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There was a time when the only option for cleaning your pool was to do it yourself with a brush, a scoop, and some elbow grease. Luckily, things are much easier these days with automatic pool cleaners available to make cleaning your pool as easy as possible. While there are a number of options for you to choose from, the most advanced choice is a robotic pool cleaner. Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at how robotic cleaners work and why they're a smart choice for your pool (and your weekly maintenance schedule!)

What are robotic pool cleaners?

Robotic pool cleaners lead the market when it comes to automatic pool cleaners due to their use of advanced technology. Over the years, robotic pool cleaners have become increasingly sophisticated, helping to deliver superior results for pools of all shapes and sizes.

Robot cleaners have an electric motor that creates suction to remove dirt and debris from the pool. Most models also use rotating brushes to help dislodge more stubborn dirt such as algae. They move around the bottom and sides of the pool using wheels or tracks and the low voltage used to power the robot makes it safe to use in the water.

How do they work?

Robotic pool cleaners use efficient motors which allows them to operate effectively without using up too much power. When the robot cleaner sucks up debris, it is stored in a separate filter bag attached to the cleaner which can then be emptied after use. They have excellent mobility which allows then to manoeuvre around sharp corners and bends with ease.

Compared to other automatic pool cleaners, the reason that these types of cleaners offer superior cleaning is that they use digital technology with a range of capabilities. While the technology of the robot will vary between different models and price points, most models will have different modes for you to choose from for a customised cleaning experience.

Depending on your robot, you can choose a quick clean, a more thorough clean, cleaning to occur at different times, or for just certain parts of your pool to be cleaned. Robot cleaners also come complete with sensors that can detect things like the shape of the pool and the waterline to allow for more intuitive cleaning. Some robotic cleaners have additional features such as remote control operation to allow you to move your robot where you want it at the press of a button. Other models can be operated via an app on your phone so you can operate your robot wherever you are.

robotic pool cleaner operating in large pool

What are the benefits of robotic pool cleaners?

Superior technology – the computer technology of robot cleaners makes them superior to other automatic pool cleaners. The robot’s ability to map out the pool using sensors means that it doesn’t get stuck in corners or constantly miss spots.

Cost-effective – robotic cleaners are more expensive at the time of the initial investment compared to other cleaners, such as suction cleaners. However, their precise cleaning ability and energy efficiency means that they save you money in the long run on your electricity bill.

Saves time – with a robot pool cleaner, all you do is set it up and let the magic happen. Simply drop your robot cleaner into the water, turn it on, and let it do its job. With convenient features such as remote control available on many models, you can set the program you want and leave your robot to it.

Low maintenance – one of the best aspects of a robot pool cleaner is that they’re both easy to operate and easy to maintain. If you’re having any issues with your robot, you can simply call your pool technician to come out and take a look.

Operates independently – unlike other automatic pool cleaners, robotic cleaners operate completely independently from your existing pool equipment which means your filter isn’t under any additional strain. The debris collected by your robot goes directly into a separate filter bag.

How often should I use my robotic pool cleaner?

It really depends on how frequently you’re using your pool. During the peak summer months, you should be looking to run your robot every day or at least every second day. During the cooler months or periods when you’re not really using the pool, you can get away with using your robot around once a week. However, if your pool tends to get a lot of debris in it then you should consider running it more regularly.

How do you maintain a robotic pool cleaner?

Don’t stress – maintaining your robotic pool cleaner is relatively simple so you don’t need to worry about putting aside a lot of time. However, a robot cleaner is an investment which is why you need to follow a few simple steps to look after it.

While older-style suction cleaners were often left in the pool permanently, robot cleaners need to be removed once they’re finished cleaning.

  • Once you’ve taken it out of the water, take the time to clean the debris out of the filter bag and drain the cleaner of water.
  • It’s also a good idea to give it a gentle rinse to remove chemicals.
  • Check the brushes and the tracks or wheels to make sure debris hasn’t become lodged while your robot was cleaning.
  • Over time, your robot’s brushes will begin to look worn and they should be replaced to make sure your robot continues to clean effectively.
  • Also, remember to take care of the cord – avoid getting it tangled and coil it onto its holder after use.

If you’re finding that your robot isn’t operating as efficiently as it should despite maintenance, get your pool technician to come and take a look. At Pool Assist, we carry a range of robotic pool cleaners which are designed to make your life as easy as possible.

We provide leading brand robot cleaners so you can be assured that you’re receiving a quality product. If you’re not sure which cleaner is right for you, you can simply ask one of our friendly team members. We can also assist with pool servicing and maintenance to ensure that your robot cleaner runs as efficiently as possible. For a range of the best robotic pool cleaners, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.