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Thread: Another question on correct brush (and ?'s on identifying plaster and stains)

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    Another question on correct brush (and ?'s on identifying plaster and stains)

    Hi all,

    Time to buy a new brush. I'm pretty sure I'll be buying a Wall Whale (especially now that the King-Fin was recently bought by Valterra and does not appear to be for sale yet). I'm just not sure which Wall Whale to buy.

    I have a 12 year old pool with a plaster finish. From previous research on TFP, I know I should not be using an all-nylon brush on my cured plaster finish, BUT I am not sure about whether I should be using a 100% wire brush OR a mixed nylon/SS wire brush for routine brushing.

    Also, and I'm not sure if it matters or if "plaster is plaster" in regards to which brush, but I do not know the specific plaster finish of the pool. I have it in my head that it is Diamond Brite, but I'm not sure where I got that from and I can't confirm it. The color is white-ish with blue-ish and gray-ish specks. It is very mottled and streaked, and also has some brown stains.

    I haven't been able to remove the stains by using a short wire brush, but they are on the deep end and I can not get good leverage with the current brush (thus the pending purchase of a Wall Whale). SLAM did not work either. I plan on using OCLT and the steps outlined here to try and identify and remove them.

    I'm mostly asking about which brush to get, but I'll appreciate any and all tips in regards to identifying the plaster and/or the stains.

    Thanks!

    Eric
    IG 22,500 gallon plaster pool (35' x 16' x 7') with spill-over spa (6'), circa 2004
    2HP WhisperFlo pump w/Pentair Clean & Clear Plus Cartridge Filter
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    Eric in Brentwood, California

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    Re: Another question on correct brush (and ?'s on identifying plaster and stains)

    most use or get the SS and Nylon brush
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    Re: Another question on correct brush (and ?'s on identifying plaster and stains)

    Thanks for the reply Cowboy!
    IG 22,500 gallon plaster pool (35' x 16' x 7') with spill-over spa (6'), circa 2004
    2HP WhisperFlo pump w/Pentair Clean & Clear Plus Cartridge Filter
    3/4HP WhisperFlo for two sheer arc waterfalls
    Suction-side Poolvernuegen
    Eric in Brentwood, California

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