Dec 2, 2014

Caring for Your Glass Pool Fence

Glass pool fencesin Sydney are an expensive investment, so it important for you to know how to care for your glass pool fence effectively. Glass that is scratched, etched or damaged in any other significant way often needs to be replaced because there are no other practical methods of restoring it.

However a regularly washing regime and a little extra protection your glass pool fence can avoid this expensive option.

Cleaning Your Glass Fence
Always clean the glass when dirt or residue appears, implementing special care, especially if the glass is coated.

Use a mild, non-abrasive cleaning solution and a soft cloth, sponge or a squeegee that is designed for glass surfaces to clean your glass pool fence. When you have applied cleaning solution, ensure you dry it, because prolonged exposure can be damaging to the glass.

If you are not sure about the suitability of cleaning solution, spot test it on a small patch of your fence first.

Caring for the Railings and Posts
A soft, slightly damp cloth or sponge should be used to wipe the railings and posts clean. Microfiber cloths are even more preferable as they are very gentle and will avoid scratches to the surface.

The railings and posts of glass pool fences are often neglected because the main concern of cleaning these fences always focuses on the glass as it occupies the majority of the fence.

Clean both the glass and the fence structures at least every six months.

Consider Treating Your Fence
You should consider adding an extra barrier of protection to your glass pool fence.

This method of protecting your fence is readily available and it provides a range of benefits.

An invisible coating seals the glass, which makes the need for your cleaning and ongoing maintenance less frequent. Treating your fence also protects it against erosion from weather, salt and dirt. As a result, your fence is more durable and will last longer.

What To Avoid
Don't use a metal scraper to clean the glass. Metal scrapers are damaging to glass and will take off any extra barriers of protection you have applied.
In addition, do not let any metal parts of your cleaning materials to touch the glass. For example, avoid using metal scouring pads.

Avoid abrasive cleaning solutions, in particular steer clear of solutions that contain Hydrofluoric or Phosphoric acid as they are corrosive to the glass surface. And also stay away from powder based cleaners as the grains may scratch the glass.

Avoid cleaning your glass pool fence in direct sunlight or when the glass is hot.

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