What Type of Pool Cleaner Should You Buy?Pool Manufacturers
It’s a common question many pool owners ask. If you own a pool odds are you want to know what type of pool cleaner is best for your pool and what type to buy. Ultimately what we all want is a clean pool. Getting there, though, isn’t as simple as it sounds. Some people enjoy the convenience of hiring a pool service, but the cost can be prohibitive. There are others who prefer to get their hands filthy and do their own housecleaning. In addition, some of us may not be able to pay a pool service or have the time or inclination to maintain it ourselves. Please read on if you fall into the latter category. Automatic pool cleaners are exactly what you need.
There are a number of low-cost and simple ways to ensure that your swimming pool is clean, healthy, and ready to use. To help you narrow down your options for pool cleaners, here are some things to keep in mind. So, what kind of vacuum cleaner should you get? Let’s get started and see what happens.
Types of Pool Cleaners
Pool cleaners come in three varieties, each with a price range to match.
- Suction Side
- Pressure Side
- Robotic Pool Cleaners
Before diving into the different pool cleaners, it’s worth noting that most pools are only set up to work with one of two types of cleaners: pressure or suction. The first step in deciding which cleaner to buy is to establish which type is compatible with your system. There is no need to connect a robot vacuum to your computer system. Therefore, they can be used with any swimming pool, even if it has a separate suction or pressure line.
To assist you in making a more informed decision, the following is a brief description of each variety.
Suction Side Pool Cleaners
Suction-side pool cleaners can either be connected to your pool’s skimmer or the pool’s suction line. Suction from the pool pump propels the cleaner around, vacuuming and cleaning the pool’s surface while dirt and debris are collected by the pool filtration system. In terms of price, these cleaners are the most affordable.
It’s best to use suction side cleaners to get rid of fine dirt and debris, but they put a strain on your pump and filter if the water contains a lot of larger particles like rocks or nuts. The pump basket will not overflow if an in-line leaf canister is attached to the cleaner hose and the pool has a large debris load.
AIPER Automatic Pool Cleaner with Wall Climbing, Tangle-Free Cable & Dual-Filter Basket, Powerful Suction Robotic Pool…
【EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE】Unlike other robotic pool cleaners, this underwater vacuum features two roller brushes to do twice the level of cleaning in half the time. It also climbs walls, scrubbing the surfaces of your pool all the way up to the waterline. Nimble on vertical surfaces, Aiper’s robotic vacuum cleaner uses PVC rollers with strong absorption and a superior grip.
【SAFE & TANGLE-FREE】Included safety rope allows you to bind the power box, preventing it from falling into the water and getting wet. 50ft. anti-tangle cable is specially designed to not get stuck or tied up in knots, so you can safely let the Orca 1300 operate without supervision. Ideal for in-ground pools up to 50-feet long.
Pressure Side Pool Cleaners
Pressure side pool cleaners, as the name implies, utilise the return line’s pressure side water flow. An attached filter bag collects dirt while the cleaner moves around the pool in a stream of pressured water. Basically, the water that is returned to your pool is what powers the cleaner.
Pentair 360228 Kreepy Krauly Racer Pressure-Side Inground Pool Cleaner$1,049.00
Zodiac F1B Polaris Vac-Sweep 360 Black Max Head and Hose Pressure Side Pool Cleaner$995.32
Polaris Vac-Sweep 380 Pressure Inground Pool Cleaner, Triple Jet Powered, 31ft of Hose with a Single Chamber Debris Bag$849.00
A pressure cleaner does not use the filtration system of your pool to remove dirt and debris like suction cleaners do. Rather, they utilize a filtration bag to remove the waste. Your pool’s filtration system will benefit from less stress and wear and tear, which in turn helps to extend the life of your pool’s other equipment. Compared to vacuums or robotic cleaners, it’s a more practical alternative for removing heavy debris like leaves. Additionally, pressure cleaners can assist circulate and spread heat in a heated pool.
Polaris P965iQ Sport
Polaris P965iQ Sport Robotic Pool Cleaner, Automatic Vacuum for InGround Pools up to 60ft, Smart App, WiFi, Amazon Alexa…
INTELLIGENT POOL CLEANER: Wherever you are, whenever you want — clean your pool easily with the iAquaLink app. Comes WiFi ready and many options within the Polaris app that allow your pool to be cleaned, all from your phone. Comes w/ dirty canister indicator.
IN GROUND: Compatible with in ground swimming pools up to 60 ft.
- Easy to maintain at a lower cost
- Reduces the amount of sand and other material that must be filtered out of the water.
- Suitable for ponds with a lot of fallen leaves.
- Cleaner can only work if the pump is running.
- The majority of them call for an additional booster pump.
- Using both pumps will result in higher operational expenses (they would need to run at the same time)
- Whenever the bag is full, it must be emptied.
- IMPORTANT SAFETY ADVICE: Never swim with an automatic pool cleaner in the pool. Using long hoses and cords can be dangerous for the pool cleaning.
Robotic Pool Cleaners
In terms of automatic pool cleaners, robotic cleaners are the best alternative available on the market today. The low-voltage motor of these vacuum cleaners is powered by a normal GFCI outlet. Robotic pool cleaners, unlike suction and pressure side cleaners, have no connection to your pool equipment. In order to maintain peak performance, the vacuum cleaner has a filter canister that collects any collected dirt and grime. This canister must be cleaned on a regular basis.
Pentair 360323 Krauly Prowler 930 Robotic in-Ground Pool Cleaner$1,995.00
Polaris 9650iQ Sport Robotic Cleaner, Automatic Vacuum for InGround Pools up to 60ft, Smart App, WiFi, Amazon Alexa…$1,399.00
Polaris P965iQ Sport Robotic Pool Cleaner, Automatic Vacuum for InGround Pools up to 60ft, Smart App, WiFi, Amazon Alexa…$1,399.00
Pentair 360322, Gray$1,384.99
Hayward W3RC9950CUB TigerShark Robotic Pool Cleaner for In-Ground Pools up to 20 x 40 ft. (Automatic Pool Vacuum)$1,059.00
SereneLife Automatic Pool Vacuum for Inground Pools – Robotic Pool Cleaner with 4500 GPH Suction from Twin Motors and…$999.99
Automatic pool cleaners reduce the amount of trash your pool filter has to deal with because they have their own built-in filter. With this feature, your pool equipment will last longer and you will have to clean your filter less frequently. In certain cases, robotic pool cleaner filters are even more efficient than a DE filter at removing the tiniest micron-sized particles from the water. To get the most out of your pump and filter, a robotic pool cleaning may be just what you need in terms of efficiency and cleanliness.
Dolphin Nautilus CC Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner – Ideal for Above and In-Ground Swimming Pools up to 33 Feet – with…
This bundle includes the Dolphin Nautilus CC robotic vacuum, universal caddy, and caddy cover.
Agile and efficient, the Nautilus CC was designed to clean above-ground and in-ground pools up to 33 feet in just 2 hours. With superior scrubbing and filtering capabilities, you can relax knowing your pool’s floor and walls will be left exceptionally clean.
What we like about it
- Relatively inexpensive
- With fewer components that can break,
- It’s simple to take care of.
- For use in tight areas and confined spaces
There are tons of options to choose from. But that’s it in a nutshell on pool cleaners. We hope that we have given you some good insight on the best products and that you walk away with a better understanding of which one is best suited for your pool.
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