The Benefits of Robotic Pool Cleaners
- by Summerwind
Jul 17, 2018
Not all pool cleaners are created equal. When looking to install or replace an existing pool cleaner, you can get overwhelmed with the amount of options available. Pressure side cleaners like Polaris and suction side cleaners like Kreepy Krauly are the most frequently used cleaner styles in the industry. However, automatic robotic cleaners are quickly becoming the go to choice for many homeowners for a few different reasons.
1. Ease of Use
Your pool is meant to be used to swim in, not as an exercise in cleaning. So when wanting to jump in for a quick swim the last thing most people want to do is hassle with removing a heavy and unwieldy piece of equipment, or to try swimming while avoiding vacuum hoses. This is where robotic cleaners really excel. The cleaners simply drop in to your pool for a few hours and can be easily removed without the hassle of dealing with plumbing or additional equipment. Most cleaners also come with a user-friendly control box that makes operating the cleaner a breeze.
2. Lack of Equipment
Robotic cleaners separate themselves from other style cleaners in one major category, the lack of additional equipment required. There is no installation required or any existing equipment parameters. The units are entirely self contained and only require an outlet to operate from. Why is this a benefit? Less equipment means less opportunity for things to go wrong. Pump failures, plumbing clogs, leaks, and other issues all have a negative impact on suction and pressure side cleaners and in most cases render the cleaners unusable. That is a problem you will never run into with a robotic cleaner.
3. Improved Filtration and Water Quality
Aside from removing sand, leaves, and other debris from your pool, robotic cleaners excel at actually filtering your pool water. The most popular filter style that we encounter in the Triangle area are sand filters. Sand filters typically remove particles in your water down to 20-30 microns in size. This means that any particles smaller than that are not being filtered by your primary pool filter. These particulates decrease water quality and clarity and can make it more difficult to keep your water properly balanced and sanitized. Most robotic cleaners are equipped with filter media that is capable of trapping and removing particles down to 2-3 microns in size, actually filtering your water and improving the water quality.
If you want to save time and effort and improve your swimming experience. Call us to today at 919-929-1199 to discuss the full lines of robotic cleaners that we carry.