Swimming Pool Poles For Skimmers & Brushes
Taking care of your pool requires all kinds of equipment and chemicals, here at Pool Supply Unlimited we have you covered! Whether you need something as small as a skimmer pole or something as large as a pool cover, we offer the best products available. Pool poles are something you may not think about initially, but when it comes time to clean, they will be invaluable.
Why Do I Need a Pool Pole?
As any pool owner knows, cleaning your pool is a constant chore, particularly when you first open it for the season. Algae and other debris can collect on the bottom, meaning you have to use a vacuum and brush to remove it all. Without the right-sized pole, you won't be able to do a thorough job, making the water less than desirable for swimming and relaxing.
Do I Need a Telescoping or Fixed Pool Pole?
A telescoping pole is often an ideal choice for cleaning the sides and the bottom of your pool. Because of the different depths of your pool, you want a pole that can adjust to the correct length as needed. This way, you don't have to worry about wielding a massively tall pole when you reach the shallow end.
Fixed poles can work well for skimming since you often don't have to adjust the length. However, if you're looking for a product that can do it all, a telescoping pole is the best bet.
How to Choose the Right Pole
At Pool Supply Unlimited, we offer a wide array of pool poles for pools of all shapes and sizes. How can you be sure you're getting the best one for your needs? The main factors to compare are:
Can I Use a Pool Pole for Multiple Purposes?
Length - If you're getting a telescoping pole for the bottom of your pool, make sure it's long enough to reach the liner from the edge of the water. So, if your pool is 10 feet deep, you'll likely need at least another five feet. Otherwise, it'll be much harder to handle the brush or vacuum.
- Material - Metal poles are durable and resilient, but they can start to rust over time, even with proper use. Other materials like nylon and carbon fiber can last longer, but nylon may crack or wear down if exposed to direct sunlight all the time. Also, higher-quality materials cost more, so you have to weigh the expense against the convenience.
- Locking Mechanism - Most telescoping pole manufacturers have a proprietary locking system to keep the pole in place. Make sure the lock is comfortable and easy to use. Some locks are designed for heavy-duty use, while others may break down more easily. If you have a larger pool, it's often better to pay more for a better locking mechanism.
Yes, you can use a pole for multiple purposes, such as vacuuming, brushing, and skimming. While you can use the same pole with multiple heads, we recommend buying individual poles for each job. This way, it's much easier and more convenient to just grab what you need instead of attaching and removing the head every time.
If you use straight, fixed poles, it's even more important to have multiple models. Since these poles can be quite long and hard to maneuver, it's more challenging to replace brush or vacuum heads repeatedly.
What About Pole Storage?
Pool Supply Unlimited has hangers for all of your poles. These hangers can be mounted to the wall, so they're always ready to go when needed. Plus, our products are built to withstand the elements, so don't worry about your hangers during the winter or spring.
We also recommend mounting your hangers where there's not as much direct sunlight. This way, your poles won't experience as much UV damage over time, helping them last longer. Also, if you're using metal poles, they won't be burning hot when you try to use them during the day.
In addition to pool poles, be sure to check out all the pool supplies we have that you may need to keep your pool clean this season. From pool chemicals to pool filters, we can help keep your pool in tip-top shape all year long.