Selecting the best vacuum pool cleaner is a matter of find the right combination of features and cost for your needs. For the thrifty crowd, the best vacuum pool cleaner is the manual model. The pool owner must manually move the vacuum around the surface of the pool to remove surface debris. Now, most pool owners like the looks of the pool after using the manual vacuum. However, proper pool maintenance requires its use at least twice a week during the summer. For those that live busy lives, the tradeoff between convenience and cost is something they have to consider. Discuss this with your Orange County pool builders when they quote your new pool.
The next step up from the manual pool vacuum is the automatic model. These vacuum pool cleaners pretty much work without human interference for the most part. There are generally two types: the suction side and the pressure side. Both of these vacuums float randomly around the pool. It will eventually cover the entire surface if given enough time. The suction side pool vacuum uses the pool's skimmer suction to suck the dirt from the pool surface. The pressure side vacuum uses the water returns in the pool to push the debris from the pool surface into a collection bag. Both of these options interfere with the ability of your pool to circulate clean water properly, so they are not permanent.
The latest option, and one growing in popularity, is the robotic pool vacuum. This robot uses computer technology to map out the pool surface. It has onboard suction capability which allows it to run without interfering with your pool's skimmer or water return. The robot's onboard map allows it to clean the bottom of the pool efficiently. This is the technology answer to all of those hours spent doing cleanings manually. The results of these robotic vacuums are almost as good as a manual vacuum.
Most experts consider the human eye the most valuable tool when it comes to cleaning a pool. The eye can see the dirt and debris that needs cleaning. However, most people do not have the time to do this type of cleaning themselves. Some use an automatic system. However, because that system uses a random pattern, the results are not always adequate. More and more are turning to the robotic vacuum systems. They provide a job close to a manual one. And when compared to the cost of hiring ongoing pool maintenance, it actually becomes affordable.
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