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Are Automatic Pool Cleaners Worth It?

Automatic pool cleaners seem like the perfect easy solution to keeping your pool clean, but are they really worth it? In this blog, we will go through a few types of automatic pool cleaners and their benefits.


Types of Pool Cleaners:

Pressure Side:

Pressure side pool cleaners are a popular choice, utilising water pressure to navigate around your pool and collect debris.

Pressure side cleaners connect to the return jet or a dedicated pressure line in your pool, where the filtered water is returned to the pool after passing through the pump and filter. Pressure side cleaners use a debris collection bag to trap dirt, leaves, and other debris. Thus, these cleaners are great at capturing larger debris and enhancing water circulation.


Suction Side:

Suction side pool cleaners operate by attaching to your pool's existing filtration system, using suction to move across surfaces and collect debris.

Suction side cleaners are connected to the skimmer or a dedicated suction line in your pool. The suction created by the pool's pump draws water, along with debris, into the cleaner. These cleaners are connected to a series of hoses that allow them to move around the pool. As they move, they suck in water and debris, which is then directed through the pool's filtration system. Debris is then captured in the pool's skimmer basket or the pump basket, preventing it from reaching the pool filter.

Suction side cleaners are effective for smaller particles and can help improve overall water clarity.



Robotic pool cleaners are advanced, independent devices designed to clean the floors, walls, and waterline of swimming pools. Unlike pressure side and suction side cleaners, that rely on the pool's circulation system, robotic pool cleaners operate separately, using their own built-in motors and filters. These cleaners map your pool's surface, ensuring thorough cleaning without getting stuck in corners.

Robotic pool cleaners are equipped with an electric motor that drives their movement and the suction or brushing mechanisms. Robotic cleaners use algorithms and sensors to navigate the pool effectively and they can climb walls, manoeuvre around obstacles, and change direction intelligently. For cleaning, these cleaners have built-in filter systems to trap debris, which can vary in size.


Benefits of Automatic Pool Cleaners:

Effortless Pool Maintenance:

These cleaners can reduce the time it takes to clean your pool massively. Automatic pool cleaners take care of the dirty work, allowing you to enjoy your pool without the hassle of constant upkeep.


While there's an initial investment in purchasing an automatic pool cleaner, the long-term savings are substantial. Reduced power consumption, water savings, and fewer chemical demands all contribute to lower operating costs.

Efficiency in Cleaning:

Robotic pool cleaners, equipped with smart technology, efficiently navigate your pool, leaving no spot untouched. They are designed to clean faster and more effectively than traditional methods.

Saves Time:

Set it and forget it! With automatic pool cleaners, you can schedule regular cleaning sessions, allowing you to make the most of your pool without spending excessive time on maintenance.


Whether you have an in-ground or above-ground pool, automatic cleaners come in various models suitable for different pool types and sizes. This versatility ensures there's a perfect match for your unique pool setup.

If you would like to find out more about automatic pool cleaners or you are looking for pool maintenance or installation, contact Ocean Pools today!


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