Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Robot vacuum cleaner and automatic pool cleaner review. Understand these pool vacuum cleaners and get the best pool cleaner for you.

Simply put, robot vacuums are an electrical pool cleaner that is put in your pool to clean it when the pool gets dirty.

Many people would love to have a nice swimming pool but they really don’t look forward to the cleaning part of it.

Back in the day pool cleaning was a chore, but with new advances in cleaner technologies your cleaning time can be cut in ½, if you know what do to.

Pool owners can benefit from this new technology and invest in vacuum robots to do the cleaning job for them. 

Robot Vacuum Cleaner Benefits

There’s a wide variety of units on the market so you can choose the right one for you and spend more time swimming and less time cleaning.

A robot cleaner is very productive and efficient but there are many people who are still hesitant in buying one. One of the main reasons is that they are a bit higher in price than a normal pool vacuum. As the years pass, the technology gets better, and more companies jockey for your business, you’ll see the prices come down and swimming pool water maintenance becomes easier.

This is great news for you because it will save you time and money in the long run. 

Robot Vacuum Cleaners Names

These are considered self-contained electric cleaners that are put in the pool when the pool needs a good cleaning.

Many you would plug a cord into the cleaner then other plug goes into a transformer which plugs into the wall outlet.

Aquabot Robotic Cleaner

A robotic vacuum has 2 pump motors; one motor pull the dirt and debris into the cleaner’s filter housing and the other motor moves the unit around the pool.

Dolphin Plus Battery
Hayward Shark

Some have their own software that may scan the pool automatically for the most effective pattern for cleaning. 

Some to look for include:

  • Polaris
  • Intex
  • Hayward 
  • Barracuda
  • Dolphin
  • Phantom
  • Aquabot
  • Zodiac
  • Great White pool cleaner
  • Legend
  • Tigershark
  • Ray Vac
  • Blue Diamond
  • Ultramax
  • Lady Bug
  • Glitterbug
  • Sta Rite
  • Blue pearl robotic pool cleaner
  • Lil Shark
  • Blue Pearl pool cleaner
Hayward Aqua Vac Robot Cleaner

Swimming Pool Vacuum Cleaners

Some advantages of robot vacuum cleaners are:

  • A self-contained filter
  • Nice coverage of the pool floor
  • Some units are remote controlled
  • Reasonably priced
  • They’re not attached to the pool’s pump motor or circulation system
  • Some have internal memory which means they remember the shape and size of your pool making the next cleaning better
  • They work around drains, steps, and ladders
NE250 Dolphin Cleaner
Star Vac II Robotic Pool Cleaner

Troubleshooting Your Cleaner

Unit doesn't move

  • Check indicator light on the transformer
  • Check to see if the transformer is on
  • Check the 3 volt fuse
  • Check the electrical outlet
  • Inspect the cleaner while underwater
  • Is the pump motor getting power. Water should come from the top of the unit.
  • Check the pulley on the drive-belt. If the pulley does not move this could indicate a shorted out motor or a bad drive-T. Both may require the replacement of the motor.
  • Check the drive belt to see if it’s in good repair. Weak or stretched belts need to be replaced
  • Check the wheels and make sure they are free of debris and straight
  • NEVER pull the unit by the power cord. Reach into the water and lift the unit by the handle. 
  • Unit doesn’t pump

  • If your cleaner moves but is not picking up dirt and debris, lift it to the surface of the water and see if water comes from the top. If there’s no water the pump motor might be shorted out. Unplug the unit and place it on the deck. Remove the vent cap on top and check for debris.
  • Also check that the impeller is free from debris and spin by hand. You can plug the unit in to see if the impeller spins. If it doesn’t spin the pump motor has probably shorted out.
  • If your unit doesn't climb the walls like before the pump motor might be going out.

A robot vacuum cleaner is a very effective and efficient way to keep your pool clean so you and your family can spend more time swimming.

And that’s why you have a pool anyway, right?

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