We all love a pristine, sparkling pool but it can take a lot of scrubbing and scooping to get it looking that way. If you enjoy the look of clear water (who doesn’t?) but aren’t keen on the amount of effort that goes into it, an automatic pool cleaner could be the perfect solution. Today, we’ll be looking at some of the benefits of investing in an automatic pool cleaner.
Types of automatic pool cleaners
There are two main types of automatic pool cleaners – suction cleaners and robotic cleaners. Suction cleaners attach to your skimmer box and rely on the power of your pump to randomly move around the bottom and sides of your pool. The debris goes to your skimmer box and then through your pump to the filter. Robot pool cleaners are essentially an automatic pool vacuum which use advanced technology to clean the sides, steps and bottom of your pool. They operate independently of the pool’s filtration system.
Benefits of suction pool cleaners
Cost effective – One of the main benefits of a suction pool cleaner is that they’re relatively easy on the budget and the initial outlay won’t break the bank.
Work well with most debris – Suction cleaners are particularly effective with finer debris, such as smaller leaves and sentiment. However larger leaves and gumnuts are often problematic for a suction cleaner.
Can be left in the pool – Although you can certainly take your suction cleaner out of the pool, it’s fine to leave them in there which is convenient for many pool owners. Be aware though that anything left in the pool will degrade quickly if the water is not balanced and the chlorine levels are too high.
Benefits of robotic pool cleaners
Advanced technology – Robot cleaners use advanced computer technology to map the layout of the pool so there are no missed spots and no getting stuck in corners. The technology extends to timers and Apps that can control your pool robot.
Energy efficient – Robots might be more expensive initially but they tend to save you money in the long run due to them being highly energy efficient.
Run independently – You don’t need to rely on your other pool equipment with your robot cleaner – just plug it in, drop it into the pool and turn it on.
Highly effective – Thanks to the advanced technology of your robot, they offer superior cleaning and you’re left with crystal clear water.
Maintaining your automatic pool cleaner
Your pool cleaner is designed to make life easier for you so it’s important that you maintain it correctly so it can do its job properly. Remember to organise regular servicing on your pool equipment so it operates efficiently and to allow for your pool technician to carry out any repairs. Repairs are much easier on the budget than a full replacement which is why proper maintenance is so essential!
Here at Pool Assist, we carry leading brand automatic pool cleaners which deliver pristine results without the hard work. If you’re not sure which product is best for your pool, visit one of our stores and speak with our experienced team. We also offer expert servicing and repairs so your pool cleaner continues to perform for years to come.