If you have an in ground pool, it is without a doubt the centerpiece of your backyard patio. It can be a place for people to gather around and of course one for them to swim and have fun. However, all pool owners know how crucial it is to keep a in ground pool clean and maintained, but sometimes they forget about that concrete deck that surrounds it.
If you leave any outdoor concrete unmaintained for long enough, you watch it undergo a metamorphosis. Inside of a pristine light grey, it gets spotty black areas where dirt, mold, mildew, and even algae grow in its porous surface and cause that black, green, or brown discoloration. On any patio, this makes your concrete not look very good, but it doesn’t necessarily hurt anyone. However, when it happens to your concrete pool deck, it does pose a hazard. As the pool deck it there as a splash guard for the pool, it is prone to mold, mildew, and algae growth. All of those are unwanted for health and aesthetic reasons, but you should be concerned primarily because when they get wet, they get slippery. The last thing you want around your pool deck is a slippery surface where anyone, especially children who don’t fully understand the concept of not running next to the pool, can fall in.
While regular cleaning with a bleach solution can help keep mold and other growth at bay in your pool deck area, scrubbing with bleach won’t solve all your problems. Concrete is a naturally porous material which can not only mean dirt trapped deep in those pores but mold spores and mildew roots as well. The best way to clean your concrete pool deck is to have it professionally done at least once a year before pool seasons gets into full swing. Not only will a pressure washing professional treat any mold with a chlorine solution, but the following pressure washing is miraculous at flushing out dirt. One cleaning with a pressure washing can make your concrete pool deck look like it was freshly poured again.
Is your in ground pool deck looking a little less than stellar with summer coming? Even if you aren’t worried about it being a slip hazard, you still have to look at it. If you want your pool deck to look good again in the Dallas area, contact us today to see what Dallas Pressure Washing can do to make your concrete look beautiful again.