Automatic cleaners come in almost every shape and size, and run the gamut from simple suction and pressure devices to smart robots with advanced sensory equipment. Here are a few of the unique adaptations robotic cleaners can offer.
Though robots can’t climb steps — yet — they can
reach just about every other spot in the pool. While many automatic
cleaners move around the walls and floor at random, many robotic
cleaners are designed to canvas the entire pool
Some robotic cleaners come with air sensors or infrared beams,
which can prevent them from rolling too far up a zero-depth entry,
and help them avoid objects dropped into the pool. Other robots can
work with add-ons that support these technologies.
Automatic cleaners use a variety of methods to remove debris, from
brushes to vacuums to water jets. The latest robotic cleaners are
designed for maximum scrubbing — often via jets — and
minimum surface abrasion.