Asked on Aug 13, 2019

How can I clean an aggregate pool deck without using a power washer?

DeniseLisa S.Vimarhonor


I have an aggregate pool deck that is dirty and needs cleaning. However some of the small pebbles are starting to come loose so a power washer can not be used. I have tried to rent a steam machine and cannot find one in any stores or rental places. Can anyone suggest how I can clean the deck?thanx

4 answers
  • Seth
    on Aug 13, 2019


    I used to clean ours with a stiff bristled broom for sweeping pavement. I would do it early or late so the deck would not be too hot. I used water from the pool (vacuum hose placed over return outlet) to wet the deck (garden hose will do), scrub, and then rinse, one section at a time. Labor intensive, but it worked. Spray stubborn spots with an oxy-type cleaner to pre-soak. If the deck is really bad, you can use a diluted solution of muriatic acid, but the stuff is nasty and you need to follow safety precautions carefully.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Aug 13, 2019

    Hello what kind of stains do you have?

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  • Lisa S.
    on Aug 13, 2019

    Anything with bleach will clean it up.

  • Denise
    on Aug 13, 2019

    Thanx everyone for the ideas 😊

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