Hi, I'm new to the forum and my wife and I recently bought a house with a 15k gallon gunite saltwater pool. It is concrete and has tiles along the top edge where the water line is. I had a pool guy come over and give me the "pool school" rundown of how everything works, what equipment I need to clean and balance it, etc. He said I will need a METAL brush to brush the tile, so I'm assuming he means I will need one with STAINLESS STEEL bristles? Is that safe for the tile in regards to cosmetic appearance, etc?
Also, he didn't mention on the list of things to get, a NYLON bristled brush. Do I need a nylon brush too to scrub the WALLS of the pool below the tile? Or can I just use the stainless steel brush also for that? Not sure if the stainless steel brush would harm then concrete/plaster.
Lastly, he gave me the below list in order of how I should clean my pool once a week, does it look correct?
1. Skim entire top of pool real good with net and empty skimmer basket
2. Brush tile with metal brush all the way around
3. Vacuum all bottom surfaces
4. Empty pump basket and spa basket
6. Scrub walls of pool (not sure what brush I should use here, nylon or stainless?)
I asked him why would I scrub the walls last and he mentioned something like "bc you're pool filter will take care of that and you won't be able to see what you are vauuming"....is this correct? It does make sense to me though.