Floating in the waters of your pool can be truly relaxing and refreshing. Keeping your pool in good condition requires good cleaning but clearing a large pool can become a strenuous and exhausting job if done manually. The best way to make this job easy and painless is by investing in one of the many automated pool cleaners on the market today.
These automatic devices are designed to suck the sediments and debris set at the bottom of the pool. Essentially, they are robotic vacuum cleaners, which are capable of moving along the bottom of a swimming pool removing all the debris in the process. Most automated pool cleaners have a random movement, which enables them to cover the entire floor surface. Obviously, they are a great help saving you time as well as energy.
How an Automatic Pool Cleaner Works
Electronic motorized swimming pool cleaners are simple machines with a processor, a pump and a drive motor. The cleansing process begins with sucking water from the bottom of the cleaner through the intake valves; it is then passed through the filter and dispersed through the outlet at the top of the unit. Debris and deposit on the floor of the pool are vacuumed in the filter section, while the larger chunks remain inside the filter until the cleaner is cycled. Purpose of the drive motor is to give a direction to the unit's movement. However, it does not determine the path of its movement.
How to choose the best automatic pool cleaners
When buying automated pool cleaners it's advisable to remember a few of the tips given here:
- Firstly, knowing what pool cleaner to choose depends on the type of swimming pool you have. Carry the measurements of your pool and the details of the filtration system with you when you go out shopping to ensure you get the cleaner that suits the type of your pool.
- When purchasing an automated swimming pool cleaner, ensure that there is an electrical outlet for your automatic cleaner. These cleaners work automatically and must be powered by electricity.
- The size of the automatic pool cleaner is also an important factor. Some of the upscale cleaners come with self-monitoring system to insure maximum coverage.
- Operating automated pool cleaners are not easy as it may first sees. Often the cleaners do not function as described in the picture. Owning a good manual or instruction video that demonstrates the workings of the cleaner is often very helpful.
- Most importantly ensure that the pool cleaner offers a product warranty.
by Peter Craske