The Different Types of Pool Cleaners | Shoreline Pools

What are the Different Types of Pool Cleaners?

 In Pool Cleaning, Pool Sanitation

All homeowners love using their private pools, at least until it comes to cleaning. Investing in a pool cleaner is paramount because they reduce cleaning times, keeping your pool in top shape. Thus, picking the right pool cleaner for your pool is important to keeping your pool looking sleek and clean all season long.

As the No.1 pool servicing company in Connecticut and New York, the specialists at Shoreline Pools can help you identify and pick the best pool cleaner for your pool’s needs.

What are the Three Different Types of Pool Cleaners?

Pool owners can choose between three different pool cleaners: suction, pressure, and robotic cleaners. While each pool cleaner has benefits and drawbacks, the specialists at Shoreline Pools can help you select the optimal pool cleaner for your luxury pool. Let’s explore each pool cleaner in greater detail.

Suction Cleaners

A suction-based cleaner works with the suction line in your pool, which connects to the pool’s skimmer. The suction cleaner will then use the filter pump’s suction to propel it around the pool, collecting any dirt or debris from your pool’s surface. Additionally, suction cleaners are more affordable than pressure or robotic cleaners. The Pool Care Guy rated the Zodiac Baracuda G3 W03000, Hayward Poolvergnuegen, and Xtremepower 75037 as the top-rated suction cleaners in 2021.

Pressure Pool Cleaners

Meanwhile, pressure cleaners use the water pumped in your pool to propel the cleaner around the pool. It’s worth noting that the pressure cleaner does not use the pool filtration system to filter out debris as the suction cleaner does.

The debris and dirt will gather in an attached bag, which you’ll then have to empty. The pressure pool cleaner is more affordable than the robotic cleaner and easy to maintain if eventually need to replace parts. However, the two main downsides to the pressure cleaner are that it may require an extra booster pump, as well as a filter pump to work. According to Pool Research, some of 2021’s top-rated pressure pool cleaners Polaris Vac-Sweep 360, Polaris Vac-Sweep 3900 Sport, and the Zodiac F5B Vac-Sweep 280 Black Max.

Robotic Pool Cleaners

Lastly, the robotic pool cleaner is probably the best of the three options. However, this translates to a more expensive product. Robotic pool cleaners do not rely on any pool equipment, such as a filter pump, to run. Instead, it harnesses the power from your house!

The robotic pool cleaner works off your house power by converting the 120V power into a low voltage current around 24V to prevent electrocution. This leaves your pressure pump free for other uses, which will ultimately reduce your monthly electricity bill.

Some robotic cleaners will even scrub the walls and the floor of your pool, drastically reducing the amount of work for homeowners. Pool Research rated the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus, Dolphin Triton Plus, and the Polaris 9550 Sport Pool Cleaners as the top-rated robotic pool cleaners of 2021.

How Long Do Pool Vacuums Last?

Pool cleaners can last anywhere from a year or two to five to seven years, depending on how much you are willing to spend and which pool cleaner you decide on. When handled with adequate care, a suction pool cleaner can potentially last three to five years. The pressure cleaner can last up to five to seven years, while the robotic cleaner may last four to eight years. All three cleaners will require the correct maintenance to keep them in their best condition and get the best use out of them.

Are Pool Cleaners Worth It?

Investing in a pool cleaner is a great way to have more time to enjoy your pool and less time cleaning it. Any of the three types of pool cleaners will help meet your pool cleaning needs with whichever cleaner you choose. If you are looking to get more bang for your buck, going with the robotic pool cleaner will surely do a great job keeping your pool clean and keeping you happy.

Shoreline Pools can help your find the pool cleaner that is best for your luxury in-ground swimming pool. Furthermore, our team will help you install the cleaner and show you the best practices for proper usage. To schedule an appointment to install your cleaner with Shoreline Pools, call us at (203) 357-1544.

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