When deciding which automatic pool cleaner to use, consumers should first determine their exact needs. This entails thoroughly studying factors such as the type and size of debris typically found in the water and the size of the pool itself. It’s important to ensure that cleaning tools are well-suited for the pool being cleaned.
Small pools do not take as much time to clean as larger pools, so they’re good candidates for small cleaners. Automatic cleaners do not do all the work, however. Pool owners should expect to perform some degree of maintenance to ensure the automatic cleaner is as efficient as possible. This may include brushing the walls of the pool to loosen debris, which enables the automatic cleaner to finish the job.
Pool owners can keep debris out of their pools by using protective items, such as a pool cover, screen, or fence, that block blowing dust, dirt particles, and other debris from entering the water. Keeping trees trimmed so that they don’t hang over the water will aid in preventing debris buildup from leaves and falling seeds, flowers, or fruit.
Types of Cleaners
There are a variety of automatic cleaners available, but the three most prevalent styles are suction, pressure, and robotic cleaners. The suction style has a bendable hose that connects to the filter. It goes over the floor and walls of the pool, brushing to loosen debris. The suctioning part then pulls the debris into the filter. This style works well and is cost-efficient because it uses the pool’s built-in filter.
The robotic style cleaner is self-contained and often programmable to tailor its cleaning to the pool’s specs. Once the cleaner has finished its cleaning cycle, it will power down until the next programmed task. The initial cost is higher, but eventually a robotic cleaner will cost less because it doesn’t need other equipment to operate.
Pressure cleaners are attached to the outtake of the filter and brush along the pool area to gather debris. Fitted with a self-contained filtering system, they operate independently of the pool’s filter. They’re somewhat less thorough in cleaning smaller debris because they move along on wheels, which reduces contact.
Whichever style of automated pool cleaner is used, the bottom line is that the pool should be kept clean.
Proper pool maintenance is a challenging task, especially without all the right equipment available. If you are a South Florida resident and require top-of-the-line pool cleaning, Blue Chip Pool Service has you covered! We clean pools in Boca Raton and throughout South Florida. Your first cleaning is on us. Call 561-907-4862 to schedule your free cleaning or contact us online.