How to Clean Your Enclosure
Congratulations! You’re the owner of a shiny, beautiful enclosure!
Maybe it’s protecting your pool from debris and cold temperatures, maybe it’s keeping the snow out of your hot tub, or maybe it’s turned your patio into a reading nook. Whichever space you’re protecting with your enclosure, it is sure to keep that space clean and free of leaves, dust, and other unwanted trash being blown in, but how do you keep the enclosure itself clean? It’s easy! And we’ll walk you through it!
It’s all about WATER
You don’t need any fancy chemicals to clean your polycarbonate panels, just good ol’ fashioned water will do just fine. Hosing down your enclosure about once a month with clean, fresh water should do the trick. If you are in the midst of a particularly dusty, muddy, or dirty season, you can use a very soft cloth with a gentle soap (i.e Palmolive) in a diluted bucket of water to clean your enclosure. Make sure you frequently rinse with clean water to remove any soap residue and avoid soaps with harsh chemicals or exfoliative ingredients.
Water is all you need to keep your enclosure sparkling.
NO grit necessary
Speaking of exfoliating…DON’T! Our polycarbonate panels are easy to clean but can be scratched if you scrub them with coarse material or corrosive chemicals. So put away the steel wool, bristle brushes, and any solvents containing benzene, petrol or acetone or basic washing powders. If you live in a sandy area, make sure that the water and cloths being used to wash your panels haven’t picked up any sand that can scratch the polycarbonate, as well.
“Soft” is the name of the game when wiping down your enclosure!
Keep it greasy
The rest of the structure is resistant to corrosion, and apart from rinsing with a stream of water here and there, does not require additional cleaning. Only the moving parts – the hinges, door-lock, and the rollers of each segment – require occasional maintenance. Keep these parts functioning at the optimal level by regularly lubricating them with any spray lubricant.
Any metal lubricant will do!
And that’s all there is to it! Don’t have an enclosure to clean? Well if you are thinking of getting a pool, spa, or sunroom, this is the perfect time to get a free quote on one of our high-quality, customizable enclosures.