Glass Fencing Hardware

Glass comes in two main styles – frameless and semi-frameless. Both types are composed of two main components. First, you have the large safety glass panels that form the barrier between your pool and the rest of your yard. Holding these panels together and fixing them to the ground is the job of various fittings, many of which are made from tough, corrosion-resistant stainless steel or aluminium.

Keeping your pool fencing clean and shiny will go a long way to maintaining a tidy backyard atmosphere. However, it’s not always as easy as you would expect to clean your fence’s stainless steel and aluminium parts, so we’ve compiled the following list of quick tips from the pool fencing experts at Clear Az Glass Fencing. They will help you maintain a clean and shiny glass pool fence for years.

Avoid Too Much Abrasion

The surface of both stainless steel and aluminium is treated before installation to ensure it’s as shiny and clean as possible. Using harsh abrasives like sandpaper, emery, or steel wool can damage this coating, which can shorten the lifetime of your fence.

Instead of rough abrasives, you could use a scrubbing brush or a baking soda mix to remove tough stains. Combined with warm, soapy water and a regular cleaning routine, these should be enough to keep your glass pool fence fittings clean and shiny!

Be Careful What Cleaning Products You Use

There is a vast range of different pool fence cleaning products on the market, but it’s essential to choose carefully. Some of these products can damage both the glass and the stainless steel or aluminium components of your pool fence, even if they are used according to their instructions. Avoid the following:

  • Any cleaning method that involves the use of scrapers or blades.
  • Any cleaning product which contains either hydrofluoric acid or any other fluorine derivative.
  • Any cleaning products which are either highly acidic or highly alkaline.

These can all damage the stainless steel and aluminium fittings on your fence, reducing their shine and removing their ‘like new’ look.

Clean Regularly

Following a regular cleaning and maintenance routine will help you keep the fittings and other hardware components of your glass pool fence shiny and clean. If you clean often enough, you shouldn’t have to do more than wipe over the visible surfaces with a mixture of warm, soapy water. Try to stick to the following schedule:

  • In challenging or tropical environments, try to clean every 2-4 weeks.
  • In moderate climates, try and clean every three months.
  • In mild conditions, try and clean every six months.

Cleaning at least this often should help your fence remain clean and shiny.

Final Word

Keeping your pool fence clean and shiny is one of the keys to maintaining a well-looked-after, attractive yard space. The above tips should help you look after the metallic components of your glass pool fence. Good luck!