Ultimately, the best way to clean your pool deck is to let a professional help. A pro will know whether to pressure, power, or soft wash your deck.
However, if you decide to pull a DIY pressure washing, you must do it right. Otherwise, you might damage your pool deck and still not get the intended results.
That said, this article will help you get the best results from a DIY pool deck pressure washing in two ways:
- First, we will discuss the tools you need
- Lastly, and most importantly, we will walk you through the steps to pressure wash your pool deck
Note: the tools and steps below are generalized for all pool deck types. If you need specific info for “pavers” or “poured concrete,” consult a pro pool cleaner by calling us today.
That said, let’s delve in!
What Do You Need To Pressure Wash Your Pool Deck?
The tools listed below are vital for deep cleaning buildup, stains, mold, and algae off your pool deck:
- Pressure washer
- Garden hose
- Outdoor bleach
- Protective equipment (gloves, glasses, respirator)
- Surface cleaner for the pressure washer
Now, let’s discuss the steps to clean your pool deck!
How To Pressure Wash A Pool Deck – The Steps Required
For starters, identify your pool deck type and the nature of the dirt. That way, you can use the fitting PSI.
For example, a poured concrete pool deck might only require at least a medium-duty ( 2000-2800 PSI) pressure washer if the dirt is mild.
Overall: be careful not to use a higher-pressure washer when the deck or dirt doesn’t require it. Else, you can damage your property.
That said, let’s do some pressure washing for your deck.
- Clean the flat surface with a broom or a sweeper, and get rid of every dirt.
- Wet your surface with water. That way, it can soak up enough water to make cleaning convenient. Also, wetting the surface will prevent the concrete from any damage the bleach or pressure washer might cause.
- Ready your bleach and cleaner; mix it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Get yourself ready. Put on your protective equipment and start spraying.
- Spray the solution on the deck with the sprayer; it might not work well if you don’t spray it well.
- Leave for a resting period of about 10-15 minutes. That way, you have enough time to kill whatever is on the surface.
- Work slowly with your pressure washer, hold it straight down, and move from left to right until the whole deck is clean.
- Give the whole area a final rinse, and remove every cleaner from the surface.
- Apply a sealer once the deck is clean and dry; it will keep your deck from further deterioration.
Now, your pool deck should look as good as new.
Cleaning your pool deck should be routine. But while it is vital, it is even more so to do it correctly. Else, you can crack the setup and spend a fortune on repairs.
To avoid such scenarios, the best bet to pressure/power/soft wash your pool deck is a pro pool cleaning company.