Features to consider while buying the best swimming pool brush
First, we’ll see some criteria and features you must focus on while choosing a pool brush:
There are no fast rules on what material should your pool brush be made of. It all depends on the purpose you need it for. While stainless steel and aluminum head brushes like the Milliard Pool Algae Brush may be suitable for concrete floors and other hard pool surfaces, it may not be suitable for a vinyl liner pool, for example.
However, ensure for vinyls, your brush is made of nylon bristles and for harder floors or for washing algae, choose a brush with hardened steel wire brushes and hard aluminum or plastic frame.
It is essential to choose maintenance and cleaning equipment that respects the coating of your pool. This allows it to have a long service life. Indeed, some coatings are stronger and more resistant than others. To clean the pool liner, the models with a triangular or oval head and which have rounded edges are more suitable.
Not all pool brushes on the market have their own handle or pole. Some require that you buy a pole separately or that you always have one from another brush. To be on a safe side, ensure your pool brush can fit standard poles, all of the products reviewed in our articles are compatible with the standard poles, as for instance Swimline Aluminum Pool Floor & Wall Brush.
By consulting our reviews again, you will notice that there are different shapes of broom heads. For the maintenance of a rectangular pool, the ideal is to opt for a model with a rectangular head. It allows for uniform sweeping to clean the bottom and the walls of the structure. The shape of this element of the broom adapts to that of the pool. For effective and quick cleaning of the angles and steps of the basin, you will need an article with a triangular head. There are also models that are called butterfly head brushes. These have an oval or rounded shape, such as Aquatix Pro Vacuum Brush, and allow you to clean every nook and cranny of the basin, without damaging the liner. These brushes are perfect for scrubbing all areas of the pool where algae and other dirt is most concentrated. Those with a flexible head adapt to the different areas to be cleaned.
Even if all the pool brushes available seem efficient and of quality, not all models are suitable for the maintenance of all types of pools. Some will be more suitable than others for cleaning a rounded pool. And others will be better suited for cleaning an above ground pool, for example. A venturi broom is an ideal choice for tubular or freestanding pools. It rids an above-ground pool of all dirt thanks to the suction phenomenon it causes.
Size and weight
The wider the size of the head, the better it cleans at each sweep. Ensure the head size is not smaller than 10 inches, as it is by The Wall Whale Classic Brush. But for hard to reach corners, you may have to reconsider this rule.
On the weight, ensure it stays at a range which will enhance ease of use and sturdiness. For this, ensure it stays within the 10-12oz range.
Warranty offers are a good thing to watch out for in any product before purchase. However, pool brushes aren’t the type of products that can be guaranteed to last for years. But, still, ensure your brush is backed by a warranty. And anything from a 30-day or one season warranty or return policy is a good offer, as for example with U.S. Pool Supply Professional Wall & Floor Pool Brush.
Before you find out where to buy a new pool brush, also consider the budget you have. This last parameter will allow you to better orient your final decision. The price of the accessory obviously depends on each brand and the technology it uses. But in general, the price range is between 20 and 80 dollars. Of course, you’ll discover that there are more expensive pool brushes.
Pool cleaning tips
If you do not have an automated system for cleaning your pool, you will have to make up your mind to do it by hand. For this, you need to equip yourself with a telescopic handle, a floating hose, a pool brush, a broom head or a vacuum head, sponges and other hand brushes.
In addition to the brushing which takes off and re-suspends the dirt which will then be retained by the filtration system, you can also use a manual broom (manual vacuum cleaner for swimming pool). The head of the broom is a suction brush which is fixed at the end of the telescopic handle. It is connected to the floating pipe which you will generally connect to a suction mouth, either on a skimmer or on the broom outlet if you have one. Thus, by using the brush, the impurities and the dirty water from the bottom of the pool will be sucked in. They will be conveyed to the filter of the pool thanks to the suction of the pump.
Also, remember to rub the water line in your pool regularly. This place gets dirty very easily. You can use a special water line cleaner for this. These are alkaline cleaners that dissolve the grease that has accumulated all around the wall of the pool. Using a good waterline cleaner avoids rubbing too hard at the risk of damaging the pool liner.
To clean the pool, you will also need the landing net. This, attached to your telescopic handle, will allow you to capture the leaves and insects that have fallen to the bottom of the pool. There are two types of landing nets: the bottom landing nets with a large capacity net and the surface landing nets. These are easier to handle quickly, allowing you to catch insects floating on the surface of the water.