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Choosing the Right Robotic Pool Cleaner for Your Pool

Posted By Michael  
11:00 AM

Owning a swimming pool is fantastic for health, leisure and entertaining. However, it also comes with having to maintain the cleanliness of the pool and its water. Thankfully, there are automatic filters, pumps, in-line chemical treatment equipment and robotic cleaners that can reduce the physical labour to pushing a few buttons. In this article, we will describe some things to consider when choosing the right robotic pool cleaner for your pool.



The amount of money you are willing to spend is an important factor to be aware of before try to decide which robotic pool cleaner is right for you. They vary in price from a couple of hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. While the more expensive cleaners are flashy and have lots of features and gadgets, they are probably overkill if you have a smaller pool.


Consider Pool Volume and Surface Area

The bigger your pool is, the more energy it will take to clean it. This is true whether or not you will be cleaning it by hand or using automatic pool cleaning. When it comes to automatic pool cleaning, there is massive variation in how smartly they behave. The best pool cleaners use advanced planning and tracking technology to ensure they do not retrace their movements. Older and cheaper pool cleaning robots follow a more random trajectory that won’t be a huge problem in a small pool, but could make a big difference in a larger pool.


One of the newer modern features on some pool cleaners is a remote control that can allow you to focus the cleaner on one area of the pool that particularly needs cleaning. This could come in extremely handy for a large pool which has a lot of use, as scrubbing by hand can be a huge strain.


Environmental and Usage Factors

At different times of the year, it is important to clean debris like falling leaves or pollen. Some swimming pool cleaners come with easily interchangeable and replaceable or cleanable filters so that it is possible to control what kind of cleaning they are doing, while many older and cheaper pool cleaners clean up everything and can easily become clogged.


The length and intensity of your swimming season is another factor that will contribute to finding the best pool cleaner for your pool. If you use gas heating and swim all year, consider using a robotic pool cleaner that runs on an internal timer and cleans your pool every day or once a week. On the other hand, if you rely on a pool blanket and solar pool heating system and only swim a few months of the year, using a manual cleaner that you deploy whenever you need might make more sense.


Contact Local Pool Heating

Local Pool Heating are experts in designing solutions for Sydney pools. We offer a full range of pool heaters, mineral swim technology and have experience repairing pumps of virtually every make and model. We also have experience with different models of robotic pool cleaners, so if you need some advice, give us a call on 0425 332 944 or enquire online.