The most popular cleaning systems used in backyard swimming pools today are:
1) Robotic cleaners
2) Suction cleaners
3) In-floor cleaning systems
When you compare these 3 types of cleaning systems, there are a number of important measures, beyond the obvious ability to clean your pool.
Think about how much of your time it would take to use each of these systems properly. Suction cleaners and robotic cleaners are best described as semi-automatic cleaning systems. Once YOU have unpacked them from storage, they need to be placed in the pool and then connected to a suction point (suction cleaners) or connected to a power point (robotic cleaners). To unpack, install, and then remove your semi-automatic cleaning system will take at least 20 minutes of your precious time every time you need to clean the pool. During summer, when you’re using your pool the most, this can be a daily task.
In-floor cleaning systems are the only truly automatic cleaning systems. They are permanently installed, and operate automatically on a daily basis.
Because of the cumbersome nature of vacuum hoses and heavy robot cleaners, coupled with the time it takes to set-up, remove and clean them each time they’re used (often daily in summer), the majority of pool owners end up leaving them in the pool – not only is this unsightly and detracts from the beautiful pool you’ve just invested in, but it is not good for the equipment either, shortening it’s life even further. A Compass Vantage system eliminates the need for additional cleaning equipment – your pool will always look beautiful and be ready to swim in.
Now think about how much of your hard-earned money goes into running a pool. These costs include electricity to run the various different pumps, along with chemicals to balance and sanitise the water. So it makes sense to consider both costs when comparing these 3 types of cleaning systems. Because each cleaning system operates differently, we’ve based electricity costs on achieving a standard turnover rate of pool water. It’s generally accepted that pool water should be turned over twice a day to achieve a good level of filtration.
Now that we’ve worked out the electricity costs of running a pool, we then need to consider the chemical costs (which once again varies with each type of cleaning system). The only system that sucks water from both the surface (skimmer box) and the floor (main drain) and returns freshly sanitised water to the floor (in-floor nozzles) to achieve top-to-bottom circulation is the in-floor system. By doing this, it results in more effective sanitisation of the pool water with up to 50% less chemical costs!
But the biggest difference is cleaner, healthier water from Vantage circulation!