Any pool owner will tell you the biggest drawback of owning a pool is keeping it clean. Thankfully, the tech industry is also the solution industry and has several products that will reduce or eliminate your need to be the “pool guy.” Let’s look at what’s currently available in robotic pool cleaning technology.
The ‘pool guy’ concept has been around almost as long as there have been pools; we’ve even dedicated entire tropes to pop culture in the pool guys’ name. The problem is that we don’t want someone lingering around our home just to clean our pool on a whim. Privacy and cost eventually led to the invention of electric skimmers, which still require a fire amount of human involvement. Now, pool technology has entered the robot age, and these robots are nothing short of amazing!
It may be a cliché, but it’s true; we’ve come a long way. From low-tech pool vacuums, hand netting, and electric skimmers to wireless robotic devices that clean your pool virtually undetected. Pool cleaning technology is catching up to the rest of the household. So what does this new generation of pool cleaners have to offer?
- Charging and parking self-maintenance
- Steering technology and robustness
- Intelligent route capabilities
Cordless Feature–Anyone who’s had a swimming pool has tripped over wiring cords, vacuum tubing, or some other pool cleaning tool at some point. The fact is that pools have inherent safety issues. Pool cleaners with massive, easily tangled nests of wiring shouldn’t add to the list of dangers. In addition to ruining the pool’s aesthetics, it renders your pool unswimmable during cleaning.
Aiper engineered their pool cleaners to be wireless, eliminating tangled cable and reducing the weight compared to corded robot cleaners. We’ve eliminated unnecessary risk and become the front-runner in cordless robotic cleaners while doing so.
Low Battery Self-Parking Technology– Many corded robotic pool cleaners require a fair bit of muscle to manage. Once a cleaning cycle is completed, someone has to wrestle the ‘device from the water to remove it from the pool. The device itself is subject to excessive wear from all the necessary back and forth from storage to the pool. An issue that has arisen with the introduction of cleaning bots is that of battery charging.
Not many pool owners are too excited to jump in the pool for the sole purpose of hauling their pool cleaner out. Aiper resolved that challenge with the Low Battery Self-Parking (LBSP) feature. Integrating smart technology into pool cleaning equipment, the Aiper bot automatically stops along the side of the pool wall after a cleaning cycle or when detecting a low battery. Thinking of every detail, Aiper includes a retrieval hook for each bot.
Steering technology and robustness – Cleaning effectiveness has been another challenge for many first-generation robotic pool cleaners. This can be attributed to 3 issues: limited maneuverability, random routes, and stubborn algae build-up. Aiper to the rescue! Owners can select intelligent cleaning modes on their Aiper thanks to the triple-axis drive motor and Auto-swerve Technology, which eliminates randomized routes. Triple-axis motors not only allowed swerving for wider cleaning coverage while adding the ability to climb and clean the pool walls. This forward-thinking design shot cleaning rates from 60-80% to well over 90%, raising the industry bar substantially.
Intelligent Route Navigation – The route of most robotic pool cleaners uses a randomized back and forth pattern, bouncing back after encountering the wall. Utilizing gyroscopic technology Aiper employs in its robots – our pool cleaners compute, intelligently scan, and plan for the most effective, comprehensive route to clean your pool.
If you are seriously considering a robotic pool cleaner, be sure to consider, cordlessness, steering and routing capabilities, battery charging and storage to purchase the most cost-effective, efficient device.