3 Types of Automatic Pool Cleaners

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If you still own a manual pool vacuum, it’s time for an upgrade. Who has time to spend hours hand cleaning their pool every week? Not you! Automatic pool cleaners are making a splash in the pool industry. They can work with your filtration system or on their own and help prevent debris and algae from building up in your pool. This saves your pool filter from being overworked, not to mention the time you’ll save on maintenance! Invest in one of these babies and you’ll be saving yourself hours of manual labor! Now, the question is…which of these automatic pool cleaners is best for you?  


Suction Cleaners

This is one of the most affordable automatic pool cleaner options for residential pools. Through a connection to your pool’s skimmer or suction line, this cleaner makes its way around your pool sucking up debris and sending it through your pool’s filtration system. This is great for pools that tend to gather medium-sized debris. Depending on the model, some can climb walls and gather granular debris, such as sand.


While the suction cleaner runs, the pool pump is required to run which means this cleaner uses more electricity than the others. Because of the amount of debris this filter collects, it requires more frequent cleanings. If you’re unsure if this is the right automatic cleaner for you, check with your Jacksonville pool company, Florida Luxury Pools. We’ll be sure to set you up with just the right filtration system.


Pressure Cleaners

Pressure cleaners use water pressure from your pool pump to make its way around your pool, collecting debris in a filter bag. Because this automatic cleaner has its own filter bag, it’s easy to remove and dispose of the debris. You don’t have to bother with cleaning your pool’s filter, just throw away the bag. This takes the pressure off your pool filter, allowing it to last longer. Pressure cleaners are great for collecting medium and large debris while finer pieces flow through the netted bag.  


Robotic Cleaners

The robotic cleaner is fantastic for picking up debris of all sizes. They don’t hook up to any part of your pool’s filtration system, which means your pool will function with minimal electricity use and plenty of pressure is taken off your filter. Robotic cleaners contain their own filtration systems, reducing power costs. This fact alone makes this a great energy efficient option. Many models have features such as remote controls, waterline scrubbing, four-wheel drive and programmable cleaning cycles.


Manual pool cleaners are a thing of the past. If you still aren’t sure which automatic cleaner is best for you, call Jacksonville’s best pool company, Florida Luxury Pools. We’d be more than happy to help you determine the best solution for your pool or assist you with any other luxury pool design or building needs!