HELP..... How do I clean the sand off my new deck

JayRi

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May 13, 2020
66
Tampa, FL
We just had out travertine installed. But now there is still a bunch of loose sand and it is constantly brought into the house. Is there some trick to get this cleaned up?
 

nobody291

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Jun 5, 2020
14
Camarillo, CA
We use our regular house vacuum on our patio sometimes...plug it into a GFCI outlet, don't try to vacuum up any puddles (or anything else wet), and you should be ok.
 

JJ_Tex

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Jul 17, 2019
1,857
Prosper, TX (DFW)
Is it the sand the polymeric sand, and did they water it down with a hose? If not, it should be watered to activate it.

When they installed ours last year there we had sand for a few days, but I hosed it off good and that got most of it and the rain took care of the rest.
 
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JayRi

Bronze Supporter
May 13, 2020
66
Tampa, FL
Is it the sand the polymeric sand, and did they water it down with a hose? If not, it should be watered to activate it.

When they installed ours last year there we had sand for a few days, but I hosed it off good and that got most of it and the rain took care of the rest.
I believe so, when they were spreading it they used a hose attached to the broom. We swept up a bunch of it. I picked up a corn broom and my wife following with the regular house broom. We got most of it but there is still a bunch of sand. We got tired and jumped in the pool. Going to try to hose it tomorrow. I’ll try hosing it to a corner and use a wet-dry vac to pick it up. We want to get it as clean as possible before we bring all the furniture out.
Thanks for all the tips.