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Thread: Cleaning Concrete Deck

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    Mar 2013

    Cleaning Concrete Deck

    We just bought a house with a 16 x 30 in ground pool. I wanted to clean the concrete around the pool since it's very dirty and could use some brightening up.

    Any suggestions on what products to use?

    Can I have it power washed???

    16 x 32 In-Ground vinyl, 21,000 Gallons, Hayward Cartridge Filter, Hayward Tiger Shark robotic cleaner, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit

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    Jul 2011
    Friendswood, TX

    Re: Cleaning Concrete Deck

    I've had the best luck with power-washing. I've used it with the soap-injector, but it didn't seem to make a big difference. I would warn not to get too aggressive with the wand/pressure. Most all concrete has some type of aggregate (pebbles) and I've seen where the high-water pressure blasts the cement and leaves the aggregate exposed making a rougher surface. The rougher surface makes a good surface for trapping dirt and algae making it more difficult to clean next time. I haven't tried it on my cool deck yet but will certainly start light. This is what I recommend for patio, deck and drive-way cleaning ~
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