Proper Care and Maintenance of Glass Pool Fencing

Glass pool fencing is a luxurious style of fencing that provides home owners uninterrupted views of their pool surroundings. As glass pool fencing is by far today’s most popular choice for pool fencing all over Australia, it is important to ensure you maintain the pool fencing.

At Stallion Stainless, one of our main queries is what is the proper care and maintenance for glass pool fencing. The following advice will assist home owners to keep their pool fence looking great and the stainless steel fittings secure.

How to Clean a Glass Pool Fence:

  1. Prior to cleaning your glass pool fence remove any immediate stains or dirt build up by using crumpled newspaper as this is less likely to leave scratches on the glass.
  2. The next step is to wash grime and dirt from your glass pool fence using warm soapy water (dishwashing detergent is best and cheapest product). Gently scrub using a sponge then hose down with fresh clean water and leave to dry. The use of a good quality squeegee to remove excess water can also be used.
  3. Vinegar-based glass cleaner may also be used for a streak-free and clean finish. However, please note that the use of other cleaners such as window cleaner is not recommended as this could eventually leave a film on the glass making it difficult to clean.
  4. The same applies to the stainless steel fittings. Use a damp soft sponge or microfiber cloth with warm soapy water to remove any dirt, salt or other deposits and then rinse thoroughly with fresh clean water. Avoid abrasive materials that will scratch the surface and ensure you wipe in the direction of the grain and not against it – to avoid scratches.

How to maintain the stainless steel fittings on your pool fence:

  1. Glass pool fences with self-closing locks, hinges and latches must be regularly sprayed with silicone or lubricating oil and the tightness of all fixing screws should be checked.
  2. If brown stains or the tea stains appear on the surface of the stainless steel, it can be simply removed using tea stain remover. If you find traces of tea stains remove them immediately. (The use of 316 marine grade stainless steel will help minimize any possible tea staining).
  3. Never ever use scourers or harsh abrasive cleaners as this may damage the integrity and internal mechanics of some stainless steel fittings.


  1. We are considering getting glass fencing around our pool this Summer for the safety of our toddler. I want to make sure the clean up is easy because I know those water stains will drive me insane. Your advice seem easy enough to do. How often would you suggest I clean the glass?

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