cleaning concrete


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Old 05-08-08, 03:47 AM
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cleaning concrete

We installed an inground concrete pool last year. We love it. However, the concrete around the pool needs to be cleaned. Besides power washing, is there another way to whiten and brighten the area?
 
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There are a few different concrete cleaners you will find in hardware stores. I have always used muriatic acid and pressure sprayer. You must dilute the acid with water 80% water to 20% acid is where I would start so not to etch your concrete. Pour it on, let work for a few minutes then spray off. If it is not cleaning you can try to increase acid% but be careful as too much will etch your deck. You might want to stick with a cleaner you can buy at the hardware store...
 
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cianuric acid. Is the same type of acid used on your pool. Read instructions before usage, it burns the skin....
 
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Old 05-08-08, 05:56 PM
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No, Cyanuric acid is pool stabilizer, used to balance chemicals keeping the sun from disapating chlorine too fast. Muriatic acid is also used to adjust (lower) PH in pools. Muriatic is what you want to use on deck...
 
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My bad ...muriatic acid is what I meant....
 
 

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