Tools

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The correct selection, use, care and storage of Pool Tools will pay dividends in years to come and allow you to retain and use the same tools for season after season


Pool Tools

Typically you will need a Vacuuming Head, a Brush and a Bag-Net; each fitted to a separate pole and fixed with stainless-steel or bronze bolts

It may seem extravagant to have a separate pole for each tool but if you have to swap poles over between tools the chances are that, eventually, you won’t bother, maintenance will suffer and eventually you will end up with a bill much bigger than the cost of the poles

  • Don’t use mild steel nuts and bolts for your pool tools, or any other non-stainless steel or iron fittings in the pool system - staining of the grout lines, plaster or vinyl liner will be the inevitably result
  • Ensure you get the correct vacuuming head for the surface of your pool. A tiled or plaster pool needs a head that can apply pressure and scrub the tiled surfaces, whereas a vinyl-liner pool needs a head that absolutely cannot apply too much pressure to the liner
  • Ask advice at your pool-store for the correct head for your pool
  • You will also need a floating Vacuuming Hose and a Test-Kit
  • Other useful articles are large rubber buckets to store containers of liquid chemicals in, a plastic jug to measure pool chemicals and a pool hand-brush to clean the water line
  • Buy the best quality tools you can afford
  • AstralPool are the European market leader and, though initially a little dearer than ‘budget’ tools, they represent the best value for money
  • Don’t be tempted to buy an economy blister-pack tool-kit; the tools in the kit may not all be appropriate to your pool surfaces
  • Budget tools often break in the first year, meaning you have to buy again, and are often fitted with inherently weak plastic spring-clip fasteners
  • Largely, you get the quality you pay for
  • Keep the Bag Net (leaf-net) near the pool, off the ground; perhaps clipped to a wall
  • Loose items around the pool are tripping hazards therefore all other pool tools should be put away when not in use, out of direct sunlight to prevent UV deterioration, and out of the reach of animals
  • It is worth considering buying an Automatic Pool Cleaner or a larger vacuum head if you clean the pool manually. Either investment will save you countless hours of work over the years

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