How to Choose The Best Robotic Pool Cleaner in 2020

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If you’re looking to make life just that little bit easier, a robotic pool cleaner could be just what you need! These clever pool accessories offer advanced technology for a superior clean and their range of clever features will leave you with crystal clear water. Today, we’re looking at some of our top tips for finding the best robotic pool cleaner for your pool.

What is a robotic pool cleaner?

A robotic pool cleaner uses advanced computer technology to deliver a superior clean for your commercial or domestic pool. Unlike suction cleaners which are connected to your pool’s existing filtration system, robot pool cleaner operate completely independently and have their own filtration bag to collect debris. This means less strain on your existing equipment and your filter is still able to operate at its full capacity. Robot pool cleaners operate using an electric motor and clean by moving around your pool on wheels or tracks while vacuuming up dirt and debris.

What is the best robotic pool cleaner?

Well, the truth is that there’s not one best robotic pool cleaner. Every pool is different and it depends what you want out of your robot cleaner. Do you want the most advanced model on the market, complete with remote access via an app? Do you have a large amount of debris? Do you want a basic model which only vacuums the bottom of the pool? Do you have a small domestic pool or a large commercial pool? Do you want the most energy efficient model available? One you have a better idea of what you want in a robotic pool cleaner, you’ll be able to narrow down your search.

Although the robotic pool cleaner you choose will depend on your needs, there are a few things you need to look for. Firstly, check that the brand you’re choosing is reputable with a good track record when it comes to high quality pool equipment. Brands such as Astral, Zodiac, Dolphin and Hayward are all trusted leading brands. Check that the size of your robot is right for your pool – if it’s too small, it won’t be able to cope and a model that’s too large is wasted on a smaller pool. It’s also a good idea to look for a robotic cleaner with a range of cleaning cycles on offer as this means you have the option to tailor the setting to your needs. For example, there may be times when you want a quick clean before guests arrive to use the pool while at other times you may want a longer and more thorough cleaner. The best thing you can do it ask your pool technician for guidance. They’re familiar with the products available on the market and can help you make an informed decision.

To get you started, here are some of our top picks for robotic pool cleaners in 2020:

Dolphin M400

The Dolphin M400 is suitable for pools up to 12 metres and uses a triple action brush to effectively dislodge dirt and debris. The dual level filtration system means it’s able to filter out the finest of particles and it can be conveniently operated using the Dolphin app. The intelligent scanning means full coverage of the pool.

Zodiac VX55 4WD

The Zodiac VX55 4WD uses patented Vortex vacuum technology for superior suction power. The advanced technology means it can handle larger debris without the robot losing suction and the extra-large suction mouth can adapt to all sizes of debris. The 21 metre cable is resistant to tangling and the waterproof remote  allows you to steer your robot exactly where you want it to go. As an added bonus, this robot is very energy efficient.

Dolphin S-Series S200

This lightweight robot cleaner is an easy to use and cost effective option. You can choose between two filtering options for larger debris or smaller dirt and the dual action brushing power will dislodge debris from all surfaces. Despite the lightweight design, this robot cleaner will clean the floor, walls and waterline of your pool with ease. The advanced technology also means that it won’t go over the same spot twice!

Zodiac TX35

The Zodiac TX35 provides effortless handling and offers precision cleaning of the walls and floors of your pool. It offers a no-fuss 2.5 hour cleaning cycle and the easy access filter cannister makes cleaning a breeze. To ensure easy storage, this model also comes complete with its own caddy. It comes available in two models, one of which is specifically designed for tiled pools.

What are the benefits of a robotic cleaner?

Robotic pool cleaners use superior technology to deliver the best results possible with minimal effort. One of the best things is that they’re energy efficient which means that although they clean thoroughly, they won’t put a huge dent in your electricity bill. They’re also easy to use – all you need to do is drop it in the water and turn it on. Not only can they handle debris of all sizes, they also help maintain safe chemical levels within the pool.

The robotic pool cleaner experts

At Pool Assist, we’re the experts when it comes to robotic pool cleaners and we carry a range of leading brand products which feature cutting edge technology. We also provide professional servicing and maintenance of your pool and pool accessories to ensure you get the most out of your pool throughout the year. If you’re not sure which cleaner is best for your pool, just ask our friendly staff and we can point you in the right direction.

For more information about robotic pool cleaners, visit Pool Assist at one of our three convenient locations.

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