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Thread: The best extendable pole for use with brush?

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    The best extendable pole for use with brush?

    When we bought this place 4 years ago, it came with various junk poles to use with pool tools. There wasn't one real good one. I've since bought two different ones. One promised to be the great one. Both are now broken. The plastic that is used to tighten the pole after adjustment just doesn't hold up. Is there a brand or a work around for this problem? I'd like to have at least one good pole I can reach to the bottom of the 12 foot deepest end of the pool. I've considered buying conduit and making my own. Please advise.
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    Re: The best extendable pole for use with brush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonette2 View Post
    When we bought this place 4 years ago, it came with various junk poles to use with pool tools. There wasn't one real good one. I've since bought two different ones. One promised to be the great one. Both are now broken. The plastic that is used to tighten the pole after adjustment just doesn't hold up. Is there a brand or a work around for this problem? I'd like to have at least one good pole I can reach to the bottom of the 12 foot deepest end of the pool. I've considered buying conduit and making my own. Please advise.
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    Re: The best extendable pole for use with brush?

    I posted the following a couple of weeks ago in another thread....

    "I've tried several poles and they all have the same basic design problem. They adjust by turning a threaded PVC-like ring on the outside of the handle. They work great.... for about a month and then the threaded area gets dirty, or something, and starts to bind up. It will either fail so you can't turn it at all, or it will not tighten enough and does exactly like what you are complaining about...

    Went to my local pool store, not associated with any brand name pools stores, and they suggested I use a pole they carry. All the workings are inside. So I bought it (about $35) and I could not be happier. I was impressed enough to buy another one a few months later. At the time I did not look at the brand name, I didn't really care until I read your post.

    I went out to look and was surprised that it was a "Pentair" product. I didn't even know they had a pole product. Under the Pentair brand is the name spelled, "Lifegard #812-16 Tele PL R191046). I've only had them about 6 months, so time will tell, but, so far, they are way better than any other telescopic poles I have ever owned."

    Jim R.
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