What to Consider When Buying a Robotic Pool Cleaner For Your Austin Pool

by | Dec 12, 2022 | Austin Pool Builders, Pool Builder Austin Texas, Pool Builders Austin Texas | 0 comments

Imagine not having to spend too much time vacuuming your Austin swimming pool. That’s the beauty of a robotic pool cleaner. While you may still have to give your pool some attention, these innovative tools can take a lot of pool maintenance off your plate.

If you’re thinking of buying a robotic pool cleaner, consider the following factors first.

Pool Shape

If your pool has rounded sides or is rectangular in shape, robotic pool cleaners will cover every square inch. But pools with irregular shapes and features – such as built-in bars, rising slopes, and sharp angles – may not be as suitable for robotic cleaners. 

Floor Material

The material of your pool’s floor is an important factor to consider. Not all robotic pool cleaners necessarily work well with all types of pool floor materials. That’s because they may actually cause damage to specific materials, so make sure you’re buying one that is designed for your pool floor’s specific material.

Type of Debris

Not all debris is suitable for robotic pool cleaners. These cleaners are best for cleaning up smaller particles, such as dirt, sand, and pollen. But pools that are vulnerable to a lot of fallen leaves from surrounding trees may see their skimmers fill quickly.

This is not ideal for robotic cleaners. The more debris and larger particles, the more work a robotic cleaner will have to do, which can wear it out quickly. 

Pool Size

Robotic pool cleaners come with extension cords. If your pool is smaller in size, this will work fine. But robotic cleaners may not be able to tackle extra-large pools, especially when the extension cord isn’t long enough. 

In addition, a larger pool will mean the robotic cleaner will take longer to do its job. Further, it may also not have the capacity to store as much debris that is typically collected by a larger pool compared to a smaller one. 

If you need any assistance with your existing pool or are considering installing a new one, get in touch with your trusted Austin pool builders today!