Automatic Pool Cleaners Melbourne: In-floor Cleaning VS Robotic Cleaners

Having a pool means cleaning it too. Pool cleaners have come a long way! Need help deciding which are the best automatic pool cleaners in Melbourne?

You don’t have to clean the pool manually anymore. Pool cleaning technology has evolved by leaps and bounds, and there are many different options out there. From in-floor to robotic, let’s discuss automatic pool cleaners for your Melbourne pool.

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Robotic Cleaners – Pros

  • Are standalone cleaners. Your pool can function to the best of its ability.
  • Cleans floor, climbs walls to clean walls and tile line.
  • Most models have a motor driven brush, so your pool surface is being scrubbed, not just vacuumed.
  • They are more cost effective, costing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to just over a thousand dollars.
  • Some models have Bluetooth capabilities, so you can set cycle times and navigate it.

Robotic Cleaners – Cons

  • Robotic cleaners are not automatic. They must be taken out of the water, placed, moved and cleaned out.
  • They need to be set before each use, they can’t be set on a seven day schedule.
  • They don’t circulate water around the pool, meaning heat may not be distributed evenly
  • Robotic cleaners can be loud.

In-floor – Pros

  • Totally automated, not much action is needed on your part.
  • Removes dirt and debris automatically.
  • In-floor systems circulate water and distribute heat.
  • Typically quieter than a robotic cleaner.
  • May prevent stains as the dirt never sits on the floor of the pool for too long.
  • Can be more energy efficient but that depends on how you run your robotic cleaner.

In-floor – Cons

  • Doesn’t remove debris from the surface of the pool.
  • Should be installed as pool is being constructed, not in existing pool.
  • Are typically more expensive, costing anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000.
  • In extreme situations like storms, you may still need to use a vacuum.
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Let’s clean your Melbourne Swimming pool!

Sunsetter Pools designs and constructs beautiful fiberglass and inground concrete pools for homes across Melbourne. They are also experts in self-cleaning systems and automation.

Contact the team at Sunsetter Pools to find out how.