Poolside Pressure Washing
During summer, many people enjoy nothing better than lazing by a pool. However, the poolside is only a pleasant place to hang out if it is clean. This guide will teach you how to use a pressure washer to make your poolside shine.
Why Use a Pressure Washer?
A pressure washer uses pressurized water to blast dirt and grime away from your poolside patio and deck. This can be much more effective than simply hosing water onto the patio, and it’s much easier than getting down on your hands and knees to scrub it clean. In addition to the pressure of the water, you can also add detergent to increase the stain removal power of the washer even further.
How to Use a Pressure Washer to Clean Your Poolscape
Start by completely clearing the poolside area. Remove all furniture, plants, pots and so on. If you choose to use detergent to clean your patio, apply it to the surface roughly 10 minutes before you start pressure washing.
When you start pressure washing the poolside, direct the water so that it strikes the patio at an angle. Use a broad, sweeping motion to clean all parts of the surface. You can cover a large area more quickly by using a water broom attachment for the pressure washer or use a smaller nozzle to direct water into cracks between stones or bricks to drive out the dirt.
You can use a pressure washer to clean not only the area directly around the pool, but also your deck and porch. If your deck is painted, you need to make sure that any detergent you use is suitable for painted surfaces. Often, the pressure of the water alone is enough to leave the deck looking great.
Safety Tips for Using a Pressure Washer
Pressure washers use jets of water that are under very high pressure. While these jets are great for cleaning patios and decks, they can cause pain or injury if sprayed onto the skin. Avoid pointing the pressure washer at any part of your body, keep pets and kids indoors, and make sure you clear all fragile objects out of the way before you start washing the poolside.
Using a pressure washer is a great way to clean your poolside. You can use this method to get your poolscape looking beautiful in preparation for summer.