Premium Pool Service Poles
One of the things that make your life easier out there on your pool route is using a premium pool pole. I carry three different poles in my truck, and I will go over them here in detail for you so that you can choose the right pole for your use. I really can’t pick one over the other as I like the features of all three, but they are all different and they are all excellent poles.
This is probably the most unique 3-piece pool service pole (Tri-Pole) that I have ever used. The Primate 3X Pole is also the most compact and lightweight pole that I have used also. It collapses down to 6 ft and extends to 15.6 ft and weighs only 2 lbs. 4 oz. Oh, and it is made from Carbon Fiber making it 3 times stronger than a standard aluminum pole.
For me, the main selling point of the Primate 3X Pole is how light this pole is! It weighs just 2.4 lbs. so you barely even feel like you are holding a service pole. It is amazingly light and easy to carry and use. After using it for a week I feel like I couldn’t go back to a standard pole because of how light the Primate pole is. I feel like something this light can’t be strong enough to use day and day out, but the Carbon Fiber Material is deceiving. The pole is 3 times stronger than an aluminum service pole making it a great choice for everyday pool service use. The manufacturer doesn’t claim it is indestructible, but it sure feels like it, especially with the reinforced first section of the pole.
The unique Lever Lock is another feature that makes the Primate Pole stand out. It is the same locking device found on tree trimmers and the like and it makes closing and opening the 2nd pole section a breeze. Simply snap open the Lever Lock, slide the pole out and lock it in place. In most cases, you will be using only the first 2 pole sections in skimming and brushing a pool, so this makes extending the pole quick and easy. It is truly a unique feature on a pool pole and the Lever Lock works great.
Skimlite Dually 9000 Series:
I have been using the Skimlite pole since 1988 so I have the longest history with this pole. For me it is the longest lasting and most useful pole on the market because it can extend from 6 ft to 18 ft or if you want the larger version from 8 ft to 24 ft. If you do large pools or Commercial pools on your route this is the pole for you. You can easily vacuum most poles just from one side of the pool making this a very convenient pole to use.
EliptiLock™ with its patented design builds the lock into the tubes. There are no parts to fall out or
break! The outside tube is formed slightly out of round and the inside tube is equally out of round which creates the friction for the lock. The Eliptilock has become an industry favorite of many professionals and outsells any of our other poles.
Outside Lock has been an industry favorite since 1959 and is made of the strongest plastics ever made. the nylon male fitting is pressed onto the outside tube with a ton of pressure so it won't fall off. The female and ferrule fittings are easily replaced when worn. The tubes are made of the strongest American made tubes in the industry.
Patented Internal Cam poles are made with a unique cam plug that has been pressed into the inside pole and has a cam or shoe that is easily replaced when worn. This lock comes in all Dually poles as well as 5009 and 5096.
Nylon Internal Cam or NIC is Skimlite's newest design of locks. Designed to work like conventional cam locks yet stronger and more durable.
Piranha Power Pole:
This is by far the best and strongest 2-piece pole on the market. It extends from 8 ft to 16 ft and the unique level-lock keeps the 2nd piece firmly in place. The pole is also "Micro-Extruded" reinforced to make it extremely durable. Something that is really cool is that the pole has a flap inside it that allows the 2nd section to extend and be immersed in water without filling up with water. This allows the pole to stay lighter while you are vacuuming or skimming the pool bottom. It is made out of clear Anodized Aluminum to prevent all types of corrosion and is just very well made.
The grip is mounted with machine screws so it won't slip off while in use or fall off during transport. The Rear Channel or second piece has built-in glides to prevent the tube from slipping or twisting while extended. The Lever is spring loaded and is a replaceable part. It also features an interior stop to prevent the pole from separating on you. There are also extra holes on the front to make attaching any tool quick and easy.
I really like how firm the 2nd section is held in place. You can rest assured that this pole will never collapse on you while using it. The level-lock can be a bit noisy, but the ease of use makes this a fantastic pole. This is one of the most user-friendly poles on the market and you will be very pleased with the performance of the Power Pole.