The Cost of Owning a Pool Cleaning Robot: Is it Worth it?
In the realm of pool maintenance, the advent of the pool cleaning robot has been a game-changer. This innovative technology promises to simplify the daunting task of keeping a pool sparkling clean. But, as with any investment, potential buyers often wonder about the cost implications. Is owning a pool cleaning robot truly worth the expense?
Understanding Pool Cleaning Robots
Pool cleaning robots, also known as robotic pool cleaners, are autonomous devices designed to clean the floors, walls, and waterline of swimming pools. They operate independently of the pool’s filtration system, using their own power supply and internal filtration mechanism, freeing up the skimmer and pool filtration system to do what its designed to do. These robots are equipped with sensors and programming that allow them to navigate the pool and ensure thorough cleaning.
In addition to that, according to an article by In the Swim Blog, robotic cleaners are also electrically powered, but use a transformer to reduce voltage from a standard 115V outlet, which requires much less amperage than a booster pump. As an added bonus, robotic pool cleaners also filter the pool water as they vacuum, which may reduce the amount of needed filtration time each day, saving some pump energy.