Type of vacuum cleaner for your swimming pool

Types of vacuum cleaner for your swimming pool

Advertisement for a variety of vacuum cleaners is ubiquitous. Each maker believes their product to be the greatest.  Companies use a variety of tactics to convince consumers that theirs is the best vacuum cleaner. They often make bold claims about the product's power, suction, and effectiveness in order to make it stand out from the competition. One states that their filters never clog, another that theirs is the lightest, while still another states that it is of commercial quality and appears to be able to hold a bowling ball.

But how do you make a choice? Do you just get the most expensive model that is offered? Or do you consider the size, weight, battery life and suction powers? Perhaps, you read review first from experts and others customer to compare different models?

Well then, let's look at some considerations for choosing a vacuum cleaner and learn more about them.

Today’s market offers a wide array of vacuum cleaners, and we can select the best one for our needs. In order to choose the product that will serve you best, you must also consider a variety of concerns.

Make sure you are aware of the ideal type for your pool first and foremost. When selecting a vacuum cleaner, it's crucial to take into account the pool's size and depth.

The maximum depth that in-ground pool vacuums can clean to is 8 feet. While, the normal depth of an above-ground pool is between 4 and 4 ½ feet. An above-ground pool may be damaged by in-ground pool vacuums that are too strong for it. Although automatic pool cleaners are an option, manual pool vacuums can be used to clean the majority of above-ground pools.

Handheld Vacuum Cleaners

Smaller vacuums called handhelds, which are typically battery-operated, are best for cleaning confined spaces that may be challenging to access with conventional cleaners. A portable pool vacuum has a vacuum head that is connected to a telescopic pole by a vacuum hose that is attached to the skimming basket of your pool. In order to provide a secure fit over the pool skimmer, there is also a vacuum skimmer plate that fastens to the hose. A suction head, pole, and hose are common accessories for vacuums.

Even though a handheld pool vacuum will get the job done, moving it around in the water to remove debris like mulch, leaves, sand, algae, and other trash requires more work than a machine-operated pool vacuum.

Suitable for spot-cleaning specific areas of pools, yet, inexpensive and effective. Not to mention how simple they are to use, even if they must be plug-in or battery-operated types, they are strong and frequently offer more suction than many autonomous pool vacuums.

Additionally, manual pool vacuums are frequently more portable and lightweight, making them simple to store and move. They also offer more control and flexibility than automatic pool cleaners, allowing you to choose where and when to clean.


Telescopic Pole Handheld vacuum cleaner


Automatic Vacuum Cleaners

These are self-propelled floor cleaners that collect dirt and debris from carpets and hard floors using brushes, a spinning brush, or an air-driven turbine.

You can opt for a robotic pool vacuum if you are short on time, unable or unwilling to manually vacuum the pool as they are productive technique to do the task. They filter the water as it flows while mechanically cleaning the pool's floor, walls, and steps.

Automated pool vacuums contain two independent motors, one of which draws water to collect filth and the other of which enables the device to skim the pool's surface. They are energy-efficient and require little maintenance. Thus, an effective way to keep your pool clean and make pool maintenance less time-consuming.

This kind of vacuum is low maintenance and quick. They are powered by electricity rather than your pool's pump or filtration. They are easy to set up because they are ready to use right out of the box. And the best part is that they are self-contained machines that collect debris inside an inbuilt filter that is simple to clean. It helps reduce the need for chemical treatments by circulating and filtering the pool water.

Automatic vacuum cleaner Automatic vacuum cleaner climbing pool wall

Suction Vacuum Cleaners

Dirt and debris are trapped by the vacuum created by the main pump in these systems. You get a tidy, clean pool since the dirt and trash are taken out of every corner. The main pump basket or the vacuum hose are both connected to a collection basket.

A suction pool vacuum works as the name would imply. It attaches to your pool's skimmer or works independently as a suction line, drawing rubbish from the bottom of the pool under pressure from the pool's intake. The debris is deposited into the skimmer basket after being sucked up through the hose and filtered by the pool's filtration system. The vacuum in the pool moves erratically due to the suction action.

These cleaners depend entirely on the current filtration system in your pool. In addition to climbing walls and scrubbing at the waterline to get rid of stuck-on trash, it has cyclonic scrubbing brushes for enhanced cleaning. Furthermore, they are self-sufficient and safe to use in most types of pools because they run quietly and independently. Not to add that they are excellent at removing small to medium-sized detritus.

Suction cleaner connected to filtration system Suction vacuum cleaner

Pressure Vacuum Cleaners

These utilize the pump's pressure to clean the swimming pool. The dirt and debris are driven into the collecting bag by the pressure water entering the pool through the jets at the bottom of the cleaner.

The suction power of the filtration system is also used by pressure pool vacuums, sometimes known as booster pump-powered cleaners. The debris is nevertheless collected by a bag that is fastened to the top of the pressure pool vacuum. A key benefit is that many pressure pool vacuums need a separate booster pump if your pool already has plumbing for one built in.

They are excellent at sweeping up huge waste, such as acorns, branches, and big clumps of leaves, and dumping it in bags or containers to prevent clogging. The pump returns clean water to the pool after filtering it. They have an extended lifespan and are simple to clean and maintain. They can also be used to vacuum the pool floor and walls. Likewise, they are powerful enough to pick up all kinds of dirt and debris. They are a great tool for keeping the pool clean and safe.

Polaris side pressure vacuum cleaner Pressure vacuum cleaner

What is the better option?

Cleaning with a suction machine works best if there isn't a lot of debris. Unless your pool gets very dirty, you might want to choose the suction type.

It is not advised to use suction types in a pool where there is a lot of filth, debris, leaves, or branches since the mouth of the cleaner is typically clogged. Additional problems including a broken pool pump, a clogged suction line, and filthy water could also arise.

On the other hand, you can purchase a pressure pool cleaner as well, but I do not advise doing so with a booster pump. You will save a lot of money, and the operation won't be impacted by going without the booster pump. Additionally, choosing which pool cleaner to buy is greatly influenced by the pool's design and size. People frequently find it challenging to decide which product is best for them because there are so many options on the market. Use all available resources, including public forums, internet reviews, and other trustworthy venues. It is preferable for you to make the appropriate choice if you have access to more information.