Sara-666

Member
Pressure washer
Hi, does anyone know where we can get a pressure washer to clean out our pool in the Bodrum area please and what sort of price we'd be looking at?

Hubby checked them out last year before we moved and seems to think they are around 1200tl?

Thanks
Sara
 

oldfogy

Just passing through
Pressure washer
No doubt there are plenty around and even dearer than 1200tl?.

But for what you 'originally' want to use it for, then you will not want anything too powerful, 90 - 100bar should do you fine and maybe even half that price.

Where the pool is concerned you should not be using a 'Dirtblaster Lance' because that is very powerful and may even losen the grouting between the tiles, so be careful, only use for cleaning the likes of concrete/slabs.

However to use the likes of the 'Patio cleaner' tool, although not very good when used on concrete with a washer lower than 100bar but would actually help with the pool cleaning quite a bit.

Maybe even a car cleaning rotary brush could be helpful, and also has the added benefit of being used to wash the car if required. (although truthfully I find it ''quicker, cheaper and a lot lot easier'' just to go to one of the many car washes to get my motor cleaned)
 

Sara-666

Member
Pressure washer
Thank you for your help, I was sure that we could get one for under 500tl, your link was very helpful :)

We've got a liner in the pool not tiles, so have to be really careful as it will rip if to much pressure is used, the one we borrowed last year left a couple of marks where hubby got a bit over zealous cleaning it!

Thank you again
Sara
 

yalimart

The Carnwath Massive
Pressure washer
You can vary the pressure on the lance it isn't all or nothing, plus a soft brush helps as well !

Martin
 

Sara-666

Member
Pressure washer
You can vary the pressure on the lance it isn't all or nothing, plus a soft brush helps as well !

Martin

Yes, we learnt last year that hard brushes dont work well on pool liner and it wasnt until the last couple of metres that we realised that we could also alter the pressure on the washer we borrowed! As we left it full this year over winter there will probably be a few hundred frogs to relocate in there as well this year :)

Sara
 

REDDERS

senior member
Pressure washer
Not a brand name ,but Bim will have one on offer this Friday ....it's a Heifer brand, 1650 watt, automatic stop system,10.5 MPa , max 7.1 litres a minute. It has a long hose,with a built in hose reel in the top of the machine,lance and a clip on detergent bottle, all for 165tl.
 

oldfogy

Just passing through
Pressure washer
I was just thinking with regards to the detergent etc.

If you use one of the rotary type car bushes then once the lowest end of the pool has been cleaned and is filling up with all your used detergent, just place the water pipe in the big puddle to recycle it back through the washer, obviously you need to make sure there is no grit in it or use a filter that you can buy to do the job, these washers do not all need to be connected to the mains water to be able to work, they can and will suck up the water from a bucket/barrel or in this case the big puddle at the end.

Obviously when finished just aim the water out of the pool to get rid of it.
Or if you have a pump that will help when just rinsing out the detergent from the pool.

Good luck.
 

Sara-666

Member
Pressure washer
Thanks but we dont use detergent as it causes the pool liner to discolour for some reason, we leave the pool full over the winter, then we pump it out, pressure wash all over, use the mini pump to take the last couple of inches out of the bottom, fill the pool and use shock treatment and backwashing for the first couple of days, hey presto ready to go :)

Sara
 

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