How do I choose which machine is right for me?
Maintaining a clean pool is critical for your overall investment and the heath of your swimmers. B&R Pools and Swim Shop carries a wide selection of reliable pool cleaners that provide convenience, ease-of-use and near effortless maintenance. The following information will help you in choosing the appropriate automatic pool cleaner based on a variety of criteria.
Step 1: Floor Cleaner or Clean Floor and Walls?
Decide if you want a floor cleaner only or a machine that will clean the floor and the walls. (We suggest that commercial facilities look at floor cleaners only. Walls should be brushed weekly by a lifeguard or pool attendant.)
Step 2: How big is your pool?
Determine the size of your pool and narrow the search to machines that are sized accordingly.
Step 3: What is the slope of your pool?
Check the slope of your pool and the radius of the pool floor to wall. If there is a large radius or a very steep slope from deep to shallow, steer away from bottom only cleaners as they may not be able to navigate the pool bottom.
Step 4: How will the pool cleaner be used?
Determine how the machine will be used to clean the pool.
If it will be used daily you may want to consider a remote control for quick spot cleaning, otherwise the additional money may not be necessary.
Step 5: What is the finish of your pool?
Narrow the search by the finish of your pool. Tile and vinyl lined pools will need PVA brushes to clean the surface. Concrete and plaster finishes will need rubber brushes or sponges.
Step 6: Watch a Demonstration
If you are still not certain, ask your local warranty center or distributor if they will provide an on-site demonstration or provide a loaner for you to use before you commit to purchasing.
Step 7: Purchase from a Local Warranty Center
Whenever possible, purchase from a local warranty center or distributor that actually works on these machines so that problems or questions can be addressed in a timely manner by qualified technicians that understand how the machine should operate.