Gardiner Onyx SLX TRAD Pole
A great balance of weight, rigidity, and price!
The Gardiner Onyx SLX TRAD Pole is a telescoping pole made of 100% carbonfiber. It features Gardiner’s patented Smart Clamps that are super easy to use and hold sections in place without spinning. The insulated outer handle section is suitable for resisting up to 5,000V.
The Gardiner Onyx SLX TRAD Pole is the same pole as the Gardiner SLX Waterpole, but without the Pure Water accessories. This is a barebones pole with no brush, gooseneck, hose, or fittings. Instead, it comes with a TRAD pole adapter and an Unger ErgoTec Locking Cone pole tip to attach traditional tools easily.
Why buy a Gardiner waterpole?
There are a lot of different brands of extension pole available. So why should you buy a Gardiner TRAD pole?
Gardiner Pole Systems was founded in 2005 by window cleaners who wanted to make Pure Water cleaning more accessible and offer the best quality, best performing products at great prices. They’re a family run business with a worldwide reputation of excellent customer service and quality products. They’re the #1 waterpole brand in the UK, and they’re our #1 selling waterpole here in the US.
We’re confident in their longstanding brand, so much so we back it up with our Love it or Return it satisfaction guarantee. If you purchase a Gardiner TRAD pole or accessory and you don’t absolutely love it, contact us to return it for a full product refund.
Many of Gardiner’s products are innovative and unique in the Pure Water industry—like their square lock system and their quick-changing capsule-style brush jets.
Their popular waterpoles make a great TRAD pole for traditional cleaning.
Why is this TRAD pole so much more expensive than an aluminum pole??
Aluminum extension poles are great for short lengths, but they’re heavy and they’re only available up to about 30 feet. Now, compare that to a pole that’s more advanced, with carbonfiber technology.
You won’t believe how much lighter and more rigid the Gardiner Onyx SLX TRAD Pole is compared to an aluminum extension pole. Just compare the 6-section SLX 30 foot that weighs less than 4 pounds to a 30 foot, 5-section aluminum pole coming in at 8 pounds! That’s more than twice as much! That’s a difference you’ll feel after working all day. The Gardiner Onyx SLX TRAD Pole will also flex less, giving you more control and less fatigue from all of the extra movement.
That’s why our Gardiner poles are so popular for Pure Water cleaning AND traditional cleaning!
Which style of Gardiner TRAD pole should I choose?
There are two different styles of Gardiner TRAD poles, the SLX is one of them. Which TRAD pole you choose will depend on your cleaning needs.
The most important considerations are HEIGHT and BUDGET.
The Gardiner Onyx SLX TRAD Pole is available up to 47 feet. That’s 52 feet of working height. This will allow you to clean up to 5 stories, which will cover all residential houses and many commercial buildings, like apartments or office buildings.
The Gardiner Onyx SLX TRAD poles are the mid-range of price and materials available from Gardiner, because they’re 100% carbonfiber. The lighter and more rigid the pole, the easier it will be on you and your workers, especially after cleaning all day. This makes them a great commercial cleaning pole.
If you’re looking for something a little less expensive, the Gardiner CLX TRAD Pole is a good option.
What sizes of the Gardiner SLX are available?
The TRAD pole sizes listed are the fully extended physical length. Working height can be estimated by adding another 5 feet.
- The SLX 18 foot is 4-section and about 2.18 pounds.
- The SLX 22 foot is 5-section and about 2.80 pounds.
- The SLX 25 foot is 5-section and about 3.13 pounds.
- The SLX 27 foot is 6-section and about 3.67 pounds.
- The SLX 30 foot is 6-section and about 3.86 pounds.
- The SLX 35 foot is 7-section and about 4.74 pounds.
- The SLX 39 foot is 8-section and about 5.51 pounds.
- The SLX 47 foot is 10-section and about 7.45 pounds.
Replacement sections are available for the SLX TRAD poles with shorter sections (18, 22, and 27 foot), but they may be special order.
Longer SLX TRAD poles (25, 30, 35, 39, and 47 foot) have 6 foot sections. We have replacement sections available in stock for these poles.
What’s included with the Gardiner Onyx SLX TRAD Pole?
The Gardiner Onyx SLX TRAD Pole is the same pole as the Gardiner SLX Waterpole, but without the Pure Water accessories. This a barebones pole, with no brush, gooseneck, hose, or fittings. Instead, it comes with a TRAD pole adapter and an Unger ErgoTec Locking Cone pole tip to attach traditional tools easily.
Are replacement parts available?
Yes! We have all of the replacement parts for your Gardiner TRAD pole. See the related items below, including the following:
- Replacement pole sections
- Replacement end caps
- Replacement collars w/levers
- Replacement levers only
These items are listed on our website. Give us a call if you have trouble finding the replacement part you’re looking for.
Do you want to upgrade your Gardiner TRAD pole to a waterpole?
We have all of the accessories to make your Gardiner TRAD pole into a waterpole. You’ll need a brush, gooseneck, hose, and quick connect fittings. Email or call us for more details.
Have you tried gutter cleaning with your Gardiner TRAD pole?
Have you tried using your Gardiner TRAD pole to clean gutters? We have add-on accessories for that too!