- On September 16, 2013
For most people just having a swimming pool is considered a luxury. Swimming can be great for exercise, relaxation, entertaining and turning your backyard into a paradise. For all of this to be possible though, the key is keeping the swimming pool clean at all times. It’s recommended that you check the chlorine, pH, total alkalinity and cyanuric acid weekly. While checking those levels, swimming pool owners should also brush the steps, the water tile line and walls of the pool. Debris should be skimmed from the surface, the skimmer should be emptied and all pump baskets should be emptied as well. As much as all of these are essential in keeping your swimming pool clean and algae free…robotic swimming pool cleaners can make that job so much easier.
Most swimming pools are designed to handle pressure or suction cleaners. Suction style pool cleaners are more popular but there aren’t any distinct differences between those and pressure cleaners. The only real decision that must be made is what kind of cleaner you prefer. There are many different brands, colors, designs and styles depending on the size of your swimming pool. One of the biggest keys to remember is whether your swimming pool has a deep end because not all cleaners are intended for larger pools with a distinct deep end.
We’ve done a lot of our own research with pool cleaners and offer a variety of pressure and suction/vacuum swimming pool cleaners on our eCommerce site. But, we also recommend looking at online reviews, talking to pool professionals and examining warranties before making your purchase.
There is also another option for those that are looking for a more sustainable way to clean their swimming pool and that is the Solar Breeze. It works on the surface of the swimming pool and is powered by the sun. We wrote a blog post about it and you can read more about it HERE.
No matter what your choice is, having a robotic swimming pool cleaner is a great way to prevent debris from piling up on your pool, leaves that could stain the surface of the pool and potential phosphates from increasing from the vegetation that sits in the pool if not removed in a timely manner.