Having a pool or a spa in your backyard can offer a level of luxury for relaxing or simply enjoying yourself and having fun. Even though these water features are tempting for any household, they are rather expensive and they require routine upkeep and maintenance.in order to ensure that the systems in the swimming pool are running efficiently and hygienically, a maintenance routine has to be established. Cleanup tasks have to be performed to remove any debris or any dirt that might be in the pool. The cleanup process depends on whether the pool is usually covered or uncovered when it is not functioning. This is important due to the change in seasons.
Due to the factors above, there may be a need to clean the pool on a daily basis. Although these tasks can be handled by a pool owner, it takes quite some time and a lot of effort. The best and easiest way to cut down on the time and effort needed for this chore is to get a hands-free equipment that will automatically clean the pool for you making your pool a hands-free swimming pool. You don’t need to understand how a pool is meant to be cleaned. There is an equipment that will practically make your swimming pool clean itself.
Robotic vacuum cleaners
If you have ever had an aquarium or a large fish tank, you may have noticed the big suckerfish that was attached to the side of the glass at the bottom of the fish tank. These types of fish are known as algae feeders they move along the edges of the aquarium or fish tank so as to eat the undesirable debris which forms on the lower surface of the tank. A hands-free equipment like a swimming pool vacuum works in the same way. The difference is that the fish is a living thing but a vacuum is an automated tool. This vacuum moves along the sides and the bottom of the pool with the purpose of removing debris like bugs, twigs, sand, and dirt. Depending on the size or type of your swimming pool, these tools can clean it in a few hours or in a couple of minutes without you as the owner doing anything. Such tools can be used to clean pools with deeper parts and they also clean water level tiles and walls without the owner lifting a finger.
Most tools used in a hands-free pool follow a pre-programmed instruction in terms of following certain routes. This ensures that they avoid an area with high traffic and the random pattern that has been set can be beneficial by cleaning parts of the pool that may have otherwise been neglected or been ignored. Most of these tools work with the filtration system of the pool or they use battery power in order to work independently. There are some tools that can have two functions at the same time. Some not only clean the pool but they maintain the pool’s pH balance by dispensing chemicals. This ensures your pool is well maintained and the maintenance time is cut significantly. However, these tools do not any intelligence. Most of the time they end up stuck in specific angles that they are unable to maneuver or they might be unable to move around obstacles. Before buying any of this equipment for your pool, ensure you understand how they work to avoid the occasional problems.
The market is flooded with equipment that claims to help your pool clean itself. So it’s not surprising that the price of these tools has a wide varying range. Be careful about the product you choose to buy because it may be a cheap imitation. Research on the best products in the market and invest them even though they may be expensive. These tools are a value for your money and they will serve you for a long time.
In-floor cleaning and circulation system
One of the best examples of a hands-free tool is the in-floor circulation and cleaning system. This is not an equipment/tool, it is a system that uses a set of nozzles that are built into the floor of the swimming pool. On top of cleaning the pool from debris, the in-floor cleaning system also circulates water in the pool efficiently. A circulation system ensures the water in the pool does not remain the way you left it one you finished swimming. The circulation system ensures water is taken through a filter and then the sanitizer. Once this process is complete, water is taken back to the pool at the opposite end. This process is done using two return lines. A circulation system ensures chemicals in the water do not float and concentrate at the top of the pool due to heat and other factors. It mixes the water in the pool efficiently and ensures the entire pool, from top to bottom is chemically treated. Investing in an equipment that offers a good circulation system for your swimming pool is a fundamental aspect that needs to be taken seriously. You do not want chemicals in your pool to float. This will evaporate the chemicals instead of letting them do their work. If you are investing in a hands-free tool that is meant to clean your pool without you being present, invest in a quality cleaning tool.
This system will ensure that the pool is not only healthy, it also has to have a temperature that is even throughout the swimming pool. Not many pool companies are offering this kind of system with their swimming pools. If you find a pool builder who installs the in-floor cleaning system that reduces the electricity usage by the pool even though water is being turned over during circulation and electricity is still being conserved and the chemical consumption is reduced, then do not hesitate to invest in it. Energy efficient pumps and effective circulation systems are key components in a hands-free pool cleaning tool.
There are more in-floor cleaning system available in the market. They can be installed with concrete pools, however, they are more common with fibreglass pools. A swimming pool should be healthy and if it can reach this state with the least amount of time, money and effort then the hands-free cleaning investment would have returned its value.