As swimming pools become more affordable – and therefore more common in renovations throughout Australia and the world – the range of different pool fencing styles is broadening. One of the most common styles in recent years is glass balustrading/ fencing, which is both modern and aesthetically appealing.
However, the condition of your glass pool fence can quickly deteriorate if you don’t look after it properly, which means that you need to pay particular attention to both cleaning and maintenance. Dirty glass fences look terrible, and the average fence should be cleaned at least one per month to maintain a like-new appearance.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a short step by step guide to help you clean your glass pool fence quickly and efficiently.
Step 1: Remove Spider Webs & Other Debris
The first thing you need to do when it comes to cleaning your glass pool fence panels properly is to remove any large debris which has built up around the bottom of the fence. If you don’t clean regularly, things like dead leaves and spider webs can accumulate at the bottom of and between your panels.
The easiest way to remove these is probably with either a blower vac or a simple broom, depending on how many there are. Once you’ve got rid of the large debris, move onto step 2:
Step 2: Pressure Clean
*Note that if you clean your fence regularly, you can skip this step.
If you haven’t washed your glass fence for some time – say 6 months or longer – then the most efficient way to remove the majority of the dirt and built up grime will be to pressure clean it. Most modern glass fences won’t be damaged by pressure cleaning, but you can check with your local glass fencing professionals if you’re worried.
If your fence isn’t too dirty, you don’t need to worry about pressure cleaning. Instead, hose it down to get rid of any loose dust and small debris.
Step 3: Wash With Warm, Soapy Water
Make sure that you never, ever use harsh chemicals on your glass pool fences. For regular cleaning, simple soapy warm water is more than enough to remove dust and grime. Regular dishwashing detergent is the soap of choice for many people.
Hose your fence again once you’ve finished washing with soapy water, and check over it to make sure that you’ve got all the dirt spots.
Step 4: Dry
If you don’t dry your glass pool fence it will end up covered with water streaks. Use a clean, lint free cloth to remove and leftover water after you hose it for the last time.
Step 5: Pay Attention To Metallic Areas
It’s super important to make sure that you keep the posts, hinges and other metallic fittings on your pool fence lean and shiny, otherwise they can rust and corrode. Use a high quality metal cleaner, followed by a polish and wipe over with a clean, dry cloth.
Cleaning your glass pool fence is actually super easy. Follow the above steps to keep your fence looking clean and shiny for years to come.