How to remove mold from decorative rocks

lisad71August 11, 2006

Our builder put white decorative rocks along the privacy wall of our pool and around the pool pump. A lot of the rocks now have mold growing on them and I'm wondering how to remove it.

I was thinking of filling up a bucket with water and bleach and just soaking them a couple handfuls at a time then rinsing.

Any thoughts?

- Lisa

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centralcacyclist

That will work but sounds tedious. Can you put bleach and water in a spray bottle and just carefully spritz them?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2006 at 11:37PM
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kec01

As long as these rocks aren't near grass or other vegetation, go the bleach/water route and scrub a bit as you are spritzing. Then hose off.

What you probably have is moss. If this area of your yard is shady, it's most likely going to grow back.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2006 at 7:27AM
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lisad71

Is moss just green or can it be black, too? I just assumed it was mold because its black with a fuzzy appearance. Yuck!

I just finished pulling some weeds that were growing in this rock bed and I'm going to start spritzing the rocks with the bleach and water in a spray bottle.

thanks!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2006 at 11:30AM
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