BRUSH THE POOL It is recommended to brush the pool with a standard 18-inch brush with nylon bristles at least twice a week. At least twice a week, brush the walls, stairs, and corners of the pool. Be sure to enter every possible corner to eliminate any hidden algae formation. Brushing will push algae into the water, making it easier for chlorine or other disinfectants to kill them.
Whether your pool's interior finish is gypsum, quartz, or an added finish such as Pebble Tec or Wet Edge, it's essential to know why, when and how to brush your pool. Like skimmer nets, it's advisable to buy a sturdy pool brush, since you'll use it frequently, and cheaper brushes tend to break due to, well, their low cost, but also because of frequent exposure to pool chemicals. Of course, you could opt for professional pool cleaning services, but brushing your own pool will save you money and, in addition, allow you to get some exercise. Thorough brushing prevents algae and extends the life of the pool surface, and believe it or not, there is a right way to brush your pool.