New Department of Energy Pool Lighting Regulations for GSL’s
Learn about the new DOE regulations regarding inefficient lighting
New Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps, recently passed by the U.S. Department of Energy, are set to impact the pool and spa industry. These regulations, which apply to all lamps emitting between 310 and 3,300 lumens, are designed to manage energy usage in various applications and industries, including pools and spas.
Under these regulations, all lamps falling within the specified lumen range must emit at least 45 lumens per watt. This requirement applies to both traditional lamps and LED lights, although many LED products currently comply with the standards.
It’s important to note that the enforcement timeline for these regulations is more stringent than previous rules. As of January 1, 2023, manufacturers are no longer permitted to produce, sell, or import non-compliant lights. Violators may face penalties for non-compliance.
How Department of Energy Regulations Will Impact The Pool Industry
To get a better understanding of the new regulations we spoke with Ben Forrest of PAL Lighting, one of the industry leaders in the pool lighting sector.
“The bottom line is the Department of Energy has made a decision that they want to introduce legislation to stop the continual use of really inefficient lighting,” explained Forrest, “most importantly, this is not just for the pool industry. This is right across the entire lighting sector and electrical sector nationwide. The legislation relates to what they call GSL’s, or General Service Lamps, defined as lamps that either have an anti-screw fitting or pin connections.”
“It doesn’t include nicheless lights or the niche lights that are full fixture lights. It does include LED lamps, but any light that is not a lamp is not included under this. So the obvious target for the Department of Energy is the incandescent lamps,” said Forrest.
“What they’ve said is that any lamp that doesn’t produce at least 45 lumens of light per watt is not considered energy efficient, and it’s not sufficient to pass the legislation. Now, that will rule out virtually every incandescent lamp immediately, and it will rule out a lot of the LED lamps,” explained Forrest.
What About a “Grace Period”?
What this news means is that distributors and retailers are also subject to these regulations. As of March 1, 2023, retailers are prohibited from selling non-compliant lights. Companies selling non-compliant lights between March 1 and July 31 will face reduced penalties, but starting August 1, full penalties will be imposed on distributors and retailers who continue to sell non-compliant lights.
“They’re giving a grace period where you’re not going to get penalized too bad or a reduced penalty period, which may be nothing more than a written warning. Most likely that’s what it’s going to be for first offenses, but if you’re caught repeatedly, they’re going to start issuing fines,” warns Forrest.
These regulations are part of the DOE’s efforts to promote energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption in various industries, including the pool and spa industry. It’s essential for pool contractors and consumers to be aware of and comply with these new standards to avoid penalties and ensure environmentally responsible practices.
Listen to our entire conversation with Ben Forrest of PAL Lighting and learn more about the new DOE lighting regulations on the Pool Magazine podcast.
Aiper Pool Cleaners – We Look At 4 New Products For 2023
Get to know Aiper’s 2023 Robotic Pool Cleaners
When it comes to pool maintenance, Aiper has been making waves in the industry with their line of robotic pool cleaners. Consumers have been impressed by the technology and quality, and let’s face it, the price point. With a rapidly increasing base of customers, they have fast become a trusted brand with pool owners. We got to take a sneak peek of their new products earlier this year at the International Pool Spa Patio Expo in Las Vegas and then caught up again with them at CES. On both occasions, there was a line in front of their booth of folks waiting to see the latest products.
Aiper 2023 Pool Cleaners
With their 2023 lineup of pool cleaners, Aiper continues to impress pool owners and professionals alike with cutting-edge technology and superior cleaning performance. We’ll take a look at what’s new and delve into the exciting features of Aiper’s 2023 products Seagull SE and Seagull Plus, as well as the Elite Pro and the Seagull Pro.
Aiper Seagull SE
Let’s start with the Seagull SE. This cleaner really is an above-ground pool owner’s dream as it does quite a lot at a very attractive price point, consequently, it’s become one of the best-selling above-ground cleaners on Amazon and is highly rated by consumers with 4/5 stars.
This cordless robotic pool cleaner eliminates the hassle of messy hoses and tangled cords. With a simple power-on and submerge, the Seagull SE automatically begins its cleaning process, giving you a hands-free experience. The increased battery life is a significant improvement, taking only 2.5 hours to fully charge and providing over 90 minutes of continuous cleaning.
The Seagull SE is ideal for above-ground pools or small in-ground with flat floors. Powerful dual-drive motors ensure a thorough cleaning by effortlessly tracking down and collecting various types of dirt and debris.
The self-parking feature brings an added touch of convenience as the cleaner automatically stops near the edge of your pool when the battery is low or the cleaning cycle is complete. With its LED indicator, you can easily keep track of the cleaner’s status. The Seagull SE truly lets your robot do the dirty work, giving you back your weekends to enjoy your pool.
Aiper Seagull Plus
Next up, the Seagull Plus takes cleaning performance to the next level. This cordless pool vacuum boasts stronger power suction and an extended cleaning time of 110 minutes. Equipped with powerful dual-drive motors, the Seagull Plus effortlessly tackles all types of debris, from dirt to stones, providing you with a pristine pool.
