Your beautiful fiberglass swimming pool from Narellan Pools is your family’s personal oasis. It provides relief from the heat and hours of fun in the sun for your kids, family and friends. But every pool owner knows that a pool requires regular cleaning to prevent the filtration system from clogging. To cut down on the amount of time spent cleaning, many pool owners look to automatic pool vacuums to do the bulk of the work. If you’re considering buying one, here are the pros and cons of the most popular automatic pool vacuums – robotic, suction-side and pressure-side.
A robotic automatic pool vacuum is like having a housekeeper for your pool. All you need to do is plug the cleaner in and then put it into your pool. Its motor will propel it throughout the pool, sucking up debris and keeping your pool water fresh and clean.
- Cleans on its own with minimal interference from you.
- Cleans not only the floor of the pool, but the sides and stairs as well.
- Doesn’t rely on the other systems in your pool, so it allows your filter and pump to operate at top efficiency!
- More maintenance to extend the life of the vacuum
- Higher costs to repair a robotic vacuum
- Requires some TLC when not in use. When it’s not being used, it needs to be removed from the pool, cleaned and stored in a cool space.
A suction-side automatic pool cleaner is attached to your pool’s filtration system. Propelled by your pump, it moves about the pool to remove dirt and debris from the floor and walls.
- A suction-side cleaner uses your filtration system for power, so it doesn’t require additional electricity to run.
- This type of vacuum is extremely affordable, both in original purchase price, as well as repairs down the line.
- Pool skimmers and drains can have suction diverted while the vacuum is running. This can cause it to take a little longer for the water to get clean as those systems fight for suction power.
- For optimum performance, it’s best to get a separate line for a suction-side vacuum. This way, the vacuum can reach the pool floor while the skimmer takes care of the surface of the water.
A pressure-side automatic pool vacuum is attached to your pool pump. It moves throughout your pool to remove dirt, leaves, and other debris.
- Pressure-side cleaners are an excellent option for medium to large pools because they clean them quickly and efficiently.
- They typically operate off of a separate pump, which increases the power of the vacuum without distorting the efficiency of your pool pump.
- These usually come with a bag attachment that is used to pick up large debris. These bags eventually must be emptied.
What’s The Right Option For You?
If you’re still unsure which automatic pool vacuum is right for you now that you know the pros and cons of automatic pool vacuums, don’t worry. Our team at Narellan Pools is here to walk you through the selection process and answer any questions you may have about caring for your pool. And if it’s time to bring home the best fiberglass pool available, then Narellan Pools is here to make that dream a reality. Not sure where to start? Check out our gallery of stunning fiberglass pools to get your imagination going. Call us today at 1.888.342.7665 to start planning the pool of your dreams or request a free quote. Before long, your dream oasis will be a reality in your own backyard.