Although robotic pool cleaners have been available for over 25 years, it’s just the last 5 or 6 years that their popularity has exploded.
This is mainly due to much lower prices and advanced performance. They are also very easy to set up and require no professional installation. Any pool owner can have them up and running in less than five minutes.
As robotic cleaners have their own motor and filter, they can operate independently from the pool equipment. They are also very user friendly and economical to operate. Although they may cost more to purchase than a suction cleaner they make up for it in the low cost of operation as they do not need the pools pump running to work.
Go robot go!
Most robotic cleaners can clean a complete pool in under 4 hours. Some models can even be programmed for customized cycles and with an automatic shut off timer. Some models such as Hayward’s AquaVac is so energy efficient, the cost of electricity to operate is equivalent to a standard 100w light bulb.
The AquaVac also has quick clean technology so it can calculate the size and shape of the pool and program itself for the most energy efficient cleaning cycle. This model is suitable for all pool types such as vinyl liner, fiberglass and concrete.