Flagstone turned white and flaking

by Jason
(Ventura, CA)

We have flagstone around our pool and deck. Had a local company come out a year ago and seal the flagstone. Now the flagstone has turned white. In some areas a layer of the stone is actually flaking off. Any ideas on how to clean off this stuff. I tried muriatic acid full strength and it helps, but doesnt completely get off the old sealer.

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maybe "white scum remover"
by: David

Hi Jason,

There's a product called "white scum remover" from Prosoco that might help you with your problem-. We haven't used it, so you should call them at 1-800-255-4255. You can see details here:

http://www.prosoco.com/ProductDetail.asp?ID={CE2E74DF-6AF6-4DD2-BF67-CC599242BD3B}

You will also want to seal your stone after you remove the white scum. Prosoco also makes some quality sealers for your situation.

Pools can cause problems for stone. Read these comments from people with the same problem as you:

http://www.the-flagstone-experts.com/flagstone-coping-around-swimming-pool.html

Great luck!

David

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