Brushing your pool is one of the most important parts of swimming pool maintenance.
Why Brushing Your Swimming Pool Is Important

and now it's easy too!

After the first few days of pool ownership, nobody likes to brush their pool, and most pool owners don't do it.  However, brushing your pool is one of the most important steps in swimming pool maintenance.  You don't brush your teeth to remove cavities, you brush to prevent problems.  The same is true for brushing your pool.   A regular brushing prevents algae, removes dirt particles and continuously smoothes the pool surface to ensure a long lasting finish.

New Pool Startup Brushing

at 3 times per day you'll know the difference

When a new pool is built, it should be brushed up to 3 times per day for at least the first 2 weeks during the startup period.  Regardless of your pool finish, whether normal plaster or exposed aggregate finishes such as Pebble Tec or Diamond Brite, it continues to cure even after water is added to your pool.  The new water contains calcium and other minerals which will adhere to the surface and prevent it from curing properly.  If the calcium and other minerals are not removed, the finish will become discolored or pit, causing small pieces of plaster to come loose.

The Wall Whale is the most effective swimming pool brush available for startup brushing and is endorsed by plasterers, service professionals, builders and construction professionals Worldwide.

Routine brushing And Algae Prevention

There is no better way to brush

To prevent algae and extend the life of your pool surface, a swimming pool must be brushed weekly.  Even if you have an automatic pool cleaner, your pool needs to be brushed.  If you do not brush, calcium and other minerals will collect on the surface and cause pitting and will shorten the life of your pool surface.

Prevention is the best solution. A thorough weekly brushing will prevent algae, extend the life of your pool surface and reduce your need for expensive and harmful chemicals.

Removing Swimming Pool Algae

Single pass coverage

Algae forms naturally on the walls of pools, regardless of the amount of chemicals you use (unless you turn your swimming pool into a toxic waste dump) or the quality of your automatic pool cleaner. As the algae grows, it forms a natural barrier on its surface (hence the slimy feel) which prevents chlorine or algaecides from penetrating to kill the algae. Swimming pool algae comes in lots of flavors:


Mustard Algae

Yellow Algae

Green Algae

Black Algae (particularly nasty)

Brown Algae

It comes in every color under the rainbow!  In fact there are over 21,000 varieties of algae and most of them LOVE swimming pools. For every type of swimming pool algae, there are a variety of algaecides on the market.  Brands include:


Jack's Magic™ Algaecide

Yellow Out™ Algaecide

Baquacil™ Algaecide

Banish by BioGuard™ Algaecide

HTH Algae Guard™ Algaecide

RAM Algaecide™

Omni Algaecide™

And many more, including store brands

For every variety of swimming pool algae, and the multitude of options to kill it, there are two constants:


You cannot kill swimming pool algae without thorough and repeated brushing and there is no easier or more effective way to brush a pool than with the Wall Whale.

No matter how much chlorine, shock, algaecide, algae preventive or algae killer you use, the surface must be brushed to break the algae's protective surface and suspend the algae in the water so the chemicals can do their job.

Spring Swimming Pool Opening

Getting your pool ready for spring

After sitting idle for the winter, dust and dirt settle on the pool surface, providing a fertile feeding ground for algae.  After you have balanced your chemicals and removed the leaves and dead reptiles, a thorough brushing will properly condition your pool surface for a summer of carefree maintenance.

Fall Swimming Pool Closing

Winterizing your pool

Before you close your pool for the winter, a thorough brushing will remove dirt and dust from the pool surface so algae doesn't get a foot-hold as the water warms in the spring.

The Wall Whale Principle Through History

The Wall Whale Swimming Pool Brush is a pool brush with a spoiler. The spoiler, or tail, holds the brush against the pool surface with more than 10x the force of a normal brush. Brushing a swimming pool is the most important part of swimming pool maintenance. Brushing your pool removes algae, but more importantly, brushing prevents algae in your pool and extends the life of your pool surface by removing mineral deposits which will ruin your pool surface. If you have a new swimming pool, it shoud be brushed 2-3 times per day for the first month. The Wall Whale is endorsed by swimming pool builders and swimming pool finish manufacturers as the most effective brush for startup pool brushing.