Automatic Pool Cleaners: Everything You Need to Know


Cleaning the water in your residential swimming pool can be a time-consuming task. If you are a busy person, you may find it difficult to find the time needed to keep your pool clean. This means that it is likely the pool will become contaminated with debris, and you will not be able to enjoy using it. Automatic pool cleaners are a great solution to this problem. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about automatic pool cleaners.

The different models available

When it comes to choosing an automatic pool cleaner, there are several different designs on the market. These fall into 2 broad categories:

Robotic cleaners

A robotic pool cleaner is the most advanced option available. However, the state-of-the-art technology used to create this machinery means that it is also very expensive. A robotic cleaner will be able to navigate its own way around the interior of your pool using infrared sensors. This means you can simply plug the pool cleaner in, set it going and forget about it.

Pressure cleaners

Automatic pressure cleaners are powered using the return jet of water generated by the pool pump. These pool cleaners will suck up any debris which has settled on the bottom of the pool, capturing them in a filter bag. Pressure cleaners are easy to install and to operate. However, you may need to keep an eye on the progress that the pressure cleaner is making, as its wheels can become stuck on sloped areas or steps within the pool.

Additional things to consider

Whichever type of automatic pool cleaner you opt for, there are a couple of things you will need to keep in mind to make sure that the machine operates as it should.

Hose length

When purchasing an auto pool cleaner, it is important that you ensure that the hose is long enough to allow the machine to traverse the entire length of your pool. If you have a particularly large pool, the standard hose supplied with your automatic pool cleaner may not be long enough.

Installing deflectors

If your pool features right angle corners, you may wish to install deflectors on your auto pool cleaning device. These plastic guards will prevent the machine from becoming stuck in the corner of a pool.

If you would like to find out more about automatic pool cleaning equipment, you should contact a pool service today.


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Making Sure Your Pool is Clean

Hello! My name is Peter but my friends call me 'Swimming Pool Pete'. This is because of my new obsession - my swimming pool. I had a new swimming pool installed in my backyard last summer. My family and I had a fantastic time swimming around in the pool all summer long. When the weather became cold and the leaves began to fall, I covered the pool and went inside. However, on the first day of spring, I was devastated to discover that the water in my pool had turned green. I called a pool guy who came over and he explained I needed to add chemicals to the pool to maintain the water quality over the winter months. I asked this man a million questions and I have taught myself everything there is to know about pool care.