Summer, sun, pool. For many families, the pool is indispensable in the warm months. However, it must be cleaned regularly for a great bathing experience. Depending on the size, this can be very time-consuming, which is why pool robots are helpful. They clean your pool for you – all you have to do is turn them on. Find out here what to look for when buying a pool robot and what criteria you can use to recognize good pool robots.
We have not only compiled a checklist with the most important criteria for pool robots, but also many product recommendations for you.
- For smaller pools up to about 20 m² floor area, a semi-automatic pool robot without a motor is suitable. It does not require a power connection and is quieter than a motor-driven specimen. You connect it to the skimmer or pool filter system and the water pressure provides the drive. The robot’s hose and the filter system must be compatible.
- A fully automatic pool robot is a good choice for pools with a footprint of 20 m² or more. Battery-powered as well as wired robots are available. Due to an integrated filter system, this specimen works independently of the pool pump.
- In the case of a semi-automatic pool robot, the cleaning performance depends on the pool pump. This should therefore provide a pumping capacity of at least 6,000 liters per hour for adequate cleaning.
- Depending on the model, a fully automatic pool robot with integrated filter system enables a filter capacity of 15 m³ of water per hour. It is therefore also suitable for larger pools with a floor area of 50 m² or more.
- The running time varies depending on the manufacturer and model and can be around 1.5 to 3 hours. Experience shows that on average a running time of around 2 hours is ideal.
- With a battery-operated pool robot, the runtime depends largely on the battery charge. This can varybetween 1 and 4 hours.
- A semi-automatic robot cleans only the bottom of the pool.
- Mostly you clean with a fully automatic device in addition to the pool floor also the walls and the water line. In many cases, you can also select different cleaning programs.
- In order for your pool robot to be able to clean the entire pool without any problems, a sufficient cable or hose length is important. Depending on the size of the pool, this should be at least 10 to 15 meters.
- Some manufacturers additionally offer filter nets in different degrees of fineness from about 60 to 200 microns filter sharpness, with which you can individually adjust the filter performance.
- Fully automatic robots often come with additional features such as remote control, app control or navigation technology.
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FAQ About Pool Robots
The operation of a pool robot can be compared to that of a vacuum cleaner. That is why it is synonymously called a pool vacuum cleaner. A pool robot has a filter and an integrated pump. With a cleaning brush, impurities are loosened from the bottom and sucked up directly. This removes the dirt from the walls and from the water.
How often you should use the pool robot depends on your other cleaning routine. If you regularly use chlorine, flocculants and anti-algae agents, the water will be cleaner than if you use nothing of the sort. Depending on this, you can then turn on the robot about once a month. Also keep in mind that you have to clean the pool robot yourself.
There are models that can also clean the stairs and the walls of your pool. In our product recommendations you will find models that offer exactly that. This saves you the cleaning of these levels and the investment in the pool robot only pays off even more.
Pool robots are quite expensive. They usually cost between 900 and 2000 euros. Therefore, it is even more important that you are aware of what you expect from the device before buying. In our checklist you will find all the important criteria listed.
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