Which above ground pool cleaner is best for me?

Automatic Cleaners for Above Ground Pools

I’m not saying I’m old or anything, but I remember when swimming pools didn’t have automatic pool cleaners. At that time I had in-ground pool maintenance routes and was somewhat threatened when people started to buy them for their pools. It didn’t take long to realize that auto cleaners were no threat to regular professional maintenance, but nonetheless they were here to stay.

Automatic pool cleaners haven’t changed much since, but they did go through some bumps and turns. For a time there was a battle between the suction type and the pressure cleaners. The suction type won. Polaris had a great cleaner early on. It was the best for picking up lots of leaves and larger debris, but was really pricey as it had to have its own pump and a separate water line plumbed into the pool. They tried to make a cheaper version and even went for a suction one, but they never worked as well.  There was also the introduction of the robotic pool cleaners a little later. These are kind of neat, but have always been too expensive to become popular in the market. (more…)

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what is the difference between suction, pressure and robotic pool cleaners?

Poolside Chat Episode #21: Suction, Pressure, and Robotic Pool Cleaners

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • What’s the difference between a suction, pressure and robotic pool cleaners?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #21 Video: Pool Cleaners

Watch the video it’s easier than reading ;)


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