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“THE TIME WHEN DOMESTIC POOL OWNERS REALLY GET
INTERESTED IN POOL CLEANERS IS AROUND LATE MARCH
AND APRIL. THEY START TO GIVE SOME THOUGHT TO
OPENING UP THEIR POOLS AND WANT SOMETHING
WHICH IS GOING TO SAVE THEM SOME HARD WORK”
OPPOSITE: The Big Yellow One from Fairlocks Pools
ABOVE LEFT: The futuristic Aquarius from Certikin
ABOVE MIDDLE: Pontoon Pool Angel MX from Procopi
ABOVE RIGHT: The Classic from the top selling Zodiac range
There are several advantages to this. First PURE SUCTION CLEANERS legend when it comes to automatic pool
they act like a moving main drain. When This type works off of water pressure cleaners. The Fairlocks ‘Big Yellow One’ is
the cleaner is underwater, sucking stuff into coming from a pump. The pump can be probably the best known of cleaners and a
it, it is also sucking water through your your main circulation pump, or it can be big seller all over the European market for
filtration system, causing you to turn more from a dedicated (booster) pump. A the past 30 years. The system used for the
water over in a shorter amount of time. pressure-side pool cleaner runs by water cleaner hasn’t really changed and Paul
Some suction side cleaners have the ability pressure from the pump that drives the Webb on behalf of Fairlocks, take the view
to ‘scrub’ your pool walls. By agitating itself cleaner around the pool and is also what that if you have the best why change
as it moves around the pool, it also scrubs forces the debris into the bag (that holds anything. The Fairlocks shape gives faster
the walls. This can possibly cut down on the debris). The most beneficial thing cleaning and the 19" inch brush enables the
the number of times you need to brush about a pressure-side pool cleaner is that it vacuum head to collect even more solid
your pool. And since it sucks stuff right into doesn’t suck stuff into your pool filter or debris often left behind by other cleaners.
your filter, it can remove much finer pump basket (allowing you more time in For larger pools the system is doubled up
particles than a pool cleaner with a bag. between cleanings). If your pool is around and at 3 ft wide cleans at a highly
And since there is no need to install any trees, or if you get a lot of debris in your impressive one square yard per second.
additional plumbing or pumps, a suction- swimming pool, than a pressure-side pool New to Certikin last year was the
side pool cleaner is usually a lot cheaper to cleaner is the best way to go. Dolphin Wave, a professional answer for
install. If you are in an area where large commercial owners for cleaning Olympic
debris rarely gets into your pool, then a There is a clear season for purchases say and public sized swimming pools. The
suction-side cleaner may be your best bet. retailers. product has an ‘intelligent’ navigation and
They suck debris into the filter and pump “The time when domestic pool owners active brushing system which allows
basket. This can be a nightmare if you live really get interested in pool cleaners is coverage for every size and shape of pool.
where there are a lot of trees. The only around late March and April. They start to There is real choice of Zodiac pool
thing you can do about this is to buy a leaf give some thought to opening up their cleaners – exclusive to Golden Coast in the
trap that catches the big stuff before it ever pools and want something which is going UK – for residential and commercial pool
even gets to your pump basket. Another to save them some hard work. owners, from the entry-level hydraulic
thing that can greatly affect your suction- “We sell to larger commercial pools and diaphragm suction ‘Manta II’ or ‘G4’ to the
side pool cleaner is your filter. Without a with them it’s an all year event and they ‘Barracuda’ electrically powered robotic
clean filter, your pool cleaner can suffer tend to opt for the real workhorses of ‘Lazernaut’ and ‘Indigo’ cleaners that think
dramatically, since the cleaner relies on the cleaners products which will do the job for themselves.
suction from your main pump to drive it efficiently and cheaply.” Specifically designed for the domestic
around the pool and vacuum stuff up. One product has become something of a pool, the ‘Manta II’ and stable-mate
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