An automatic pool cleaner is a big investment. It can either save you hours or cause you hours of frustration. Prices start at $200 and going all the way up to $2,000. How do you tell which one will?
Be aware that spending $2,000 will not get you the best cleaner in the market. Read our review to find out about the best cleaner for your pool.
Example of a Suction based Pool Cleaner.
To help you make the right decision, we give you an in-depth understanding of the different cleaners available on the market. We discuss the various technologies used by the different cleaners. This is the first of three posts reviewing each of the different type pool cleaners available in the market today. The three different types of cleaners are suction based cleaners, pressure based cleaners and robotic pool cleaners. Post two will discuss pressure operated cleaners and post three will discuss robotic cleaners.
Suction cleaners are the cheaper cleaners in the market. They work by operating off your main filter pump. They use the suction from the pool to suck leaves into your skimmer box. In terms of energy efficiency they are more energy efficient than pressure and robotic cleaners but they also perform the worst cleaning job.
All-rounder – Zodiac Baracuda G2
Concrete Pools – Kreepy Krauly Marathon
Vinyl Pools – Poolvac Ultra