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Old 06-29-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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We will soon be moving to our house, finally!! We definitely have our work to do, primarily cleaning; especially the lanai and pool area.

Does anyone have suggestions other than just power washing? Im a germophobe so Id like the lanai to look clean and actually BE clean. Maybe some rinse free soaps or other "not so messy" solutions we could use?
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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If you really are that particular about it, I would suggest hiring someone to do it and making sure they understand exactly how clean you want it.

That is a biggish job. I would want to be doing one of the other 6,492 things that need doing while someone else spends ALL day scrubbing down the lanai.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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I particular yes, but not particular enough to pay someone else to do it..{hee hee}---There are so many other things we have to pay people to do, this one we decided to do on our own : )
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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We will soon be moving to our house, finally!! We definitely have our work to do, primarily cleaning; especially the lanai and pool area.

Does anyone have suggestions other than just power washing? Im a germophobe so Id like the lanai to look clean and actually BE clean. Maybe some rinse free soaps or other "not so messy" solutions we could use?

Oobie,
Power washing works great! I would suggest that you pre-spray the lanai framing and screens with a bleach water solution, and really soak it good. The bleach will kill all the mold, algae, and germs that you are worried about. You can even get a soft bristled brush and brush the solution on prior to using the power washer. After that then power wash it. Be careful though, the pollen that you wash out (from overhead), if it falls in the pool it will turn your pool yellowish green again very quickly so you may need to shock the pool again. Renting a power washer is cheap compared to the time and effort you will expend as well. There are better ways to save money than by trying to save on renting a power washer. Plus while you have it power wash the outside of the house, and the sidewalks, pool deck, and driveway. Get your money's worth.

Good Luck! Let the cleaning begin.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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Oobie,
Power washing works great! I would suggest that you pre-spray the lanai framing and screens with a bleach water solution, and really soak it good. The bleach will kill all the mold, algae, and germs that you are worried about. You can even get a soft bristled brush and brush the solution on prior to using the power washer. After that then power wash it. Be careful though, the pollen that you wash out (from overhead), if it falls in the pool it will turn your pool yellowish green again very quickly so you may need to shock the pool again. Renting a power washer is cheap compared to the time and effort you will expend as well. There are better ways to save money than by trying to save on renting a power washer. Plus while you have it power wash the outside of the house, and the sidewalks, pool deck, and driveway. Get your money's worth.

Good Luck! Let the cleaning begin.

Thanks, that's probably what I'll do- we own a power washer. And we're cleaning the lanai prior to the pool cleanup just for that reason. I know I can always count on you BH..
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