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Water fed poles crash course

This water fed poles crash course will give you a  glimpse at what is on the market and the various features of the poles.

Check out the Play List below to view individually or click Play All above to watch them all. 

 

Things to consider when considering which water fed pole to buy:

  • Length of the pole.
    Don’t just look at the extended length for the job required. When the pole is closed will it fit in your van or car comfortably or will you need to put it on the roof rack? How easy is it for you to reach the clamps when extending and collapsing?
  • Weight of the pole
    This is especially important for the longer poles used for high work. For short bursts of high work a heavier pole may be fine but for extended periods of time  a lighter pole is important. Not only will you work faster and in more comfort but your back and shoulders will thank you for it at the end of the day.
  • Rigidity of the pole.
    A rigid pole is easier to control although some flexibility is required to reduce breakage. A water fed pole with too much bend will quickly sap your energy.
  • Material of the pole.
    Carbon fibre poles are very light and rigid.  However they can break more easily if treated without due respect. Glass fibre or aluminium is a heavier material but more resistant. Some poles combine the materials taking advantage of both. These are called ‘hybrid’ poles.
  • Usage.
    Will the pole be used by yourself or by employees? Will they treat the pole with care? If it likely to be thrown around then a glass fibre or aluminium pole may be a more durable option.
  • Versatility
    Some people like a collection of specific poles – one for every kind of job. Others choose one or two poles that are comfortable to use for a wide range of jobs.  
  • Modular or telescopic?
    Usually a modular pole will have an external pole hose. A bag or trolley is often provided so that you can add and remove sections as needed. The advantage of modular poles is that they weigh less not having clamps on them and the fact that you only use and carry the length of pole needed. However, if you are happy to carry the extra weight an extendable  telescopic pole is less fiddly and is quicker to use. If you choose modular how do the pieces connect? Heavy mechanisms may weigh as much as clamps. Tapered push fits are prone to getting stuck together. Getting them separated is possible but not easy!
  • Price and budget
    Obviously a key factor for most of us is the depth and resources of our pocket. Weigh your options carefully. Buying a cheaper pole that doesn’t tick all your boxes could end up costing you more.  Likely you will end up having to buy a different pole in the end spending again.

 

If you are thinking of buying a new water fed pole or just want to know what’s out there on the market then you will love this playlist I put together…

Most of the videos shown in the playlist are of actual water fed pole manufacturers demonstrating and explaining  the selling points of their products.

Click here to watch these videos and get a glimpse at what water fed poles are on the market right now and their various features.

 

 

 

Enjoy….

 

 

Water Fed Pole Reviews – Rigidity Comparison Test


 

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These helpful water fed pole reviews were created by J. Racenstein . They compare the rigidity of a range of water fed poles carried in their store. The water fed pole reviews are in the range of 25-32ft.
Poles in this video include the Ionic Grafter and the Ionic Grafter Plus.  The Gardiner CLX (not the Xtreme), the Unger nLites in both Hybrid and Full Carbon Fiber Model and their very own 3-Star branded poles also in Hybrid and full Carbon Fibre.
For those of you disappointed not to see the Gardiners Super Lite Xtreme in the line up, here’s another video showing the rigidity of the Superlite Xtreme. 
 



Unger indoor window cleaning kit overview

The Unger indoor window cleaning kit. Great for maintenance cleans.

Unger nLite Brush Overview and Demonstration


A brief demonstration of the Unger nLite brush for water fed poles.



New Unger nLite Review


Become a Contributor to this site and let us know your personal reviews of the new Unger nLite water fed pole.

Gardiner Poles SLX Xtreme Review

 

 

 

Finding window cleaning work

Don’t wait for work to come to you – go get it!
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Something a bit different…a window cleaner bike and trailer set up

 

Word of mouth is the most effective way to advertise. Things that are out of the ordinary get people talking. The method shown in this video might not be practical for all window cleaners but it works well for me and it may give you some ideas. It reduces stress, saves time, saves money, its green, it keeps you fit and it works great as an advertising medium. Can’t be bad!

 

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