The cordless design ensures easy setup with one-click activation, making it a hassle-free experience. With its longer battery life, the Seagull Plus is perfect for larger round above-ground pools or in-ground flat-floored pools.
Additionally, the sophisticated water release system drains the cleaner in seconds, allowing for easy retrieval and portability. The LED indicator keeps you informed about the cleaner’s status, ensuring a worry-free cleaning experience. Let the Seagull Plus do the dirty work while you enjoy your free time.
Aiper Elite Pro
For those looking to venture into the wall climber market, Aiper introduces the Elite Pro. This cordless robotic pool cleaner is designed to tackle not only the pool floor but also the pool walls, making it suitable for all pool types, including above ground and in-ground pools of any shape. With its dual motor system and large inlet, the Elite Pro excels in collecting and filtering more dirt and debris, saving you time and leaving you with a crystal-clear pool.
Despite its remarkable cleaning capabilities, the Elite Pro weighs only 10 pounds, making it ultra-portable and easy to handle. The quick water release feature ensures effortless storage. Fast charging and improved battery life are additional benefits, with a full charge taking only 2-2.5 hours and providing up to 120 minutes of cleaning time.
When the battery is low, the Elite Pro’s self-parking ability automatically brings it near the pool’s edge for easy retrieval. Coupled with a 2-year warranty and worry-free customer service, the Elite Pro is a great addition to Aiper’s lineup.
Aiper Seagull Pro
Lastly, we have the Seagull Pro, Aiper’s most advanced pool cleaner to date. This cordless robotic pool cleaner is a powerhouse that rivals more sophisticated wall climbers like the Polaris 9450 and the Dolphin Nautilus CC. Featuring the world’s first quad-motor system and WavePath Navigation Technology, the Seagull Pro delivers maximum efficiency at a minimal cost.
With its four-wheel drive system, the Seagull Pro effortlessly climbs pool walls and effectively scrubs the waterline, providing a comprehensive cleaning experience. The quad-motor system utilizes up to 200W of power to filter 130 gallons of water per minute, ensuring superior suction and trapping even the smallest debris, from leaves to dirt, pebbles, and sticks. The Seagull Pro’s cleaning modes allow you to target specific trouble spots in your pool, ensuring a thorough clean every time.
One of the standout features of the Seagull Pro is its WavePath Navigation, which enables the pool vacuum to work under a fixed pattern, unlike traditional random patterns. This advanced navigation system maximizes pool coverage while minimizing energy consumption, making it 10 times more energy-efficient compared to other pool cleaners. The cordless design eliminates the hassle of tangled cords and complicated accessories. Simply drop the Seagull Pro into the pool, and it will take care of the cleaning while you enjoy your leisure time.
With an impressive runtime of up to 180 minutes, the Seagull Pro offers 60% longer battery life compared to other pool cleaners. Thanks to the improved battery system, the built-in 9000mAh battery powers the Seagull Pro for extended cleaning sessions. And with a shortened charging time of just 90 minutes, you can get back to enjoying your pool sooner.
The Seagull Pro is designed to handle pools of all shapes, including in-ground and above-ground pools, and can clean pools up to 3200 square feet in size. Its versatility and power make it an ideal choice for pool owners seeking a high-performance pool cleaner that can tackle even the most challenging cleaning tasks.
Yes, there’s plenty to be excited about and with this fresh lineup of products. Aiper has underscored that they plan to continue to refine and improve upon their product line.
As you gear up for the summer season, we hope this look at Aiper’s 2023 lineup of pool cleaners has helped better educate you about their latest products and has given you some insights into the exciting features and capabilities of these innovative products. Get ready to make the most of your pool and have an Aiper cleaner do the hard work for you.
Pool Automation Technology Spotlight: The Attendant
The industry has seen a significant leap forward in pool automation technology with the introduction of The Attendant, a universal control system developed by Poolside Tech based in New Hope, PA. This cloud-based automation system is revolutionizing the way pool owners manage their pool equipment, water quality, and energy usage, elevating the customer experience to a whole new level.
One of the standout features of The Attendant is its ability to continually monitor pool equipment from any manufacturer, as well as water quality and temperature, to determine the most energy-efficient way to have the pool ready for use. This means that regardless of the type of equipment a pool owner has, The Attendant can integrate and communicate effectively with it, making it a truly universal control system. This eliminates the need for multiple controllers for different components, simplifying the automation process and providing a seamless experience for the user.
Vendor Agnostic Pool Automation System
The vendor-agnostic pool automation system developed by Poolside Tech, is designed to seamlessly integrate with the “Big 3” pool equipment manufacturers, providing a comprehensive solution for pool owners. This innovative system optimizes the energy usage of the entire pool system by intelligently coordinating the individual capabilities of each pool equipment, such as pumps, heaters, and filters, to ensure maximum efficiency.
To get a better understanding of the full capabilities of the product, we spoke with Chief Technology Officer, Stan Reznik of Poolside Tech, manufacturers of The Attendant.
“I think that the value proposition is probably the easiest one to tackle. One of the reasons why this product exists was that it was essentially impossible for a builder, service tech, or homeowner to pick and choose the components that they want. What we really were driving towards is giving consumers that choice,” said Reznik.
