April 25, 2013 AT 7:40 am

Drill-Extension Rotary Pool Cleaner

Kris writes-

I made this during spring break in March but didn’t have time to upload the Videos and pictures of it until now. This is my “Drill-Extension Rotary Pool Cleaner”. :) I made it using Channel and Bearing parts from ServoCity and shafting from McMaster-CARR as well as my trusty Milwaukee hand-drill. My goal was to come up with a way to clean the pool without killing my hands and arms as I have in years past without spending a trillion bucks.

The solution I came up with is a light-weight extension to a common hand-drill (and drill would do) and using a shoulder strap for ergonomics. I had some spare pistol-grips laying around that I wasn’t going to use, so I bolted 3 of them onto the Channel to create multiple holding options (3D printed handles would work even better!). This way I can brush the floor while standing upright, and yet brush the walls while holding the tool closer to me with a shoulder strap, all without generating nearly the fatigue that I have in the past using other methods.

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