19 Mar How to choose a robotic pool cleaner:
If you’re thinking about purchasing a robotic pool cleaner then you have plenty to consider – automated pool cleaners don’t come cheap! Afterall, they take care of all the work you don’t want to do.
Each pool has different standards and needs. Follow the guide below, and make sure you’re making the most of your money by choosing the right robotic cleaner for your pool.
As we all know, there are two types of pools: in-ground and above-ground.
Above-ground pools are a lot less fuss when it comes to buying a robotic pool cleaner. Firstly, there isn’t that much to choose from in the market. Secondly, they all have simple shapes and sizes. And finally, above-ground pools are typically only purchased for family use.
In-ground pools, on the other hand, are a little more complex. They come in a range of shapes and sizes, are made from a variety of materials, and can be either are typically used for commercial or residential purposes. Furthermore, there’s plenty to choose from in the robotic pool cleaner market. One of the major brands in Australia is the dolphin robot pool cleaners produced by Maytronics.
Purpose of your pool:
This is important. Is your pool for residential of commercial use?
If you have a backyard pool, then a residential robotic pool cleaner such as the dolphin s200 pool cleaner will do the trick.
If you have a commercial pool, things get a little trickier. What kind of commercial pool do you have? Is it a local swimming centre or a theme park? The Dolphin Wave 300xl is an example of a great pool cleaner for your local swimming centre.
Volume and size of debris falling in your pool:
Is your pool surrounded by trees? If there are plenty of debris falling into your pool then you’ll need a pool cleaner that can clean both the floor and surface. Some debris i.e. leaves float and some sink. If you have a large pool. Go for a robot that has an extra-large filter bag.
Pool elements & dimensions:
One thing a lot of robotic pool cleaners don’t do — commercial or residential – is climb steps. If your pool has any steps, inclines or slopes, then it’s important to buy a robot pool cleaner that can climb and clean these places.
Type of pool floor:
Finally, the type of pool floor you have will determine what type of pool cleaner you should buy as well. Your pool floor could be flat, irregular or rocky and your robot needs to be able to accommodate for this. Similarly, some floors are made of tiles, fiberglass and even vinyl. Again, your robot needs to be able to accommodate.
Choosing the right cleaner:
Ultimately, you need to study each robot pool cleaner before you make a purchase decision. Be careful and meticulous during your inspection and ask the professionals everything you need to know. As we said, robotic pool cleaners don’t come cheap. You want to make the right decision the first time.