Technology has brought us great changes in many areas of life, but you may not realize that improved swimming pool vacuums are available, making your pool a more pleasant place to be and reducing the amount of time you need to spend maintaining your pool. When it comes to swimming pool vacuums, there are two major types from which to choose – manual or automatic.
If you are considering a manual swimming pool vacuum, you should know the following:
- The cost of these swimming pool vacuums is much lower than other options.
- Generally, the manual vacuum head and hose are attached to a pole and then you must brush, skim and manipulate the vacuum around your pool yourself.
- These vacuums are effective but require that you spend more time thinking about pool maintenance than other options.
If you are considering an automatic swimming pool vacuum, you should know the following:
- There are three major types of automatic swimming pool vacuums – suction pool cleaners, pressure side cleaners and robotic options.
- Suction Pool Cleaners: These move around the pool on their own and are good at removing large debris from your pool. They strain water through the existing skimmer basket and filter.
- Pressure Side Cleaners: These have their own filter and a separate booster pump. They are very effective but require more setup work than other types.
- Robotic Cleaners: For the best automatic cleaning and the least hassle, pool cleaning robots are the way to go. They are durable and efficient, but they do cost significantly more than other options. They can help save on other pool costs though, by reducing the energy used and needed pool chemicals.