If you've recently installed glass pool fencing, you'll need to know what to do to keep it sparkling. With a few maintenance tips, maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your fresh installation becomes easy.
Know which cleaner to use
When it comes to cleaning glass pool fencing, it's difficult to estimate how often you should do it. Factors such as who uses the pool, how often it's used, and the time of year all play an influencing role. Therefore, you may want to clean it when you start to notice it gathering dirt.
Once you do decide to clean your glass, choosing the right cleaner is essential. Try to avoid regular glass cleaner, as its interactions with the sun can leave behind streaks. In some cases, it becomes difficult to remove the streaks it forms. Instead, consider using a basic washing up liquid and hot water.
Always remove excess water after cleaning
Just like everyday glass cleaners, excess water that dries in the sun could affect the way your glass looks. Streaks are harder to resolve than they are to prevent. Therefore, you should consider not letting them form in the first place.
In addition to using the right cleaner, absorbing excess water with a squeegee will work wonders. Immediately afterwards, you should use a clean microfiber cloth in single strokes from the top of the glass to the bottom. Moving in this direction means you work with gravity to eliminate the water, which means you stand a stronger chance of making your glass shine.
Remember to pay attention to the glass when your pool isn't in use
Although glass is a resilient material, it will show signs of scratches eventually. Items such as dust, debris, and rocks can all slowly damage the glass's surface over time. Although this probably won't result in a scratch that's immediately obvious, the small ones that gather can ruin its shine.
When your pool is in use, the water that splashes against the glass may remove some debris. When it isn't, this won't happen. Throughout the year, consider dusting your pool's glass fence, using a microfiber cloth to remove dirt and debris. Avoid using items such as brushes or sponges with a hard edge, as they'll push the dirt and debris towards the glass, which could then lead to small scratches.
Cleaning your glass frame in the right way and tending to it throughout the year will allow you to enjoy your new installation for longer.