Just before the summer heat hits in Stockbridge, GA, you may need to prepare your swimming pool. After sitting all winter long you’ll want to have your pool cleaned and ready for summer. If your swimming pool somehow transformed into your personal swamp this past season, you’ll especially want to have it cleaned properly. There comes a time chlorine doesn’t seem to do the trick, right? Big Moose Pressure Cleaning will share how you can deep clean your pool and have it ready before summer.
What Pool Materials Can You Clean with a Pressure Washer?
Pressure cleaning a pool is one of the most effective and efficient ways of renewing your pool. However, only pools that are plastered, concrete or have exposed aggregated concrete are able to be cleaned with a pressure washer. Other materials aren’t able to take the power of a pressure washer and will break down under the force of the pressure washing machine. If you have a fiber glass or vinyl pool, you will need to use another method that is not abrasive in nature.
Draining the Pool to Prepare for Pressure Washing
Start by draining the pool until all of the water is out. You may need to use a pump if your pool filters are unable to drain pools. Once the pool has been drained let it dry out. It may take a day or two to completely dry. Once the pool is dry, the next step is to sweep out any debris that is left inside of the pool. Next cover all electrical components including the area around the pump, stereos, and heaters.
How to Clean Empty Pool Walls & Floor
Using a pressure washer, apply the detergent inside the tank and follow manufacturer directions when mixing it with water. Wash the side walls first. Do one small section at a time, starting from the top and working your way side to side and down. Doing small sections ensures that you wash the walls thoroughly and helps avoid missing any spots. You may need to allow the detergent to set on the side for 5 to 15 minutes to work the scum off the pool walls. Keep the area damp by occasionally applying water to the sides. Switch to a softer or more delicate low pressure wash and pure water in the tank. Wash the walls removing all of the detergent. Again start at the top and work your way down.
How to Remove Dead Algae from Bottom of Pool
If you pool has Algae on the walls, use an Algaecide detergent to pre-treat the wall before cleaning it. You can also use a strong bleach mixture with water that will also do the trick. However, some people don’t like the scent of bleach and it can irritate the nose. If you use the bleach method, mix together 1 part bleach to 4 parts water. You may need to use a bucket and a scrub brush and pre-treat the walls by hand. Bleach can damage pressure washing machines and it is not recommended the chemical be used with a pressure washer. The bleach may need to set on the wall for about 10 minutes before you rinse it with water. Repeat the same process on the pool floor.
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If your pool in Stockbridge, GA has turned into a swamp this past season, and you need help making it ready for summer fun, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning. We can pressure clean your pool. For all of your pressure washing needs, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning and schedule our services today!