Posted by Fountain Pools on 19th May 2022

Automatic Pool Cleaners - Spend More Time Enjoying Your Pool Rather Than Cleaning It!

Which Automatic Pool Cleaner do I need?

Automatic pool cleaners do exactly that - automatically clean the dirt and debris from your swimming pool.

So, here we explain about the 3 different types of Automatic Pool Cleaner, then select based on your pool, your situation, your budget.

Any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call on 0344 274 3826 or 01403 700794.

Fountain Pools supply both above-ground and in-ground pool cleaners. Regardless of the type of pool you have, there are three types of Automatic Pool Cleaner : Suction, Pressure and Robotic/Electronic. We will be happy to help you select the perfect cleaner for your pool, giving you more time to enjoy your pool rather than cleaning it!


Robotic / Electronic Automatic Pool Cleaners.

These self-contained automatic pool cleaners have gained enormous popularity in recent years. All dirt and debris collected is stored in a bag or filter cartridge contained within the cleaner. They are electronic and do require an electrical supply. Robotic cleaners do not engage your filter system or surface skimmer, and they act as a secondary filter within the pool. They are slightly more expensive to purchase relative to other cleaner types but they scrub, clean and vacuum as they navigate your pool - so are a great time-saver!

We carry the top brands and models including Hayward, Dolphin, Pentair and many others. Our team are here to explain the features and differences between them and help you choose your perfect pool cleaner.

Advantages of Robotic/Electronic Automatic Pool Cleaners:

  • Self-contained filtration eases wear and tear on your pump and filter
  • Fastest method for cleaning your pool
  • Special features inc WiFi App control on some models

    Suction Pool Cleaners

    This is the most popular type of automatic pool cleaner. Most have only have one moving part and they are an economical choice for first-time pool owners. They are easy to use because they attached to your existing skimmer or a dedicated suction port. Suction pool cleaners work when your pool pump is running. They pick up dirt and debris, and deposit it into your filter system. Suction pool cleaners do reduce some of your surface skimming action while in use, In general, they are the economical option while offering all the basics to automate the cleaning of your pool. We supply a selection of Suction Pool cleaners at the lowest prices available.

    Advantages of Suction Pool Cleaners:
  • Simple to install and operate
  • Low cost and proven track record


    Pressure Pool Cleaners

    These automatic pool cleaners work on the pressure side of your filter system and generally attach to a dedicated pressure line in the pool. Some require an additional booster pump, which sends added water volume to the cleaner. They pick up dirt and debris in the pool and deposit it into an attached fine mesh bag. Pressure cleaners are helpful in distributing clean, filtered water around the pool and having their own debris bag means that they don't compromise the filter system. They also do not stop your surface skimming action. They tend to be slightly more involved to use than suction cleaners and their mid-range price makes them a great retrofit option

    Advantages of Pressure Pool Cleaners:

  • Distributes filtered water around the entire pool
  • Won't clog skimmer or filter with debris
  • Enhances water circulation
  • Fast and efficient

    Making The Choice

    All three types of pool cleaner will get the job done. So which one is right for you? 
    Give Fountain Pools a call on 0344 274 3826 or 01403 700794.