Care and Maintenance
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The enclosures are designed to satisfy the rules for permitted development. However, under certain circumstances (this especially applies to enclosures constructed with some or all sections fixed) planning consent may be required. In such case a consultant engineers calculations are available on request.
Sliding the segments
- An enclosure consists of segments which can be moved on rails in both directions. The segments should be moved by two people, one on each side, otherwise – especially in the case of wide enclosures – a jam may occur.
Resistance to External Conditions
- The swimming pool, spa, or patio enclosure is resistant to normal outdoor conditions – moisture, sunlight, rain/snow fall, low and high temperatures as well as conditions inside the enclosure (higher humidity, presence of pool chemicals in water and vapor). However, the structure must not be exposed to open fire, very high temperatures, acids or reactive liquids (especially in high concentration) because there is a risk of damaging the polycarbonate panels. Mechanical loads on the structure or panels may cause damage or affect the functionality of the enclosure.
- The polycarbonate has to be cleaned regularly in order to remove dirt from the surface. In most cases it is sufficient to rinse it with a stream of water. In case of heavy dirt it should be wet with clean water and then cleaned with a soft cloth or extensible mop and a detergent, with frequent rinsing. The water should be frequently changed and the cloth or mop should be kept clean and free of grains of sand.
- Cleaning pastes should not be used, as they may cause scratches on the polycarbonate surface. Also to be avoided are solvents containing benzene, petrol or acetone or basic washing powders. It is recommended that the plates not be cleaned when they are hot, for example due to exposure to sunlight.
- Do not use sharp tools to clean the enclosure
Protecting the enclosure against strong winds
- If all the above mentioned conditions are met the unique coupling system of mobile segments will ensure the structure is secure in strong winds
- To prevent the enclosure from being lifted by a strong wind, the user should fully extend the enclosure, close all doors and windows, and anchor the segments to the ground. The end wall bolts should also be inserted into special anchoring holes in the ground.
Protecting against heavy snow
During winter, snow should not be allowed to accumulate on the enclosure in large quantities. A 10cm layer of wet snow weighs up to 100kg/m2. Large enclosures are most at risk. If a thick layer of snow is left on the top surface of the enclosure, damage may occur. In areas of high snowfall the segments of the construction can be retracted. It is also possible to attach supporting poles, which can be supplied by us or by the user.
Maintenance of the enclosure
The structure is resistant to corrosion, and apart from rinsing with a stream of water, does not require additional work. Only the moving parts – the hinges, door-lock, and the rollers of each segment – require maintenance. By lubricating these parts you will ensure that the structure continues to function properly for a long period
All materials not manufactured by the manufacturers of the IPC association are limited to the warranty provided by the manufacturers. THIS LIMITATION SUPERSEDES AND RESTRICTS ANY WARRANTY PROVIDED BY ALL MEMBERS OF IPC.
This limited warranty does not cover damage or defects resulting from misuse, accident, alteration, negligence or lack of reasonable and proper maintenance, nor does it cover delays or construction costs due to damaged delivery.
The obligations of the IPC manufactures under this limited warranty are limited to the repair or replacement, at the Company’s option, of defective parts of their products.