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Old 05-19-2011, 07:27 AM
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Pine needles stuck in the screens is quite a bother to me. I was told there is a tool that can be pushed along the screen, inside and out, that will cut the needles and uses the same pole that my pool vacuum and brush uses. Anyone heard of it? Pinch A Penny discontinued them and couldn't tell me the name. A few other pool places never heard of it.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:17 PM
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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If you mean slash pine needles, I find they are easy to extract, by hand...we have several big slash pines in our backyard between our lanai and the golf fairway, but even when I get back there in November, I don't find it more than 15 mins of breaking off the 'doubles' and sliding them through.

Never heard of a tool, but it may work; so do my fingers. ;>)
GL, mD
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:01 AM
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Here is some information from a blog I read one time. They advise to cut the branches back away from the screened cage. Use a blower to remove the needles that are on top of the screen and have not yet been lodged in. They make a couple of tools for removing pine needles. One is called Screen Maid, which is similar to a lint roller. And the other one is Pine Comb. It is like a rake and picks up the pine needles. www.pinecomb.com
Another option is when your screen needs to be replaced, get the smaller sized holes in the screen.
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:17 PM
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I solved my pine needle problem with duct tape! I have a screen enclosure over a pool and did not want to climb a ladder or the roof to try to use the pine comb tool. So I took the butt end of my pool brush pole and covered it with duct tape sticky side out. I then pushed the pole up to the screen from the inside and twisted it against the needles hanging down. The needles break off. You can then use a blower or a garden hose to wash them off the outside of the screen. Or just wait for a strong wind to do it for you!
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TamRE View Post
And the other one is Pine Comb. It is like a rake and picks up the pine needles. www.pinecomb.com
I have one of these, and it works well overall. The problem that I have is reaching the center of the top of my pool cage, which is rather large. Plus we hve hedges around the perimeter of the cage, so I can't get the ladder right up against it.
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