A swimming pool invites you to take a dip in the refreshingly cool water when the walls and floor are free of algae and dirt. There are practical helpers for this so that you don’t have to laboriously scrub the pool with a brush.
An expensive investment
As pleasant as a refreshing dip in your own pool is: the maintenance effort is high. For this reason, pool robots that clean the swimming pools themselves are particularly popular.
However, because the purchase of a pool robot is quite expensive, prospective buyers should find out more about the devices before purchasing them.
What is a pool robot?
A pool robot is a fully automatic cleaning device that is activated via a control unit and lowered onto the pool floor.
To calculate the floor area, the robots usually drive over the floor. The devices then define the optimal route and start the cleaning cycle.
Details on how it works
In many ways, a pool robot is comparable to a vacuum robot, as the procedure is quite similar. In contrast to the household appliance, pool robots are equipped with a waterproof housing that protects the electronics.
Powered by a power cable or charging mode, the device can effectively remove the debris and dirt.
This work is carried out by brushes and lamellae, which are located on the underside of the robot. The task of the brushes and lamellas is therefore to completely loosen residues and dirt particles. The pool robot then sucks the remains into dirt containers.
A lower electricity bill
Good pool robots work very efficiently. When using this device, chemical cleaning is often not even absolutely necessary. In this way, even the environment is protected. But there are other advantages.
Regular cleaning of the filter system also minimizes power consumption. This means that germs, bacteria or algae are deprived of their food base. Because fewer backwashes are required, the electricity bill is automatically kept within limits.
Variants of pool robots
The range of robotic pool cleaners includes fully or semi-automated models. Semi-automatic pool robots do not have a suction motor, so these variants require a connection to the filter system.
That is why semi-automatic devices are only suitable for use in smaller swimming pools.
The hose length is often reduced to a minimum. The suction also loses power after a certain distance. At the same time, the filter system should have enough power to reach at least six cubic meters per hour.
Fully automatic models have these advantages
For owners of a larger pool, fully automatic models are guaranteed to be the better choice. Although these devices are comparatively expensive, they are worth every penny. Slats are integrated into the pools, which clean the floor and walls of the pool.
In contrast to cheaper models, fully automatic pool robots do not move according to the chaos principle, but in a targeted and structured way. In this way, no dirty areas remain untreated.
Buying a pool robot: what to look out for?
In addition to different variants, vacuum robots are also equipped with different brushes. A pool cleaning robot with foam brushes is required for a pool with a smooth surface. For a liner-lined pool, robots with PVC brushes are a better choice.
Before prospective buyers make a final decision, they are therefore well advised to check the individual requirements of their own pool.
In addition, it should be ensured that the pool robot is also suitable for the shape and size of your own pool.
Rely on reviews and recommendations
Because the selection of any pool robots is very large today, potential buyers are well advised to take a close look at the models in advance. To be on the safe side, it is not only helpful to consider the recommendations of sellers.
Possible experience reports or ratings are just as useful. Pool owners thus avoid making a bad purchase.
Are additional accessories required?
Any accessories that may be included always play an important role in assessing the price-performance ratio. Some manufacturers only offer pool robots. Other offers also include practical accessories. Some of the offers include practical filters.
Other sets automatically include a transport trolley. Every buyer has to decide for himself to what extent such accessories play an important role in the purchase decision.