Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Garden & Landscaping, General Tips |

A decorative concrete pool deck is one of the highest trends now a day’s. It provides a safe and a slip resistant surface. It also provides an extremely durable surface as compared to a wooden or a stone one. There are numerous ways to maintain the concrete floors.  There can be various kinds of concrete floors like the brushed or the stamped concrete.

The brushed concrete is easier to maintain than the stamped. The stamped has to be sealed every 2-3 yrs. The process is simple and can be done with a roller. Sealing is critical to the stamped concrete because otherwise its appearance will be dull and it will lose its beauty.

The stamped concrete is very slippery in nature. A polymeric substance called shark grip is added to the sealer which lessens any potentials for slippery hazards and provides a smooth feel underfoot. Film forming sealers are often used for concrete to form a protective film on the surface of the concrete that will prevent the intrusion of water, chlorides and harmful pool chemicals. They also add to the sheen that highlights its beauty.

Below are a few tips to help you care for concrete floors.

  • Use a mild detergent and a push broom to clean the pool deck. This will clean all the dust and the stains. Use a medium setting pressure washer to clean the concrete. Allow a day for the deck to air dry. Avoid harsh cleaners. Neutral cleaners are the best cleaners to use on the concrete floors surrounding the pool. Do not use acid based cleaners as they can discolor the concrete.

  • You may notice cracks on the concrete with time. They lead to extensive damage. Apply concrete patch to the cracks to seal the damaged area. This prevents in infiltration of water into the concrete.

  • Place dishes under your potted plants in the pool deck area. This helps to capture the water and fertilizer that seeps out from the pot. If it leaks it creates stains.

  • Use a hard bristled scrub broom to brush away the dirt. Application of little elbow grease helps get rid of the stubborn stain. Pour about 2 quarts of bleach and water solution to get rid of any impurities on the deck.

Freshen up your pool deck with the mentioned expert ideas for elevated poolside relaxation. If are looking for epoxy concrete sealers or polished concrete solutions in Melbourne we recommend LVCP as a great service provider.