Purchasing The Best Vacuum For Your Swimming Pool  

by Pool Builders on 09-18-2010 in Articles

If your swimming pool is not cleaned on a regular basis, eventually it will start to get that grimy slippery feel to it and no one will want to use it. Part of keeping the pool in good shape is to vacuum it on a regular basis. But you have to have the right vacuum for the job.

There are basically two kinds of swimming pools - the ones that are above ground and the ones that are below ground. And even though there are some vacuum models which claim to work just as well on both, it is best to pick a vacuum that was manufactured for the particular kind of pool on your property.

If you want the best vacuum cleaner on the market, you are going to have to go for one of the commercial grade vacuum cleaners and hoses. It is true that these will cost you more money, but they are much more powerful that the vacuums designed for home use. They are much better built, will last for a longer period of time, and can be used continually season after season. In fact, don't be surprised if one of these lasts as long as your home.

If you have been used to using a residential pool vacuum and you try out a commercial one, you will definitely notice the difference. But, if you have a smaller pool such as one of the many above ground pools, a residential cleaner will do justs fine. So, if you don't have the money for a good commercial cleaner, choose the best residential one that you can afford.

A sturdy commercial grade vacuum cleaner has a lot of advantages. But, the biggest advantage, is that you have to be concerned as much about pebbles or other pool debris clogging up the filters. These vacuums are so powerful that they will pick up rocks and debris like nothing.

While it is true that you want a vacuum with powerful motor and suction, in addition you want one that is easy for you to handle. But, this is something that you can make a determination of only by physically trying it out yourself. This is why it is a good idea to visit to your local pool center. Then you can actually hold the model that you are considering purchasing in your hand to see how it feels.

If you find that the hose or the setup is hard to handle, you may as well cross it off your list right away. This is the advantage of trying it out at a store instead of ordering it from a mail order catalog or the Internet. Take special note to see if the hose kinks up as you are using it. If it does, it is a sign that the quality of the vacuum is not that great.

Now if you already know the vacuum cleaner that you want to purchase and don't have to test it out, then you can probably get it cheaper than at your local pool store. Simply go to one of the many Internet sites and order your cleaner from their website.

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