Tips on Keeping Glass Pool Fencing Sparkling Clean and Streak-Free with Minimal Effort

Posted on: 8 October 2018


Glass pool fencing is a great investment for any swimming pool. When kept clean and crystal clear, it adds a touch of elegance and modernity to the pool area, provides a non-obtrusive view of the other side of the pool and adds kerb appeal to the entire home. Having said that, one of the things that makes many pool owners shy away from installing glass pool fence panels around their pool is the notion that glass fencing is difficult to clean. Contrary to this misconception, glass pool fencing can be cleaned with little effort, as long as the right cleaning products and supplies are used and the cleaning is performed the right way.

If you'd like to learn how to clean a glass pool fence like a pro, you've come to the right place. Here are some easy-to-follow cleaning tips for you.

Choose plain water over chemical-based glass cleaners

When it comes to keeping your glass pool fence panels clean and streak-free, it's important to have the right cleaning products and supplies. Many pool owners turn to ammonia-based commercial glass cleaners that end up leaving unsightly smudges behind, and they can also potentially damage the glass. To prevent this from happening, it is best to avoid commercial glass cleaners completely. Instead, you should clean your glass panels with warm, soapy water and a soft, lint-free cotton cloth or rubber-edged squeegee.

When used as a cleaning solvent, plain water mixed with liquid (dish washing) soap can work just as effectively as some commercial glass cleaners, so you don't have to worry about not getting the cleaning results you desire. Using tepid water helps dissolve dirt and grime for easy removal. To get rid of the more stubborn grime, pre-wash your glass with soapy water, then spot-clean the grimy areas with vinegar. 

Clean your glass fence as regularly as required

Generally speaking, you should follow the manufacturer-recommended instructions on how regularly your glass pool fence panels should be cleaned. However, the best practice is to clean your glass pool fence whenever it looks dirty and unsightly. Therefore, you should adjust your manufacturer-recommended cleaning schedule to match the particular cleaning needs of your glass fence. 

With these cleaning tips, you should be able to keep your glass pool fence looking pristine all the time. The cleaner your glass is, the greater the impact it will have on the overall beauty of your home.