The automatic pool cleaner is a device that leapt right into the hearts of pool owners and service technicians alike. Automatic pool cleaners vacuum and brush the pool, while improving circulation in the pool and the distribution of heat and chemicals.
Some automatic pool cleaners are made specifically for above ground pools or in-ground pools or for pools with concrete linings or vinyl linings, while others will work well in more than one type of pool. We service and setup all makes & models. Pool cleaners have achieved wide-spread use and acceptance by consumers and the service industry. They are generally broken into three categories:
These are cleaners that attach to the suction side of your plumbing. The suction side refers to the pipes and fittings that bring water out of the pool to be filtered; that water which is being "sucked" out of the pool by the filter pump. Usually this is the pool skimmer, although some older pools have a dedicated vacuum line.
Pressure side cleaners are those that attach to the pressure side (return) of your pool's circulation system. Also called booster pump type cleaners, water that is pumped or "pushed" back to the pool propels these units, which have their own hydraulic power plant inside. Being on the pressure side and not the suction-side or vacuum side, pressure cleaners have distinct advantages. They 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 by bringing dirt and debris into the pump basket and pool filter. Even with the bag full, a pressure cleaner still operates, stirring debris up; it just won't suck up much more debris until the bag is emptied.
Robotic pool cleaners are self-contained units that vacuum, scrub and filter the water as it passes through. On-board debris bags or canisters collect leaves, acorns, sticks, dust, dirt and algae, automatically! All you do is put the cleaner in the pool and plug the floating cable into the power supply box and turn it on.
Different pool types and plumbing call for different pool cleaners. If your pool cleaner is moving more slowly than normal, you may need to clean its debris screen, filter, or pump basket. You may also need to tighten its tires, tracks, or wheel bearings. If it does not move at all, it may have sticks and stones stuck inside it, or it may need a new belt. If you need your automatic pool cleaner serviced, give us a call for a FREE estimate or fill out an online quote form. We'd be happy to take a look at it for you. If you need a new automatic pool cleaner installed, we'd also be happy to recommend and install a product that will save you time and money.