Vacuum for your pool
If you have a pool, you probably know that while keeping your water clear is essential to keeping your pool looking good, but it's not the only thing that needs to be done. The walls and the bottom of the pool also need to be cleaned and doing that is no easy task without proper equipment.

Moreover, a clean pool does not only look good, but it will also extend the life of your filtration system and other equipment. Not to mention that it's more hygienic.

So you need a vacuum to keep your pool clean. But what type of vacuum to pick?

Manual Vacuum

Manual vacuums are quite simple and can be used to clean smaller pools from tiny above-ground inflatable pools to small liner pools without draining the water. They typically come with a telescoping aluminum bar to extend the reach of the vacuum and two attachments: a skimmer to collect debris from the surface of the water and a brush to vacuum the pool floor.

This type of vacuum can be connected to a regular garden hose and the water that the vacuum sucks in gets filtered and cycled back into the pool.

Manual vacuums are the cheapest option by far, but requires more effort to clean the pool, which makes it a practical solution only for small swimming pools.

 

Semi-Automatic Vacuum

Semi-automatic vacuums are a more advanced solution for underwater cleaning. At first glance they look a lot like manual vacuums, but their advantages is in that the speed of water flow can be regulated automatically and the brush assembly is more advanced, which lets the vacuum effectively clean pools with uneven floors. Semi-automatic vacuums are considerably faster and more effective than manual pool vacuums.

Semi-automatic vacuums are usually connected to the skimmer and move across the bottom of the pool in a random fashion, while using suction to stick to the bottom and gather dirt.

Robot Vacuum

Fully autonomous robot vacuums are the latest technological innovation that are designed to work without any human supervision, which makes cleaning large pools infinitely easier.

Unlike manual or semi-automatic vacuums, which have the electrical assembly located above water, robot vacuums can submerge fully. Neither they are connected to the filtration system or the skimmer and this completely independent design allows robot vacuums to traverse the bottom of the pool freely.

Robot Vacuums travel around the bottom of the pool and clean it using their spinning brushes and suction. The dirt is collected in an internal filter, which needs to be emptied from time to time. They come with a remote control, which can be used to override the automatic program and direct the vacuum to a specific spot in the pool that requires cleaning. Some models also have the capacity to clean the steps inside the pool.

All in all, robot vacuums are the clear winner out of all the options for cleaning your pool. They are very reliable, easy to operate and require minimal attention from you.

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