If you’re a pool owner, you know how important it is to keep your pool clean and well-maintained. But with so many options out there, choosing the right pool cleaner can be difficult. Fortunately, this guide will help you make an informed decision by outlining some of the key factors to consider when selecting a pool cleaner and giving examples of different types of cleaners on the market.
Factors To Consider When Choosing the Right Pool Cleaner
When it comes to choosing a pool cleaner, there are several factors to consider. Here are some of the most important ones:
Pool Size and Shape
Different types of cleaners are suitable for various sizes and shapes of pools. That’s why you’ll need to take into account the size and shape of your swimming pool before making a purchase. If you have an irregularly-shaped pool, it’s best to choose a robotic or suction cleaner as they can easily reach more difficult areas. A larger, deeper pool may require a more powerful or complex cleaning system than a smaller above-ground pool.
Depending on how much debris you’re dealing with in your pool (leaves, algae, dirt), you may need a more powerful or efficient model than others to ensure it gets cleaned quickly and thoroughly. For example, if you have a lot of leaves in your pool, you may need an automatic suction cleaner that’s specifically designed for removing leaves from pools. On the other hand, if your main concern is dirt and algae, you may need a robotic or pressure cleaner that specializes in scrubbing surfaces.
Filter Type and Capacity
There are several different types of filters available in various sizes and capacities; make sure you get one that’s large enough for your needs but also not too large that it takes up too much space in your backyard. If your filter has a low capacity, then you may need to invest in a more powerful system like a robotic or pressure cleaner with built-in filtration capabilities.
Ease of Use and Maintenance
Some cleaners require more maintenance than others, so it’s important to think about how much time and effort you’re willing to put into maintaining your cleaner over time. Some models can be operated remotely via a smartphone app or even voice commands—this is an important factor, especially if you don’t have much experience with pools or cleaning them yourself.
Repairs and Replacements
You should also consider potential repair costs down the line, as certain parts may wear out over time and need to be replaced regularly in order for the machine to work effectively (depending on how often it’s used). Be sure to check what kind of warranty comes with any model you’re looking at before making your purchase decision.
Last but not least, make sure you consider what kind of budget range fits into what type of cleaners makes the most sense given all other criteria above— because some models can be quite expensive when shopping around for a new pool cleaner since prices can vary widely depending on features and complexity of design/functionality.
Different Types of Pool Cleaners
Now that we’ve gone through all the factors to consider when purchasing a new pool cleaner, let’s look at all the different types available:
Manual Pool Cleaners
Manual pool cleaners require you to physically scrub and clean the pool with a pool brush and vacuum. These cleaners are ideal for small pools or for spot cleaning. They are the most affordable option, but they also require the most labor and time.
Robotic Pool Cleaners
Robotic pool cleaners are the most advanced and efficient pool cleaning options. These cleaners are powered by electricity and have built-in sensors that help them navigate around the pool. They have their own filter and motor, which makes them independent of the pool’s filter system. Robotic pool cleaners can clean the entire pool, including the walls and steps, and are the most energy-efficient option. They are more expensive than manual cleaners, but their ease of use and efficiency make them a worthwhile investment.
Suction Pool Cleaners
Suction pool cleaners are powered by the pool’s suction system and are attached to the skimmer or a dedicated suction line. These cleaners move around the pool, cleaning up debris as they go. Suction pool cleaners are affordable and easy to use, but they can clog the pool’s filtration system and require regular maintenance.
Pressure Pool Cleaners
Pressure pool cleaners are powered by a separate booster pump or the pool’s return jets. These cleaners use water pressure to move around the pool and collect debris. They are efficient at cleaning large debris like leaves and twigs but can also clog the pool’s filtration system if not maintained properly. Pressure pool cleaners are more expensive than suction cleaners but less expensive than robotic cleaners.
Don’t let the task of pool cleaning overwhelm you.
With so many options available when it comes to choosing the right pool cleaner for your needs, it can be difficult knowing where to start. Hopefully, now you feel more equipped than ever when deciding which model would work best for your particular swimming area needs!
If you still find yourself unsure about which option might be best for your home – feel free to contact Executive Blue Pools directly – we’d love to help answer any additional questions. At Executive Blue Pools, we are experts at finding just the right fit for all our customer’s needs – so let our experienced team show you why we’re Frisco’s top choice when it comes to quality swimming pool service!