If you love swimming but hate the work that goes into owning a pool, we have some good news. Technology can help. Rather than brushing down the walls and vacuuming the bottom of your pool each week, you can put your robotic cleaner to work. Let’s take a look at what a robotic pool cleaner is and all the advantages of owning one.

What is a Robotic Pool Cleaner?

Robotic pool cleaners are quite similar to robotic vacuum cleaners used in the home. They clean all surfaces of your pool independently while you relax or do other chores. Powered by an electric motor, robotic pool cleaners plug into a regular power outlet but run on a low voltage current to make them safe for use in the water. The length of the cord determines what size of a pool it can clean.

Good quality units use efficient electric motors to propel them and create suction. Debris and dirt are sucked into the machine and held there while more stubborn dirt and algae are removed with a rotating brush.

Robotic cleaners that use tracks are better for scaling your pool’s walls and dealing with corners. Four-wheel drive cleaners are also an option and are just as mobile as the robotic cleaners that run on tracks.

Most units have a remote control that enables the owner to move the bot manually as well. This comes in handy if you want a particular section of your pool to have a little extra cleaning.

What are the Advantages?

They Do the Work for You

It’s far less labor intensive than traditional pool cleaning. Manual cleaning means spending more than an hour scrubbing the walls of your pool free of algae and vacuuming debris from the bottom. Add that to weekly water testing and balancing, and your pool becomes an awful lot of work.

With a robotic pool cleaner, all you have to do is plug it in and put it into your pool. When it’s done, you take it out of the water and empty the debris from its inner basket.

They Offer Superior Cleaning

 Robotic pool cleaners don’t have muscles that get tired after long periods of scrubbing, so they offer a more consistent cleaning than any human could achieve. They also aren’t hampered by lack of reach that can make manually vacuuming the center of your pool difficult.

They are Easy to Care For

Once you’ve emptied debris from its basket, cleaning your robotic pool cleaner is as easy as rinsing it and its working parts free of pool chemicals. Clean the cartridge filter by removing it and spraying down its panels. Allow the bot to dry and then store it where it can’t be damaged.

All Seasons Pools and Spas

Are you tired of cleaning your pool manually? Come visit us at All Seasons Pools and Spas, your pool supply store in Granite Bay. We have a selection of robotic pool cleaners that will make pool ownership a breeze. We also stock high-quality pool accessories and pool chemicals — everything you need to make your swimming season great.