Removing Stains from Indoor Pool Covers

While you can combat harsh sunshine and its ill-effect by installing translucent Danpalon polycarbonate sheets over your indoor swimming pool, it is inevitable to avoid stains that these sheets may get in the form of molds and mildew buildups due to humidity. For indoor pool covers, it is not very uncommon to form molds, but the important part is to clean them time to time for the sake of hygiene. Use given below process to remove the stains on indoor pool covers:

Step 1: Wet the roof with hose spray from ground. Don’t forget to wear paint goggles, long sleeves, full pants and rubber-sole shoes for grip.

Step 2: Make a mixture of bleach and water in equal quality. To make a complete cleaning solution add one cup of liquid laundry detergent to the mixture. If you have an option, you can also mix a cup of Trisodium Phosphate in 1 gallon of chlorine or pool shock and then in 4 gallons of water.

Step 3: Fill this solution into spray pump then climb on ladder and spray the solution with low pressure. The solution should cover entire roof, then leave it soak for 10 minutes.

Step 4: After soaking the rooftop, rinse the entire chemical by spraying water with garden hose. Excessive water force is not needed. Let the moulds run off the roof for some time until you see clean water rolling down from there.

When cleaning the indoor pool covers, make sure you wear safety outfits and remove planted pots and other things kept under the roof to avoid any damage.

What Is A Wood Pergola?

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Whenever it comes to outdoor structures to be build we either talk about pergolas, arbor, or verandah. While there are many other type of outdoor structure built outside home, people mostly prefer to have wood pergola. But, do you know what is it actually? Mostly people confuse between pergola and arbor and consider both of them more-or-less the same thing. Well, though they belong to same family, but they differ in many ways. Arbor is typically a freestanding structure built in a yard of garden, whereas pergola is attached to the house or if freestanding they are closer to the house.

Wooden pergola, as the name suggests is obviously made of timber and gives a natural look to the garden area. It comprises of six parts:

  1. Ledger board – A long piece of limber anchored to the wall it is attached to.
  2. Footings – Wooden piers in a cylindrical shape to support the post.
  3. Beams – A long wooden log running parallel to the ledger board.
  4. Post – Wooden vertical support running from footing to the beam.
  5. Rafter – A roof placed horizontally over the pillars.
  6. Purlins – Optional small pieces of wood placed on the rafter for additional shade.

Each of them is made of wood and is placed at their positions. Being vulnerable to natural elements, they need periodic care and maintenance. Usually they are painted in preferred colors but if they have to be left in their natural color the structure are varnished and coated with protective shield. Still, they need yearly varnishing/painting and paste control.

Why you should avoid tighter and unventilated indoor pool covers

These days, indoor swimming pools are quite in. People love them in hotels, community centers, clubs, and even in villas. It is really pleasant to have an indoor pool as far it is not covered and lack enough space for ventilation. Often indoor swimming area is covered with indoor pool covers to create privacy.  However, this can create a negative impact.

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This is due to the reason that indoor swimming pools tend to produce huge amount of chlorine laden water vapor due to continuous evaporation process. When the area is cover with roof tightly and without ventilation, these vapors get no space to escape, leading to numerous structural problems, such as rusting, blistering of paint, deterioration of structural supports and several other similar negative cosmetic effects on building. Other than these, smell of chlorine fumes also cause discomfort to the swimmers and people around.

To avoid this, the best option is to keep indoor pool covers well ventilated plus also install exhaust fans to circular fresh air inside. When you are covering swimming area, there are many other settings you have to create. For instance, you will have to extra ventilate bathhouses, storage areas, mechanical equipment rooms and enclosures. Do it either by mechanical (install exhaust fans) or natural means (keep open space as window). Your target should be to exhale Chlorine fume out of the room. In addition to that there should minimum two air changes on hourly basis for indoor pool areas. Also keep heating equipments away from swimmers, preferably install them outside swimming area. Simply keeping these things mind you can make your indoor pool safe for users.