch up paint using the brush built into the cap.
We ask that you maintain your fence by touching up the powder coated finish a minimum of every 3 to 6 months. By doing this you will help prevent rusting that will occur with the steel. If you are in need of extra touch up paint, you may pick extra paint up in our office at no charge.
Sometimes rust colored water may collect around welds. This is normal and can usually be wiped off with a lightly damp towel.
Gate MaintenanceEvery 3-6 months apply a light coat of oil or lubricating spray to hinges. Do not slam your gate or prop it open at any time.
Proper maintenance is the customer’s responsibility. Failure to follow these guidelines will void all warranties.
Things to AvoidMany fences are installed prior to the landscaping. Decorative rocks are very sharp and will knick and scratch the paint, thus causing rusting. The fence must be kept above grade, meaning any landscaping such as rocks, grass, etc. This creates an air gap between the fence and the moisture of the ground. This is vital to the life of the fence. Failure to do so will void the fence warranty.
Your fence may be installed before your new pools pebble finish or plaster. It is imperative that any acid sprays used in the pool construction not come in contact with the paint finish. This spray will corrode the finish and void the warranty.
Do not hang items from your pool fence. Some examples include, but not limited to, wet towels, pool toys, pool equipment, and hoses.
Chlorines and acids in your pool are highly corrosive. Pool water balances must be maintained correctly. Too much chlorine or acid can affect the paint finish.
Use of misting systems will void the warranty. It is best to keep as much water off the fence as possible.