“Unfortunately, with the bulk of existing products out there right now, automation only really works with a particular manufacturer’s portfolio of equipment. We basically wanted a system where you could pick your favorite products no matter what they are,” explained Reznik.
The Attendant Goes Beyond Automation
The Attendant’s software goes beyond basic automation by providing an interface and applied intelligence that enables it to think and communicate effectively with both homeowners and service providers. This allows pool owners to have complete control over their pool’s operation and maintenance, while also providing valuable data and insights for service providers to monitor and optimize pool performance.
Energy Saving Capabilities
Energy-saving capabilities are one of The Attendant’s most powerful features. During the initial configuration process, the system allows users to input their current energy rates, or a national average can be used as a default. From there, The Attendant analyzes and records the performance of each component, reporting energy consumption and associated costs for both electricity and gas, broken down by device type. This allows pool owners to track their energy usage and costs in real-time, helping them make informed decisions about their pool’s operation and identify areas for potential energy savings.
“We’ve done this with pumps, salt systems, lights. We certainly aim to support everybody’s heaters, chillers and so forth. We are even introducing new capabilities into things like valves, for example, where we’ve got some unique patents on being able to control a valve that previously was simply controlled by its limit switches,” said Reznik.
Smart Pool Technology
Real-time notifications are also something that is bound to appeal to pool contractors as The Attendant is capable of sending alerts when filters are dirty, pipes are obstructed, pumps aren’t operating, water levels are low, valves aren’t functioning, or salt cells aren’t working properly.
Perhaps one of the most unique features of The Attendant is its ability to leverage weather forecasts and historical pool performance data to predict when to activate the pool’s HVAC system.
“Think of it in a Google Maps-type analogy where you don’t usually tell Google much except where you want to get to and when it’s the software’s job to then figure out how to make that happen. That’s kind of what we do. You’re simply going to say, ‘I want to go swimming and I want my hot tub at 102 at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday’ and that’s what the system will do. It will wake up hours before you scheduled it, look at the weather forecast and it will make an intelligent determination of how to get you from where you are to where you want to be,” said Reznik.
Pool Automation Technology Makes Maintenance More Efficient
By taking into account factors such as ambient temperature, wind speed, UV index, and cloud cover, The Attendant can automatically adjust the pool’s HVAC system to maintain the desired temperature efficiently. This not only saves energy by avoiding unnecessary heating, but it also ensures that the pool is always at the right temperature when the homeowner wants to use it, providing a convenient and comfortable swimming experience.
In addition to energy savings, The Attendant also simplifies pool maintenance through its fully integrated chemistry management system. It can monitor water quality using pH or ORP probes and automatically dispense chemicals to maintain the water’s pH and sanitizer levels. This eliminates the guesswork and manual effort required for regular pool maintenance, ensuring that the water is always safe and clear for swimming.
Furthermore, The Attendant is the only automation system on the market that is NSF 50-listed as a Water Quality Monitoring Controller for any pool pad. This means that it meets the stringent standards set by the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAMPO) Laboratories for water quality monitoring and control. This certification provides pool owners with peace of mind knowing that their pool water is being monitored and controlled to the highest standards of safety and quality.
Smarter Water Management
“The next step to that would be if you have the ability to run a dosing system that would dispense acid for PH control or CO2 or liquid chlorine. We can do that as well,” explained Reznik. “If you have a classic setup where you have a separate automation system and a separate chemical controller, what will typically happen is say when the pH level is too high, it’s going to then go into its dosing mode. It’s completely unaware of the fact that, let’s say the spa jets are on, which means that likely you are in that spa. What it’s going to do is it will begin dosing acid at you while you’re in the spa giving you a bit of an acid bath. Whereas with the attendant, we understand that there’s a need for dropping your pH, but now is not a perfect time.”
The Attendant also offers convenient and customizable access control features. Its “Airbnb mode” allows pool owners to grant limited access to other pool users, such as guests or teenage children. Users can set specific profiles with restricted access to certain pool features and set maximum temperature limits to avoid excessive energy usage.
The Attendant’s user-friendly interface is designed to be accessed through a smartphone, making it convenient and easy to manage pool automation on the go. With this type of pool automation technology home owners can control their pool’s operation, monitor energy usage and water quality, and receive notifications and alerts from anywhere using their handheld devices, providing them with complete control and peace of mind.
One Giant Leap Forward
Overall, The Attendant represents a giant leap forward in pool automation technology by offering advanced features such as energy-saving capabilities, personalized recommendations, and remote access, while also being NSF 50-listed for water quality monitoring and control. Pool owners can now enjoy a hassle-free and energy-efficient pool ownership experience with The Attendant, which elevates the customer experience and sets a new standard for pool automation technology.
Pool builders can also benefit from embracing the technological advancements of The Attendant. By offering The Attendant as part of their pool installation package, pool builders can differentiate themselves in the market by providing a cutting-edge and environmentally-friendly solution to their customers. The Attendant’s energy-saving features and water quality monitoring capabilities are attractive selling points for eco-conscious pool owners who are looking for sustainable and efficient pool automation options.
