Even when your pool has an automatic vacuum, regular brushing is necessary to keep the pool safe and clean and to prevent deterioration. The vacuums may take care of the bottom of the pool, but they don’t clean the sides, ladders and steps.
- Brushing Prevents Scale: Minerals like calcium tend to accumulate around the waterline of the pool, leaving a white film. In time, these minerals can become hard and very difficult to remove. Regular brushing takes care of the mineral deposits before they get bad.
- Brushing Prevents Stains: Debris from your yard, dirt and even oil from your skin can create unsightly stains if left too long. By thoroughly brushing your pool, these unwanted substances don’t have the time to take hold and create a stain.
- Brushing Prevents Algae: Plaster, quartz, and aggregate finishes are especially susceptible to algae growth because of small pores in the surface. Regular brushing helps clean out the pores befor the algae can take hold.
A thorough weekly brushing will extend the life of your pool and reduce your need for expensive chemicals.