Pierrette. Pool Cleaner. February 26th , 2018.
For instance, is your pool screened in?, not screened in?, is your pool exposed to seasonal trees, flowers that drop heavy foliage into the water?. Is your pool exposed to fine silt, sand or clay?. Several other factors to consider is the actual pool equipment, plumbing configuration, shape of pool, depth and slope from shallow end to deep end. Features and fixtures should be considered as well, I.E ladders, steps, handrails and islands in pool all have there impact on a pool cleaners performance.
Because pressure side automatic pool cleaners are connected to the return line fitting of the swimming pool, the pool skimmer is left open to draw dirty water and debris from the surface of the pool. These pool cleaners act as a roving return line, and help eliminate dead spots in the swimming pool which are not reached by the circulating action of the main filter system. These pool cleaners deposit debris into a special filter bag instead of inside your pool filter system.
I hope this article can help you with your decision in future purchases or basic operating knowledge. Maintaining your inground pool is an important part of ensuring safe swimming, and is also important for protecting your investment. Pool maintenance can seem like a chore at times and this can take away from the enjoyment you experience. Manual pool cleaning is time consuming and laborious which is why many pool owners invest in an automatic pool cleaner. Automatic pool cleaners have been around for decades and the technological advances in inground cleaners make them very efficient cleaners.
Robotic pool cleaners save a great deal of money in operating costs, because these pool cleaners do not require your pool pump and filtration system to be running for the pool cleaner to work. This also means you do not have to clean your filtration system after each use, using more electricity and losing chemically treated water through the filter backwash cycle. Robotic pool cleaners are available in many sizes and models designed for average size above ground swimming pools, up to the largest commercial facilities and water parks.
They have few moving parts that equals to shorter down times due to maintenance. The Polaris 280 cleans in diving and play pools well. I have found that a 4 wheeled cleaner such as the Lerto Legend by Pentair can outperform the 280 cleaner when the design of the pool is square in shape. The nonboosted pressure side cleaners operate off of your pool pump. They take a portion of the water that is returned to the swimming pool and direct it to the pool cleaner. These can work well but often have problems in a pool with water features that require the return water to operate, such as a spa spill over.
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