How to Clean Brick Pavers Around a Pool

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Things You'll Need

  • Garden hose

  • Bucket

  • Water

  • Bleach

  • Scrub brush

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.


Step 1

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.

Step 2

Mix a solution of bleach and water in a bucket. Use a proportion of one part bleach to four parts water.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Rinse the pavers with the garden hose, remembering to propel the stream of water away from the pool.

Step 5

Continue scrubbing and rinsing a small section of pavers at a time until the entire area has been cleaned.


Nichole Liandi

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.