HOW TO CLEAN A GREEN POOL

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Summer is coming. It’s so wonderful that we are ready to jump in a pool and cool off. I know we all like that. However, it’s difficult to relax in a pool full of algae or dirt. Especially, if you were a pool owner, you can’t skip this post. Please imagine. On that day, you find your pool’s water that has turned from blue to swampy green that doesn’t allow you to swim. But don’t worry. You can quickly turn from that terrible water into beautiful clear blue water with a little work. If you don’t feel like forking up the money for a professional pool cleaning person every few weeks, or spending your weekend vacuuming and cleaning out the pool by hand, a pool cleaner is an ideal choice for you.

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POOL CLEANERS

Pool cleaners consist of 3 main types:

the best robotic pool cleaner is a unit that runs from an outside power source rather than your pool’s filtration system.

Pressure pool cleaners connect to your pool’s filtration system and use the filter’s power to shoot jets of filtered waters at the bottom and sides of your pool so your filter can remove the debris there. They also have attached filter bags to contain any larger pieces of debris like leaves or twigs so they don’t get sucked into the filter. They are a much more affordable option than robotic cleaners.

Suction pool cleaner acts like a vacuum attached to your filter system. It travels along the bottom of your pool and sucks up debris as it goes. It isn’t as good at climbing the walls as robotic cleaners but does a thorough job cleaning the bottom.

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Best Suction Pool Cleaners

1. Intex Auto Pool Cleaner ($58.15)

One important thing to note is that this automatic pool cleaner can only be used for Intex pools. You can also use this cleaner for other pools provided you purchase an adaptor that will fit into the return line of that pool. But that is too much of a hassle. Moreover, this cleaner is primarily made for above ground pools. It will not work for inground swimming pools. The Intex automatic pool cleaner will only work on smooth surfaces. This is because the cleaner includes four small plastic wheels and they can only work on a smooth pool bottom.

The biggest benefit that lies within this cleaner is that it cleans sand and debris from the pool floor. However, it will not clean all but most of the debris. The way it works is that the Intex automatic pool cleaner has a compact brush under the cleaner base that sweeps the entire pool floor. Debris is also removed by blowing the unwanted remains into its designated nest by using the water pressure jet.

2. Xtremepower US Automatic Vacuum-generic Kreepy Krauly Climb Wall Pool Cleaner ($89.03 )

It is easy to install and will automatically clean the walls and floor of your pool of all sorts of debris, including leaves, dirt, sand, pebbles and even bugs. You need no additional tools for installation and it takes just a few minutes; it also comes with 32-ft of hose. The XtremepowerUS features single moving part design to ensure quiet and efficient operation while minimizing maintenance time and repair costs. The body comes pre-assembled; all you have to do is connect the hose and the disc and it is ready for installation.

However, it requires at least a 1600 gal/h or a ¾-hp pump to work properly.

3. BARACUDA G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner

($243.97)

If you’re looking for a quiet, yet powerful suction cleaner, this is a good option. It can pick up small- and medium-sized debris while cleaning the floor and walls of your pool. A special valve regulates the water flow to maintain its performance and efficiency, while a wheel deflector helps it move around tight corners. It also has a scuff-resistant long-life hose that prevents it from marring your pool surface.

However, some have had issues with it getting stuck on things like the main drain while in motion, but the majority of people were satisfied with their purchase.

Best Robotic Pool Cleaners

1. Dolphin 99996323 Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner with Swivel Cable, 60-Feet ($625)

This robotic cleaner is recommended for in-ground residential pools up to 50 feet in length. The entire process of scrubbing, vacuuming, and filtering the pool surface will take about three hours with this machine. The filter is easy to clean and a patented swivel cable prevents tangling. The company says that because it’s so efficient, it costs less than 15 cents to clean the pool each time, and it comes with a 12-month warranty.

However, one critical review warned that it left black streaks on the surface after a cleaning. Others have had issues with it breaking over time.

2. 2017 Dolphin Premier Robotic In-Ground Pool Cleaner ($1,097)

This incredibly advanced pool cleaner offers you a wide range of cleaning options with the convenience of no-installation robotic cleaning. It is also very energy-efficient and can reduce energy operating costs by as much as 87 percent. One of the Dolphin Premier’s major features is its variety of cleaning options. You can choose the type of media that works best with a particular cleaning job, with options including micro-filters for removing contaminants such as algae and fine debris, and an oversized debris bag for bigger debris such as twigs and leaves. The power cables swivel 360-degrees to ensure that there is no tangling during the cleaning cycle. The Premiere also has smart technology to ensure the most thorough cleaning coverage, as its Smart-Nav on-board software automatically calculates the optimal cleaning pattern.

Pressure Pool Cleaners

1. Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner ($553.12)
The Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 is an effective pool cleaner that will clean your pool in the shortest time possible (three hours or less). It is powered by double jets to increase its vacuum power and is easily installed by connecting it to a dedicated pressure line. With a compact design that ensures the unit’s durability, it is one of the best pool cleaner available on the market. The filter bag is large enough to accommodate even larger pieces of debris such as acorns and pebbles, capturing them before they reach your filter or pump basket.

However, it requires a booster pump that must be bought separately to operate.

2. Polaris Vac-Sweep 360 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner ($516.69)

It works for all in-ground pools, no matter the shape or size. It’s powered by three jets to sweep, scrub, and vacuum the bottom and sides of your pool. Some pressure pool cleaners require an extra booster pump, however this one doesn’t since it works with your existing pool circulation pump. It has 31 feet of hose and a filtration bag that will capture large debris. Most customers who have this pool cleaner at home have been satisfied with its functionality and results.

However, some have had issues with the wheels locking or the unit requiring repairs needing repairs over time. But the majority of those who have purchased this would recommend it to others.

CONCLUSION

You should be certain to read reviews and find what other purchasers had to say when choosing a pool cleaner. Also, when deciding, you should consider which type of pool cleaner is the right choice for your needs. A robotic pool cleaner would be a good option for those who have a bit more money to spend and who want the least amount of manual labor possible since you can simply turn the unit on and walk away. However, other cleaners like pressure and suction cleaners are more affordable options.

Pool cleaners come in many variations, suitable for different needs. They range in price but there is an option for every price range. Whether you have an aboveground or inground pool, pool cleaners will save you valuable time so you can enjoy your summer rather than laboring over your pool. Hopefully this post has helped you narrow down your options and come closer to a decision about what kind of pool cleaner you would like.

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