Glass pool fencing looks fantastic around any pool area compared to traditional types of fences. This is especially true if it’s meant to provide an unobstructed view of the coastline or the rolling hills. However, if you are choosing between types of fencing, one question that springs to mind is “how do I clean a glass pool fence and keep that view crystal clear?”.
It’s actually really easy. Don’t let suggestions that glass fencing is hard to clean keep you from calling a fencing company! If you can handle washing the dishes then with a couple of quick tips cleaning a glass fence is a breeze.
The Best Way to Clean a Glass Pool Fence
Glass panels are such a pretty sight. But constant exposure to dust, rain, and stains can take away its shine, can’t it?
So, to keep your glass panels bright crystal clear all year round, follow these simple tips!
Hose it down
Spraying the glass panels with a hose is your first step to remove dust and light debris. This minimises the risk of scratches from any scrubbing.
Apply soapy water
Cleaning a glass pool fence can be as easy as washing the dishes. For regular maintenance (4-6 times a year), all you have to do is mix liquid soap with some water and use a sponge to scrub the panels.
Blow any soapy residue away with a garden hose. Lastly, get a clean cloth to wipe the pool fence dry.
Remove stubborn streaks and stains
Buildup does happen all the time especially when the cold weather sets in. Whether it’s dust or frozen droplets, gently splash some water all over the panels and then use old newspaper to remove the buildup effectively.
Railings, hinges, and posts
Keeping other parts of your fence clean – railings, posts, and hinges – are just as important to avoid rust and mold buildup. You can use non-corrosive pool cleaners to dissolve the buildup on the areas mentioned but again the trusty soapy water should be all you need. You can also try to wipe it clean with a crumpled newspaper as it doesn’t leave scratch marks on smooth surfaces.
Apply a powerful coating solution
To protect both your glass panels and fittings from such nasty buildup long-term, get a protective coating from your supplier. This will make your cleaning job a lot easier as the fence is practically shielded from a fast buildup of dust and condensation.
Of course, these pool fence cleaning tips equally apply to glass balustrade you might have around a balcony or porch.
Is your pool fencing safe?
Even more important than keeping it clean is the safety of your pool fencing. Check that your gate self closes, no panels are loose and that there are no climbable objects along the fence. In Victoria pool fence regulations mean you must have a regular inspection and certificate of compliance issued from a registered pool safety inspector to ensure it meets the requirements and prevents access to children.
Just like any other parts of your house, a glass pool fence also requires some attention in order to keep spark and glory. Regularly cleaning a glass pool fence means you’ll have an easy job and beautiful view. Remember corrosive build up like bird droppings can cause damage if left alone too long. So make it your goal to create your own pool maintenance checklist and stick with it.