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One idea is you could hire a pool maintenance company to do a regular pool cleaning service, but a more budget-friendly option is an automatic pool cleaner.
There are three main types of automated or automatic swimming pool cleaners, each classified by the type of drive mechanism and the source of power used; a suction side cleaner, a pressure side cleaner, and an electric robotic cleaner.
All three types of automatic pool cleaner have their own set of unique benefits, but all have the same goal:
To keep your swimming pool clean while taking some of the burden off you.
Now let’s take a closer look at the three options and which one is recommended by Always Clear Pools N Spas.
Pressure-side pool cleaners attach to your pool’s filter and uses the pump to create high-pressurised water to move the cleaner around your pool as well as for debris suction.
The pressurised water causes turbulence which stirs some of the debris from the floor and walls of the pool, some of which floated to the pool surface and are then sucked into the main filter through the skimmer inlets. The cleaner also picks up some of the dirt and debris in an attached filter bag. Pressure-side cleaners are better suited for handling a heavy amount of large debris.
It’s important to note that pressure-side pool cleaners move randomly around your pool. The requirement of a booster pump makes this type of automatic pool cleaner the highest consumer of electricity. Pressure-side pool cleaners being reliant on your pools filter cannot remove particles smaller than the pore size of the pool’s existing filter element
Examples: Jet Vac Pressure cleaner
Electric or Robotic Pool Cleaners are independent of your pool’s main filter and pump system and are powered by a separate electricity source.
They have two motors; one to suck in water through a self-contained filter bag and eject the filtered water back into the pool and the second is to move the cleaner around your pool on tractor-like rubber scrubbing tracks.
Robotic pool cleaners use micro chips and sensors to navigate your pool’s floor, walls, tile line and steps and are great at cleaning large and small debris.
Examples: Dolphin X 30, Dolphin X 40 Plus
Suction-side pool cleaners are the cheapest option of the three and uses suction from your skimmer to move around your pool and clean up debris. The suction action of the pool’s pump provides the movement for the cleaner to move randomly around your pool suctioning up debris from the floor and walls of the pool.
They are powered solely by the main pump of the pool and utilise the pool’s filter system to remove dirt and debris from the water.
Examples: Pool Rover ‘ST’ Pool Cleaner
We recommend the Maytronics Dolphin X Series, they are great for pools with large leaf, dust, fine dust, dirt or coal dust content. We have found them to be really reliable as well as backed by a great after sales support team who are there if needed.
PS. We offer free on-site demonstrations of how they work in your pool (for customers in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region only).
If you have any questions about automatic pool cleaners or would like to book an onsite demo please don’t hesitate to us.
Don’t forget we also offer a “do it for me” service where we can come in on a scheduled basis to look after your pool cleaning, chemicals and maintenance at an affordable cost!
Here at Always Clear Pools N Spas, we believe Sapphire Spas set the industry standard in manufacturing a premium quality spa pool in Australia.
Sapphire Spas and Swim Spas are competitively priced for the quality of spa delivered, they’re also built specifically for the harsh Aussie conditions. Sapphire Spas advanced, fully equipped manufacturing plant is based in Melbourne which gives you a true local experience with Australian based after sales support. You can’t put a price on that!
Being an Australian made product makes technical support so much easier with spa spare parts requirements being handled within Australia.
Sapphire Spas & Swim Spas don’t just look impressive and luxurious, they’re product is impressive and luxurious. Sapphire Spas set their quality standards extremely high, these quality standards have made our job as a mySPA dealer so easy.
This is the peace of mind which you only get with a Sapphire Spa
Sapphire have an unmatched array of hydro massage combinations, exciting lighting displays, explosive water features and therapeutic treatments.
Sapphire developed POWERsmart which is used in their SV series Spas. POWERsmart efficiently controls energy and has a cutting-edge integrated heat pump interface. Simple touchpad control systems have been designed to maximise energy savings and deliver the lowest possible daily operating cost for your spa. Feature packed, simple to use and coupled with a host of desirable lifestyle options.
Sapphire’s tech doesn’t stop there! You can control spa from your couch or as you head home from a stressful day at work using spaLINK app. The spaLINK app becomes a mobile, wireless remote for your spa enabling complete control of all settings and accessories including pumps, blowers and LED lights.
Following on from our point above, in addition to being able to control your Sapphire Spa with your phone you can connect your SmartLink spa to an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant with Sapphire’s MySpaPool voice control.
Use simple commands like “Ask my spa pool, set temperature to 39c” or “Ask my spa pool, turn pump number one on”. You have complete control of your spa or swim psa via voice command!
The massage pressure from the carefully placed jets train your body to maintain it’s relaxed state, even during periods of high stress.
A hydrojet massage from your backyard Sapphire Spa can help relieve muscle tension and chronic lower back pain, improve circulation, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, minimise insomnia problems, improve joint mobility & flexibility and support recovery of soft tissue injuries.
Sapphire’s high volume swim jet pressure from four full 3Hp dedicated hydrojet boost pumps rival even a strong competitive swimmer!
These jets can be adjusted to a lower pressure to cater for the active family wanting to stay fit & enjoy time together. Limit the jet stream to just one of these swim jets and you can even walk against the jet stream for a low impact workout; much like wading through the ocean shallows.
Sapphire have a large modern and contemporary colour palette to choose from. More importantly the colour cast remains consistent across the entire spa shell; no colour fades or blotches; each spa really is a work of art.
Clearzone helps clarify your spa water by generating a powerful oxidiser that burns up dissolved solids in the water so the filter can catch them, it then quickly converts back to oxygen leaving no chemical residual or off gassing odours. This is further enhanced by Ozone AND UV-C sterilisation to kill 99.95% of all bacteria and virus material that pass through the clearzone Unit.
Clearzone also breaks down and removes chloramines which are the by product of chlorine which causes the skin, eye and respiratory irritation typically associated with chlorine.
This process makes the task of managing the quality of your spa water much easier. It leaves you with much clearer water, significantly reduced need for chemical sanitisers, and greatly reduced chemical odours. Clearzone also significantly increases the length of time between the need to change the spa water.
Close to our hearts, Sapphire Spas are 100% committed to staying clean and green! Using thoughtful manufacturing processes and practices in conjunction with Sapphire’s POWERsmart technology helps keep the focus on the future of our precious environment. Big promises = small footprint.
heatlockthermo+ insulation – Sapphire’s eco friendly insulation system maximises heat retention of your spa water, keeping your running costs to a minimum. Studies have shown Spa pools account for less than 1% of the energy used within your home.
POWERsmart – Sapphire’s spa control system automatically manages critical spa functions such as heating and filtration minimising unnecessary energy consumption when your spa is not in use.
DuratekTM cabinets – Tough and durable plastic housing which are fade and stain resistant combating the harsh Australian elements for many years to come.
Professionally engineered – Sapphire Spa’s are engineered to ensure that no energy is wasted throughout the operational flow of their spa systems. This means a smaller, more efficient pump can be utilised to conserve energy. Sapphire plumbing = less restriction = better flow = energy efficiency!
Recycled water – Sapphire capture an abundance of rain water in their purpose built rainwater storage tanks. This water is utilised during the production, testing and clean up processes throughout their factory. Water used for spa testing is continually recirculated through the spas during the quality control stage.
If you’re interested in purchasing a Sapphire Spa, we’re Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley’s local Sapphire Spas and Swim Spa mySpa dealer.
You can visit us at our spa showroom at our Rutherford Pool & Spa store, call us on 02 4966 5191 or 02 4937 6460 or send an email for more info!
Always Clear Pools N Spas