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    brush problem

    A few months ago I noticed the clear bristles of my wide brush were floating in the pool and in the filter. I replaced it, but within weeks noticed more bristles. Figuring that the new brush may have had some loose bristles I decided to monitor the situation. It is now nearly two months into the new brush and the situation has not improved.
    Is this normal?
    Is their a brand of brush that is more durable?
    6600 gal IG concrete/gemcoat
    Fresh water
    1 HP motor
    StayRite PLM 100 system 2 filter
    full sun
    Treasure coast, Florida

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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: brush problem

    No, that is not normal. That is what my nylon brush did after about four or five years.

    Here's more info on brushes:

    Nylon is for vinyl, fiberglass, tile, and plaster that is less than one year. (Plaster includes any exposed aggregate and marcite finish, btw!) Combo brushes are for older plaster. All stainless are for algae (very stubborn green algae and also the ONLY brush for black algae.)

    You CAN unscrew the Wall Whale from the nylon brush it comes with and screw it on a combo brush if your plaster is over a year old. Newer plaster is really too soft for anything other than a nylon brush.
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    Re: brush problem

    Purchased a new brush (18" nylon) at Lezlees yesterday. I mentioned the bristle loss to the employee. He mentioned that pool chemicals can increase the likelyhood of bristle loss and rinsing the brush after brushing would lengthen the life of the brush. There may be some merit in that. Leaving the brush outside in the sun may deteriorate the brush as well. Thats my theory. We all know what damage the sun can do.
    16K gallon, Pebble tec, beach entry. Two 1 hp Pentair Whisperflos. One for Paramount MDX2 main drain, Paramount debris canister, and Pentair CCP 520 filter. One for skimmer w/sock and Paramount PCC2000 in floor cleaner. 3/4 hp Pentair Pinnacle for waterfall. Fiberstars fiber optic pool lighting. Aqua-Logic AQL-P-4 control panel with wired remote in the house. SWCG system that is not used. Ultra-Pure Ozonator that is not used.

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    North Las Vegas, NV

    Re: brush problem

    My brush from Leslie's is doing the same thing. I assumed it was from sitting out in the sun all the time.
    14.5K gal Plaster IGP, Intelliflo VS, EasyTouch 8, SWG, IntellipH, Clear and Clean 420 Cartridge Filter, Attached Spa, H400IDL2 NG Heater

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    Buckeye, AZ 85326

    Re: brush problem

    I'm on my second brush, the first one started falling apart like yours. I figured it was because I kept it out in the elements hanging on the wall. I now keep mine detached and in the bench with all the toys and oyther impliments of destruction. :P
    11,872 Gallon IG Shotcrete play pool
    Blue Granite Pebble Sheen finish
    Hayward SwimClear c4025, Navigator & Tristar 1.75hp pump
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    Re: brush problem

    Unless you have a vinyl pool I always suggest a combo bristle brush. They seem to be put together better for some reason.

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