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Thread: Brushing my pool

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    May 2014
    Seacoast NH, US

    Brushing my pool

    New to TFP and love it. I'm not a complete newbie, starting my fourth season. I'm getting everything balanced, and my water looks fabulous. Now I have a dumb question. What does it mean to brush your pool? I have a brush, but I have never used it. Should I brush the side the bottom (both)? Makes sense to stir in the chemicals, but what else is it for? I vacuum my pool, is that like brushing it?

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    PS: do I need to floss?
    Pool: 24' Round, 14,400 Gallons, Vinyl, Above Ground
    Pump and Filter: Haywood 1.5 HP, 21 inch Sand Filter
    Heater: AquaCal SQ166r Heat Pump
    Other: No SWG, Plumbing is All 1.5, Opaque Cover
    Average Pool Temp between 80 and 90

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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: Brushing my pool

    Welcome to the forum. Brushing helps keep any biofilm from forming and thus helping to reduce any algae taking hold. Sides and bottom--------flossing optional.
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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Brushing my pool

    Welcome! :wave

    It's sort of like pushing a swiffer around on a wood floor, but much harder on the arms, shoulders, and lower back.

    Brushing is the pool equivalent of dusting - you'll probably be amazed at the cloud of stuff you disturb. For whatever reason, dust likes to cling to the walls. Don't ask me why it doesn't fall off with gravity.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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