swimming pool vacuums

What Are Your Options for a Pool Vacuum

Keeping a swimming pool clean can be daunting, especially if it is not maintained correctly. However, between scheduled maintenance visits, there are several ways to ensure that your pool remains clean and safe for everyone who uses it. First, running your pump and filter for 8-10 hours per day is essential to circulate the water and collect any dirt or debris present. Skimming the pool’s surface with a net every few days will help remove leaves or sticks that may have blown in from outside. Another alternative is an automatic pool vacuum. There are three main types of pool vacuums: suction, pressure, and robotic.

Suction pool vacuums
Attached to the suction side of the pool’s filtration system, they use the suction created by the pump to vacuum and remove debris into the filter basket. They are the most common and affordable type of pool vacuum.

Pressure pool vacuums
Attached to the pressure side of the pool’s circulation system, they use a separate booster pump to create pressure to push water and debris through a hose and into the filtration system. They are more efficient than suction pool vacuums but require additional equipment and can be more expensive.

Robotic pool vacuums
They are self-contained, electric-powered pool vacuums that use water propulsion to clean the pool and can be programmed to clean specific areas. They are the most expensive pool vacuums, but they offer the most convenience as they require the least manual intervention.

Overall, the choice of which type of pool vacuum to use depends on personal preference and the pool’s specific needs.

By performing these simple tasks regularly and using a pool vacuum,  you can help maintain a clean and safe swimming environment for you and your family until professional maintenance is necessary.