UK Window Cleaning Tools & Equipment

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Window Cleaning Forum

I would just like our members to know that our window cleaning forum has now been changed over to a new more reliable system, and everything seems to be working fine.

For new members looking for a new way to share tips and ideas our forum is the place to be. It is the biggest window cleaning dedicated forum on the Internet with over 2500 members. Yes there are bigger forums out there but the window-tools forum is the biggest one dedicated to just window cleaners.

Why not join up now and browse our FAQ traditional window cleaning, or water fed pole window cleaning pages. Or if you are thinking of getting into reach and wash type window cleaning our water fed pole board is the place to be. Here you can browse through previous posts by our experienced members and see what problems you are likely to encounter, and see what actions are needed to overcome them.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Peter Fogwill

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Window Cleaning Forum

A questition was posted in a window cleaning forum recently asking about my new style of pop-up pole, so thought I would place the post and answer here for anyone intereted to have a look at my answer.

"I'm a big fan of the clamp-less WFP poles. I've one of Peter Fogwill's, and I've a few DIY ones too. They're light, very short when collapsed, and extremely quick to use. BUT,.. they could be improved!

The standard pole is 24' in 7 tapered cylindrical sections. At full extension the pole is very whippy, and because there are no clamps, the sections spin within each other, so you have less control over the brush. Also because the sections taper, occasionally they stick a little. Not major faults, but still, I reckon there must be a pole somewhere that is more suitable to being used clampless.

So what I'm looking for is:

A 28' pole (or even slightly more) in at least 7 sections
With a positive stop mechanism so the poles can't come out of the top of the pole below
As rigid as possible
Designed so that the sections cannot spin within each other
suitable for using with a microbore size internal pole hose

Any ideas?"


The pole you described will be available definitely by June at the latest. I have tried, tried, and tried again to find the suitable materials I need for the pole in this country, Europe, and even China, and had to start sourcing the machine myself. I have found the machine I need which is quite an investment, but it will allow me to make the pole sections in house exactly how I want them for size, weight, rigidity, and anything else you can think of. These poles will be the only ones I know of made entirely in the UK from scratch. The machine is built to order hence the time it will take me to get this up and running, but it will be well worth the wait, as this type of pole will take over from any poles on the market to date.

Peter Fogwill

Thursday, February 07, 2008

New window cleaning pop up pole

The Reach and Wash window cleaning industry is about to witness another revelation in time saving water fed pole equipment with 50% time saving over any poles currently on the market.

Aquatec's new clamp-less pop-up-pole will double your earnings each hour of use, or half the time you have to work in the day while still earning the same amount of money. Strong allegations I hear you say, but we at Aquatec are so confident that the pole will do exactly what we say it will that we offer a full money back guarantee. If you find that the pole is not suitable, just send it back and get a full refund, no questions asked.

We are so confident that the above type of pole will completely take over the window cleaning water fed pole market that we are investing heavily in our own pultrusion machine which will give us the exact specification we need for manufacturing our own poles. These poles will be the only pultruded window cleaning poles manufactured in the UK, and will be available to all window cleaning supply companies. If your supplier tries to sell you anything else he will be putting his inflated profits before your well being.

We have also invested in Patent protection for the pop up pole, as we believe that this pole is the best pole there has ever been in the window cleaning market, we have put in place Patent protection to stop any industrial theft.

The above pole with Aquatec's Patent applied for Autobrush make a perfect and unique combination for window cleaning, not only are you saving a great deal of time, you are also saving a great deal of water. With water restrictions in some parts of England making it difficult for water fed pole window cleaning, you want to make the best use of the water you have. There really is no point of spraying water all over the walls when a simple tap with the brush is all you need to stop the water flow until needed.

When a customer buys a window cleaning system from Aquatec he is not only getting the very latest water fed pole system on the market, he is also getting the very latest and unique equipment available. Not only that he gets the very latest equipment at discounted prices, should a new product come on the market after his initial purchase.

Peter Fogwill