Cleaning the Pool Deck
Mold and mildew can be quite difficult to remove but it isn’t impossible. The first thing you need to do is to hose down the whole deck with clean water. Use a solution of oxygen bleach and water to thoroughly remove mold and mildew without being too harsh on the deck. A cup of oxygen bleach diluted in 5 gallons of water for each application is ideal.
Use a nylon scrubbing brush to work the bleach on surfaces with mold and mildew. Rinse and repeat if there are any mold stains left. For the last rinse, make sure to use a squeegee or a push broom to remove excess water from the pool deck surface.
An important thing to remember is that keeping the pool deck dry inhibits the growth of mold and mildew. As much as you can, let the deck dry for as long as possible in between pool use. To finish cleaning off the deck, use a vacuum to remove remaining dust, dirt and debris.
Pool Deck Sealing and Resealing for Preventing Mold Growth
The porous surface of concrete pool decks makes it easy for mold and mildew to grow and multiply. Applying concrete pool deck sealers is one of the best ways to prevent this. Sealers or sealants act as a protective barrier that fills in the porous surface of the concrete. Moisture mitigating sealants are specially made to inhibit moisture that can promote mold growth. As a bonus, sealants keep the color of the pool deck vivid and prevents efflorescence.
If you want to know more about commercial pool deck sealing and refinishing, visit our homepage to know more. While you’re at it, you might want to look into decorative pool decking applications. These include stamped concrete overlays, pool deck staining or resurfacing.