Pools are an iconic source of fun during the summertime and year-round, but they can also pose a real danger due to the slick surfaces surrounding them. We all remember hearing a lifeguard yell “Walk!” at one point or another, and for good reason — pool decks are incredibly slippery and can pose a hazard.
Of course, kids should still walk around the pool area, but you can create a safer experience for all who venture into the area of the pool you own or operate. Not only does a dryer pool deck mean fewer slips and falls, but it can also help combat the formation of mold and bacteria. Make sure you know how to keep a pool deck dry so that your guests and visitors have the best possible experience.
Building a deck can boost the beauty and value of your home. According to HomeAdvisor, Americans spend about $7,000 on average to build a 200-500 square-foot pool deck. Yes, that’s a costly investment. So, if you’re thinking of having one or you have a newly installed deck, it is important to learn about the proper way to clean and maintain it.
It may appear that cleaning your pool deck is an added work. But it is necessary to preserve it and prevent costly repairs.
How to Clean Your Pool Deck
There are many ways to clean pool decks.
How to clean a deck with bleach
You can use a bleach and soap solution and an exterior house cleaning brush to clean your deck. Bleach can effectively remove stains, dirt that has thickened over time, and other debris on various surfaces, such as concrete, patio stones, and tiles. To prepare your DIY pool deck cleaner, add a cup of bleach in a bucket of water, plus a small amount of dish soap.
How to clean pool deck with chlorine
You can also use chlorine to clean your deck. Mix a one-gallon solution of 50% water and 50% chlorine. You will need a spray bottle and an exterior brush. To clean your pool deck, spray the chlorine-water solution on intended surfaces and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before brushing it. Rinse the deck and let it dry.
Both bleach and chlorine can be used to clean different parts of the deck, including patio pavers, asphalt, brick, stones, and concrete.
How to clean painted deck
You can clean your deck without worrying about damaging or causing the paint to peel off using the bleach-water solution. Wash one painted section at a time and gently brush the surface using a soft-bristled brush. Wash the deck with plain water after.
What’s the best way to clean a concrete pool deck? You can use bleach or chlorine solution, or just water-detergent solution. Add a degreaser for best results.
How to Clean Mildew from a Pool Deck Surface
Mold and mildew are common problems in pool decks because they are exposed to water and moisture all the time. It is important to conduct routine concrete pool deck cleaning to prevent the build-up of mildew as well as pool coping molds.
Mildew can also grow on cracks or holes as they collect more water and don’t dry easily. You will need a deck crack cleaner tool to remove mold and mildew. It is also advisable to seal the cracks to prevent the mildew from growing back.
Cleaning a pool deck on your own is easy as you only need basic cleaning supplies you probably already have at home, such as bleach, chlorine, detergent, and exterior brush. For very tough spots and stains, as well as heavy mildew infestation, it is much better to contact a pool deck cleaning contractor as they have access to specialty surfactants and cleaners that can effectively and quickly remove rust, stains, paint splotches, grime, etc.
A Dry Pool Deck Can Reduce Liability
Slips and falls around a pool can be a significant source of liability. They can even result in lawsuits that reach staggering financial heights. This applies to businesses as well as homeowners.
That’s why you need an effective deck drying solution for your pool. This is the case for hotels and resort, schools and colleges, gyms and YMCAs, community centers, physical therapy establishments, spas and other operations with pools.
How to Dry Your Pool Deck
The fastest and most effective way to create a dry pool deck is to invest in compact air movers like the B-Air® Vent VP-25. The VP-25 is both compact and powerful. Its small, lightweight body means it is easy to move and maneuver, fitting into tight spaces without issue. And its power means that you have the fast and effective drying performance you need to keep your pool deck as dry and safe as possible.
The Vent VP-25 pulls just 2.1 amps, which is incredibly efficient. It runs quietly, meaning there’s no disruption to you or your guests as you enjoy time at the pool. And you can even invest in several Vent VP-25s and daisy chain up to five together for maximum drying power. This is especially useful for larger pool operations with more foot traffic that are constantly fighting the battle against wet pool decks. Daisy chaining several together gives you the ability to create a powerful drying system that clears wet pool decks quickly.
At B-Air®, all our products are designed and manufactured to meet the highest standards of safety, quality, and durability. When you choose our pool deck fans like the Vent VP-25, you’re choosing a model that will get the job done day after day. We have many years of experience in manufacturing floor drying fans and similar products for both home and business owners who want to create safe and enjoyable environments for living and working.
Floor Drying Equipment From B-Air®
When you’re ready to access the power of pool deck fans from B-Air®, make the most of them by using them safely. You want to position your fans to create the powerful vortex that can quickly dry the wettest areas of your pool deck. And you’ll always want to keep your pool deck fans a safe distance from the water. This is one area where the Vent VP-25 is especially helpful. Because it delivers a powerful and concentrated stream of air, you can set it well away from a pool and still deliver its air stream to wet areas adjacent to the pool.
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