The Pros and Cons of Robotic Pool Cleaners

Pool owners can choose between suction pool cleaners, pressure pool cleaners and robotic pool cleaners. However, lack of sufficient information about these pool-cleaning methods may make it difficult for some homeowners to select the best pool cleaning method for their needs. This article discusses robotic pool cleaners. Use this information to decide whether this type of pool cleaner is the right one for you.

What They Are

Robotic pool cleaners operate independently from the pool filter and pump system. This cleaner is connected to a power source (such as a socket) that enables it to move around the pool and collect any debris in its way. The robotic cleaner has a debris bag that you need to empty each time it becomes full.

Pros of Robotic Pool Cleaners

They are quick and thorough. Robotic pool cleaners are not affected by the rate at which a pool pump is functioning. This enables them to work very fast. They can even agitate the pool floor in order to remove the tiniest particulates (such as sand particles). This leaves the pool very clean and clear in a short time.

They are easy to use. Robotic cleaners do not require an assembly process. You can just take it out of the box and plug it into a power source so that it begin its work. This ease of use makes them very popular among many pool owners.

They scrub pool surfaces. Robotic pool cleaners can also scrub the pool walls and liners as they remove dirt and debris from your pool. This added role can reduce how frequently you may be required to clean those surfaces manually.

Cons of Robotic Pool Cleaners

Their movement range may be limited. Robotic pool cleaners can only move as far as the length of the power cord to which they are attached permits them. You may have to keep connecting the cleaner to different power sockets around the pool if the power cable is short.

They are expensive. These cleaners have many components and this makes it costly to keep buying replacement parts. Your kids or pets can also damage them easily, thereby increasing the cost of owning this cleaner. Their acquisition cost is also high when compared to the cost of buying other kinds of pool cleaners.

Talk to a supplier of pool equipment about the other types of pool cleaners. Use the information in the discussion above to compare robotic cleaners to other cleaners before you make a final decision on the most appropriate cleaner for your pool.