Pool Cleaners

by Pool Builders on 03-03-2010 in Articles

Having a pool at home is certainly a matter of great fun and prestige. However, a lot of maintenance goes into keeping the pool clean. There is no end to the disease-causing germs that can breed in water. Hence, pool sanitation is of utmost importance if you want to enjoy healthy togetherness with your family and friends. Cleaning the pool is definitely a task; but you no longer have to handle it all yourself. Most pool owners today prefer using state-of-the-art pool cleaners to do the task.

You can pick from a large number of automatic pool cleaners available in the market, which include those for in ground and above ground pools. Before purchasing a cleaner that suits your needs, determine:

The size of your pool The material it is made of The prevailing climatic conditions Types of Pool Cleaners
Automatic cleaners are preferred by many to avoid the labour of brushing and scrubbing the pool surfaces. Here are the four basic types of pool cleaners:
  • Return-side driven cleaner - Such cleaners requires tremendous water flow, for which it needs a pump to operate. The cleaner's locomotion and dirt and debris suction takes place because of the Venturi effect (pressure reduction caused by constrictions in pipe sections). A pressure-driven cleaner is a minor variation of the return-side driven cleaner. In pressure-driven cleaners, water flow is pressurized by a secondary booster pump.
  • Suction-side driven cleaner - These cleaners are attached to a vacuum plate in the skimmer through a 1.5 inch hose. The suction provided by the pump propels the machine forward. Suction-side cleaner picks up dirt and debris from the floor as well as the walls of the pool.
  • Electronic pool cleaners - The main component of this cleaner is a motor block which comprises a drive motor, pump and processor. During the cleaning process, the debris is vacuumed into the filter. After the cleaner is removed from the swimming pool, the filter bags must be washed. The cleaner moves in the pool with the help of wheels or tracks, which is connected to a motor and driven by belts.
Robotic cleaners - These cleaners operate with the help of sensors on bump bars. This enables them to pause briefly when they come in contact with walls or other obstructions, and then resume cleaning in the reverse direction. Cleaners can also be equipped with timers which allow the machine to start and stop operations after a certain period of time.

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