It is recommended that you pressure wash your pool deck at least once per year. Many people prefer to have it done prior to opening up their pool for the season so their pool area looks clean and fresh. While power washing your pool deck can be done yourself, there are many challenges involved in doing so. As such, you may be better off leaving this task to an expert. Here are three of the challenges of pressure washing a pool deck yourself.
Correctly Pressure Washing the Type of Pool Decking You Have
One of the biggest challenges associated with pressure washing a pool deck yourself is correctly pressure washing the type of pool decking you have. You need to use different pressure washing settings depending on the type of pool decking you have, such as concrete or pavers, and you need to take into account the condition of the pool decking. If you use a setting that is too high, you can damage your pool decking. If the setting is too low, you may not fully clean the decking. A professional knows what setting to use to ensure your pool decking is thoroughly and properly cleaned.
Keeping Cleaning Solutions and Debris Out of Your Pool
The second challenge you face when pressure washing a pool deck is ensuring debris and cleaning solutions do not end up in the pool. You have to carefully pressure wash the surface to ensure that excess debris and cleaning solutions do not land in the pool. At the same time, you have to be careful about going in the opposite direction, as cleaning solutions can affect landscaping, such as grass and plants. A professional can set up barriers or take additional steps to ensure the pool decking is clean without having debris go into your pool or into your landscaping.
Removing Algae and Algae Stains
The final challenge associated with pressure washing a pool deck yourself is removing algae and algae stains. Pool decks are susceptible to algae growth. Unfortunately, killing algae and removing any stains that algae leaves behind is challenging. Many homeowners struggle to kill algae and remove stains on their own, which is why hiring a professional can be beneficial. A professional knows what types of solutions are best to use on different pool decking materials to kill algae, prevent it in the future and remove any staining or discoloration old algae may have left behind.
If you have not already done so, now is the perfect time to powerwash around your pool and have your pool area looking its best for all of the pool parties and barbeques you may host in the space this summer. Here at Griff’s Services, we are a pressure washing company who can help you with all of your pressure washing needs, including properly cleaning your pool deck. Call us today to schedule an appointment.