Whilst there are plenty of cheap pool maintenance equipment kits available, you should try to purchase the highest-quality kit you can afford. Here are some reasons why.
High-quality maintenance equipment can withstand exposure to pool chemicals.
One reason why pool contractors tend to recommend that their clients opt for high-quality maintenance equipment is that it will be able to withstand regular exposure to pool chemicals, without deteriorating in the manner that cheaper equipment might.
For example, if you buy a very cheap underwater scrubbing brush to clean your pool's walls with, it might work fine initially, but may gradually lose its bristles (or the bristles might get brittle and snap), due to the adhesive and bristles not being robust enough to stay intact whilst being routinely submerged in chlorine-filled water or when soaked in, for example, the potent algaecides you may need to apply to the pool walls to get rid of algae. You'll then have to repurchase a better version of this brush. Conversely, a high-quality scrubbing brush could last for years, even with weekly contact with chlorine, algaecides and other pool maintenance chemicals.
It will make cleaning your pool a lot less frustrating.
Whether you want to do the pool maintenance chores yourself or get a contractor to do them for you with your maintenance equipment, having access to high-quality maintenance equipment will make this task far less frustrating for the person who does it.
For example, if you purchase the cheapest pool net you can find, you (or your pool contractor) might find the experience of scooping dirt, dead insects and leaves out of the water tiresome, as the flimsy netting could quickly develop holes that allow some of the debris to fall out of the net as you're pulling it out of the water. This might result in you taking much longer to skim the entire pool. In contrast, a wide, well-made pool net with strong netting that can easily hold large volumes of heavy, water-saturated debris will make this task quick and easy.
Likewise, if you buy a cheap underwater pool vacuum, whose suction levels are very low, it will not only take forever for you to use it to suck a single piece of rubbish out of the water but you might also find that your pool filter gets clogged a lot faster than you might like, due to the vacuum not collecting as much dirt and refuse as it should.
For more information, contact a local company that sells pool maintenance equipment.