Listen to our entire conversation with Stan Reznik, CTO of Poolside Tech, and learn more about The Attendant on the Pool Magazine podcast.
Best Pool Cleaners You Can Buy On Amazon
We take a look at the top 20 most popular pool cleaners being sold on Amazon.
Swimming pools are a great addition to any home, providing endless hours of fun and relaxation. However, to keep your pool sparkling clean, you need the right pool cleaner. With so many options available on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the best one for your needs.
Amazon.com sells practically everything, from pool heaters to cleaners, to everything in between. The ease of ordering and wide array of products make the shopping portal enormously popular with consumers. As a result, a large percentage of pool owners who shop online will ultimately wind up purchasing their pool equipment on Prime. Today, we will take a look at the Top 20 Pool Cleaners you can buy on Amazon and the different types of pool cleaners available.
The 20 Best Pool Cleaners You Can Buy on Amazon
Robotic Pool Cleaners
Robotic pool cleaners are the most advanced and efficient type of pool cleaner. They are fully automatic and use a self-contained filtration system to clean your pool. Robotic cleaners can navigate around the pool walls and floors, scrubbing and vacuuming dirt and debris. They are also energy-efficient and eco-friendly, as they use less electricity and do not require any additional pumps or hoses.
#1 – DOLPHIN Explorer E70 Robotic Pool Cleaner with Wi-Fi
The Dolphin Explorer E70 with Wi-Fi is a game-changer in pool cleaning, delivering exceptional performance and convenience. Designed for pools up to 50 feet in length, this robotic pool cleaner takes care of all the hard work, allowing you to enjoy more quality time with loved ones.
Its optional caddy makes transport and storage of the vacuum an effortless task, with organized cable storage and power supply holder.
Control your pool cleaning like never before with the Dolphin Explorer E70’s Wi-Fi connectivity. With the MyDolphin Plus mobile app, you can easily schedule a cleaning directly from your phone. Set up a weekly cleaning schedule to maintain optimal pool water quality, choosing from three cleaning modes. You can even manually drive the robot for a quick spot clean.
#2 – Hayward SharkVac Robotic Pool Cleaner for Inground Pools
Featuring smart steering technology, this pool cleaner delivers an efficient cleaning program that effectively scours pool floors and coves in as little as 2 hours. The top-access filter is easily removable, allowing for quick debris removal and effortless cleanup. With 2 fine porosity filter elements, cleaning is a breeze – just remove and rinse with a garden hose, no need to turn the cleaner over to empty.
This pool cleaner is incredibly easy to use and doesn’t require hoses, hookups, or additional pumps to operate. It runs separately from the pool’s filtration system, reducing filter backwashing and water usage.
Smart sensors also add an extra layer of protection. The out-of-water sensor ensures that the motor is protected by preventing the cleaner from running out of the water. Meanwhile, the beach-entry sensor reverses direction when the pool cleaner starts climbing out of the water, ensuring that it always stays in the pool.
Overall, this pool cleaner offers a hassle-free cleaning experience that’s both efficient and convenient. With its smart features and easy-to-use design, you can enjoy a sparkling clean pool without the hassle of traditional pool cleaning methods.
#3 – Polaris P965iQ Sport Robotic Pool Cleaner
This Polaris P965iQ Sport Robotic Pool Cleaner offers a seamless cleaning experience wherever and whenever you need it. With the iAquaLink app, you can easily control your pool cleaner from your phone.
It’s WiFi ready and offers many options within the Polaris app, allowing you to clean your pool from the comfort of your phone. The dirty canister indicator lets you know when it’s time to empty the debris canister, making maintenance a breeze.
Designed for in-ground swimming pools up to 60ft, this pool cleaner offers premium cleaning performance that’s sure to impress. With its 4-wheel drive, it easily climbs over obstacles and won’t get stuck. Its low-torque watertight swivel also keeps the cable from tangling during operation, ensuring a hassle-free cleaning experience every time.
The package comes equipped with a 70ft cable with a tangle-reducing swivel and an extra-large 5L debris canister, ensuring that your pool cleaner can handle even the toughest jobs. Plus, the premium caddy makes storage and transport a breeze.
Overall, this pool cleaner offers a convenient and efficient way to keep your pool clean. With its intelligent features and premium cleaning performance, it’s the perfect choice for anyone who wants a hassle-free cleaning experience.
#4 – Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robotic Pool Vacuum Cleaner
The Dolphin pool vacuum cleaner is designed to save you time and make pool maintenance hassle-free, so you can enjoy your pool to the fullest. The wall-climbing capabilities of the cleaner ensure an ultimate clean by scanning the pool bottom with the CleverClean smart navigation system and climbing the pool walls.
The Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus has easy-access, powerful top-load filters that make it simple to maintain. Its strategically designed filtering technology captures unwanted debris, leaving your pool sparkling clean.
With the Dolphin pool cleaner’s plug-and-play system, you can easily maintain your pool without any external vacuums or pumps. Its completely independent operation results in no energy loss like traditional cleaning systems, saving you energy every time you use it.
