How to clean your mesh pool fence?

Cleaning Your Pool Fence in 7 Steps


Mesh pool fencing is a flexible alternative in providing necessary pool safety.  The mesh material usually resists mold however, after time, it can become soiled by the elements.  Routine cleaning and maintenance of your fencing can keep your pool area inviting all season long.  You should clean your fencing at least once a season and especially before storing.  To clean your fencing you will need to follow the following steps.

1.  Check with any recommended manufacturer suggestions for cleaning your fencing material.  Some detergents and soaps may harm the mesh material.  It is best to start with the mildest soap that will effectively clean your fence.  Avoid harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia.

2.  Spray your fencing with your garden hose using the highest pressure available.  Spray each section thoroughly from top to bottom allowing some time to soak.

3.  Fill a bucket of warm water and a mild detergent or dish soap.  For extremely stained fencing you may need a stronger detergent or add a cup of acidic white vinegar.

How Clean Your Pool Fence

4.  Use a fine bristled soft dish brush dipped in the water detergent mixture to gently scrub the fencing in a horizontal pattern.  Be sure to work only a section at a time to avoid the soap drying on the fencing. 

5.  Some spots may need to soak with the detergent solution and be scrubbed again to remove stubborn stains.  Tree sap may be especially difficult to remove but hot water and soap should be able to cut it effectively.

6.  Be sure to rinse thoroughly each section from top to bottom removing all traces of soap.

7.  If you intend to store your fencing be sure that is dried completely before rolling it for storage.