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    How often do you brush your pool?

    How often do you brush your pool and run your vacuum? I brush 2-3 times a week and run the vacuum for a few hours almost daily. Not sure if I should be brushing more though.
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    wall brushing is my husband's only pool job. During the summer he does it at least every other day. I run the vacuum as needed if there is stuff for it to pick up or at least once a week.

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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    I only vacuum when there is visible gunk.

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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    do the bristles on the vacuum count as brushing
    i really need to brush more often
    probably once a month
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    I don't recall the last time I brushed or vacuumed the pool and it's clean still.
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    I shoot for once a week. I have poor aim.

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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    1-2 times, every 1-2weeks - depends how much dust stirs up when i brush
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    Brushing weekly is pretty common.
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    And is recommended!

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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    Skippy aims to do it about weekly in the summer. He actually likes to get in the pool and do it from inside
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    I only toss in the vac if i see visible debris. It is not often since I don't have trees dumping garbage into the pool. However, I don't even own brush. I have had my pool for 1.5 seasons, and have not done it once. Maybe I am a disaster waiting to happen. However, I never saw a need to brush them.
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by yostmatt View Post
    I have had my pool for 1.5 seasons, and have not done it once. Maybe I am a disaster waiting to happen. However, I never saw a need to brush them.
    Algae has this ability to coat itself with a protective layer called "biofilm" which protects the algae from the chlorine. When you brush, you're disrupting this biofilm which may be there and yet you haven't detected a problem yet. While the brushing disrupts the biofilm it also helps increase circulation in those areas that are often limited in circulation for whatever reason helps expose those areas to the chlorine.

    So an occasional brushing is a *good thing*

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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    Yes, YipSkip! I may be a bit lax on brushing, but I would never let it go more than 10 days or so! Conventional wisdom is once a week for maintenance.

    yostmatt, you must have an amazing vacuum or dumb luck. Play the lottery!

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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    Does a robotic cleaner count for brushing?


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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    I brushed daily when the plaster was new. Now about once every three months. Love my Polaris!
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    In the summer I brush once a week and try to manually vacuum once every 1-2 weeks. In between cleanings I throw the MX8 in to take a whirl around the pool. For some reason I have real bad balance and tend to fall in the pool a lot when I'm putting the vacuum hose and poles away.
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    I brush whenever I get in the pool (daily in the warm weather), minimum of every other day when not using the pool. I vacuum every 5-7 days, more if there is visable debris in the pool.

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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    Polaris 280 runs 3-4 times a week. Manual brushing at opening, closing, and maybe once during the season.
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    Once every 2 weeks or so. I have gotten lazy in the past year or so.
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    Re: How often do you brush your pool?

    I brush almost every day. I might miss one but never two in a row. But then, I can brush my whole pool in 15 minutes and do it while standing in the same spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer95Stang View Post
    In the summer I brush once a week and try to manually vacuum once every 1-2 weeks. In between cleanings I throw the MX8 in to take a whirl around the pool. For some reason I have real bad balance and tend to fall in the pool a lot when I'm putting the vacuum hose and poles away.
    I certainly hope that was meant to be funny, cuz it was. If it wasn't then I'm appropriately, embarrassed.!
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