The active dual-brush capabilities of the Dolphin pool vacuum cleaner clean the pool floor and walls in just two hours. The scrubbing brushes are tough on dirt but gentle on your pool, ensuring that your pool is left spotlessly clean.
Suction Pool Cleaners
Suction pool cleaners are a popular type of pool cleaner that attaches to your pool’s suction line. They use the suction power from your pool’s pump to move around the pool and pick up dirt and debris. Suction cleaners are affordable and easy to use, but they can be less efficient than other types of pool cleaners. They can also place additional strain on your pool’s pump.
#5 – Pentair 360042 Kreepy Krauly® Suction-Side Inground Pool Cleaner
This pool cleaner features a dive float directional system, which guides the cleaner throughout the entire pool from the waterline to the pool bottom, ensuring complete and thorough cleaning coverage. An automatic valve also regulates water flow, setting the ideal travel speed for even more comprehensive cleaning.
The roller strap helps maneuver the cleaner around steps and ladders, allowing for uninhibited cleaning in hard-to-reach areas. Additionally, cleaner wings help channel leaves, dirt, and debris directly into the filtration system, providing greater floor-to-wall cleaning coverage.
With an original “one moving part” design, this pool cleaner offers years of dependable service, as there are no wheels or gears to replace. This makes maintenance a breeze and ensures that you can enjoy a clean pool without worrying about costly repairs.
#6 – Polaris MAXX Premium Suction-Side Automatic Pool Cleaner
The Polaris MAXX is the ideal pool cleaner for all types of in-ground pool surfaces, including the pool floor and waterline.
The MAXX has powerful scrubbing brushes that tackle tough and sticky debris by directing particles toward the suction inlet. This results in a thorough and complete cleaning of all in-ground pool surfaces, from floor to wall.
The innovative HALO Technology in the MAXX can effortlessly remove both fine silt and sand, as well as larger debris. Its unobstructed clearance design accommodates different types of debris.
The MAXX’s multi-directional navigation system enhances its movement patterns and comes with powerful turbines that provide exceptional climbing ability. The MAXX is designed to operate efficiently at lower flow rates, making it a durable and energy-efficient option. It also features replaceable scrubbing brushes and a regulator valve that helps to extend its life by controlling excess water flow and reducing wear and tear.
#7 – Hayward Poolvergnuegen Suction Pool Cleaner
With its patented self-adjusting turbine vanes, The PoolCleaner ensures maximum power and prevents clogs even at low flow rates. This enables easy passage of large debris, providing complete cleaning with minimal effort.
The PoolCleaner is equipped with multiple pre-programmed steering sequences that cause the left wheel to periodically reverse, allowing it to turn and move in different directions. This guarantees complete pool coverage and efficient cleaning.
The patented tire treads on The PoolCleaner offer excellent climbing ability and obstacle maneuverability, especially around main drains. It is designed to work on all pool surfaces and shapes. Patented adjustable roller skirts enable the cleaner to maintain optimal suction even on uneven surfaces and when it encounters obstacles. This ensures thorough cleaning of the pool.
The PoolCleaner is designed to work with variable-speed pool pumps, and three easily interchangeable throats improve debris passage and suction performance at different flow rates. This makes it an ideal choice for the efficient cleaning of any pool.
#8 – Zodiac MX6 Automatic Suction-Side Pool Cleaner
The Zodiac MX6 Automatic Suction-Side Pool Cleaner Vacuum for In-ground Pools boasts an innovative low-flow design that is perfect for pools equipped with 2-speed or variable speed pumps.
It features a cyclonic suction system for powerful vacuuming and an articulating turbine blade for aggressive wall-climbing.
The swiveling hoses are designed with a quick-connect style for easy assembly. The package includes an automatic Weir Valve, 90° Twist Lock Elbow, 7 x 1.2m Twist Lock Hose Lengths, Flow Regulator Valve, Hose Float, Hose Protector, and a Warranty Card.
Pressure Side Pool Cleaners
Pressure-side pool cleaners are another type of pool cleaner that uses your pool’s pump to clean your pool. They attach to your pool’s return line and use the pressure from the water to move around the pool and pick up debris. Pressure cleaners are effective at cleaning large debris like leaves and branches, but they can be more expensive than suction cleaners.
#9 – Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Pressure-Side Inground Pool Cleaner
The Polaris Vac-Sweep Pressure-Side Pool Cleaner is a highly efficient and effective cleaning tool designed to keep in-ground pools clean and well-maintained. This innovative cleaner is powered by a separate Polaris booster pump and features dual venturi jets that create strong vacuum power, allowing it to clean any in-ground pool in 3 hours or less.
This pressure-side pool cleaner is safe for all pool shapes and surfaces, including vinyl, fiberglass, gunite, pebble, and tile. Its complete coverage ensures that the Vac-Sweep 280 moves fluidly, sweeping and scrubbing the floor and walls of your pool with ease. Its large 2.25″ inlet also allows it to pick up large debris other cleaner types might miss.
The Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 is equipped with a single-chamber filter bag that captures both small and large debris, such as leaves, acorns, pebbles, and more. This pressure cleaner is highly effective and efficient, ensuring that your pool remains clean and well-maintained.
