Leaf stains in new concrete deck - will patience, time and sun fix???

mcch

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Oct 19, 2020
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canada
Newly installed vinyl liner inground pool. Concrete pool deck poured a month ago. Many mature trees on property. I have been doing all I can to keep concrete clean until closing for winter. Yesterday PB came to replace damaged liner (nightmare install story) after rainy morning and since it’s Fall, many leaves were actively falling as they worked during day. They tracked mud and debris and dead leaves with their boots and concrete deck was a disaster. Took me two hours to clean which I want to do before they close and install winter cover tomorrow. There are now after their work, leaf stains everywhere!!My question: will summer sun next year simply bleach them out or is deck now just stained forever?

*they also damaged concrete with equipment when pumping out water. The tire marks in second pic are engraved in concrete. So discouraged.
 

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Charles Bezzina

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Jul 10, 2021
66
Sydney Australia
Pool Size
38000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-9)
Hi mcch. I can't tell you if the stains are permanent.

What were your plans for the concrete finish. Leave as is or tile over?
 
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borjis

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Aug 19, 2014
3,492
Pacific NW
I get Tannen stains on the part of my deck below some arborvitaes. A light pressure wash makes it look just like new. Just water, no chems used.
 
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mcch

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Oct 19, 2020
9
canada
Thank you! I wasn’t able to try to remove them before the winter cover went on today (i am in Canada) so hoping the tips here will still work in the spring.