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    Deck Wash...

    So - we need to seal our deck. They all say we have to wash it first with deck wash. Our problem is the deck is right on the pool. How do we keep the cleaner out of the pool? If we cover the pool, it will just fall in there when we take the cover off. Will it hurt if it gets in there? I"m guessing yes because of all the warnings on the bottle. However, the ingredients are very similar to pool chemicals - sodium hydrochlorite and sodium hydroxide.

    Maybe I should just wash the deck with "shocking chlorine"!!!

    What do you think?
    21x41x54" AG Artesian Seville II
    Installed around 2004 - we moved here in 2008
    23,000 gal
    Hayward SwimPro 256T Sand Filter
    1HP 2speed Hayward Power Flo Matrix
    (and have 2HP Hayward Swimpro and a 2hp 2speed Waterway Hi-Flo pump as back up also!! lol)
    No heating - other than Solar SunRings
    Central IL

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    Re: Deck Wash...

    Skip the deck wash and just use plain ol' bleach (or liquid chlorine). It is cheaper, and will not harm your pool! (just make sure you rinse dirt and stuff AWAY from the pool)

    Edit: don't use STRAIGHT bleach... dilute it first!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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