How to Clean Decking Around a Pool

As the summer days roll on in Massachusetts, the crew at SEAL-A-DECK can almost bet that you have been spending a lot of time on your deck and in the pool. To continue to get the best out of your deck for the rest of this summer and beyond, it is now time to consider getting that space clean before the season turns into fall. We are here to educate you on the proper techniques for assuring your pool deck is cleaned and preserved for as long as possible, so you can continue to make summer memories.

General Maintenance Tips

Prior to bringing out the pressure washer, there are some easy ways to make sure your deck is staying clean and the materials remain strong. If you’re frequently using your pool and have planters, chairs, umbrellas, or anything else like this that stays on the deck for a long period of time, you should have a rotation plan. Since these items are traditionally in the same area as your pool, they can hold moisture underneath them that can be disastrous to your decking materials. Every other week, you should plan to move them a little or rotate them to give the wood beneath them a chance to dry. Grills and other metals can also leave spots and rust on your deck that must be spot treated by a professional. Occasionally moving them around will help deter this issue. Sweeping the area every month will remove heavy debris buildup that can actually do as much damage as standing water.

Pressure Washing

No matter how well you keep up with the general maintenance of your deck, there will be a time when pressure washing is necessary. We suggest doing this at least once a year. If you are not familiar with using this machine, our suggestion is to leave it to the professionals. According to the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, “although high-pressure injection injuries may only leave small superficial wounds, they can create widespread multilayer soft tissue injuries, deep-space infections, and lead to compartment syndrome”. If you’re not confident in pressure washing on your own, just don’t do it. That is what the team at SEAL-A-DECK is here for. Alternatively, if you are fairly familiar with a pressure washer, the key to getting the best results on your pool deck is to use a uniform pattern on the deck while not staying in one area too long. You will want to avoid spraying it in the direction of your open pool. The grime and dirt that comes off your deck is not something you will want swimming around in your pool. Having a good pressure washing helps keep your deck intact for many years.

Schedule a Service

If pool maintenance is not your forte, don’t fret. The SEAL-A-DECK crew is here to help you with everything from construction to maintenance. Give us a call today to set up a cleaning service at 1-877-SEALADECK. You can also inquire about our Advantage Plan to save on these types of services throughout the year.


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