Everything You Needed To Know About A Robotic Pool Cleaner

Apr 5, 2018 by

These automated cleaning machines can keep your swimming pool sparkling clean with the minimum requirement of human intervention so that you can make the most of these upcoming summer months while sipping on some pina Colada in your backyard swimming pool. Debris keeps on accumulating in the swimming pool with continued usage causing the water to turn muddy. Cleaning the pool also poses as a significant problem as it gets cumbersome to scrub the walls and floor of the pool without dirtying the water. This is where these powerful machines come into play by utilizing its suction and pressure technique for keeping the pool clean.


  • They do not rely on the pool filter for showcasing their operational prowess. They can function optimally using plain electricity.

  • These submersible cleaners have exceptionally low voltage requirements. Their long power cords can be plugged into the ground-fault circuit interrupter outlets. On detection of electrical imbalance, these outlets shut off immediately.

  • Certain models come with double insulation to ensure optimum safety even when working without the grounding prong plug. It is, however advised to plug the same into GFCI outlets for complete safety.

The robotic pool cleaners use their inbuilt brushes for scrubbing the floor and walls of the pool and vacuuming everything that crosses their way ranging from acorns to silt. Certain advanced models even scrub the water line surrounding the pool. They usually come with a built-in cartridge meant for debris collection or a filter bag since they are not attached with the pool filtration system.

Using A Robot Pool Cleaner

It is generally pretty easy to install a suctioning pool cleaner which can easily clean up the hefty quantum of debris. You should, however opt for a pool cleaner having a higher rotation per minute (RPM) power if your pool gets exposed to leaves, dirt or wind on a regular basis.

  • Go through the owner’s manual to learn about how to assemble the cleaner. Once you are done with the same plug it into a GFCI outlet.

  • Next, you need to select your desired cleaning settings. Usually such options vary according to the model in use. However, you are bound to stumble upon some common modes such as Waterline Only and Bottom Only.

  • For reducing chances of cable tangling, bring the robotic cleaner to your pool length’s halfway point.

  • Submerge the automatic pool vacuum and shift it gently from side to side to allow the air to escape.

  • Now, turn on the pool cleaner which shall slowly sink to the pool bottom. Make sure not to reverse this process as turning on the cleaner before the machine is submerged can damage the machine. Similarly, it should also be switched off before being removed from the water.

  • Your cleaner should be able to climb up the pool walls during its first wall-cleaning cycle. If this is not the case, then you might need to make adjustments in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestions.

  • Make sure to remove your cleaner from the pool once the cleaning job is completed. Drain out the water by lifting it from the pool before storing in a cool and dry area away from direct sunlight.

Maintaining A Robotic Pool Cleaner

Experts from Best For Your Home advises us not to be intimidated by the hi-tech ergonomics of the robotic vacuums. Contrary to its looks, cleaning and maintaining these pool gadgets can be pretty simple. Some even come stacked with such features which make the cleaning process easier such as a quick draining facility which helps out while lifting the robot cleaner out of the pool.

  • Make sure to remove the robotic cleaner after its pool cycle is completed.

  • Coil the power cord on the holder after draining out the pool water.

  • Wrap the cord in the opposite direction than the one followed while storing if you detect that the same has become kinked over time.

  • Remove the canister or filter bag after each use and wash it thoroughly with a hose for removing the buildup.

  • Following each single use, check the drive tracks, brushes and impellers for debris.

  • Ensure optimal power by replacing worn brushes promptly.

So, bring home a robotic pool cleaner today and bid adieu to all those pool cleaning woes.

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