Adding a fancy deck to a poolside can significantly enhance its aesthetic appeal. But just installing high-end paver blocks for a deck isn't enough to give your backyard the glow up you want. You need to put in some effort to keep your poolside deck in a pristine state, which means maintaining them well and cleaning them properly, even under that gorgeous pool shade sail of yours.
Neither of those practices are tedious, as long as you perform them regularly and do them right. If you do the job noncommittally, then you'll have to bear the consequences, which could be either visual, structural, financial, or even related to the safety of yourself and your loved ones. You might not think so, but well-maintained, correctly washed, and sealed pavers are much safer to walk on and reduce the chances of tripping considerably. Plus, they are a lot more inviting than those left unattended under the sail.
Furthermore, when you have already invested a hefty sum of money on your poolside deck, you might as well make the most out of it by being on top of your upkeep game. After spending your hard-earned money, you’d want to have a complete, picture-perfect backyard with a shade sail and an elegant poolside deck, which is only possible if you look after the area well.
Every cleaning job in the world requires some supplies, and maintaining your backyard is no different. If you have decided to be a responsible property owner and properly look after your poolside deck, you must start with gathering the right cleaning supplies if you don't already have them.
Here's a list of items you'll need
Get To Work
The first thing you should do before giving your poolside deck a good wash is brushing off all the visible dirt and garbage using a broom. If you have shrubbery around your pool or even just in proximity, the chances are blustery winds would litter the ground with dead foliage and broken twigs. Use a broom to remove those; one does using a rake when removing fallen leaves from a garden.
Once all the visible gunk is gone, get ready to bathe your poolside area. Generally, a hose is enough to tackle any stains or accumulated dust and dirt on pavers, and in that case, just give a good spray of water to clean up the place. But sometimes, a few stains can be pretty stubborn, prompting the use of big guns, aka a pressure washer and detergent.
When dealing with unyielding blotches around your pool, mix some detergent in lukewarm water, and lather the mixture well. Use a brush or steel scrubber to rub the detergent solution on the spots you want to clean. But do so with a gentle hand; you don't want to be too harsh, especially if using a steel scrubber because that could damage the pavement's exterior. Once you're done with the scrubbing, use the pressure washer to wash away the dirty, now contaminated mixture along with the stains.
While proper and regular poolside maintenance is essential, you can go a little easy on it if you have a robust shade sail covering the area. But at the same time, you need to care for the aesthetics of the place and clean it well because a sophisticated and sturdy shed sail must have an immaculately sparkling area underneath.