Protecting Your Pool During Winter

3 Care Tips for Your Glass Pool Fencing

Glass pool fencing is a good choice for all homeowners; it allows you a full view of the pool while also making it very difficult for anyone to climb over the fence and gain access to the area. Since the glass used for pool fencing is very durable and resistant to cracks and chips, it's not likely to need much maintenance over the years. However, you do want to keep it clean and ensure the hardware for the fence and gate are in good repair.

Note a few cleaning and care tips for a glass pool fencing so you get the job done right, and don't cause any damage during the process.

Avoid abrasive cleaning tools

While the glass for your pool fence is very strong, this doesn't mean it won't ever scratch, and especially if you use abrasive cleaning tools on the surface. If there is caked-on mud or dirt, soak the area with soapy water and use the rubber edge of a squeegee to pull away this debris. Once you've removed any built-up mud or dirt, you can then move on to cleaning the glass itself.

Avoid streaks

Streaks are going to show up very easily on a glass pool fence, since sunlight often catches streaks and makes them more visible, as can any reflection from the pool's surface. To avoid streaks, use newspaper to clean the glass and not rags or paper towels. You might also use a simple water and vinegar solution, as commercial cleaners may contain alcohol, which can dry on the glass and lead to streaking. A squeegee can also remove all traces of water and cleaner better than most other cleaning tools, so invest in a commercial-quality squeegee for your fence.

Maintain hardware

The hardware of your glass pool fencing shouldn't be cleaned with the vinegar cleansers you use for the glass, as this can damage the metal. Use a soft cloth to buff away any built-up dirt and debris, and a cleanser meant for hard water stains if there are water marks on the metal. Use a spray lubricant on the gate or other areas with hinges, to remove dust and dirt and keep the hardware from rusting. Check the connectors for any loose springs or screws, and be sure these are tightened as needed. If a metal piece has developed rust or corrosion, you can try using a rust removing spray and stiff brush to clean it; otherwise, that piece may need to be replaced altogether.