Built in – Above Ground Automatic Pool Cleaners Differences and Similarities

Blindly shopping around for a automatic pool cleaner can be a bit overwhelming for a few good reasons. To start with, there are any number of makes and models and each ones maker claims that it is the most efficient and the best deal to be had. Also, they range in price from less than a hundred dollars to up to a few thousand dollars for a top model.

The Three Types of Pool Cleaners

Lets try to simplify things a little and then go from there. Above ground and in ground automatic pool cleaners come in three basic types. Pressure side, suction side and robotic. While each type may function differently from the others, they all accomplish the same thing and that is to clean the main brunt of the debris out of the pools water. The pool ter system then cleans the finer particulate matter  from the pool water.

Suction Side and Pressure Side Systems

Suction side and pressure side automatic pool cleaners each connects to a different end of your pools pump system. A suction side pool cleaner will deposit what it picks up in the pools filter system, while a pressure side system will have its own bag that the debris will be deposited in.

Pressure Side System Can Move

Still one more difference, is that a pressure side pool cleaner will be able to move around the pool, while a suction side system is generally stationary and comes with a skimmer. The pool cleaners that you will see advertised as having “no moving parts” are generally suction side pool cleaners.

Robotic Automatic Pool Cleaners

Robotic pool cleaners are the most expensive and they also will tend to have the most features. You can spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars for a budget model all the way up to a few thousand dollars for a top of the line model. One feature that only robotic pool cleaners can offer is automatic scrub brushes that clean the sides of a concrete pool.

Written by Gerald Johannesberg. Find the latest information on a Dolphin pool cleaner

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