Summer is waning and your pool deck is looking a bit worse for the wear. With all of the swimming and summer entertaining your deck has stains and dirt. Time to clean your pavers. Here are some tips to get it done.
First, you’ll need a good cleanser
You have two options if you want to make your own. The first is basically a mild bleach mixture. Try mixing a solution of bleach and soap and water and putting it in a pump up garden sprayer and spraying generously. Don’t be stingy. Your second option is mix water with a mild degreasing soap. Also mix and spread on the deck. let them sit for 10 minutes or so.
Now take a hard bristle brush or broom and scrub
The bristles should be stiff enough to scrub away dirt, mildew, or grime from the concrete surface. If a stain is stubborn add a bit more cleanser and use good old fashioned elbow grease. If that doesn’t do it, you may need to use TSP, trisodium phosphate. You must use gloves and a breathing mask. Mix ¼ cup of TSP for each gallon of water. Apply and scrub.
Once you get the deck scrubbed, rinse with a garden hose. Use a hose with a spray head and be sure to direct the water away from the pool. You don’t want the cleanser or the dirt and debris in the pool.
Now that it’s clean, you should seal the deck to prevent future staining (we recommend Seal N Lock) and keep the deck cleaner longer. There are several brands of pool deck sealers, some that include additives to help with slip-resistance. Choose your favorite and apply according to the manufacturer’s instructions for application.
Sound like a lot to do? Well, then your best bet may be to call a professional like Elite Home Services!