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Robotic Pool Cleaner: Pros And Cons

As far as robotic pool cleaners are considered, they are the best type you can buy, especially in terms of the job they do – cleaning your pool. A robotic pool cleaner comes with a high price tag, but are they worth the price? When you consider the factors like an additional pump for pressure cleaner, a leaf canister of a suction cleaner, and several repairs needed for both the pressure and suction cleaners, you start to ignore the thoughts on pricing.

However, robotic pool cleaners come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Read on to consider them. 

Robotic pool cleaner: advantages

  • Such pool cleaners are highly effective in cleaning debris. The best part about the robotic pool cleaner is that they are easy to use and very convenient. These devices are small in size and very compact. They will pick up any debris from small to large and dirt and other particles from the pool. 
  • Various types of pool cleaners are available in the market that can perform multiple functions at the same time. Although robotic pool cleaners are a little more expensive, some of the models can scrub the pool floor, navigate by its control, pick up debris, and filter water. 
  • These small automated devices offer several environmental benefits. The most important thing to mention here is the fact that robotic pool cleaners are independent of the filtration system. That means water is not pumped through the piping, instead, the cleaner filters the water into the pool. That way, you can save water and power at the same time.  
  • You can use the cleaner as long as there is power in your house. It will carry on its function even if your pool system goes off. 

Disadvantages

  • The primary drawback of owning a robotic pool cleaner is the fact that they don't come with a wide range of movement. The length of the electrical cord is not accurate, which limits its movement. So, if you have a large pool, make sure to check the cord’s length as well. 
  • Robotic pool cleaners generally work well with low maintenance. Because these devices are incredibly durable, but you often need to clean the built-in pump and the filters as much as possible if you want to offer a long life to your pool cleaner. 
  • Compared to other kinds of pool cleaners, automated ones are generally high-priced. However, you can get inexpensive models that cost around $250. But if you want the best result, you must consider buying the best robotic cleaner that costs nearly $500 to $600.
  • Some models are designed not to run on a repeat schedule every day. You need to set the cycle timer before each cleaning session. 

Bottom line

Choosing the proper robotic pool cleaner depends on your situation. The popularity of these pool cleaners is skyrocketing. However, we strongly recommend not selecting generic brands or cheap models. No doubt that will cost you less at the time of purchase, but the repair and maintenance cost will rise in the long run.  

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