Summer is coming, and it is time to go swimming.
When the days get warmer, it is time to plan on a great summer in the family pool. The usual problem is that the pool is dirty. Now when you purchased that home with a pool or had one put in, you wanted to enjoy the pool - not spend all of your time cleaning it. An electric automatic pool cleaner may be the answer to your problem.
Electric pool cleaners have become more advanced in the past few years and also more popular. As soon as a product becomes popular, it seems that everyone tries to manufacture a similar product and it is always the consumer that pays the price and loses from an inferior product. Since they are not cheap, I will help you with your decision on which one to look at to purchase.
A very important thing for you to remember is that sometimes problems with a pool cleaner is not the cleaner itself but the shape, design, and radius of the walls and floors of the pool that cause problems with a particular cleaner. The ideal way to find the perfect cleaner is to have your pool representative try different models out in your pool. Sounds great huh? Well you can probably throw that idea out the window with the cat because very few stores will do it. We used to but those days are about over for the most part.
Another bit of information about electric pool cleaners are that they are not designed for pools with a lot of leaves and heavy trash. They have a fairly small storage bag and when there are a lot of leaves, it can fill the bag up very fast. Most incorporate electronics and are advertised to have the ability to remember the shape of your pool to help clean every spot.
Durability and being able to last many thousands of hours of operation is very important as well as a good warranty. A pool cleaner that runs every day for 8 hours will perform the task of cleaning nearly 3000 hours per year. When we compared that figure to your car running 55 miles per hour for eight hours a day for 365 days we come up with a grand total of 165,000 miles.
The good side of using an electric cleaner is that the cost to operate the cleaner is far cheaper than running your pump to perform the task that a suction cleaner would require. It is also cheaper to run an electric cleaner than what a pressure cleaner with a booster pump would cost you. And most of them do an excellent job depending on what has been captured by your pool.
The negative side is that they are more expensive and you physically have to remove the cleaner from the pool and clean out the storage bag. But if you own a pool and maintain it yourself, then you would be used to a little manual labor from time to time. And these cleaners do free up your time so that you can enjoy your pool and not work on it so much. If your time is valuable then they are worth the money.
For the larger pools, that most of the elite have, we have to look at the best and some of the best are in the commercial lines. So let us take a look at the Best of the Best.
The best auto pool cleaners mean you don't have to worry about the pool being clean. Just set the automatic pool cleaner and enjoy the benefits as you swim every day in your clean pool.