One of the best ways to bring value and enjoyment to a home is to have a swimming pool. Pools, however, require a good bit of care and maintenance, with one of the most overlooked parts of that maintenance being the pools deck. The pool deck is a mecca for all sorts of unpleasant things like chlorine residue, sand, silt, grass, dirt, debris, and all kinds of other bits that can quickly turn a beautiful pool deck into an unsafe and slippery mess.
This means the pool deck probably needs cleaning and treating as frequently as the pool itself. There are many cleaning products and tools for cleaning a pool deck, and matching the tool to the specific pool deck is vital to keeping the deck looking sharp. Pressure washing your pool deck is one of the best ways to keep your pool and decking looking it’s best all year long.
Do I Need To Have My Pool Deck Cleaned?
The last thing you want to do is let your pool deck sit dirty or not keep it clean and maintained at all times. This will do nothing for your pool and deck but can potentially damage both.
Balance is necessary when pressure-washing pool decks. Older, wooden pool decks may require considerable care, while concrete can take more harsh scrubbing, pressure washing, and brushing. It should go without saying, but the pool deck needs to be cleaned of all visible debris and dirt before anything else occurs. Generally, this is done by sweeping the area and possibly spraying it down gently with water.
Pool deck pressure washing is a very in-depth and detailed job. It is not going to be easy or quick if it is done correctly. The required skills, expensive tools, and timing are why hiring a professional pressure washing team to handle all of your pool deck cleaning needs is always better.
Here is a brief description of what we do for you and your pool deck when you hire us to pressure wash your pool deck.
Pressure Washing Wood Pool Decks
Wood pool decks attract mold and mildew and have everything needed to take a strong foothold and not let go. We use a combination of water and detergents as a treatment before coming back over the deck with a brush. This gets rid of the debris quickly and easily.
Pressure Washing Concrete, Stone, and Brick Pool Decks
Concrete, stone, and brick – We again use detergents designed for concrete and brick. This sits for a period of time before scrubbing clean.
There are situations where rust may have stained the deck. Rust requires specialized cleaners and chemicals, and protective gear. We also make sure our pressure washing team members are well-trained for their safety and yours. You may find videos and suggestions on how to take care of rust on your pool deck, but please – leave this to professionals with equipment and training. It is much more expensive to fix or replace than hire a professional pressure washer to clean your pool deck.
For oil, another possibility for stains, we use degreasers and stiff bristle brushes. Again, it is best to leave this to the professional pressure washing teams as some degreasers may do more harm than good.
Pressure Washing Tough Stains On Pool Decks
There are times when the stains are tough, and in this instance, we break out the heavy-duty cleaning equipment and detergents. Our highly trained teams have all of this on the truck at all times. On the other hand, you may spend more time running back and forth to the home improvement store for different products.
When it comes to cleaning your pool deck, the frequency depends on any number of factors. Trees and open fields can bring leaves and pollen to the deck with regularity. Those near golf courses will likely have some debris from the regular cutting necessary to keep the course clean and neat.
Heavy swimming pool usage may also mean more frequent pressure washing and cleaning. The only way to know for absolute certainty is to have us come and clean the deck for you thoroughly one time, and we can schedule the next cleaning soon after.
Find a location near you to discuss your pool deck cleaning needs or book an appointment. Our highly trained pressure washing crews are always ready to help home, and pool owners keep their swimming pools looking great.