The package includes the Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Pressure-Side Pool Cleaner, 31-feet of feed hose, and a single chamber filter bag for capturing all types of common pool debris. If you’re looking for a reliable and effective pool cleaning solution, the Polaris Vac-Sweep Pressure-Side Pool Cleaner is an excellent choice that will provide you with clean and well-maintained pool for years to come.
#10 – Polaris Vac-Sweep 65 Pressure Side Automatic Pool Cleaner
The Polaris 65 Vac-Sweep is a highly effective and user-friendly pool cleaning solution that is suitable for all aboveground pools up to 5 feet deep. This innovative cleaner can be easily installed in just a few minutes, making it a quick and hassle-free solution for pool owners.
Powered by the pressure of clean water returning to your pool, the Polaris 65 Vac Sweep leaves both the filter and skimmer free to eliminate contaminants. It operates with pumps and filtration systems typically found on aboveground pools and vacuums the bottom while sweeping the sides in just three hours or less.
The Polaris 65 Vac Sweep features a patented jet sweep assembly that blows water against the pool wall, loosening debris in hard-to-reach places before sweeping it into an easy-to-remove filter bag. This unique filter bag is designed to remove debris, including larger items such as twigs and pebbles, before it reaches your pump, prolonging the life of your filtration system.
Overall, the Polaris 65 Vac-Sweep is an excellent pool cleaning solution that offers efficient and effective cleaning in a user-friendly design. Its unique features make it a great choice for aboveground pool owners looking for a hassle-free and reliable cleaning solution.
#11 – Hayward TriVac 500 Pressure Pool Cleaner for Inground Pools
The TriVac 500 is a pool cleaner designed to provide enhanced cleaning power using advanced technologies. With 3 high-pressure water jets, it creates strong suction power to clean all types of in-ground pools thoroughly. Additionally, the unique backup sequence helps keep it on track to clean the pool faster. The cleaner features patented AquaDrive technology, which propels it forward using powerful water jets, ensuring superior coverage of the pool floor, walls, and coves without causing any damage to the pool’s finish.
The XL debris bag is patented and includes a float system, enabling the TriVac 500 to collect more debris and reducing the frequency of bag emptying and maintenance.
Unlike standard hard wheels, the TriVac 500’s low-impact, super-grip wheel system provides a non-slip grip on pool floors and walls, resulting in ultimate cleaning power and reduced wear and tear on pool surfaces.
The TriVac 500’s wide vacuum inlet allows it to pick up larger debris more efficiently, making it an ideal choice for pool owners looking for an effective and powerful cleaning solution.
#12 – Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend Pressure-Side Inground Pool Cleaner
The Pentair Kreepy Krauly pressure-side cleaner boasts a front-wheel drive and treaded tires that ensure optimal traction on inclined surfaces, allowing for complete pool coverage.
Its four-wheel design prevents tipping, which is common with three-wheel cleaners, and ensures uninterrupted and unattended performance.
The cleaner also features a large intake throat and high-capacity bag, which can easily handle large debris. It is available in both gray and white housing options.
Handheld Pool Vacuums
Handheld pool vacuums are a manual type of pool cleaner that requires you to physically vacuum the dirt and debris from your pool. These cleaners are lightweight and portable, making them ideal for cleaning small pools or hot tubs. They are also affordable and easy to use, but they can be time-consuming and require more effort than other types of pool cleaners.
#13 – POOL BLASTER Max Cordless Pool Vacuum
The Max pool cleaner offers increased vacuum suction, thanks to the Water Tech P30 Motor design, which is engineered for quick and efficient debris pick-up.
This whole pool cleaner can clean the entire pool or spot-clean in seconds. It includes a removable 10.5″ vacuum head for general cleaning, or you can easily remove it to expose the nose cone head for hard-to-reach areas. It is suitable for both in-ground and above-ground pools.
The Max pool cleaner captures more dirt with its large debris capture chamber and strong suction, making it ideal for cleaning a variety of debris such as acorns, twigs, leaves, dirt, and sand.
This cordless pool cleaner is perfect for quick and easy cleaning in the swimming pool, hot tub, or spa, as it does not require hoses or cords.
The Max is designed to run up to 1 hour with its lithium-ion battery power. It features push-button operation and can be easily attached to any standard telescopic pool pole (telescopic pool pole not included), providing you with more run time to clean your pool efficiently.
#14 – Kokido Telsa 5 Rechargeable 3-Piece Pool and Spa Vacuum
Efficiently cleans small to medium-sized above-ground pools of up to 18 feet in size. The Telsa 5 offers simultaneous vacuuming and filtering functions, which not only saves time but also prolongs the life of your filter, ultimately saving you money. It comes with an easy-to-assemble 5-section pole, including 1 basic and 1 wide pivoting head, making it easier to clean larger areas.
The Telsa 5 pool cleaner is equipped with a rechargeable battery that offers a 30-minute run time, and it takes only 4-5 hours to charge fully. It features a wide nozzle with rotational ball wheels that ensure easy gliding along the pool floor, providing thorough and efficient cleaning.
