How to Perfect Your Waterpole Technique

A squeegee

For window cleaners used to cleaning with a squeegee, the idea of cleaning a window with just a brush and water is daunting.  Rest assured that the combination of a soft brush and Pure Water is all you need to clean windows!

Traditional Cleaning versus Waterpole Cleaning

The conventional, traditional way of cleaning windows involves a squeegee and the following two steps:

  1. Scrub with a soapy applicator.
  2. Remove all the soap and dirt at once with a squeegee.

Then, because you want the window left dry, you probably also need to touch-up the edges with a dry towel.

To clean with Pure Water, there are two steps:

  1. Scrub with a soft brush.
  2. Rinse with Brush Jets and Pure Water.

A window cleaned this way can be left to dry naturally, because all of the dirt has already been rinsed away.

In the Pure Water method, the brush is the substitute for the applicator and the brush jets and Pure Water do the same work as the squeegee.

Pure Water means that the TDS levels are at or near 0.  This is an unnatural state for water, and it will aggressively try to get itself back to a state of “dirty.”  So the Pure Water does most of the work in cleaning the window!

However, these two steps are not very useful at explaining exactly HOW to clean with a Waterpole.  You may be thinking, “I could scrub a window and run some water over it and it won’t necessarily be clean.”  Unless you know what you’re doing, you’re probably right.

The trick is all in the technique.

1. Scrub the window – First Pass

Water-fed Cleaning Pass #1

Waterpole Cleaning Pass #1

Run the Pure Water and the brush over the entire window.  Use overlapping, top to bottom strokes from one side to the other.

2. Scrub the window – Second Pass

Water-fed Cleaning Pass #2

Waterpole Cleaning Pass #2

Run the Pure Water and the brush back over the window going in the other direction.  Use the same overlapping, top to bottom strokes.

Two passes is all you should need to effectively clean the window.

3. Scrub the Top and Bottom

Water-fed Cleaning the Top and Bottom

Waterpole Cleaning the Top and Bottom

If necessary, get into the crevices along the top and bottom edges.  Use side to side, full-width strokes.

4. Rinse the Window

With the brush lifted slightly or at an angle, so the brushes are not touching and only the Pure Water is hitting the window, rinse the window in a horizontal, back and forth pattern, starting at the top and working your way down.

Remember: If you are working with Hydrophilic Glass, you can make larger, faster passes.  Pencil Brush Jets work best here.

Water-fed Cleaning on Hydrophilic Glass

Waterpole Cleaning on Hydrophilic Glass

If you are working with Hydrophobic Glass, you are going to want to make tighter, slower passes.  Fan Brush Jets work best here.

Water-fed Cleaning on Hydrophobic Glass

Waterpole Cleaning on Hydrophobic Glass

If you follow these simple steps, that Pure Water will not only clean the windows, but keep them clean longer!

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  1. […] Otherwise, using slower, tighter passes with your Waterpole will clean hydrophobic glass better.  For more information, see the blog post How to Perfect Your Waterpole Technique. […]

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