Does pool shcok damage automatic pool cleaners

Poolside Chat Episode #19: Automatic Pool Cleaners and Shock – Do They Mix?

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, 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:
  • Does pool shock damage automatic pool cleaners?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #19 Video

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Suction or Pressure Side Pool Cleaner

Suction or Pressure Side Pool Cleaner?

To answer that question it would be best to give a brief explanation of the difference between a pressure side pool cleaner and a suction side cleaner. A pressure cleaner uses the return water from a separate dedicated booster pump to propel the cleaner around the pool. A pressure cleaner has a bag on top of the cleaner and the pool’s debris is collected in the bag. A suction cleaner uses your main filtration pump to suck up debris which is then returned to your pump basket. To determine which cleaner is best for your pool let’s dig a little deeper. (more…)

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Which Type of Automatic Pool Cleaner Should I Use?

Which Type of Automatic Cleaner Should I Use?

Ever wanted to buy an automatic pool cleaner but didn’t know which one was most suitable for your pool? If so, jump in line with hundreds of other pool owners across the country. Everyone likes having choices to choose from, but sometimes too many choices can create more chaos and confusion than variety. There are three different types of automatic cleaners: Pressure Side, Suction, and Robotic. With our help, you should be able to narrow down which type of automatic cleaner fits your pool’s needs


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Do I have a pressure side pool cleaner or suction pool cleaner

Do I Have a Suction or a Pressure Side Cleaner?

They both have hoses, wheels or floppy discs that help them get around and they both magically clean your pool (hopefully) without much intervention from you. Ok we have the similarities down pat, but what is the difference between the two? Stumped?

Every so often we have homeowners who get stymied at the cleaner page picking out their new cleaner.  Sometimes they may even rush through the page, see one they like and pull the trigger on the purchase – only later to realize they ordered a pressure side cleaner when their system is only set up for a suction. Well let us tear asunder the restraints of ignorance and educate ourselves on the topic of pool cleaners. Let’s get started! (more…)

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