Let’s face it - maintaining a swimming pool is a hassle. But with the best robotic pool cleaner, you can sit back and relax while it does the dirty work for you. Yes, it may come with a hefty price tag, but think about the money and time you'll save in the long run. And hey, who doesn't love a sparkling clean pool without lifting a finger?
But with so many options out there, how do you know which one to choose? Fear not, my friend. Our expert tips will help you navigate the sea of robotic pool cleaners and find the perfect match for your swimming pool.
Ready to make a splash with your new robotic pool cleaner? Let's dive in and find your dream model!
There are two major types of pools based on how they are built.
- Aboveground pool: These are pools that can be assembled by the pool owners themselves. Most of the aboveground pools are simple in size and shape, and they are likely for family use only. Choose a robotic pool cleaner that caters to the needs of aboveground pools.
- Inground pool: This type is more concrete, and it has a solid foundation. They are built by digging up the ground and forming the pool within it. If you have an inground pool, choosing a robotic pool cleaner that specialises in this type would be ideal.
It is easier to find an RPC for above ground pools because there are only a few available in the market to choose from. If you have an inground pool, plenty of other factors are needed to be considered.
Is your pool floor made of tiles, vinyl, or fibreglass? Make sure to investigate first if certain robotic cleaners are compatible with your pool floors. For example:
Does your pool have multiple steps, inclines, and slopes? Choose a robotic pool cleaner that has the ability to climb steps and inclines. A lot of robotic cleaners don’t clean on difficult corners or don’t climb steps. There are also types that can climb walls vertically. Make sure that your pool walls are sturdy enough for the machine to suck up to. Also, check the maximum pool dimensions to ensure your robotic cleaner has sufficient cable to reach each corner of the pool from the power supply.
Debris/dirt size is measured in microns, which is short for micrometer (one-millionth of a meter).
The smaller the micron value, the smaller the debris a robot cleaner’s filter can clean out from your pool water. Descriptive terms like ‘mesh’ or ‘fine’ do not matter. Make sure that the micron value is small if you want to really clean your pool.
*Please note that other micron filters are available as accessories in 200 and 60µ for the below models.
Most units usually have several settings or cleaning cycles you can program them for. The regular settings for the robotic cleaners mostly determine the amount of time they will clean before shutting off. Some only have a single cycle, while others have multiple.
Some models are remote-controlled which allows you to control and monitor the progress of the cleaning cycle anytime, anywhere. Such as our EvoluX series that comes with iAquaLink™ app connectivity. The cleaner functions can be monitored and controlled via the app. Some models allow the cleaner to be controlled and driven towards a specific dirty area in the pool.
2-3 years is common on most models. This way, if there is any problem with your pool cleaner, you’re covered by the manufacturer. They will fix it for you or replace the device, and you won’t suffer a loss.
More things to consider: Navigation technology to map your pool, suction power, energy efficiency, weight…etc. Ultimately, before making the purchase, it is imperative to study the item first to make certain that what you are going to buy is perfect for your pool. Careful and meticulous inspection, research, and pool assessment are needed in choosing the right pool cleaner.
Once you’ve made the purchase, don’t forget to check out this video to find out how to properly set up and maintain your robotic pool cleaner to deliver optimal pool cleaning performance with a longer machine life span!
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