What are the benefits of robotic pool cleaners (RPC)?
For pool owners, there is nothing more exhausting than cleaning the pool itself. Perhaps the common denominator as to why people want to own a pool is that they want to relax and enjoy it with their family and friends. That is the reason why most pool owners prefer to buy robotic pool cleaners.
Having fun in the water is only the peak of an iceberg of having a pool. The rest of the iceberg lies on pool maintenance. It would probably take more time cleaning the entire pool than the actual leisure time of enjoying it. Imagine scrubbing a large pool. Cleaning it free from the smallest granules of dust, from growing algae, to marble-sized fruits just by yourself. That would take a lot of your precious time.
This is only one of the drawbacks of owning a pool. But fret not. Robotic pool cleaners were created for this purpose and much more. There are tons of reasons why robotic pool cleaners are amazing but we will provide you a short but comprehensive list on the benefits of robotic pool cleaners.
- Energy Efficient
- Money Saver
- Maintains Safe Pool Chemicals
- Water Saver
- Low Maintenance
- Advanced Cleaning Technology
- Awesome features
1. Environmentally friendly
One of the best things about an RPC is that it is eco-friendly and safe to the surrounding environment. This machine, which is run underwater, would not produce hazardous chemicals that can be mixed with water that would potentially harm anyone in the pool. Unlike other robotic devices, it doesn’t produce harmful gases, and its heat is also being well controlled.
2. Energy efficient
Opposite to common belief, robotic cleaners do not need to consume high amount of voltage for it to work efficiently. RPC minimizes consumption of energy by using only low amount of voltage. At range of around 60-70watts/hour, robotic cleaners consume energy only as much as a regular light bulb. As a result to saving energy, saving cash is also associated to this benefit, which will be discussed further in the next feature.
3. Money Saver
At this point, you may already get the idea why robotic pool cleaners can save you more money than you think. As house owners, we know that there is a strong correlation between high energy consumed by a product, to the high electric bill we receive each month. RPC saves energy thus saving you money at the same time.
But wait, aren’t robotic pool cleaners also expensive?
The answer is generally yes (now there are a lot of brands that fits to different types of budget.)
So why is purchasing one a money saver?
Owning the product is definitely cost-effective in the long run basing on the purpose of your purchase. RPC is a one-time investment, especially for business pool owners. The money you invest on, say, a $400 worth of robotic cleaner is going to be much lesser than the money you put aside to pay monthly employee wages that could be more or less $1200 per worker. Not to mention the employees’ medical insurances, 13th month pay, allowances, and other benefits. And how many employees do you need to run a huge pool complex? One, two, three? Basic arithmetic would tell you now how much money you can save when you buy robotic pool cleaners.
Okay, then what about for residential pool owners?
When owners get tired of cleaning their pools manually, they resort to calling pool cleaning services. Hiring professionals to clean the pool for you is a great solution to your labor work problems. It costs around $150 per session, depending on the company. If an owner decides to hire pool service cleaners per month for the whole year round, that will reach up to total $1,800. Now, that’s very expensive compared if you just buy robotic pool cleaners.
4. Maintains Safe Pool Chemicals
Chlorine is a common chemical used to disinfect pool from algae and bacteria. It will become unsafe when the balance between the chemicals used is proportionally higher than the pool water. The concentration of chlorine found in pool disinfectants is about 10% to 90% strong. For better understanding of how strong it is, a common bleach solution used for cleaning households has only 5% chlorine concentration.
Robotic pool cleaners use advanced brushing technology that scrubs all sides and edges of your pool wall effectively, cleaning away pool pollutants such as dust, algae, and bacteria. This means that there is no need to use high amount of chemicals to clean the water just to get rid of the nasty dirt. With the help of a robotic cleaner, we can now lessen the use of chemicals which may potentially be hazardous to users.
5. Water Saver
All pools have their own main filtration system or a circulation pump and filter. The system comprises meters of pipes bending around the pool with a pumping engine and filter at the end of it. Particles of dirt get sucked through the tubes and end up in filters where they stay until backwashing is performed.
Backwashing the filter is the process of flushing the water back through the filter thus removing the trapped dirt that was collected. The more the filtration system gets clogged up, the more backwashing and rinsing needs to be done. This process wastes large amount of water every time. With an RPC, it removes the debris independently from the circulation pump. This helps prevent the main filter from getting clogged up frequently resulting to less backwashing and less water wasted.
6. Low Maintenance
Not only do the owners who buy robotic pool cleaners enjoy the freedom from doing swimming pool chores, they also get the benefit of the low maintenance of using the machine.
Since the robot has built-in filtration, independent from the main filter system, it traps the dirt in self-contained filter bags. This process saves you from doing all the backwashing which takes a lot of time and energy. All you have to do is to remove the canister filter, clean the bag removing all the dirt, and then place it right back to its compartment. It’s that easy.
7. Advanced Cleaning Technology
Robotic pool cleaners have superior cleaning abilities that are incomparable with a circulation pump filter, an automated pool cleaner, or even human cleaning skills. For one thing, robotic cleaners climb pool walls and navigate through pool beds to suck out all the pollutants (including granules of dust, disgusting algae, and microscopic bacteria) that are stuck on its surfaces. This process alone of washing off stuck dirt, especially in corners, is a great advantage over the poor cleaning ability of main filtration system.
It cleans out all different kinds of pollutants, whether its source is internal or external. Internal pollutants include algae, chemicals, and bacteria. External pollutants could either be human-driven such as sweat, urine, viruses, suntan lotions that are carried to the water by humans; or environmentally-driven which includes leaves, fruits, twigs, pollens, and dust that are carried by the wind into the pool. RPC uses an advanced systematic and intelligent cleaning to make your pools pollutant-free.
8. Plug and Play
The plug-and-play feature of a robotic pool cleaner is the simplest but most sought-after feature of the device that pool owners love the most. There is no need for complicated assembly before using it. There may be simple set-up and installation needed for the robots to analyze the dimension of the pool and intensity of the cleaning (which is as easy as setting up a washing machine), but other than that, just press the power button, dip it into the water, and then voila! The RPC is ready to go to satisfy all your pool cleaning needs.
And last, but not the least…
9. Robots are Awesome!
This machine is simply the future of pool maintenance that comes with different awesome high-tech features. How often do we get to boast to our friends that we have a robot at home? Robotic pool cleaners climb pool walls and stairs, how cool is that! And it does not only do all these neat little tricks, but it also does all the proper cleaning for you.
So don’t get left behind and stay ahead of the latest trend because as they say, we are now living in the future.
To help you further understand the benefits of robotic pool cleaners, here’s a cool animated video on what to expect from a Trident RPC.
Here are 11 Reasons to Buy a Robotic Pool Cleaner
according to Swim University