Keep Your Glass Pool Fence Looking Beautiful with Common Household Items

8 August 2017
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When it comes to pool fencing, some people choose to have it installed to maintain a sense of privacy while they're relaxing or having a swim. That's not the only reason you might want a fence, however.

For safety, keeping unauthorised people out, or just to cordon off the pool as an area separate from the rest of your garden, a fence can be really useful. But if you want to make sure you're not blocking out any of the sunlight, a glass fence is the best way to go.

Glass pool fences not only do an excellent job of creating a barrier, they also look sleek, clean, modern, and classy. If you want them to stay that way, being outdoors, they're going to need a bit of care from time to time. Keep them clean and shiny the easy way with things you already have around the house.

Cleaning solution

Forget all those expensive glass cleaning products. While they might do the job, it's not usually necessary to spend the money they cost, and you can get great results with your own homemade cleaning solution.

Mix warm water and white vinegar, half and half, and that's all you need. Put it in a spray bottle if you have one, but otherwise just into any suitable container you happen to have. If you live in a hard water area, you might want to use bottled or filtered water to avoid residue, but it shouldn't be too much of a problem if not.

Sparkling glass

If the glass is really dirty, give it a quick rinse with some plain water first, perhaps giving it a quick wipe with some soap if you like. Rinse off any soap residue.

A trick that window cleaners often use is to use plain old newspaper for cleaning, and that's because it works a treat. Get plenty of newspaper, crumple up sheets into loose balls, and use it to wipe the glass clean after you apply your vinegar solution. Change newspaper sheets often as they become wet.

Cleaning metal parts

Your vinegar cleaning solution should work well on any metal parts, too. Just be sure to test a small area first and make sure it doesn't leave any marks. Once you've wiped it over and cleaned it off, use a soft cloth to give the metal a polish and leave it shining.

Repeating this quick cleaning process once a week – or whenever you feel like it – will leave your glass pool fence looking stunning with little effort.