Pool Cleaners – Manual / Suction / Robotic


Most pool owners have these laying around in the shed or receive one in their kit with a new pool. Manual vacuuming consists of a vacuum head attached to a telescopic pole, with a hose that connects to the special fitting in the skimmer box. A manual vacuum cleaner means you do the work!  45 minutes to an hour each time picking up leaves, dirt and debris.  Probably the most effective way of cleaning however, time consuming.


Suction Cleaners rely on the pool pump suction to get them moving and to allow them to vacuum the debris from the pool floor. The units are generally cheaper to install and operate when the filtration system is operating. The downside of suction cleaner is that the skimmer is not doing the job it is supposed to do which is to skim the top of the water and remove debris from the pool water before it drops to the floor. Water flow is obviously greater through the filtration system when nothing is connected to the skimmer and water clarity can be reduced using an automatic cleaner. Using a Suction cleaner increases the demand on your filtration system and increases the load on your pool pump, meaning it may cost a little bit more to run.

If you are in an area with a lot of trees and leaves, this may not be the best option for you and all the debris gets sucked straight into your skimmer basket and can cause a reduction in water flow potentially causing damage to the pump


Robotic Cleaners are driven by electric motors inside the unit. The unit comes with a transformer that powers the cleaner from an outdoor power outlet which converts the outlet electricity to a low voltage and transferred to the cleaner via a long cord.

  • A robotic cleaner vacuums debris directly into its own filter
  • Sucks up loose debris for the pool floor 
  • Scrubs the pool floor and walls to remove grime
  • Climbs the walls and scrubs along the waterline (depending on model)
  • Uses smart navigation technology to clean each section of the pool once
  • Quick and easy cleaning
  • More time to enjoy your pool