Never use a wire brush on a fiberglass pool.

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Never use a wire brush on a fiberglass pool.

6/20/2014 8:36:00 AM

My company, Fibre Tech, has converted thousands of concrete pools to our patented fiberglass surface. One of the first things that I tell every one of my customers is to throw away their wire brushes after their pool has been resurfaced. That’s because the stiff, hard wire brushes that pool owners use to clean their concrete swimming pools will scratch the fiberglass surface and can also stain the surface. For these reasons, you should NEVER use a wire brush on a fiberglass swimming pool or spa.

To clean a fiberglass swimming pool, you should always use a nonabrasive nylon pool brush. Any type or brand of nylon pool brush will do – but you should make sure that the bristles are in good condition to ensure the best cleaning results. In addition, make sure that you store your nylon brush somewhere out of the sun – as direct sunlight can cause the bristles of the brush to deteriorate over time.

One of the biggest advantages of a fiberglass pool is that brushing and cleaning the surface of the pool is fast and easy. Unlike with concrete pools, you will not need to scrub and brush strenuously. This is because the fiberglass surface is nonporous and super smooth. As a result, the surface is highly resistant to algae and stains, since there is nowhere for algae to grip or for stains to penetrate. In addition, you will not have to brush your fiberglass pool as often as is the case with concrete swimming pools – saving you even more time and hassle.

Regardless of what type of pool you may have, it is important to brush and clean it on a regular basis as needed. Brushing not only keeps your pool looking great– it helps to prevent the growth of bacteria and can stop stains from taking hold. Overall, regular maintenance and cleaning simply makes good sense and is an important way to help protect your investment.

Posted by: Scott Morris
One of the first things that I tell every one of my customers is to throw away their wire brushes after their pool has been resurfaced.