Poolmaster 21182 Premier Pro Aluminum Leaf Rake - Premier Collection
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- Extruded aluminum handle and strong inner frame for durability
- Solid-core Aluminum framing for durability and product longevity
- Scoop front for easy cleaning action
- Mar-proof rim
- For use with standard pool poles - sold separately
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|Item Dimensions||25.25 x 13.5 x 1.25 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||21182|
|Shipping Weight||1.4 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
But I just don't like this leaf rake. Instead of a time saver, it takes me much longer to get the leaves out than the cheaper, lighter unit it replaced. Perhaps after 20+ years I've become accustomed to a different technique for raking leaves out of the pool than the many people who like this item. If you like to PUSH a leaf rake along the bottom of the pool like a pool brush or a push-broom, the white strip is probably helpful. On the other hand, if you've raked leaves out of the pool a thousand times and learned how to push the rake above the leaves to create some movement in the water that temporarily lifts the leaves an inch off the bottom and then quickly twist your wrist and pull the leaf rake like a rake--well, this rake doesn't work so well. The bag is only 13" deep; it should be deeper. A bigger problem is that the netting material is so stiff, the bag holds it's shape--which is actually a problem, at least for me. With a deeper, softer bag, with the right move, you can easily fold it on itself to keep the leaves trapped as you move to the next spot around the pool. With this rake, the leaves come back out of the bag if I'm not careful.
On the positive side, it does appear to be very good quality construction that will last a long time. It has a long neck that lets the white clip fit in the second set of holes on the pole.
The net on the Poolmaster Leaf Rake is more rigid and rubberized. My previous one, had a nylon net, that was probably designed more for skimming the surface of the pool than scooping debris from the bottom. I am sure that pushing it against the bottom of the pool to remove leaves was more than it was designed for. I could tap the pole on the railing, the net would flip inside out to empty it without using my hands. With the Poolmaster, I had to use my hands to push the net inside out to empty it. Not really a problem. I was mostly looking for something that would hold up better for picking up heavier debris such as leaves, from the bottom of the pool. This one appears to be good quality, durable and a reasonable price. I think that it meets most of my expectations.
First, the frame is made of tubular steel rather than the piece of bent sheet aluminum that forms the frame of all of the leaf rakes sold by my local pool stores. The frame of this leaf rake simply will not bend, or otherwise deform, during use. The aluminum frames of the rakes that my pool stores sell inevitably bend and, after bending them back into shape a few times, the aluminum work-hardens and breaks.
Second, the netting material is far more resistant to wear than the netting materials on my pool stores' rakes.
I would typically get a year or so of use out of the rakes that my pool stores sell. My first Poolmaster 21182 rake has lasted around ten years. I'm still using it. I bought this second rake on a just-in-case basis, because I was worried that I might not be able to replace it should the time ever come. The new rake is identical to my great original rake.
I use my leaf rake every week, and the difference between this rake, and others that I have owned, is like night and day. Otherwise, I wouldn't have bothered writing this review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We have been looking for one of these with the rubber scoop as pictured. Not any in storesPublished 3 days ago by Olivia
the only problem is you can't get anything out of it after you have cleaned the pool, you have to wait until it all dries.Published 2 months ago by Connie Hasley
Contrary to how it would appear, the white scooping lip makes it difficult to use. Lip makes it difficult to follow curved contours of pool bottom.Published 2 months ago by Jim Severi
Neighbors have a giant tree hanging over the fence. This is a necessity in the fall and has held up well.Published 3 months ago by Charles E
Quality product. Amazon carries many and many are inferior. This one is the best.Published 3 months ago by FRANK JASKO
It looks good and is similar to ones I have had in the past, but I am going to have to figure out how to connect it to the pole! Read morePublished 4 months ago by lkrueger