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Automatic cleaners

If you feel like you don’t have the time or energy to do this weekly, then an automatic pool cleaner is the perfect solution.

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Benefits of the automatic cleaners

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Automatic cleaner installed – Manassas, VA 

Taking care of your swimming pool means keeping it clean. This means brushing and sweeping your pool on a regular basis. If you feel like you don’t have the time or energy to do this weekly, then an automatic pool cleaner is the perfect solution. They will save you time and money by removing debris from your pool regularly, extending the life of your finish and your filters. There are three main types: suction, pressure and robotic. Which type of automatic pool cleaner is best for you? That depends on a few options, like your pool type and size.

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Automatic cleaner installed – Manassas, VA 

Suction cleaners (rarely used in VA,MD & DC)

Suction cleaners are the most affordable of the cleaner types. This is partly due to the fact that they use your pool’s existing equipment to function. They use your pool pump as the power for movement and suction and your filter as disposal for debris. While they are more economical to purchase, you will spend some extra time cleaning your filter because of this. Luckily, Pinch A Penny carries a full line of products for cleaning filter cartridges.

These cleaners have a mechanism that varies their path to cover the entire bottom of your pool, and there are also certain types that will clean the walls of the pool. A suction cleaner connects to the skimmer or a dedicated suction line, and your pump must be on in order for it to run. There are many different models, including those that have wheels, tracks or discs. Regardless of which model you choose, you should have a pool vac-lock installed on the suction line to prevent injuries from the suction.

Pressure cleaners (most popular in VA,MD & DC)

Suction cleaners are the most affordable of the cleaner types. This is partly due to the fact that they use your pool’s existing equipment to function. They use your pool pump as the power for movement and suction and your filter as disposal for debris. While they are more economical to purchase, you will spend some extra time cleaning your filter because of this. Luckily, Pinch A Penny carries a full line of products for cleaning filter cartridges.

These cleaners have a mechanism that varies their path to cover the entire bottom of your pool, and there are also certain types that will clean the walls of the pool. A suction cleaner connects to the skimmer or a dedicated suction line, and your pump must be on in order for it to run. There are many different models, including those that have wheels, tracks or discs. Regardless of which model you choose, you should have a pool vac-lock installed on the suction line to prevent injuries from the suction.

polaris 3900 automatic cleaner

Polaris Vac-Sweep 3900 Sport
 

  • The 2 1/2″ vacuum inlet allows pick up of the largest debris of any pool cleaner on the market
  • Tail clears debris from corners and prevents the unit from getting stuck
  • Equipped with SuperBag that collects more debris
  • Cleans floors and walls and recirculates pool water
polaris tr36p automatic cleaner

Polaris TR36P
 

  • Triple venturi jet vacuum
  • Large throat for big debris
  • Sweep hose cleans steps and tight corners and prevents the cleaner from getting stuck
  • Large filter bag capacity
polaris quattro sport automatic cleaner

Polaris QUATTRO™ Sport pressure-side cleaner

Designed to devour debris, the Polaris Quattro Sport aggressively climbs walls and brushes the waterline. Powered by a booster pump, this pressure-side cleaner features an extra-large debris intake, dual-stage filtration canister and is ideal for all in-ground pool surfaces.

Polaris 280 automatic cleaner

Polaris 280 pressure-side cleaner

The Polaris 280 easily connects to a dedicated pressure line and sweeps, scrubs and vacuums all surfaces of the pool. The pressure cleaner is equipped with a single-chamber filter bag where it captures small and large debris such as leaves, acorns, pebbles and dirt. Its unique filter bag removes debris before it reaches your pump basket or filter, prolonging the life of your filtration system.

Robotic cleaners (popular cleaners in VA,MD & DC)

Many people consider robotic pool cleaners the best option available. Robotic cleaners have the advantage of being self-contained units, meaning that they do not require the use of your pool’s pump or filter. Robotic cleaners provide their own suction and movement, and they filter the water as they clean. They clean up large and small debris easily. All you have to do is plug them into a low voltage transformer and off they go. Debris is collected in an internal trap you clean upon removal.

These cleaners use software to determine the best route for cleaning your pool in an efficient manner. Certain high-end models can also be remotely controlled by phone or put on programmable cycles. They do well at cleaning walls and tile lines. These units are the most expensive to buy, but they prolong the life of your pool’s filter and are cheaper to operate than the other types of pool cleaners.

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Maytronics Active 20

  • CleverClean precision navigation cleans floor, waterline and walls
  • Programmable weekly scheduling
  • PowerStream mobility system
  • Easy pool removal with water release feature and lightweight design
polaris 9650 smart cleaner

Polaris 9650 iQ

  • iAquaLink™ Control– connect to home Wi-Fi for access to features including remote control, recurring cleaning schedules and more from anywhere
  • Easy to monitor cleaner’s status
  • 4-wheel drive- climbs over obstacles and won’t get stuck

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