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Which pool cleaner is right for you? Pool owners have the choice between 3 types of pool cleaners: suction, pressure or robotic.

In Australia, suction and pressure cleaners were the two most common types found in residential pools, until advances in technology made robotic cleaners an affordable and effective option for many pool owners. There are advantages and disadvantages of each form of cleaner, but you will generally find that all three types will get the job done.

So, which one is right for you? To find out the cleaner best suited to your pool and lifestyle, let us first get the run-down on all three:

Robotic Cleaners

Robotic cleaners work independently from the filter and pump and are driven by an electric motor inside the unit. They are a self-contained cleaner, collecting dirt and debris in a bag or cartridge within the cleaner.

Robotic pool cleaners have built-in intelligence that ensures they don’t get stuck in corners or on steps. While they are slightly more expensive, they do provide a more thorough and complete clean than any other cleaner.

Suction Cleaners

Suction cleaners work similarly to a vacuum cleaner. Operating when the pool pump is active, the cleaner attaches to the pool’s skimmer box and moves about the pool collecting dirt and debris by suctioning into the skimmer basket. A suction cleaner is ideal if:

  • You do not have many trees or leaves
  • Heavy debris rarely enters your pool Suction cleaners are a solid option for those who are budget conscious as they are typically cheaper to install than pressure cleaners.

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Pressure cleaners work from a dedicated return line and run by water pressure from the pump, either the main circulation pump or a dedicated booster pump. This water pressure drives the cleaner around the pool and forces debris into the bag. Advantages of a pressure cleaner are:

  • Capable of collecting large debris such as gum nuts, twigs and heavy leaf litter
  • Ability to clean most pools in less than 3 hours
  • Cleaner removes dirt & leaves into its own a bag instead of your filter/pump basket, taking the load off your filtration system.

Want to Know More?

If you are still unsure about which cleaner will best suit your pool, give us a call for guidance and we can help you select a cleaner with your budget and situation in mind.

Visit here for more information. Please contact us if you’d like a Pool Doctor technician to visit your property and demo a pool cleaner. Let Pool Doctor take care of your pool. You’ll be swimming sooner!


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