With the rise in popularity of glass pool fencing, it’s important to make sure that people know how to look after and maintain their glass fences. Other forms of pool fencing – such as the metal tubular style – have traditionally been designed to hide dirt and to require little maintenance.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with glass fencing. Glass shows even the smallest specks of dirt, and will even appear ‘dirty’ if it’s not dried after being wet. It can therefore appear hard to maintain glass fences, but it’s really not if you know what you’re doing.
Below you will find a list of our top tips from Glass Pool Fencing Perth to keep your glass pool fence looking as good as new for years to come:
- Make Sure You Clean Regularly
Regular cleaning is one of the most important things when it comes to keeping your glass pool fence in good condition. However, it’s very important to make sure that you clean your fence properly. Avoid harsh abrasives and chemicals, and try not to scratch or otherwise damage your glass while you’re cleaning.
Exactly how often you clean your fence will depend on you and how motivated you are, but you should try and clean it at least every 2-4 weeks if you live in a harsh environment. Examples of harsh environments include near the ocean or in areas where mineral rich bore water is used.
- Don’t Ever Clean With Scrapers Or Blades
Although using a scraper may seem like a good idea when it comes to removing dirt and marks from your glass fence panels, it most certainly isn’t! Scraping your glass panels can lead to all sorts of damage and can remove the protective layer from the surface of the glass, which can make the glass appear dirty all the time.
Scraping or scouring with an abrasive can also damage the stainless steel or aluminium fittings that hold your fence together, reducing their shine and making them look worn as well. If you want your fence to stay in perfect condition for years to come, then make sure that you only ever clean your fence with gentle cloths.
- Avoid Highly Acidic Or Alkaline Chemicals
You should only ever clean your glass fence with gentle, specially designed glass and stainless steel cleaners. Make sure that you never use chemicals that are highly acidic or alkaline. These can damage both the glass panels on your fence and the metal fittings, leading to a wide range of problems.
Ask For Advice If You Need It
Although maintaining a glass pool fence is relatively simple, it’s extremely important to make sure that you do things properly, otherwise you risk damaging both your glass panels and your metal fittings. If you’re not sure if you’re doing the right thing, then don’t hesitate to ask someone – like a professional glass cleaner or your local glass fencing experts.