There are a few different types of cleaners that you can use to keep your pool in tip-top shape. There are pretty much three types of pool cleaners: suction cleaners, pressure cleaners and robotic cleaners.
Suction pool cleaners are the most widely used type of cleaner. They are able to use a pool’s filtration system to move around the pool’s bottom and walls while picking up dirt and debris along the way. These cleaners attach to the pool’s plumbing and work best where only dust and small debris can get in the pool.
One of the most popular suction pool cleaners is the Baracuda MX-8, which is a high-performance suction pool cleaner robot that cleans faster and more aggressively than any other cleaner in its class. It uses a cyclonic suction technology to capture as much debris as possible while still maintaining as much cleaning power.
It also features X-Drive navigation intelligence for extreme floor and wall cleaning. It has a quick connect, 36-foot, twist locking hose as well as an easy grip handle. This suction cleaner also has an ultra efficient low flow pool cleaner with more efficient pump operations and more efficient skimming.
- Largest debris intake capability
- Most powerful and efficient cleaner in its class
- 3-year manufacturer warranty against defects
Pressure pool cleaners use pressure in the water to propel itself around the pool’s bottom and walls to pick up dirt and debris. The dirt and debris is all captured in the debris back to keep it from going back into the pool’s filtration system – unlike suction cleaners. These types of cleaners are a good option for pools that tend to get a large amount of debris.
One of the most popular pressure pool cleaners is the Polaris 360 F1. This pressure pool cleaner is the most advanced pressure-side automatic pool cleaner that operates without a separate booster pump. It easily connects to a dedicated pressure line and is suitable for all in-ground pools. It sweeps, scrubs and vacuums all surfaces of the pool.
Plus, it also traps large debris like leaves and pebbles in its own filter bag, and that filter bag means up to 80% fewer filter cleanings a year. The 360 is powered by the pressure of clean water returning to your pool, which leaves both the filter and skimmer free to eliminate contaminants. It also has an in-line back-up valve that automatically frees the 360 if it gets cornered and keeps it cleaning without interruption.
- No booster pump required
- Collects pool debris in its own easy to empty bag so it can’t clog your filter
- 1-year manufacturer warranty
Robotic pool cleaners are slowly becoming the most popular cleaner choice. They’re also very simple to use; all you have to do is plug it in, put it in the pool and turn it on. This cleaner moves along the bottom of the pool, climb the walls as well as most stairs and sometimes brushing along the way. Plus, most of them even offer a schedule programming option and auto shut offs.
One of the most popular robotic cleaners is the Polaris F9450. This pool cleaner can tackle any pool terrain and climb over obstacles without getting stuck. It has a pleated scrubbing brush to clean the floor, walls and tile line. Plus, it has an all-purpose filter canister with 4 times the capacity of other similar cleaners. The machine also has top access to the filter canister so it can easily be emptied with a simple shake and spray.
The F9450 Sport is the only robotic cleaner to feature a 7-day programmable time with fully customizable cleaning cycles. It also has an ActivMotion Sensor that allows the cleaner to automatically sense its position in the pool and adapt its path for optimized cleaning while reducing cord tangling. The F9450 has a new lift system as well, with the touch of a button it will surface in the desired location and waits for you to grab it, then automatically evacuates water for effortless removal from the pool.
- Cleans all pool surfaces, pools up to 50 ft. in length
- 7 day programmable cleaning cycle
- 2-year limited warranty