Cleaning concrete tips?


LifeTime Supporter
May 15, 2007
New Jersey
Had my pool installed little over a month ago. On one end where a few branches hang over have a few small brown stains from tree. Have a few questions.

1. What have you found to clean spots the best. I have a pressure washer but dont want to use it yet on the nice new concrete.

2. Should I wait a certain amount of time since pour to do anything?

3. Has anyone sealed regular concrete...does it help?


Well-known member
Apr 2, 2007
best concrete cleaner

The best concrete cleaner (for regular concrete) is also a pool chemical most have on hand - dilluted Muriatic Acid - mop it on, let it sit for a few minutes - it will foam like peroxide on a cut, then rinse it off. Concrete will look brand new.


LifeTime Supporter
Mar 29, 2007
SE Louisiana
Muriatic acid would be my concrete cleaner of last resort. It actually dissolves the concrete and so will erode any anti-slip profile, such as a broom finish, that you have.

Bleach will remove most organic stains (e.g. leaf and acorn stains).


LifeTime Supporter
TFP Guide
May 22, 2013
Hudson, WI
Yup, seven years old but the question is how much bleach to a gallon or water do you use for cleaning concrete ? Mine hasn't been washed well for years and I'd like to soak it down with something and pressure wash it.