Automatic pool cleaners (RPC) types, pros & cons (Suction-side, pressure-side and robotic cleaners)
Robotic pool cleaners can help you get rid of both large debris and small particles that contaminate your pool as it comes with its own filter for catching and removing such wastes from your pool, They have an efficient suction system that draws in water inside its body, and then pushes out clean & clear water on its other suction end.
Automatic pool cleaners types
You can use three different types of automatic pool cleaners: suction-side, pressure-side, and robotic cleaners, Robotic cleaners have a massive benefit over suction and pressure-side cleaners, Robotic cleaners don’t need to be attached to your pool to get the job done, Suction-side and pressure-side cleaners get their names from where you hook them up to your pool, Robotic cleaners need a power source, unless they have an internally charged battery.
Robotic pool cleaners
Robotic pool cleaners have superior cleaning abilities that are incomparable with a circulation pump filter, an automated pool cleaner, or even human cleaning skills, Robotic cleaners climb pool walls, clean the tile line, usually have brushes built into them, and navigate through pool beds to suck out all the pollutants that are stuck on its surfaces, There is a wide range of brands & prices for robotic cleaners.
Every robotic pool cleaner has a different cleaning cycle, with some lasting longer than others, you can clean your pool as quickly and efficiently as possible, You might worry about putting an electrically powered cleaner in your pool, So, you have a healthy respect for the shocking effects of electricity in water, While the size of a robotic pool cleaner doesn’t matter, the weight does, the bigger the pool the bigger the robot.
Removing the dirt & debris from your pool is hard work, the robotic pool cleaner’s brushes can handle it, hard-bristle brushes or rotating rubber brushes can scrub dirt from almost any surface in your pool, The robotic pool cleaner is easy to use, The best cleaners come with programmable timers, Some robotic pool cleaners come with multiple cycles for different levels of cleaning, you can clean your pool as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Robotic pool cleaners can get stuck in corners from time to time, Some of them come with deflecting features that help prevent the robot from getting stuck in a corner or on other obstacles, The robotic pool cleaner is good at climbing, It can easily climb the sides of your pool, clean the waterline, and climb your pool’s stairs.
Pressure Side Cleaner advantages
There are two types of pressure side pool cleaners, one requires a booster pump in order to work, the other runs strictly of your main circulation pump, All cleaners must be taken out of the pool when shocking, as well as periodically to rinse off chemical water, You can leave them in the pool 24/7 to run their daily schedules.
Cost of a pressure side cleaner is less expensive than a robotic cleaner, Pressure side cleaner parts are less expensive when it comes to repairs, If you take care of your cleaner and get things repaired when needed, the upkeep is fairly inexpensive, If you let problems go unattended, it will lead to more problems and costly repairs.
Pressure Side Cleaner disadvantages
Most pressure side cleaners require a separate booster pump which increases your monthly electricity usage, and you will bear the cost of a new pump when your current one wears out, A separate time clock is used which add to the list of things to potentially go wrong.
Pressure side cleaners come with the main circulation pump that requires a lot of water to be pushed to them in order to work, This takes a bit of circulation away from the pool filtration system, and pool returns, which is necessary to keep the pool crystal clear.
Pressure side cleaners run on a schedule every day, Leaving the cleaner in the pool 24/7 increases its exposure to corrosive chemicals in the water, such as chlorine or shock, these chemicals break down parts in the cleaner and discolor the cleaner.
There will be required maintenance/tune-ups necessary to keep the cleaner functional, Things such as tail scrubs, wear rings on the tail, bearings, and tires will need to be replaced periodically, Pressure side cleaners use suction to pick debris up.
Suction Side Pool Cleaners advantages
Suction cleaners become less popular, These cleaners use the suction created by your main circulation pump to suck up debris from the floor of your pool, Suction pool cleaners do a good job of keeping your pool floor clean, especially since they sit so close to the surface, They are less expensive than pressure side and robotic cleaners, although there are some higher priced models.
These cleaners don’t require additional equipment, So, there is no real increase to your household electricity usage, Suction cleaners are easy to repair and parts are fairly inexpensive, As with pressure cleaners, suction cleaners should be taken out of the pool when shocking as well as periodically to rinse off chemical water, The reality is that no one takes these steps and generally leave them in the pool 24/7.
Suction Side Cleaner disadvantages
Suction Side Cleaners use the suction from your main circulation pump to run, So, you are taking suction away from your pool and main drain that is necessary to keep your pool water clear.