#15 – Efurden Handheld Pool Vacuum
With a water displacement of 8 gallons per minute, this pool vacuum is equipped with a strong motor that delivers powerful suction. It is perfect for cleaning small pools, hot tubs, and spas as it can capture different types of debris such as dirt and sand.
This vacuum comes with a 6000mAh battery that can run for up to 1 hour, allowing you to deep clean your entire pool without interruption. The sensory switch of the vacuum requires proper submergence of the indicator light to function effectively, otherwise, it will stop working after 60 seconds.
The pool vacuum comes with a telescopic pole that can be extended from 33.5 inches to 69 inches, making it ideal for cleaning spas and hot tubs.
Operating the pool vacuum is easy with its rotary switch design, and it can be assembled without the need for tools. Just attach the unit to the included pool pole, turn it on, and submerge it to the water outlet, and you’re ready to clean your pool. Plus, it eliminates the need for cords or hoses, making cleaning more convenient.
This pool vacuum package includes a pool vacuum, an interchangeable brush head, a charger for recharging the battery, a lightweight telescoping aluminum pole of about 69 inches, and a connector for hassle-free assembly.
#16 – AIPER Cordless Handheld Pool Vacuum
Ditch the cumbersome hoses and suction cleaners! The Aiper Pilot H1 efficiently cleans corners, steps, and complements your robotic cleaner, freeing up your time and hands.
The lithium-ion battery provides up to 60 minutes of cleaning power for a thorough pool clean. With its cordless design and simple push-button operation, cleaning your pool, spa, or hot tub has never been easier. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to fully charge.
The upgraded Pilot H1 features increased power and suction to capture more dirt, debris, leaves, small stones, and other contaminants, ensuring that you never have to worry about getting stuck again.
The Pilot H1 is equipped with a detachable brush head and interchangeable handle, allowing it to reach and clean more areas of your pool. Note that a telescopic pole (NOT INCLUDED) is necessary for deeper cleaning or larger areas.
Weighing in at just 3.5 lbs, the Pilot H1 is one of the lightest handheld pool vacuums on the market, making it both convenient for cleaning and storage. Additionally, the Pilot H1 comes with a 1-year warranty and worry-free customer service.
Solar Pool Cleaners
Solar pool cleaners are a unique type of pool cleaner that uses the power of the sun to clean your pool. They are typically attached to the surface of your pool and use solar panels to create an electrical current that ionizes the water, attracting dirt and debris. Solar pool cleaners are eco-friendly and cost-effective, but they may not be as effective as other types of pool cleaners.
#17 – Ariel Solar Breeze Automatic Robot Pool Cleaner
The Ariel Solar Breeze by Pivot Pool Products is a solar-powered pool skimming robot that has revolutionized the robotic pool cleaner industry.
With a powerful backup battery, Ariel can run all day with sunlight and a few hours into the night.
Unlike traditional pool skimmers, Ariel does not require cords, hoses, or other attachments, and it features a slide-out tray with an embedded mesh filter that collects and retains particles as small as 200 microns.
With sensors and integrated smart technology, Ariel robot cleaner intelligently navigates the entire top of your pool, avoiding obstacles with its rear split paddle wheels, providing multidirectional navigation. Removing Ariel from your pool is also easy with a non-slip, ergonomic handle, and its slide-and-glide tray quickly removes for easy debris disposal. Say goodbye to debris like leaves, pollen, dirt, and bugs with the Ariel Solar Breeze.
#18 – Betta SE – Solar Powered Automatic Robotic Pool Skimmer
The Betta SE is a game-changer in the world of pool cleaning. This solar-powered robotic pool skimmer keeps your pool sparkling clean without any manual effort on your part.
Using ultrasonic radar and four water depth bumper rods, it automatically navigates around obstacles to ensure the entire pool surface is cleaned. The Betta SE boasts re-engineered twin Salt Chlorine Tolerant (SCT) Motors that drive the propellers directly, making it more energy-efficient and reliable.
It comes with a large fine-mesh debris basket that is easy to clean, and its special UV-resistant coating and material protect it from sun damage. With a 1-year warranty, you can sit back and relax while the Betta SE handles all the pool cleaning for you.
Commercial Pool Cleaners
Automatic commercial pool cleaners are essential tools for maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of large swimming pools in hotels, resorts, and public facilities. These cleaners come in various designs and types, including robotic, suction-side, and pressure-side cleaners. They work by systematically cleaning the pool’s floor, walls, and waterline, while removing dirt, debris, and other unwanted materials. Automatic commercial pool cleaners not only save time and labor costs but also improve pool water quality and reduce the need for manual cleaning. They are durable, efficient, and easy to use, making them an indispensable part of any commercial pool maintenance program.
#19 – DOLPHIN Wave 60 Commercial Robotic Pool Cleaner with Caddy
Maintaining a clean and healthy pool is crucial for any commercial facility, and the DOLPHIN Wave 60 commercial robotic pool cleaner with caddy is designed to make this task efficient and hassle-free.
