Keep your Pool Perfectly Clean with a Top Quality Automatic Pool Cleaner
Spend less time cleaning your inground swimming pool and more time entertaining friends and family by installing an automatic pool cleaner. By selecting the right automatic cleaner for your pool, you can dramatically reduce the time you spend maintaining and vacuuming.
Buddy’s carries three primary types of pool cleaners: Pressure side cleaners, robotic pool cleaners and suction side pool cleaners.
The type of cleaner that is best for you will depend on a variety of factors such as existing underground plumbing, pool type, landscaping and budget. Call or stop in our retail store and let our expert staff help you select the best automatic cleaner for your pool.
Pressure-Side cleaners connect into your pool’s filtration system and work with the pressure side plumbing to help deliver clean, filtered water to help drive the cleaner. The water pressure is used to move the cleaner around the bottom and walls of your swimming pool to vacuuming dirt and debris which is collected directly into the cleaner's debris bag or basket. This has the advantage of reducing wear and tear on the pump's strainer basket and filtration system. Pressure-side cleaners very effective on pools that are more likely to larger debris entering the pool such as branches, leaves, and acorns. Typically pressure-side cleaners require a separate “booster pump” which is installed on your filter pad. Buddy’s carries and installs several pressure-side cleaners including the Polaris 3900 Sport and the Polaris 380.
Polaris 3900 Video:
Robotic Cleaners are easy to install and operate. They are also extremely energy efficient. Robotic pool cleaners are completely self-contained and operate independently of your pool’s filtration system. Robotic cleaners can even operate when your pool pump and filter system is completely turned off. Simply plug the power cord into a GFCI protected outlet, drop the cleaner in the pool, and turn it on. The unit cleans the bottom of the pool and climbs the walls, scrubs the tile line, collecting dirt and debris into a fine mesh canister. This design can help extend the life of the pool's filtration system and help save on chemical usage. Buddy’s carries the Polaris 9550, 9450 and 9350 robotic cleaners, each of which include the easy lift system, vortex vacuum technology and a caddy for easy transport & storage. The Polaris 9550 includes 4-wheel drive and a remote control.
Polaris 9550 Video:
Suction-Side automatic pool cleaners use a hose which attaches to the suction side of the pool's filtration system, typically the pools’ surface skimmer. As water is being drawn out of the pool to the filter, a portion of that water is used by the cleaner for its operation to move around the floor and walls of your pool, vacuuming dirt and debris as it travels. This dirt and debris travels through the cleaner’s hose and into the pool's pump strainer basket and filtration system. Suction-side cleaners are typically the most economical and work best for pools with small debris and an adequate filtration system to drive the unit. Buddy's recommends the Baracuda MX-8 as the premium suction-side cleaner for inground pools in the Baltimore market.
Zodiac MX8 Video: