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    Tiger Shark with "sticky" brushes?

    This is my first post so if I've left anything out I'll be glad to clarify!

    I was given an older model Tiger Shark robotic pool cleaner. It hasn't been used in several years so I don't want to sink a whole lot of money into it until I'm sure it works properly. I downloaded the manual from the internet and from what I can tell it is just a basic model. I had no issues removing and cleaning the filters. The brushes have a sticky feel to them that only comes off my fingers using soap...not just water alone. I'm not sure if this is from being stored without cleaning or just a breakdown of the material over time, or a combination of both.

    Is it possible to clean the brushes to remove the stickiness? If so, how? As I said I have to use soap to remove the stickiness from my fingers so I definitely don't want to put this thing into my pool and have a mess on the liner.

    Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide!!
    ~ 18.5' x 36.5' inground Grecian pool with vinyl liner
    ~ approximately 23,000 gallons
    ~ AquaRite Salt Water Generator cell size t-9
    ~ 1.5 HP Hayward Pump and Hayward Sand Filter
    ~ TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Tiger Shark with "sticky" brushes?

    Welcome.

    Can you take the brushes off the vac and soak them and then rinse?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Tiger Shark with "sticky" brushes?

    I'm into my ninth season with my Tiger Shark QC and my brushes do not have this sticky feel that yours seems to have. I suggest you replace them. I'm actually planning to replace my brushes soon just as a preventive maintenance action.
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    Re: Tiger Shark with "sticky" brushes?

    Thanks for the help! Casey, I will try to take them off and see what happens and if that doesn't work laprjns, I will replace them. I will update in a few days.
    ~ 18.5' x 36.5' inground Grecian pool with vinyl liner
    ~ approximately 23,000 gallons
    ~ AquaRite Salt Water Generator cell size t-9
    ~ 1.5 HP Hayward Pump and Hayward Sand Filter
    ~ TF-100 test kit

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