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How to Clean and Maintain Glass Pool Fencing: Tips & Tricks

Cleaning And Maintaining Glass Pool Fencing

Is your glass pool fence looking dirty?

Glass is a versatile, stylish and safe choice for your fence. But little hands leave prints, wind can throw dirt, and a splashing good time in the pool can mean streaks on your glass panels.

Whether your fence is dealing with dirt, calcium deposits, or water spots, it helps to know how to quickly and efficiently clean the mess. 

If left unchecked, what was once a sleek and transparent barrier can turn into a cloudy eyesore. Beyond aesthetics, a dirty pool fence can also reduce visibility, compromising safety. 

With a little maintenance, you can help keep your glass fencing looking brand new while promoting safety for yourself and your family.

So read on for a step-by-step process on pool fence cleaning to ensure your fence remains as clear and sparkling as the waters it encloses.

Step One: Preparation

Before you begin, it’s essential to gather the necessary materials. For pool fence cleaning, you will need:

  • Bucket of warm water
  • Mild detergent or a specialised glass cleaner
  • A soft sponge or microfibre cloth
  • Squeegee
  • Garden hose
  • Soft bristle brush (for stubborn stains)
  • Lint-free towel or cloth for drying

Got everything?


Read on for the next step.

Step Two: Clear the Area

You’ll need to prepare the area before diving into the cleaning job. Start by removing any items or furniture around the fence to provide easy access. This includes pool toys, plants, and other obstructions.

Step Three: Dry Dusting

Before introducing any liquid, dry dust the fence using a soft microfibre cloth. This will help remove any loose dust or debris and prevent scratches during the wet cleaning process.

Step Four: Prepare the Cleaning Solution

In a bucket, mix warm water with a small amount of mild detergent. Since your pool fence is made of glass, consider using a professional glass cleaning solution. These are formulated to tackle tough watermarks and residues without causing harm to the glass surface.

Step Five: Washing

Dip the sponge or cloth into the cleaning solution and gently scrub the fence. Use the soft bristle brush for stubborn spots and stains, but ensure you don’t scratch the fence. If you have a metal or aluminium fence, make sure to clean it with the grain direction to avoid unsightly streaks.

Step Six: Rinsing

Once you’ve scrubbed the entire fence, it’s time to rinse off the detergent. Using a garden hose, gently spray the fence with water. Ensure that you wash away all the soap residues as they can leave marks or cause the fence materials to degrade over time.

Step Seven: Drying

For glass fences, a squeegee is a great tool to remove water and prevent water spots. Starting at the top, drag the squeegee down in a straight line, wiping off excess water as you go. After this, use a lint-free towel or cloth to thoroughly dry any remaining spots. For metal or aluminium fences, simply wipe them down with a cloth.

Step Eight: Inspection and Touch-Up

After cleaning, step back (be careful not to step back and fall in the pool) and inspect your work. Look for any spots or streaks that you might have missed. Address these areas with a touch-up using your cleaning solution and cloth.

Step Nine: Maintenance

Cleaning your pool fence is easier when you maintain it regularly. 

In Melbourne, with its unique combination of urban pollution and coastal air, it’s advisable to clean your fence at least once every two months. 

Regular maintenance prevents the build-up of grime, salt, and mineral deposits, making the cleaning process smoother and more efficient.

And that’s it!

Glass pool fence cleaning is that easy. 

So sit back and enjoy your work, or celebrate with a dip in your pool and enjoy your crystal-clear glass fencing.

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Trust Your Pool Fencing to the Experts at SN Fencing

A clean pool fence not only enhances the beauty of your swimming area but also ensures the safety and longevity of the fence itself. 

With the fluctuating weather patterns in Melbourne and the city’s general urban environment, regular cleaning becomes imperative. If you find any defects or structural concerns in your fence, learn more about our pool fence repair service.

The steps outlined above will help keep your glass fence in top-notch condition. So bookmark this page and follow these steps to enjoy a clearer view with a sparkling clean pool fence.

For more information or help with your pool fencing, reach out and speak to a member of the SN Fencing team today at 0419 501 557.