Glass is fast becoming the most popular choice for those who really care whether their pool fence not only works effectively, but looks great too. It’s always been attractive, but technological advances mean that glass is now an affordably viable option for Australian pool owners who want a clean, clear, luxurious look. But how do you keep it ‘clean’ and ‘clear’? You’ll be surprised how easy it is to clean your glass pool fence. Read on for 6 simple tips!
Not sure where to start? Well, simply turn on the hose. Anything light will be blown away from the simple stream of water, revealing the tougher dirty stuff that will be dealt with in step 2.
2. Build up
Leave that glass pool fence for long enough, and you may find some hard-to-remove buildup. So the most stubborn bits are the best place to start, and a great hack for cleaning your glass pool fence is to use a piece of screwed up newspaper, for effective abrasiveness but without the risk of scratches.
3. Warm & soapy
One of the advantages of glass pool fencing besides keeping your kids safe, is that it’s easy to clean and maintain. It’s unlikely you’ll need anything harsher or more expensive than simple dishwashing liquid or an equivalent, some warm water and a sponge to do the job. Finish off with a microfibre cloth or ‘squeegee’ for a truly streak-less look that will leave that glass pool fence as good as new.
4. The fittings
Your glass pool fence, of course, will be installed with marine grade stainless steel fixings. Again, it’s not going to be any tougher to clean your stainless steel than using a gentle cloth and some warm, soapy water to remove the vast bulk of the buildup, even if your pool splashes contain salt. If there are tougher stains, remember that scourers can cause scratches, but screwed up newspaper won’t!
5. Hose … again
To finish off where you started, turn that hose on again, taking care if possible to begin the rinsing process before any detergent can dry and avoiding replacing dirt stains with detergent stains! And for a truly crisp and clear finish to really maximise the beauty of your glass pool fence, consider actively drying the glass with a microfibre cloth, to avoid those dried-up water droplet remnants.
6. Stay vigilant
Regular cleaning of your glass pool fence will keep your entire swimming pool landscaping looking great. Not only that, it also means less build up and a quick and easy clean. Things like bird droppings can actually be corrosive, so get rid of those stains quickly as soon as you spot them.
So remember, keeping your glass pool fence looking as beautiful as it is safe is actually not much more involved than doing the dishes – but an awful lot more rewarding!