The Best Way To Clean A Glass Pool Fence
As pool fencing is a required safety measure in Australia, many homeowners are looking for an option that adds style to their yard without limiting visibility. More and more homeowners are opting for glass pool fencing to achieve a sophisticated finish. This option allows them to maintain the sleek aesthetic of their pool area, while adhering to the necessary safety standards.
The downside, however, is that it can come with the challenge of keeping the glass clean, and free from grime which can quickly detract from the aesthetic. Luckily for you, we at Frameless Impressions have a few top-tips for easy glass maintenance to keep the space looking slick and ready for pool parties year-round.
How to clean a glass pool fence
Keeping glass pool fencing clean isn’t as difficult as you might think, and it’s likely that you already have the items required in your home. All that is needed for a glass clean is:
- Bucket of warm water
- Gentle dish soap or detergent
- Microfibre cloth or sponge
For tougher spots or fencing with visible hardware, you may also want some old newspaper and white vinegar.
To avoid having to call in a professional to handle heavy buildup, we recommend your pool fencing be cleaned every 8-12 weeks. Take a look at the following guide for a simple, stress-free pool clean.
1. Hose it down
The first step of every pool clean should be to hose down the glass fencing, being sure to get both sides. This will quickly get rid of any loose dust or dirt so nothing gets in the way when you start scrubbing. If you’ve got the gadgets, a pressure hose can help get this part completed faster, but is by no means necessary. Remember, being gentle is the key to avoiding scratches!
2. Soap and water
After hosing down the fence, add dish soap into the bucket of warm water. Then simply grab your sponge and get to work, lathering up the panels to remove any grime buildup. Repeat this step on any visible hardware for that signature shine.
In spots where the buildup is a bit harder to clean, you can use a 50/50 mix of water and white vinegar to help break it down. Sub in your sponge for some crumpled up newspaper for better scrubbing action. Remember, any abrasive tools can scratch and damage both the glass and the hardware, so avoid using anything rougher than newspaper.
3. Rinse and repeat if needed
Get your trusty hose out once more and rinse off any residue left by the soap. If you notice any patches that have been missed or need a little more TLC, go ahead and give it a second clean.
4. Air dry
Once properly cleaned, simply wait for your glass pool fencing to air dry to see the crystal-clear results of this easy cleaning process.
Frameless Glass Pool Fencing
Frameless glass pool fencing is significantly easier to keep clean than other framed options. This is because hardware can be less than forgiving, so the more hardware, the harder the job. Opting for Frameless Impressions glass pool fencing makes this one easy, as you’ll have minimal hardware to shine. The stainless steel we use in our minipegs and joints can be taken from dull and smudged to gleaming with the same method as our glass, maybe just with a little more elbow grease.
How to avoid streaks
Streaks can be just as frustrating to clean as they are to look at, especially when you just want to sit back and relax by the pool. There are a few ways to limit streaks and to easily tackle any that may appear. It’s also worth mentioning that homeowners in coastal areas will need to clean their glass fencing more often to keep it free from streaks, with more salt in the air.
Keeping on top of cleaning, as outlined above, is ultimately the best way to keep glass pool fencing streak-free. When the marks start to appear, it’s probably time to clean again. Soap and water is the most effective way to tackle the smudges, as using other products, even including some glass cleaners, can just add product and residue to the glass.
How to keep glass pool fencing clean
There are also proactive measures that can be taken to ensure the glass stays in tip-top shape from installation onwards. Applying Enduroshield coating is one such way to make sure your glass pool fencing stays crystal clear. This non-stick coating can be applied at the installation stage or added to your pre-existing glass pool fencing. Once applied, it will help the glass stay clear and smudge-free for up to three years, when it can be reapplied once more.
No matter which style of glass pool fencing you have around your pool, with these tips and tricks, you can ensure that it maintains a luxurious look with ease. For any questions about your glass pool fencing, get in touch with one of our experts who’ll help handle your query.