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Thread: Brushing the pool

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    Feb 2011
    Central Texas

    Brushing the pool

    How often do you all brush the sides of your pool. I brush the bottom weekly, but usually skip the sides. Seems like there is just nothing there to brush.
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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Brushing the pool

    Once every couple of days.
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Brushing the pool

    I have read many times that none of us brushes the pool often enough!

    Weekly is what I always aim for. And, brush the entire pool.
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    Mar 2007
    San Rafael, CA USA

    Re: Brushing the pool

    I try and brush the entire pool weekly during the swim season. It's true that there often isn't anything visible to brush away, but the circulation right at the plaster surface is always the worst so brushing helps ensure that chlorine gets introduced right to the plaster and brushes away any microorganisms that might have started to grow (be it biofilms or algae), killing them by exposure to chlorine in the bulk pool water as a result. It's just a preventative measure. In practice, the only place in the pool I've felt any sliminess or slipperiness at all is at the top of a ramp with poor circulation because it has only about a half inch of water above it (see my pool) and even then it's barely noticeable unless I don't brush for several weeks.
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