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    Bottom spots, use a brush?

    How often does everyone use a brush on their intex? Had mine setup a little before 7/4 and never brushed but swam a few times. I'm using the bleach method, adding daily. I did skip a day or 2 and recently noticed some spots/liner crease stains. I took my leaf rake and went over the area and it disappeared. Adding a bunch of bleach as I left town and a few spots appeared. Added more bleach, I need to test. I have ever been rinsing same filter as well as it hasn't been dirty besides tree needles. Possible culprit?

    I'm thinking I need to buy a brush for the bottom, any special type I need? Or any safe for intex? Was going to buy a intex maintenance kit but I use the Hayward skimmer and plan on upgrading pumps.
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    I use a regular pool brush from the store, give it a brushing once a week. Its fine for the soft sided pools such as Intex.
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    Thank you
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    I use the one that came in my Intex maintenance kit. I don't brush as often as I should. I also have the Hayward skimmer and use the vacuum hose from the Intex kit on the adapter that came with the skimmer. Works great for me.
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    I didn't think you could use them together, great to know it fits!
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slammed01 View Post
    I didn't think you could use them together, great to know it fits!
    Yeah, the adapter plate has a tapered hose "barb". The Intex hose slides up on there nice and tight. Works like a charm with our Intex sand filter.
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    Might order intex kit then!
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    Just so happens the little woman decided to vacuum tonight. So here is a picture

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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    Close but mine also came with the leaf rake.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Swimming-Poo...item5d420e1ccb

    I also have a wider brush with curved up sides similar to this one but I got it at Walmart.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SWIMLINE-822...item5b041de9c9
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    Does the one you linked come with a hose for the vacuum?
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    Hmm... it doesn't show one does it? I bought ours at a local farm and ranch store named Atwood's. It was only about $40 with everything in your link + the leaf rake/net. I do remember when I bought it the box didn't say anything about having a hose. Nothing in the wording or pictures, so I picked up a separate vacuum hose so I could use it that day. Got home and opened the box and the intex hose was inside the box. I wish I could tell you which exact kit I bought.

    This one has everything that came in the kit I bought.

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    I have to run by Atwood's after work. I will try to remember to look at the model number on the one they carry.
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    That would be awesome, weird how they have different ones! Ha! I like the brush you posted, may have to pick that up to get some stains off. They come right off with my leaf rake edge lol
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    It's nice and stiff and works really nice with the shape of the intex pool bottom. I actually bought it last year but it didn't fit the pole we had with our easy set pool. It was the correct size for the pole that came in the kit.
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    Well, I looked all over Atwood's yesterday evening and they are out of the Deluxe Maintenance kits. Sorry.
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    First Fill May 2014, Deck finished June 2014, Mods happening probably on a continuous basis. Stay tuned.....

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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    No worries, i ordered the one linked earlier late last night. Need to get scrubbin!
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    i used a deck brush....a little stiffer so it can really get those spots in the creases...
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    Re: Bottom spots, use a brush?

    I brush every few days because I get a little algae in the creases. I have been brushing all summer and figured out today that it is easier to brush if I get in the pool. Now that the pool is 92, getting in is enjoyable.
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