Choosing a Pool Cleaner

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What is the Right Type of Pool Cleaner: Suction Side, Pressure Side or Robotic

Pool cleaners are great as they allow pool owners to cut back on a large portion of pool maintenance, but choosing a Pool Cleaner that is right for your pool is immportant.  When looking at pool cleaners, there are three different types: suction side, pressure side and robotic cleaners. Take a look below to find out the pros and cons to each cleaner type to help you better decide.

 

Suction Side Pool Cleaners

Suction side cleaners work with the dedicated suction line in your pool. Suction side pool cleaners attach to the suction line and utilize the suction to propel the cleaner throughout the pool while scrubbing the pool surface, eliminating dirt and debris from your pool.

Pros:

  • Lower cost
  • fewer moving parts
  • easy maintenance

Cons:

  • Increased pressure on filter
  • Requires pool pump to run

Pressure Side Pool Cleaners

Pressure side cleaners utilize an existing pressure side line to propel the cleaner throughout your pool. The water returned back into your pool fuels the cleaner, but it can require an additional booster pump to run. Unlike suction side cleaners, pressure side cleaners do not use your pool’s filtration system to filter out debris. Pressure side cleaners use a filtration bag to contain dirt and debris, relieving pressure and wear on your filtration system.

Pros:

  • Lower cost
  • Easy maintenance
  • relieves pressure on filter

Cons:

  • Can require extra boster pump
  • Requires pool pump to run

Robotic Pool Cleaners

Robotic pool cleaners do not use your existing pool equipment and run off the power from your house. They free up pressure on your pool equipment and reduce overall power costs and consumption while providing superior cleaning power. Robotic pool cleaners support simple “plug and play” operation and pick up large and small debris in the built-in filtration system. Often times, robotic pool cleaners clean and scrub the pool floor, steps and event the waterline, eliminating the need to clean your pool walls with a brush. The reduced maintenance and wear on pool equipment makes robotic pool cleaners ideal for most pools.

Pros:

  • Superior cleaning
  • Energy efficient
  • Eliminates wear on pool equipment

Cons:

  • Higher upfront cost
  • Requires the need to empty filter