This Tub Pop-Up Is For Bald Families Only

Just a suggestion:
If you have hair, or if anyone in your family has hair, do not use a foot activated pop-up in your bathtub.
I installed one in my new tub and at least once a month I had to disassemble the unit to clear the slimy mass of hair from the cross bars under the pop-up. I have 2 teenage girls and a wife with average length hair. I don't use that tub too often so I wouldn't know about it until they'd tell me how much they hate the new tub 'cuz it's backing up *again*.
After the third time disassembling it (tools required) I decided I didn't want to be a slave to my drain any longer and I replaced it with a lever operated pop-up with a screen on top. Now the girls clear the hair themselves giving me more time to fix the *other* things that they complain about.
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What the heck is a "foot activated pop-up"? Is it somesort of drain?
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On Nov 1, 2:45 pm, <h> wrote:

A pop-up is the drain stopper in a sink or tub. Most (?) are lever, cable or rod activated. You pulled the rod, the stopper goes down, etc.
See here: http://www.remodelguide.com/improve/plumbing/popups/popups_works.html
Some high-style ones are foot activated so you can can open and close it with your foot. All the spring loaded moving parts are right in the drain with no rods or linkages.
The problem is that the hair goes past the stopper when it's open and gets caught in the cross bars of the drain. The hair clog keeps building up until you have to unscrew the stopper and use needle nose pliers to grab the soap-scum covered hair. Beside being gross, it's a pain to take the unit apart
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