Pool fencing is a legal requirement throughout Australia. Glass pool fencing has become one of the most popular fence styles due to its modern appearance and aesthetic appeal. Most glass fences are made up of two components – heavy duty glass panels and stainless steel (or aluminium) metal fixings, which hold the glass panels in place.
The key to maintaining the appearance of your glass pool fence is making sure that you keep it clean and in good condition. There are a few different things that you can do to make sure that your fence stays in top condition, but cleaning the stainless steel fittings is one of the most important.
Keeping stainless steel clean and shiny can be difficult at the best of times. With this in mind, we’ve put together a short list of our top tips to help you keep your pool fence’s stainless steel components sparkling for years to come!
- Warm Water & Soap Is Usually Plenty
Stainless steel is made to be easy to clean, which means that you should usually only have to use a mixture of warm water and soap to remove built up dust and grime. Simply wipe over the surface of your stainless fittings, removing as much dirt as possible as you go. Rinse with clean water and dry with a lint free cloth to achieve the best appearance possible.
- Use A Toothbrush
Getting into the corners and around tight fitting areas of stainless steel pool fence fittings can be difficult with a cloth and water. If these areas are left dirty they will bring the appearance of your whole fence down, which means that it’s important to get to them somehow.
One of the best ways to do this is to use a simple toothbrush dipped in soap. Use the toothbrush to scrub areas that you couldn’t otherwise get to, and make sure that you rinse the area with clean water afterwards.
- Use Nano Protection
Many glass pool fencing companies now offer complete nano-coating for the stainless steel components of your pool fence as well as for the glass. Nano-coating involves the chemical addition of an extremely thin layer of durable, water repellent material to the surface of your stainless steel fittings. This makes them easier to clean, less likely to corrode and much tougher and more durable.
- Make Sure You Wipe Surfaces Dry Post Cleaning
It’s extremely important to make sure that you always wipe your stainless steel surfaces dry when you’ve finished cleaning them. Doing so will help make sure that they don’t get left with streaks and other marks.
Keeping the stainless steel components of your glass pool fence shiny and in good condition will go a long way towards maintaining the appearance of your entire fence. Above are some tips that are designed to help you clean the stainless steel parts of your fence quickly and efficiently. Good luck!