In Australia there are currently three common types of
automatic pool cleaners used in domestic pools - suction, pressure and robotic.
cleaners are the most common automatic pool cleaners in
Australia. They work in much the same way as a vacuum
cleaner, operating when the pool pump is turned on, they suck
leaves and debris into the skimmer basket.
Pressure cleaners work from a dedicated return
line and run by water pressure from the pump. This water
pressure drives the cleaner around the pool. Pressure
cleaners don't suck leaves and debris into your pool filter or pump
basket, thereby taking the load off your filtration system.
They are perfect for pools in leafy areas with heavy debris.
Pumps are required with all Pressure Cleaners.
With advancement in technology, robotic cleaners are now an
affordable and effective option for many pool owners. Robotic
cleaners work independently from the filter and pump and are
driven by an electric motor inside the unit. They are
self-contained, collecting dirt and debris in a bag or cartridge
within the cleaner.
Which one is right for you?
All three forms of pool cleaners will get the job done. So
which one is right for you? We recommend you speak to your local pool
professional for advice as to what pool cleaner is best for
your situation and budget.