Swimming Pool Brushes & Poles Accessories
Keeping your pool clean can feel like a full-time job, but when you have the best equipment and supplies, you can spend more time swimming and less time cleaning. Pool Supply Unlimited has everything you need to keep the surfaces of your pool as neat and shiny as possible. We offer a wide selection of brush heads to get into every nook and cranny so you can get the job done that much faster.
Why Do I Need a Pool Brush?
Pool brushes are necessary to remove algae, dirt, and other stains from your pool liner. Depending on the surface material of your pool (e.g., vinyl, plaster, or concrete), the brush you choose can make a huge difference. Realistically, you may need multiple brush heads for different purposes. For example, an algae brush can remove stains, while a corner brush gets into those hard-to-reach spots.
Without a pool scrub brush, your pool will be much harder to clean. Even if you have an automated vacuuming system, you still need a brush to wipe the sides and clean any spots your vacuum missed.
Which Type of Pool Brush Head is Best?
When shopping for pool brushes, you'll notice a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes. Here's a rundown of the different types available at Pool Supply Unlimited.
Sizing Your Pool Brush
Algae Brush - Typically, algae brushes use metal fibers, so you don't want to use them to clean your entire pool. Instead, they're designed to scrape off hard-to-remove algae stains. Because they're made of metal, you must be extra careful when brushing vinyl, as they can rip or pierce the liner.
- Corner Brush - This brush helps you get into hard-to-reach corners where the edges of a traditional pool brush head don't work.
- Vinyl Brush - Most pool brushes use vinyl fibers because they remove algae and dirt easily without damaging your liner. Typically, these brushes come in white or blue.
- Pebble Brush - If you use pebbles or aggregate to line your pool, you need a brush that can get between the tiny cracks.
- Pebble brushes are a bit stiffer than vinyl models but not as aggressive as metallic algae brushes.
- 360-Degree Brush - If you don't like the idea of switching between different brush heads, you can buy a 360-degree model. These brushes have bristles all the way around the head, making them highly efficient. However, because of the T-shaped design, it can take a while to get used to maneuvering the brush into corners or other hard-to-reach areas.
- Tile Brush - If you have tiles lining the top of your pool, you need a brush that can clean the surface and remove the grime from the grouting. Tile brushes are typically much smaller than traditional models.
When comparing different models, you'll notice that these brushes come in different widths. There isn't a hard and fast rule for picking the correct size, but there is a trade-off depending on your choice.
For example, a wider brush can help you remove dirt and algae faster (particularly on flat surfaces). However, it may struggle in the corners or in tighter areas of your pool. A thinner brush can maneuver more easily, but it will take longer to clean the entire surface.
Realistically, you'll need multiple brushes to clean different parts of your pool. Even an "all-in-one" brush may have some limitations, so you might have to get a tile or corner brush to get those hard-to-reach sections.
Can I Use One Pole for Multiple Brush Heads?
Yes, most pool brush heads have the same attachment section, so it's easy to swap them on the same pool pole. However, you must also consider whether it's worth switching brush heads regularly when cleaning or if it's better to have a pole for each brush.
Although cleaning your pool can be time-consuming and challenging, it's so much easier when you have the right pool supplies. Pool Supply Unlimited makes it easy to keep your pool in excellent condition all year long.