Choosing the Right Robotic Pool Cleaner for Your Pool
In the last twenty years, pool cleaning technology has vastly improved. There are now a wide variety of robotic pool cleaners available on the market to make pool maintenance easier than ever. Cleaners differ in terms of price and function, with some models even being able to be operated remotely from your smartphone! In this blog post, we discuss some of the important considerations when picking a robotic pool cleaner and highlight some of the best models available on the market today.
Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Pool Cleaner
1. Pool Size and Surface
When selecting your robotic pool cleaner, it is important to consider your pool size and surface. Most robotic cleaners can be used to clean any surface, but a cleaner with higher suction power will be more effective on tiled pools. With vinyl liners, most robotic cleaners should be effective. Each cleaner will also come with a fixed length of extendable cable. It is therefore important to consider the size of your pool relative to the length of cable in your robotic cleaner. Some models also do not require cable and will therefore work in any size of pool.
2. Cleaning Power
Robotic cleaners come in a variety of models. Some simply clean the bottom of your pool. Others can clean the bottom of the pool, water line, walls, and even the cover! It all depends on what you want the robot to be able to clean.
3. Filter Size
The filter is an important part of the robotic cleaner that will trap dirt, debris, leaves, and insects in your pool. A larger filter means the robot will be able to clean more of the pool before the filter needs to be cleaned. If you prefer to set the vacuum and forget about it, you might want a robot with a bigger filter. The pore size of the filter will also matter. The smaller the pore size, the more the robot will be able to truly clean you pool and suck up even small amounts of dirt and grime.
Top Pool Cleaners
Vektro Auto Wireless Robotic Pool Vacuum
This great entry level robotic cleaner is battery-powered and capable of cleaning the bottoms of pools with slopes of up to 10%. It includes a 90-minute autonomous cleaning cycle that can easily be charged in 8 hours.
Hayward eVac Robotic Pool Cleaner with Caddy
This mid-level robotic cleaner uses up to 94% less energy than other models on the market! The robot can clean your entire pool in 60 minutes or less and it requires no hoses or additional equipment.
Polaris P965iQ Robotic Pool Cleaner with Caddy, WIFI enabled
This top-of-the-line robotic pool cleaner connects to your home WIFI system so you can clean your pool anytime, anywhere. A robust and high-tech solution for your pool maintenance needs.
At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs we sell a variety of robotic cleaners to help simplify your pool maintenance routine. For more information on any of our robotic cleaners, contact us today at 905-294-8030 (Markham) or 905-853-8500 (Newmarket).