Having a shade sail over an outdoor swimming pool is almost a necessity during a harsh Australian summer. Perhaps not the Olympic size pool you find at public swim centres, but certainly your backyard pool.
Lazy days in and around the pool are much more pleasant if you have some escape from the sun's belting rays. Shade sails provide essential UV protection for you and your family while you make the most of your outdoor living area.
Shade sails are an important structure and often involve a significant financial outlay, so you should look after them to ensure you get the most from your investment.
This article will cover some of the questions we regularly get asked about cleaning shade sails.
Do I need to clean my shade sail above my pool?
Not only do pool shade sails protect your family from the sun's UV rays, but they also help keep debris out (think less time fishing leaves out and more time swimming). The barrier they provide means that they capture and retain dirt. A build-up of dirt can make your shade cloth look grey, and in extreme cases of lichen and moss build-up, shade sails can appear black and become heavy, making them sag, putting extra stress on the material.
Regular cleaning is required to make sure you get the best out of your shade sail. At least once a year is recommended. This can vary depending on condensation levels which may increase mould and mildew build-up. Shade sails exposed to heavy condensation or under trees may need more regular cleaning.
How do I clean my pool shade sail?
When cleaning your shade sail, you must use the right cleaning solution. Harsh chemicals can damage your sail or break down the UV resistance, reducing the shade sail's effectiveness. Similarly, stiff-bristled brushes and strong scrubbing motions should not be used as this can damage the material's weave. It is best to use a soft-bristled brush with a gentle cleaning action to avoid damaging the cloth.
How much does it cost to hire a professional to clean a pool shade sail?
Every shade sail clean varies. There is more work involved in cleaning a heavily soiled shade sail compared to a regular maintenance clean. That is why Richard will always provide an individual quote on the area you need cleaning. He may also be able to suggest other options and quote on any other jobs that can be done at the same time.
Often, getting your shade sail cleaned is the perfect time to clean the surrounding pool area and patio or decking. After all, it is always nice to head into the warmer months with a sparkling outdoor entertainment area.
So, can we help you clean your pool shade sail and outdoor area?
Hopefully, this article has helped answer some of your questions regarding cleaning your shade sail. We provide a range of residential and commercial shade sail cleaning services. You can head to our Full Services List to see all the services we offer, or head to our Facebook page to view samples of our work and customer testimonials.
Give Richard a call on 0412 204 645 or email email@example.com to discuss how Roof to Floor Maintenance can help you.