Robotic Pool Cleaners: Are They Worth it?

13,Dec 2022

A robotic pool cleaner is a convenient piece of pool equipment to have. Robotic pool cleaners have a variety of benefits, and they are easy to install, cheap to use and even reduce the strain on your filtration system.

At Swimming Pool Discounters, we’ve put together a guide on the benefits of using a robotic pool cleaner and how you can choose the right one for your pool.

What are the Benefits of a Robotic Pool Cleaner?

Robotic pool cleaners can help filter and circulate water.
Increasing the pool circulation, a robotic pool cleaner can help take some of the strain off your pool pump. A robotic cleaner will also help circulate and filter water even if your pool pump breaks down, your filter breaks, or you have a plumbing problem. This allows you to keep your pool clean, even if other pool systems fail, giving you time to make repairs or replacements.

Robotic pool cleaners help ease the strain on your filtration system. 

Robotic cleaners are separate from your pool’s filtration system and circulation system. They can trap debris with an onboard filter, both alleviating stress on the filter and allowing for more extended periods between cleaning the filter. Since your filter is under less stress, the filter media’s lifespan is also extended.

Robotic pool cleaners are easy to use. 

With a robotic pool cleaner, you don’t have any complicated plumbing to set up, no adapters needed, and no booster pumps required for setup. All you need to do is plug in the robotic cleaner, turn it on, and place it in the pool. After the cleaner completes the cleaning cycle, you must remove the filter and spray it out with the hose.

Robotic cleaners can scrub the whole pool quickly and efficiently. 

The scrub brushes can thoroughly clean pool surfaces with an efficient coverage pattern. For some models, you can expect a clean pool within an hour.

Robotic cleaners can be programmed and remote-controlled. 

With a robotic pool cleaner, you can tailor the cleaning cycle to fit your pool’s needs. Newer models feature WiFi connectivity, allowing you to control your pool cleaner from an app on your mobile device. Other models are available with remote control for programming and different functions.

Choosing a Robotic Pool Cleaner

When shopping for a robotic pool cleaner, you will find that each manufacturer has its own features and technology. Some models have shorter cords that will only be useful in small inground or above-ground pools. Others will have only basic controls, while some feature multiple settings and remote control options.

When it comes to price, you will see a higher price for the beneficial features and accessories. Keep in mind that with robotic pool cleaners, you will get what you pay for. Be sure to look at the specs of each model and ensure that it will meet the cleaning needs of your pool.

Need Help Choosing the Right Robotic Cleaner? We Can Help!

At Swimming Pool Discounters, we offer a wide selection of in ground and above ground automatic pool cleaners to choose from. Contact our expert team today to learn more!