Move over Jetsons, here comes Rosie the robotic pool cleaner
Ah robots! Who hasn’t dreamed of having one to do the housework? We may not be there yet, but at least we can leave a robot to clean the pool.
Robotic pool cleaners have been around for about 20 years, but new technology not only means that they are more efficient and easy to use than ever, but has also put them within the price range of more pool owners,
Robotic pool cleaners are gaining popularity with time-poor homeowners who want to spend the day swimming not vacuuming. They vacuum and trap pool debris in self-contained compartments or bags. This means excessive backwashing or rinsing the pool’s filter is a thing of the past.
While the majority of pool cleaners on the market are suction cleaners, they are fitted into a pool’s skimmer, reducing the pool’s skimming.
Robotic cleaners are not connected to anything, and some have remote controls to control the cleaner’s movements or to program it for specific functions. You can automatically and systematically clean your pool without relying on the operation of filtering equipment. The result is a dramatic reduction in energy costs when compared to all other types of automatic pool cleaners.
In a nutshell
- Today’s top-of-the-line robotic cleaners combine user-friendly operation with water, energy and chemical conservation features.
- Requires minimal electricity to operate its inbuilt pump and motor.
- Independent from the pump and filter system, allowing better circulation of water.
- It will free up the skimmer box and enable leaves to be skimmed from the surface of the pool.
- Some have remote controls so they can be guided to hard to clean spots.
- Built-in brushes allow them to scrub the surface of vinyl, fibreglass or concrete, as well as vacuum.
- Minimal maintenance and effort required.
- Helps to circulate water through the pool, resulting in less algae growth and improved water chemistry.
Contact your local Swimart for the complete range of pool cleaners.