How to Clean Brick Pavers Around a Pool
Brick pavers can provide a durable and attractive surface to place around your pool. But as with any surface exposed to a damp environment, they can quickly develop mildew or mold, as well as pick up dirt from heavy traffic around the pool. Cleaning your brick pavers on a regular basis will alleviate these problems.
Brick paver cleaning can be accomplished easily with some simple tools and household cleaning agents.
Things You Will Need
- Garden hose
- Scrub brush
Rinse the pavers you'll be cleaning with a high-pressure stream of water from a garden hose. Direct the stream away from the pool so you don't push dirt and debris into the pool.
Mix a solution of bleach and water in a bucket. Use a proportion of one part bleach to four parts water.
Dip a scrub brush into the solution -- a brush attached to a long handle will make the job easier -- and scrub a small section of brick pavers.
Rinse the pavers with the garden hose, remembering to propel the stream of water away from the pool.
Continue scrubbing and rinsing a small section of pavers at a time until the entire area has been cleaned.
- The Cleaning Bible: Kim and Aggie's Complete Guide to Modern Household Management; Kim Woodburn; 2008
Based in Virginia, Nichole Liandi has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles have appeared on various print and online publications. Liandi has traveled extensively in Europe and East Asia and incorporates her experiences into her articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University.