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Thread: Stainless brush vs nylon brush?

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    Stainless brush vs nylon brush?

    I've a pebble tec pool and need a new brush - should I get stainless or 1/2 stainless or not? The pool place tells me never to use a stainless brush.

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    An open (no screen) Pebble Tec 12,000 gallon, below ground saltwater pool on a canal on the Gulf of Mexico. Installed November 2015 with a Hayward Aqua Rite T-Cell 15 chlorine generator, Hayward variable speed pump and 120 sq. ft. cartridge filter. I just found the TRP site and am waiting for my test kit (May 2016).

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    Re: Stainless brush vs nylon brush?

    If the plaster (and pebble tec is plaster-based) is new (< 1 year) you should use a nylon-only brush. I would continue using the nylon brush if you are getting good results with it. My M.O. is to use the tool that is the least invasive while still getting the job done. If you find you need a stronger brush, then I would step up to the combo brush - but only if you need to. Full stainless steel brushes are particularly useful if you get algae, especially black algae. But if you follow our methods, you should never have to worry about that.
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    Re: Stainless brush vs nylon brush?

    Right from Pebble Tec: Pool Care Instructions Pebble Tec

    DO brush your pool. It is recommended that you brush a PTI pool finish three times a day for the first three days and two times a day for the next ten days. Using a standard, nylon (very important) bristled pool brush. Brush the walls and the floor of the finish toward the main drain. After that, regular maintenance may include brushing the pool approximately once per week, depending on the amount of dust or debris that may fall into the pool.
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    Re: Stainless brush vs nylon brush?

    Great - that is just what I needed to hear. On my way to Pools R Us to get a nylon brush.

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    An open (no screen) Pebble Tec 12,000 gallon, below ground saltwater pool on a canal on the Gulf of Mexico. Installed November 2015 with a Hayward Aqua Rite T-Cell 15 chlorine generator, Hayward variable speed pump and 120 sq. ft. cartridge filter. I just found the TRP site and am waiting for my test kit (May 2016).

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