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The Ultimate Guide to Automatic Pool Cleaners

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Categories: Automatic Cleaners, Energy Efficiency
 
Automatic Pool Cleaners are a great way to clean a swimming pool and reduce long-term maintenance costs. After a long day at work, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour cleaning up after a wind storm, a swimming dog or the neighbor’s tree-trimming incident. Automatic Pool Cleaners are valuable investments for anyone looking to maximize the enjoyment of their swimming pool and minimize the maintenance.
 
There are three different types of pool cleaners on the market today. The Suction Cleaner is the most energy efficient and popular cleaner available today. The Pressure Cleaner uses the pressure of pool water to remove debris to an attached bag. Finally, Robotic Cleaners are self contained units that clean the entire pool with no hoses.
 
Read more about each type of cleaner and check out our Automatic Cleaner Guide video below.
 
The Suction Cleaner
This cleaner roams the bottom of the swimming pool, gobbles up dirt and debris and traps it in the pool pump and filter system. This type of cleaner duplicates the work that a swimming pool cleaning service provides, automatically. The suction cleaner can be a challenge to set-up correctly, and an improperly installed suction cleaner will not provide desired results. At the end of the day, a suction cleaner can reduce the amount of time spent manually vacuuming a pool. 
 
Poolvergnuegen 2-Wheel The PoolCleaner
Pentair Kreepy Krauly Warrior
Pentair Kreepy Krauly SandShark
 
The Pressure Cleaner
Pressure Side cleaners benefit from huge popularity and household names such as Polaris, Pentair and Hayward. The concept uses the return line (the port that pushes water into your pool) instead of the skimmer, which is sucking water into your filter. A pressure side cleaner is designed to work with a separate booster pump or through the water returning to the pool from the pool pump. Water pressure powerfully sends water, which includes dirt and debris, into a bag instead of into the pump basket or filtration system. Pressure Cleaners are perfect for backyards that have plentiful foliage, shedding dogs or children, etc.
 


Polaris 3900 Sport Pentair Kreepy Krauly Racer
Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend
 
The Robotic Pool Cleaner
Robotic Cleaners are quickly gaining in popularity. They do not require complicated installation instructions or extra pumps. This cleaner combines the power of a suction-side cleaner with the speed of a pressure-side cleaner. The ease of installation and use comes with a price as the Robotic Cleaner tends to be 30 to 50 percent more expensive than Suction or Pressure Cleaners. Robotic Cleaners clean the swimming pool independently and quickly which justify the extra cost to many pool owners.
 
Pentair Warrior SE Cleaner Maytronics Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Kreepy Krauly Prowler 820
 
 
Regardless of the type that is chosen, an Automatic Pool Cleaner is a valuable investment to any backyard swimming pool. They provide a clean, enjoyable swimming pool that reduces the amount of labor required for maintenance. More time and a more enjoyable backyard oasis? That sounds like a win-win! 
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