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How to Pick a Pool Cleaner that Works Best for Your Pool and Budget

Now that you fully understand how to maintain and take care of your pool, you want to select the right equipment without going over budget. In order to keep your pool clean and healthy you might want to think about purchasing one of our pool cleaners. Are you willing to work with our equipment? Or, would you like a robotic cleaner to take the stress off your shoulders so you can get back to that lemonade? Read on to find out which option works best for you and your wallet!

1. Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaners- This type of pool cleaner is by far the best option economically speaking. If you are a first time pool owner, this might be the perfect choice for you. All you need to do is attach it to your skimmer or suction port. They only work when your pump and filter are turned on. It will remove dirt and debris from the water and deposit it directly into your filtration system. Consider purchasing our ‘Baracuda T-5 Duo’ or the ‘Kreepy Krauly Pool Cleaner’

2. Pressure Side Automatic Pool Cleaners- This pool cleaner will work on the return side of your filtration system. It can attach to a return line directly in the pool. Depending on what you select, you might need to think about a booster pump-which increases water volume towards the cleaner. Pressure Side Automatic Pool cleaners work in the same way as the suction cleaners do in that they both simultaneously remove dirt and debris from the water.

The only difference is this pool cleaner can deposit the remnants into a mesh bag. These are considered mid-range. This type of cleaner can distribute water around the entire circumference of the pool, avoid clogging the skimmer and your filtration system, it improves water circulation, and it is a quick and efficient method to keep your pool clean. Consider our very own ‘Polaris 3900' to get the job done right!

3. Robotic Automatic Pool Cleaners- These cleaners allow you to sit back and relax while they do the ‘grunt work.’ They are self-contained and have gained significant popularity over the years. Both dirt and debris are stored in a separate bag and/or cartridge that is located inside the cleaner. Not only do these cleaners move on their own, they do not interact with your filtration system or your pool skimmer.

Naturally, they are the most expensive option. If you go with this option, take a seat and relax. The robotic cleaners are a perfect time saver for your summertime plans. These cleaners have a self-contained filtration system it is by far the fastest method to clean your pool, and there are many specialty features depending on the unit. The ‘Aquabot Pool Rover’ and the 'Dolphin Electric Pool Cleaner’ are the best cleaners to clean your pool the right way.