I have an older finish on my plaster IG pool. It already one spot where it delaminated. I am watching and maintaining the water chemistry so as to extend the life of this plaster job for as long as possible. One day we'll resurface, with what, who knows. Anyhow, I was brushing yesterday and my pole snapped, and the clips/prongs on my pool brush broke. The old brush was here when I bought the home. It was all nylon. I am in the market place for a new brush (and maybe pole but I have a backup pole here).
I learned here that I should be using a combo brush (aluminum or stainless steel with nylon). Is this really going to do anything drastically different vs. if I just again went with a nylon bristle? Also, wouldn't the stainless steel bristles in the combo brush be a problem in the delaminated area? The plaster had fallen off in this area and I am concerned the bristles on a combo brush would be too aggressive. Also, wouldn't the combo bristles be too aggressive on the tile at the water line? I brush the wall from the coping down. I wouldn't want to scratch up my tiles with the stainless steel in the combo brush.
Some of the brushes I have looked at are:
The Wall Whale has gotten good reviews but I am very skeptical of its benefits on the stairs. Definitely seems like the tail will get in the way, which would not be worth it then. http://www.amazon.com/The-Wall-Whale..._1272984011_14
Another brush I saw was the Sweepease http://www.amazon.com/SweepEase-6543...s_1272984011_2. It is a combo brush, and looks like it could work on stairs and not have a tail get in the way. I question this brush though simply b/c it has combo bristles and I'm concerned about my delaminated area.
If neither of the above, I saw traditional nylon bristle brush this that seems good enough:
Any input on my questions would be really helpful. Thanks.