Glass pool fences require regular cleaning to keep them looking their best. You can clean and maintain glass pool fencing with ordinary household cleaners, but avoid abrasive cleaners that may scratch the surface. Here are six simple tips for keeping your glass pool fence clean and clear.
August 7, 2023
Glass Pool Fence Cleaning Tips You Need to Know.
Glass pool fences are the most popular choice for people who do not want to compromise between style and safety for their pool area.
Glass pool fences allow for uninterrupted views of your pool area and landscaping. However, it's totally exposed to the harsh elements of our Australian climate. Unprotected glass can degrade over time if not routinely cleaned due to exposure to the chemicals in your pool water and air salinity. Once damaged, no amount of cleaning can make it look new again, and expensive glass polishing or, in worst cases, replacing the glass entirely are your only options.
Glass pool fences require regular cleaning to keep them looking their best. You can clean and maintain glass pool fencing with ordinary household cleaners, but avoid abrasive cleaners that may scratch the surface.
Here are six simple tips for keeping your glass pool fence clean and clear.
Hose off Between Uses
After each time you swim in your pool, quickly rinse off the fence—doing so will dissolve any salts or minerals on it and make your next cleaning session a lot easier.
Use warm water and mild detergent.
Of course, for more stubborn stains, you’ll need to get a bit more involved.
One of the biggest benefits of glass pool fencing is that it’s easy to maintain, so your kids can enjoy their swimming pool for years.
To clean the glass surface, it is unlikely that you will need anything but simple dishwashing liquid and warm water.
For a truly streak-free shine, use a microfibre cloth or squeegee to clean the pool fence thoroughly.
Clean up bird or animal droppings immediately.
Clean up bird and animal droppings on your glass pool fence as soon as you notice them—they will stain the glass and damage your hardware if left untreated.
If you have neglected to clean your fence for several months, some marks may be too stubborn to remove using the above steps due to exposure to the chemicals in your pool water and air salinity.
To remove stubborn stains like this, you should use a spray bottle of 50% white vinegar and 50% water, along with some crumpled-up newspaper.
Do not use anything that is more abrasive than newspaper, as it could scratch your glass panels. Never use scouring pads or other harsh cleaners.
Stainless steel fixtures
When your glass pool fence is installed, the glass panels will be mounted with marine-grade stainless steel spigots.
Although these fixtures are designed to resist the effects of sun exposure, salt water, and other corrosive factors, they can still develop a build-up of grime.
Warm soapy water and a soft sponge will clean most stains from the spigots and hardware, but some pressure may be needed for particularly stubborn marks.
For tough stains, a crumpled-up newspaper can be useful in removing them.
Protective Glass Coating
One of the most effective ways to keep your glass pool fence clean is to apply a glass protective coating.
We recommend EnduroShield, a revolutionary product that will minimise the maintenance of cleaning your glass pool fence by up to 90%. The permanent invisible nonstick coating is a one-time application covered by a 10-year warranty and dramatically quickens the process of cleaning your glass pool fence.
To read more about EnduroShield, click here.
If you want to keep your glass pool fence looking great all the time, it is a good idea to clean it regularly.
Applying the tips, we offer on how to clean your glass pool fence will help you keep it in top condition and avoid costly repairs.
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