Water genie hammerhead pole

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Window Cleaning' started by sjwhite, Sep 17, 2016.

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  1. sjwhite

    sjwhite Newcomer

    Aug 3, 2016
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    Thinking of buying a water genie Hammerhead fibre glass pole 27ft. Has anybody tried using one before? Are they any good?

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  2. Marko067

    Marko067 Forum Addict

    Mar 16, 2016
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    #2 Marko067, Sep 17, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016
    This is not a comment about that pole specifically but fibre glass (FG) poles in general having had a few different FG ones when I started out.
    FG poles of that length are not easy to operate at full reach as they become very whippy/bendy and require a lot of effort to control. Short ones (up to 18ft) are useable but it my experience wear very quickly. Also, unless there's been a radical change to pole construction since I last used one, once the gel coat wears off you get glass fibre splinters to deal with.
    I would put your money towards a carbon composite pole at the very least, or if you can afford it a carbon pole.
    I can only recommend Gardiner Pole Systems, because I've only ever used them for carbon and carbon composite poles and have been very satisfied with them. But there are several other suppliers like the one you mentioned that get good reviews.
  3. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master

    Feb 24, 2015
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    the poles spin a bit as the fibre glass wears out quick..