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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Christmas Gifts For The Pool Owner

With Thanksgiving in our rear-view mirror and Christmas approaching, the time to get your holiday shopping finished is drawing near. If you’re anything like my mother, you refuse to step into any mall, at any time, for anything after Thanksgiving. She prefers the luxury of ordering online and skipping out on the massive lines and grumpy shoppers. Besides all of that, the worst part for me is trying to find a gift for a relative who seemingly has everything. (We all know one and if you don’t, you’re probably the relative) Well, if they own a pool, this blog might help. (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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