This powerful cleaner is perfect for small hotel, condo, and apartment pools up to 50 feet and boasts a quick 2.5-hour cleaning cycle, saving valuable time for maintenance staff. The Wave 60 features dual scrubbing brushes that effectively clean the floor, walls, and waterline, ensuring comprehensive cleaning for exceptionally clean water.
Additionally, the Wave 60 has two levels of filtration for opening the pool and daily cleaning. With thousands of gallons of water circulated per hour, this robot improves water movement and leaves the pool water polished throughout. The Wave 60 is fully automated, easy to operate, and helps minimize downtime, labor costs, and energy consumption associated with maintaining your facility’s pool.
#20 – Hayward AV500C Robotic Commercial Pool Cleaner
The Hayward AV500C Robotic Commercial Pool Cleaner features a cutting-edge microprocessor-based program that computes the most efficient cleaning path. It also boasts Dual-Mode technology that offers two cleaning programs to choose from: a fast 90-minute bottom-only cleaning or a deep 3-hour cleaning that covers the bottom, walls, and waterline. The 75-foot floating cable comes with a swivel to prevent tangling during operation. Additionally, the cleaner has a large cartridge chamber accessible from the top for easy clean-up and quick removal of debris. For zero-entry pools, the cleaner has an out-of-water sensor. With these advanced features, the Hayward AV500C Robotic Commercial Pool Cleaner is an excellent choice for those looking for efficient and easy-to-use pool cleaning equipment.
Choosing The Right Pool Cleaner
From manual pool vacuums to high-tech robotic pool cleaners, each type of pool cleaner offers its own unique set of features and benefits. When shopping for a pool cleaner, it’s important to consider factors such as your pool size, shape, and type of debris, as well as your budget and personal preferences.
What to Consider:
- Pool Size and Type
The size and type of your pool are important factors to consider when choosing a pool cleaner. Larger pools may require more powerful cleaners, while smaller pools may only need a basic manual cleaner. Additionally, the type of pool you have will affect the type of cleaner you need. For example, if you have an above-ground pool, you may want to consider a cleaner that is specifically designed for above-ground pools.
- Type of Debris
The type of debris that collects in your pool will also impact the type of pool cleaner you need. If your pool is prone to collecting leaves and larger debris, a cleaner with a larger debris bag or basket may be necessary. Alternatively, if your pool collects smaller debris such as sand or dirt, a cleaner with a finer mesh bag may be more suitable.
- Type of Pool Cleaner
There are three main types of pool cleaners: suction-side, pressure-side, and robotic cleaners. Each type of cleaner has its own advantages and disadvantages. Suction-side cleaners are typically the most affordable option and use the suction power of your pool’s pump to clean your pool. Pressure-side cleaners are more powerful and use the pressure from your pool’s pump to collect debris. Robotic cleaners are the most expensive but offer the most advanced features, including programmable cleaning cycles and smart mapping technology.
The cost of a pool cleaner is an important factor to consider when making your decision. While some pool cleaners may be more expensive upfront, they may also save you money in the long run by reducing the need for expensive chemical treatments or professional pool cleaning services. Additionally, a more expensive pool cleaner may offer additional features and functionality that could be worth the investment in the long run.
- Ease of Use and Maintenance
With all things considered, it’s important to think of the ease of use and maintenance of the pool cleaner. Some pool cleaners require more maintenance and upkeep than others, which may be a concern for those who do not want to spend a lot of time cleaning and maintaining their pool cleaner. Additionally, the ease of use and setup of the pool cleaner should also be considered. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance option, a robotic cleaner may be the best choice as it requires minimal effort on your part.
By investing in a quality pool cleaner, you can keep your pool clean and sparkling all season long, so you can spend more time enjoying your backyard oasis. Whether you choose a traditional suction-side pool cleaner, a high-powered pressure-side cleaner, a state-of-the-art robotic cleaner, or a hybrid option, you’re sure to find the perfect pool cleaner to meet your needs.
Why Buy Your Pool Cleaner on Amazon?
Amazon has become one of the most popular shopping destinations for consumers looking to purchase pool supplies, including pool cleaners. There are several reasons why consumers choose to shop for pool supplies on Amazon, and why it’s convenient to buy a pool cleaner on the platform.
Large Catalog of Products
First and foremost, Amazon offers a vast selection of pool cleaners from a variety of brands and manufacturers. This means that consumers have access to a wide range of options, making it easy to find the right pool cleaner to meet their specific needs and preferences. Additionally, Amazon offers detailed product descriptions, customer reviews, and ratings, making it easy for consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.
Another big reason why consumers choose to shop for pool supplies on Amazon is simply the convenience factor. Amazon offers fast and reliable shipping, with many products eligible for free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. This means that consumers can have their pool cleaner delivered straight to their doorstep in just a few days, without having to leave the comfort of their own home.
Finally, Amazon offers competitive pricing on pool supplies, including pool cleaners. Many sellers on Amazon offer discounts and promotions, allowing consumers to save money on their pool cleaner purchase. Additionally, Amazon offers a price match guarantee, which means that if a consumer finds a lower price on a pool cleaner elsewhere, Amazon will match the lower price. It’s because of these reasons that many homeowners will find themselves shopping on Amazon for their pool supplies this summer.
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