What Is The Best Automatic Pool Cleaner For Me?

What Is The Best Automatic Pool Cleaner For Me?

The Complete Guide to Automatic Pool Cleaners

From Swim University

Anyone who has owned a swimming pool is familiar with them.  Some pool owners even give them names, and consider them part of their family.  The automatic pool cleaner represents different things to different people, but most people can agree that they are a helpful and useful if not obtrusive part of swimming pool ownership.  This post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University helps the astute pool owner decide which model and type of cleaner is best suited to their needs.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

In the market for an automatic pool cleaner? There are many different options out there. How do you decide which one is best?

First, there are only 3 types of automatic pool cleaners.

1. Pressure-Side Pool Cleaners

The pressure-side pool cleaner is the most popular among pool owners. The most common being Polaris pool cleaners. The Polaris 3900 Sport and the Polaris 65 for above ground pools are ones I recommend.

A pressure-side cleaner uses water pressure from your pump and filter system. Some models need their own pumps referred to as booster pumps.

The water pressure powers the wheels to move the cleaner around. And the jets that create a water vortex lifting dirt and debris into the cleaner’s filter bag.

I recommend pressure-side cleaners because they’re…

perfect for cleaning large debris such as leaves, bugs and grass.
durable and low-maintenance.
don’t move the debris into your pump basket or filter.

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