Pool robots are self-propelled, fully automated cleaning devices for optimal pool cleaning. They autonomously remove deposits and coarser dirt from the bottom and walls of your pool. By using a pool robot, you minimise the use of your filter system as well as the use of chemical care products for water treatment.
Automatic pool vacuum cleaners
Fully automatic pool vacuum cleaners or pool robots relieve you of the regular cleaning of your swimming pool. Especially on the walls and on the floor, deposits are created by the use of the pool and by the environment, which have to be removed. Dust, hair, leaves, skin particles and similar organic pollutants are carried into the pool. In order to prevent the growth of algae and other contaminants or to remove them, the pool robot is a decisive aid for cleaning.
Advantages of a suction robot
By using a self-propelled vacuum pool cleaner or a pool robot, you can considerably minimise the use of chemical care products for water treatment. The pool robot cleans the floor and pool independently. Please note that some models only clean the bottom. Combination models remove dirt from both the floor and the walls.
The performance of your sand filter- or cartridge filter system is supported by the automatic vacuum pool cleaner, as it already filters the dirty pool water. You can thus save energy and costs, as the daily running time of the filter system is minimised.
The purchase costs for a fully automatic floor and wall vacuum cleaner are initially higher than the costs for manual cleaning brushes and floor vacuums. However, the time you have to spend on regular cleaning is saved by using the automatic vacuum. The pool robot does most of the dirt removal on its own. All you have to do is place the robot in the water and select a desired programme. After the cleaning process, which usually takes an average of 1 to 2 hours - or even more if necessary - you lift the vacuum cleaner out of the water again and empty the collection net in which the dirt collects. Rinse the net thoroughly so that the pool robot is ready and functional for the next cleaning.
Pool robots: Making the right choice
When choosing the right pool robot or fully automatic vacuum pool cleaner for your pool, consider the following questions to meet your individual needs:
- Is it sufficient for you if the pool robot removes dirt from the floor or would you prefer a combination device that removes dirt from both the floor and the side walls?
- Should the automatic floor vacuum be conveniently controllable with your smartphone or tablet via app? Do you prefer automatic cleaning programmes that work without app control? Would you like a combination of both?
- What size is your pool? Remember: the larger the pool to be cleaned, the more powerful the pool robot must be.
- Should or can the robot be connected to your existing filter system? Is the power of the filter system sufficient to connect an external device?
- Do you prefer a fully automatic vacuum pool cleaner that has a high-performance pump so that it does not have to be connected to your filter system?
- What shape is your pool? Is it an above ground pool, a partial or complete in-ground pool or an overflow pool? Is your pool round, oval or rectangular? When choosing a vacuum pool cleaner or pool robot, please note that some models are not suitable for overflow pools.
- What is the condition of your pool? This is important when choosing the brushes of the pool robot in order not to cause damage or to guarantee the adhesion of the robot.
- What is the condition of the location? Is your swimming pool near trees or bushes? Please note that the less distance there is to trees and vegetation, the more impurities such as falling leaves or needles will get into your pool.
- How often and by how many people is the pool usually used?
- Have you had problems in the past with, for example, algae growth and therefore deposits on the walls or floor?
- How high is the budget that you have available for the purchase of an automatic pool robot?
No persons are allowed in the pool during the cleaning of the pool with pool robots.
Never let the automatic vacuum pool cleaner run without water, otherwise irreversible damage will occur. Remove larger amounts of dirt, such as piles of leaves, from the floor in advance to prevent blockages in the pool robot. A conventional bottom scraper is suitable for this purpose.