I was 40 years old in 1990, recently retired from the Air Force and in great shape when we had our modest Florida pool put in.
Our pool builder gave me these instructions: “Brush the entire pool at least once a day for the first week and at least once a week for the rest of the first month; more often is better.”
I pictured myself virtually blasting the marcite off the walls then taking a 5 mile run. That’s not what happened.
Pool wall brushing is a killer for a newbie, especially the deep end where applying adequate, effective brush pressure is brutal.
So there I stood, crouched in the deep end brushing position, right hand high above my head pushing the top of the pool pole AWAY, left hand as far down the pole as I could place it and still pull the pole IN to force the brush (8ft feet down) against the wall!
My core was torqued and my legs and feet were locked into position as I struggled to steady the whole wobbly, contorted, mess to begin brushing.
I had never had so many muscles engaged in an activity as I did during this one. It was a struggle to press the bristles of the brush against the wall way down there firmly enough during strokes to really be effective.
That’s when it struck me:
My machine (Me) was in a lever and fulcrum situation and I needed a LongerArm or this was never going to be fun. My arms came in a matching set; there was no LongerArm, so I built one.
25 years later I decided to build one for you to make YOUR swimming pool cleaning job a pleasure!