Automatic pool cleaners: Which is the right one for you?


So you’ve had your fun in the sun and time by the pool, swimming to your hearts content, but then the dreaded task of cleaning your pool rears its ugly head. Sound like a familiar struggle? Well, we’re here to help you find the solution to this unfavourable problem.

We’ll give you a hint; they have a mind of their own, can breathe underwater and can clean your pool with no extra help. Give up? Of course we’re talking about automatic pool cleaners!


Other than the reasons given above, why would you choose to invest in an automatic pool cleaner? Well the simple answer is not only are they easy to set up and start working straight away, but they take the hassle out of cleaning and maintaining your pool. Particularly in the cold season, no one relishes the prospect of cleaning the pool in the freezing cold!

Our automatic pool cleaners can also:

Save you time – Literally gives you the gift of time. Automatic pool cleaners give you the latest and easiest way to keep your pool clean with minimum effort.

Save you money – They are a great investment in the long term, they don’t clog or create blockages like old traditional pool cleaners, which means money saved, as there is no extra cost in buying additional parts, like separate pumps or built ports.

No longer will you have to spend hours skimming the water for debris or scrubbing the walls for algae. They will do all the dirty work for you, removing dirt, debris, twigs, bugs and leaves, making sure your pool continues to be hygienic and squeaky clean all year round.

Did you know? There are 3 types of automatic pool cleaner: Robotic, Pressure and Suction pool cleaners.

Let’s take a look at each one and the advantages of these:

Suction Pool Cleaners

Essentially a vacuum, suction pool cleaners remove debris from the swimming pool floor. Some models, such as the Hydro-Pure will also scrub the pool walls as well. By sucking debris into your pool’s filter, it is very effective with cleaning finer particles and generally inexpensive, but will mean cleaning your pool filter more often.


  • Thorough on cleaning smaller particles and debris, such as dirt and sand
  • Less expensive than other automatic pool cleaner types
  • In most cases, no extra parts are required to connect your current system, saving you money
  • Some models scrub your pool’s walls, eliminating the need to manually brush your walls as often

Robotic Pool Cleaner

Driven by an electric motor, the robotic pool cleaner has a built-in computer chip, which recognizes the size and shape of the pool. This clever technology means it takes the time to learn how best to clean your pool making them more effective in cleaning larger and smaller particles than other pool cleaners. And with its own self-contained pump and filter it will make it less costly.


  • Effective at cleaning large debris and small particles from your pool water.
  • Circulates water around the pool
  • Most units can clean the floor, climb the walls and the steps, allowing for a deeper and more sanitary clean
  • With fantastic water mixing and finer water filtration it will help reduce the amount of chemicals needed

Pressure Pool Cleaner

Relying on a pump, the pressure pool cleaner uses water pressure to clean your pool, and can connect with your pool’s main circulation or booster pump. The debris is collected in a bag which puts less stress on your pool’s filtration system than suction pool cleaners, but are less effective with collecting those finer particles.

We’d recommend the Pentair BlueFury as it’s the most powerful on the market and boasts up to 30% faster cleaning than other pressure pool cleaners.


  • It has its own filtration bag, which will reduce your filter and skimmer cleaning
  • Due to its booster pump, it is very thorough at cleaning up large/medium sized debris
  • Durable and low-maintenance.

Automatic pool cleaners have ridden us of many of these tedious and time consuming tasks of maintaining a pool, but it’s important to consider all the options before making a decision, as they are a long term investment. When choosing your pool cleaner, consider the size of your pool, the floor gradient and the corner angles.

But no matter what type of swimming pool you have, there is a variety of amazing automatic pool cleaners available to suit your needs.

If you would like more information or help choosing your automatic pool cleaner, contact us today, and we’d be happy to discuss your options.












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