The Importance of Pressure Washing Your Swimming Pool Deck

There is nothing quite like spending a relaxing afternoon lounging around your backyard swimming pool, reading a book and sipping a nice cool drink; or perhaps you enjoy a more festive pool atmosphere, like inviting your friends and family over for a fun splash in your pool.  However you like to spend your time around your swimming oasis, one thing is for sure; maintaining a clean, well-kept pool deck is a very important part of pool maintenance and on-going swimming pool projects.

There are several reasons why it is important for you to ensure that your pool deck is clean and that it is maintained on a regular basis.  Safety for everyone around the pool deck is certainly a number one priority for most pool owners and pool operators.  Swimming pool decks are often splattered with water, either from people who are moving in and out of the pool water frequently, or from rainstorms that occur on a regular basis.  Because of this repetitive moisture, pool decks often will accumulate excess dirt on them, as well as algae buildup and other forms of bacteria, too.  Excessive buildup of algae is not only a visually unattractive sight, but it can become very slippery, as well.  And, as we all know, falling or slipping on a concrete surface is not only dangerous, but can be very painful.  Ouch!

Additionally, a pool deck that is covered with slimy algae or excessive amounts of dirt and grime, can also create an unsanitary condition, which can be a problem for bare feet that are traipsing in and out of your swimming pool.  Over time, the number of algae/bacteria carried into the pool water, as well as excessive dirt that is carried into the swimming pool, can mess up the chemical balance and the cleanliness of the water.

One of the easiest, most efficient, and most effective ways to clean the pool deck around your swimming oasis is to pressure wash the surface.  Pressure washing is a process that uses effective cleansers, combined with the right amount of intensive water pressure, and will remove all types of dirt, grime, algae, mold, and any other type of unwanted substance that has developed along the surface of your pool deck.  For best results, most professionals recommend pressure washing your pool deck on a regular basis, at least once a year, or more frequently, if desired.