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Is It Worth It To Invest In A Self-Cleaning Pool System?

by | Apr 21, 2023

A pool in your backyard is an excellent addition to your home. However, many homeowners balk at the idea of frequent pool cleaning due to the time and effort it takes. Fortunately for those homeowners, they can invest in a self-cleaning pool system. 

So, the team at Classic Marcite is here to talk about the pros and cons of self-cleaning pools. We will discuss how autonomous cleaning systems work and why you should consider one. 

Contact a reliable pool deck resurfacing company in Orlando, Florida by calling Classic Marcite today!

How Do Self-Cleaning Pools Work?

As the name implies, self-cleaning pools automatically clean pools without any input from the owner. Self-cleaning systems have three core components:

  • The cleaning heads sit on the floor of the pool. Each has nozzles that direct water to the main drain mechanism. The typical self-cleaning pool system utilizes about ten cleaning heads from the shallow end to the deep end. 
  • The debris drain collects contaminants and sits at the pool’s deep end. Drains filter water and move dirt to the debris canister.
  • The debris canister is on the pool deck side and collects all the waste that the cleaning heads remove from the pool. When the system has finished cleaning, you remove the canister, empty it, and replace it for another cleaning cycle.

Benefits of a Self-Cleaning Pool System

Aside from convenience, self-cleaning pools carry several benefits, such as: 

Save Time

An automatic pool cleaning system saves pool owners the time and trouble of manually cleaning their pools. They can focus exclusively on relaxing and enjoying their pool rather than periodically setting up pool cleaning equipment

Reduce Power Bills

Self-cleaning pool systems are also energy-efficient. The water circulation systems spread heat and chemicals evenly, so your heater doesn’t have to work as hard to heat the entire pool. A self-cleaning pool system can reduce your energy bills by as much as 30% per year depending on your location and pool layout. 

Prevent Stains

Last but not least, automatic systems effectively clean 99% of your pool. Self-cleaning systems remove stains on the floor and ensure the pool’s surface remains clear and clean. Self-cleaning systems can also get at debris in those hard-to-reach places that a basic vacuum can’t. 

Fewer Chemicals

Self-cleaning pools also use up to 30% less cleaning chemicals than traditional cleaners. Since they work by moving water, there is less need for harsh chemical cleaners like chlorine. Keep in mind that different types of pools require different cleaning methods. Check out our blog to learn more about why saltwater pool care is different

Contact a Pool Expert Today!

For over 30 years, Classic Marcite has served the Orlando and Jacksonville areas. With over 100,000 successful jobs, we are a local leader in the pool renovation and resurfacing industry. We dedicate ourselves to 100% customer satisfaction in everything we do. 

If you want to learn more about self-cleaning pool equipment or schedule an appointment, contact us online or call our Orlando location at (407) 521-6260!

About Mike Folta
Mike Folta has served the clients of Classic Marcite for more than 15 years. He has 20+ years in the pool industry servicing large hotels and theme parks in the Greater Orlando area, as well as expertly turning backyard pools into an island oasis.