Which Type of Automatic Pool Cleaner is Right for You?
Read about the 3 different types, then select based on your pool, your situation, your budget. Have questions? Give our Pool Experts a call at 1-800-983-7665.
Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaners for Aboveground & Inground Pools
Automatic pool cleaners do just what their name implies - clean dirt & debris from your swimming pool & pool water, automatically. Both aboveground swimming pool cleaners and inground swimming pool cleaners are available at Specialty Pool Products. We also carry a line of cleaners for spas & hot tubs. Regardless of the type of swimming pool you have, there are three basic types of automatic pool cleaners: suction side pool cleaners, pressure side pool cleaners, and robotic / electronic pool cleaners. Read about them below, then select based on your pool, your situation, and your budget. Have questions? Give the Pool Experts at Specialty Pool Products a call, at 1-800-983-7665.
#1 Suction-Side Automatic Pool Cleaners
This is the most popular type of automatic pool cleaner. Most have only one moving part and they are an economical choice for first-time pool owners. They're easy to use because they attach to your existing skimmer or a dedicated suction port. Suction-side pool cleaners work when your pool pump is running. They pick up dirt & debris, and deposit it into your filter system. Suction-side cleaners do reduce some of your surface skimming action while in use. In general, they are the most economical option while offering all the basics to automate the cleaning of your pool. At Specialty Pool Products, we carry a complete line of suction-side automatic pool cleaners, at the lowest prices available.
Advantages of Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaners:
- Simple to install and operate
- Low cost and proven track record
#2 Pressure-Side Automatic Pool Cleaners
These automatic pool cleaners work on the return side of your filter system and generally attach to a dedicated return line in the pool. Some require an additional booster pump, which sends added water volume to the cleaner. They pick up dirt and debris in the pool and deposit it into an attached fine mesh bag. Pressure side cleaners are helpful in distributing clean, filtered water around the pool, and having their own debris bag means that they don't compromise the filter system. They also do not stop your surface skimming action. They tend to be slightly more involved to use than suction-side cleaners, and their mid-range price makes them a great retrofit option. Shop the entire Specialty Pool Products' line of pressure-side automatic pool cleaners today.
Advantages of Pressure Side Automatic Pool Cleaners:
- Distributes filtered water around the entire pool
- Won't clog skimmer or filter with debris
- Enhances water circulation
- Fast & efficient
#3 Robotic / Electronic Automatic Pool Cleaners
These self-contained automatic pool cleaners have gained tremendous popularity in recent years. All dirt and debris collected is stored in a bag or cartridge contained within the cleaner. They are electronic in nature and require a standard 110-volt electrical supply, but a built-in transformer steps the power down to a safe & simple 24-volt device. Robotic automatic pool cleaners do not engage your filter system or surface skimmer, and they act as a secondary filter within the pool. They seem to be slightly more expensive to purchase relative to other cleaner types on the market. But they scrub, clean and vacuum as they automatically navigate your pool, and are a great time-saver! At Specialty Pool Products, we carry all the top brands and models of robotic / electronic automatic pool cleaners, And our Pool Experts can explain the features and differences between them, and help you select your perfect robotic automatic pool cleaner.
Advantages of Robotic /Electronic Automatic Pool Cleaners:
- Self-contained filtration eases wear and tear on your pump and filter
- Fastest method for cleaning your swimming pool
- Special features depending on the unit
Making The Choice - We Can Help!
All three types of pool cleaners will get the job done. So which is the right one for you? The other factors to consider are your budget and preferences. For example, as the pool cleaner increases in features & functionality, you can expect an increase in price. We recommend you start by balancing the benefits of each type of automatic pool cleaner with your budget. Have questions? Give the Pool Experts at Specialty Pool Products a call at 1-800-983-7665. We'll be happy to help you select your perfect automatic pool cleaner, and help you enjoy more time IN the pool, and less time CLEANING it!