Swimming pool owners know that keeping a pool clean can be a dirty business. Sweeping, scrubbing and washing. How much time is left for swimming? Automatic pool cleaners can help to reduce the labor involved with keeping a pool squeaky clean and ready for swimming.
There are a plethora of pool cleaners to choose from and a person might feel inundated by the deluge of brand names, model numbers and color schemes.
This is where we might help pool owners: we try to review the most popular automatic pool cleaners so that you do not have to be swamped by all the pool cleaners out there.
What type of pool do you have in your backyard?
There are basically two kinds of pools. The least expensive type is a semi-permanent above ground pool. The most expensive type is an inground pool. They both have their advantages and drawbacks, but there are automatic pool cleaners and pool pumps that can keep both types clean.
What type of automatic pool cleaner do you prefer?
You can choose from three types: suction, pressure or robotic.
A suction-side pool cleaner is the least expensive automatic cleaner. It uses the suction line and the pool pump’s power to suck away the dirt.
A pressure-side pool cleaner can cost more and it often needs an extra pump installation which provides it with its own water pressure.
A robotic pool cleaner is not dependent on any pool pump. It has its own internal motor and pump which provides cleaning power. All it needs is a power outlet (with GFCI or RCD) where its own power supply unit is plugged into. Robotic pool cleaners tend to be the most expensive.
Which is the best automatic pool cleaner?
That is a simple question with a complex answer. The best pool cleaner for you might depend on the type of pool, the size, the shape, the surface material, the pool pump system and your personal preferences. Unfortunately, there is not a single product that will perform excellent in all pool types or under all circumstances. Each automatic pool cleaner has its own strengths and weaknesses.
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