Instructions on dance pole installation & maintenance

Instructions on dance pole installation & maintenance

Pole Installation

Regardless of which material, size, or pole type is selected, extreme care must be taken to ensure the pole is installed properly. It is critical that the top of the pole is secured into a solid mounting structure in the ceiling. In many cases, the pole can be attached to an existing beam, but sometimes a special mounting structure must be created so the top of the pole can be securely attached. The EXACT height from the floor to the ceiling support must be measured to ensure the pole is cut to the proper length. If the pole is cut too short, it may not be able to withstand the flexing which occurs when the pole is in use. This could cause a catastrophic failure of the pole, which could result in injury to the user and/or others.

Depending on the overall height of the pole, and the wall thickness of the pole, it may be necessary to install a steel “sleeve” inside the pole to provide additional stiffness. This will reduce the amount of flex which can occur during use of the pole.

Pole Maintenance

Like any piece of equipment, dance poles must be maintained properly to ensure they perform as intended. For hygienic reasons, cleaning of the poles must be done after each use. To keep brass poles looking like new, they need to be polished regularly to bring back the polished brass shine.

In addition, poles should be inspected regularly to ensure all connections are tight. Any screws or rivets which may have become loose must be tightened or replaced right away, to prevent small problems from becoming big problems.

Cleaning & Care instructions

If the material is brass, use peek metal cleaner and if the material is stainless steel, use scotch Brite cleaner. You can choose to clear coat the material to avoid any scratch and protect the material from damages. Check with our team experts for more information on this.

Summary

Dance poles are not toys. They must be designed, installed, and maintained properly to ensure they are safe, and perform as intended. This article is meant to be used as a guideline only – each dance pole must be designed and installed to meet the requirements of its intended use. The manufacturer, namely Gallery Metalworks Inc. assumes no responsibility, real or implied, covering the use of its products. Responsibility for correct and safe installation by others, and usage of dance poles, rest solely with the purchaser.