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What is a Robotic Pool Cleaner?

At one point in time, the best way to clean your pool was to do it by hand with a brush and a net. Thankfully now we have some incredible technology that helps to keep our pools clean. Robotic pool cleaners have been introduced to the market, making the cleaning process easier than ever before. There are a number of automatic pool cleaners available, but the most advanced, highest quality option available is a robotic pool cleaner. Today we’ll be taking an in-depth look at robotic pool cleaners, how they work and the benefits they can provide for your pool.


What do they do?

Robotic pool cleaners are small, wheeled machines that crawl along the surface of the pool and automatically clean it. They are comprised of a small electric motor and a catchment for the debris. The motor creates suction to remove the dirt and debris, as well as allowing the machine to crawl up the walls. Most robotic cleaners will also use small brushes that are used to dislodge stubborn particles of dirt and algae. When the robot removes the dirt, it is stored in a separate catchment area which is removed and emptied once full.

Robotic pool cleaners use low voltage, efficient motors that operate without using up excess power. This makes them extremely reliable in the water over extended periods of time. Robotic pool cleaners are also extremely versatile, and can reach even the tightest of corners due their manoeuvrability. Newer and more advanced robotic cleaners can even “learn” the layout of your pool, making the cleaning process quick and efficient. Most robots should be able to clean a regular sized pool within 90 minutes. Professional pool builders will highly recommend a robotic pool cleaner over other automatic cleaners, simply for their incredible efficiency.


Advancing technology

The main selling point that sets a robotic cleaner apart from other automatic pool cleaners, is the technology that is available. Different robotic cleaners at different prices will obviously be more capable than others, but generally most models will feature interactive modes that help you to customise your pool cleaning experience. Depending on your chosen model, you may be able to select from a fast clean, deep clean, timer settings and location settings to only clean your pool where its required. They also feature intelligent sensors that allow the robot to know the shape exactly where it is in the pool. More advanced robotic cleaners have smartphone capabilities, meaning you can remotely control your robot from your phone wherever you are.



One of the great benefits of a robotic pool cleaner is simply the ease of operation. Simply hook up your robot to a power source, enter your desired settings and drop it in to the pool! With no messing around with suction hoses or poorly designed automatic cleaners, a robotic cleaner will make your pool maintenance a much easier task.

Other automatic pool cleaners will also struggle to produce effective results when cleaning larger or custom, free-form pools, due to their inability to manoeuvre around corners and edges. A robotic pool cleaner on the other hand will quickly and effectively clean pools of any size or shape. Talk to your pool builder to discuss which model of pool cleaner is best for your pool.


The Maytronics Dolphin Robotic Cleaner

At Master Pools, the robotic pool cleaner that we stock and recommend to our clients is the Maytronics Dolphin DB1. These robots are some of the smartest and most environmentally sustainable options available on the market. They set a new benchmark in the industry, being proven to reduce energy consumption by up to 83% when compared with other traditional suction pool cleaners, which could end up saving you upwards of $350 a year on energy costs. They are also great at saving water and improving the overall water quality. By using the Dolphin robot for 2-3 hours per day, you can drastically reduce the pressure on your pools filtration system. This also means you can use less chemicals in your pool, as you will require less water for backwashing.

Overall, a robotic pool cleaner is an excellent option for those who are looking for a high-quality, advanced and sustainable swimming pool cleaner. The customisable modes make it incredibly easy to select a clean that is right for your pool, and the advanced technology means that you can save on your water and energy bills. Whilst they may require a significant initial investment, a robotic pool cleaner is guaranteed to save you money in the long run through reduced water, heating and chemical costs. If you’re looking for the highest quality, most effective pool cleaner on the market, the benefits of a robotic pool cleaner will outweigh the initial cost. If you’re interested in a learning more about why we recommend robotic pool cleaners with our pool builds in South East Melbourne, Bayside or the surrounding suburbs please contact our team of experts today. To learn more about our recommended robotic pool cleaner supplier Maytronics, visit their webpage here.

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