Do You Have the Right Pool Cleaner?
May 5, 2020
Manual Pool Cleaners
Manual Vacuum Cleaners are your first option. They’re effective and the most economical way to clean your pool. A manual cleaner translates to you doing the work, including guiding the machine around the pool. The cleaner comprises of a vacuum head fitted to a telescopic pole with a hose connected. The other end of the hose connects to a skimmer box. It’s efficient and affordable with the manual start-up kit including vacuum, pole, brush and scoop.
Suction Pool Cleaners
Suction Pool Cleaners are an automatic version of vacuuming your pool manually. They connect the same way you do when you vacuum your pool manually with the water straining through the pool’s skimmer basket and filter. The biggest difference, is that they move around the bottom of your pool by themselves. That way, you don’t have to stand there and do it yourself. Automatic pool cleaning is all about convenience. Pools that receive dust and smaller particles are most suited for suction-side cleaning. If your pool is in an area of a lot of trees, and leaves, its advisable to go for a bag cleaner eg., Polaris or Jet Vac.
Robotic Pool Cleaners
Robotic Pool Cleaners not only look impressive, but they do a better job and require even less attention. They are intelligent, diligent and work independently of the skimmer. Given their durability and efficiency, they are excellent value for money as they deliver savings on the energy, water and pool chemical bills. There might be a bigger investment at first – when compared to a suction or an automatic pool cleaner – but the benefits outweigh the extra investment.
- Save on power: Robots work independently from the pools filtration system, simply plug into the
- Save on water: Robots filter the water themselves, reducing clogging in the pool filtration system which translates in less
- Save on chemicals: Robots remove the dirt and debris rather than storing in the pools filtration system which otherwise produces cloudier water that requires chemicals to control.
- The most efficient and effective pool
- Handles all debris, vacuuming it directly into its own
- Smart technology that helps them master any shape or sized
- Helps circulate water, guaranteeing a fresher
Self Cleaning Pools
Waterco’s Blue Square in-floor system cleans the entire pool, even while you swim. Virtually invisible, the Q360 system is fully automatic and can handle high debris levels so there is no need for an additional cleaner with hoses and cords to become tangled in. The Q360 system also circulates water through the pool resulting in less algae growth, better heat and chemical dissipation with increased operating efficiencies and reduced chemical and heating costs. Though in-floor pool cleaning systems have been around for years, nothing currently on the market comes close to the efficiency of Waterco’s Blue Square Q360 in-floor cleaning system. With less moving parts and a revolutionary valve design propelling water more effectively through the system, the Blue Square Q360 automatically cleans most of the pool even while you swim. This is an in-floor cleaning system which has been aerospace engineered to provide an effective and efficient clean of the whole pool, It’s designed for maximum flow rate and to enhance circulation and evenly distribute water, which is great for heated pools in cool climates. Not only that, but overall energy savings are also enhanced.
How it works
An in-floor cleaning system is designed prior to the swimming pool being constructed or manufactured, depending on the pool interior. In consists of a series of heads which pop up in the floor and steps of the pool. Their purpose is to drive the dirt and debris towards an in-floor drain point, usually located in the deep end of the pool. Once the dirt is removed from the drain point by the pump, it usually passes into the filtration system where it will get trapped. In leafy pools, there is an additional primary straining point, which catches the heavy leaf matter before the filtration system which will free up the skimmer box and enable leaves to be skimmed from the surface of the pool. Every system must be designed individually as every pool is usually a different shape and size. This system also aids in chemical distribution and heat circulation throughout the entire pool. Some systems rely solely on the filtration pump to drive them, and others require a separate pump to operate the cleaning system.
360° cleaning jets
Similar to a pop up garden sprinkler, the Blue Square Q360 system includes 360° 14-point rotation in-floor mounted cleaning jets, which rise successively to sweep debris from the pool floor and steps, becoming virtually invisible when it lowers to flush when finished. The 360° rotating jets evenly distribute cleaning power and increase the circulation of your pool water.
Cleaning jets are available in five colours to allow pool owners the flexibility to coordinate with their pool’s finish. Replacement heads are easy to remove and install.