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Clean Mold from a Pool Enclosure

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    LESLIE: Rudy in Florida, welcome to The Money Pit. What’s going on at your house?

    RUDY: I have a pool with a screened enclosure.

    LESLIE: OK.

    RUDY: And the screened enclosure has mold on it and so do the metal supports and I’m wondering what I can do to get rid of the mold without messing up the pool?

    TOM: Well, you’re going to use a deck wash on that. There are different types of mildicides that can be used for siding or deck when they get mildew on them. There are a number of commercial products out there. Flood has one called DeckBrite, which I think would work.

    LESLIE: Mm-hmm. Dekswood, yeah.

    TOM: Dekswood, sorry. And JOMAX is another one – J-O-M-A-X – made by the Zinsser Company. And you mix these up with water and bleach. You apply them strategically, let them sit for a few minutes on the mildew and then go ahead and hose them off or if you have a pressure washer on a very light setting – not too hard but a light setting, Rudy – you can hose it off that way. And that’ll brighten it up and you’ll be good to go all over again.

    RUDY: Great. Thank you very much.

    TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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