Maintaining a pool or spa is something that you can definitely do-it-yourself, provided you have the right tools for the job. Cleaning your pool does not have to be a back-breaking chore if it's done regularly, on schedule -- before algae builds up. During swim season -- usually summer -- maintenance may take about 3-5 hours per week. If it means using or not using your pool, then it's worth the time and effort. That pool or spa isn't in the yard to be neglected.
An algae brush with extensions or telescoping poles will allow you to get at that green, yellow or colorful stuff on the walls and floor of your swimming pool or spa. Plaster pools will need an algae brush.
Wall and Floor Brush
A skilled DIYer can acid wash a backyard swimming pool, but only if they know what they are doing and have the right equipment. It's important to get a brush that is specifically designated for acid washing, because the bristles need to stand up to the chemicals used during the acid-washing process.
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You can use a regular tile and grout brush on pool tile, but it may take a long time. A designated pool tile-cleaning brush is your best bet, because it will cover a larger surface and is made to be used on ceramic tile while still tackling hard-water stains, mildew, algae, lime, rust and other mineral build-up.PoolStone Cleaner Block (Compare prices)