What Makes Robotic Pool Cleaners Energy Efficient?

Are you currently in the market for an Automatic Pool Cleaner or looking to lower your monthly utility bill? The solution may be as easy as switching to a Robotic Pool Cleaner. The benefits are endless! Plus – who doesn’t want to own a ROBOT?!

If you are on the fence about upgrading to a robotic pool cleaner, here are a few reasons to make the switch:
Self-SustainingRobotic Pool Cleaners don’t rely on your filter, pump, or booster pump to generate power. They plug directly into a standard electric outlet. Robotic Cleaners use their own filtration and catch debris with an internal canister. Can you imagine the savings you will see after one month? How about one year! Note – pool owners still need to run the pump/filter regularly to circulate the pool water; just not when using the robotic pool cleaner.
Low Energy – Robotic Cleaners draw an average of 180 Watts, while common booster-pump-powered hydraulic cleaners demand over 1 kWh (or 1,000 Watts!). That is the difference of 820 Watts or 82% less energy consumption!
Built-in Filter – Robots can move freely around the pool while removing debris and circulating water through the built-in filter. This action provides maximum suction-power because water is bypassing the pool’s Filtration System.
Programmable – Robotic Pool Cleaners typically come with the ability to program the cleaning schedule. Some cleaners, like the Hayward Tigershark, are so smart that they can calculate the size of your pool and program themselves for the most efficient cleaning pattern and minimized operating time. Set it and forget it!
No Additional Equipment – Depending on your current pool cleaner, you may be running a Booster Pump. Robotic Pool Cleaners don’t require any additional equipment. Plug it in and watch your robot go to work.
Efficient – You have more time between backwashes, which will also extend the life of your equipment and again, save an incredible amount of water. Per the National Plasterers Council, “self contained robotic pool cleaners were 93% more energy efficient than a standard main pool filter system.”
Low Flow – Robotic Cleaners operate directly from a low-voltage source, letting the filtration system run at the lowest flow for the longest time to achieve the greatest energy savings. This is especially helpful for those who run a Dual Speed or Variable Speed Pump.
Circulation – Robotic Pool Cleaners provide better water circulation than pressure or suction side cleaners, helping you save on your total chemical usage.
Winning Combination – Using a Robotic Cleaner, in conjunction with a Variable Speed Pump for all other filtration, pool operation can consume between 1,478 kWh to 2,792 kWh per year less than pools operating with hydraulic cleaners and Single Speed Pumps.
Automatic – They’re fun! Let your robot automatically clean your pool, or take the controls. Most Robotic Pool Cleaners include a remote control or offer one to be purchased separately.
A new Robotic Pool Cleaner will not only pay for itself within one year, but can also significantly lower your pool’s carbon footprint. This is one of the easiest ways to create a more efficient swimming pool.
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Brian Champ
When Brian isn't writing pool-related articles, he enjoys anything that will take him outdoors: hiking, biking and trail running ...to name a few. Brian is excited to share his pool knowledge with helpful how-to guides, product reviews, comparisons, and more!