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  • Automatic Pool Cleaners: How to Guide Your Customer
    Prepared for:
    Ms. Owens, Class InstructorPrepared by:
    Michael Gross, Student
  • Overview
    Introduction
    Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners
    Different Types of Systems
    Low Pressure or Suction
    Return or High Pressure
    Augmented High Pressure
    Electric or Robot
    Pool Surface
    Pool Shape
    Debris
    Safety
    Conclusion
    6/2/2010
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • Introduction
    • Pools are great but must be cleaned often
    • Manual cleaning - tedious and time consuming
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
    • Automatic pool cleaners = “set it and forget it”
    • Many cleaners available
    • Customers ask for recommendations
    • To make a valid recommendation, must know
    • How different systems work
    • Specifics of pool customer owns
  • Introduction
    Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners
    Different Types of Systems
    Low Pressure or Suction
    Return or High Pressure
    Augmented High Pressure
    Electric or Robot
    Pool Surface
    Pool Shape
    Debris Types
    Safety
    Conclusion
    6/2/2010
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • A Short History
    • Automatic pool cleaners invented in South Africa
    • 1971 - “Pool Bug” invented by John Raubenheimer
    • Later patented a different device called “Pool Ranger.”
    • 1974 - different cleaner made by Ferdinand Chauvier
    • Began Kreepy Krauly brand
    • 1976 - Helmut Hofmann patented Baracuda
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • A Short History
    • 1981 - Andrew Pansini patented a high pressure device
    • Floated on the top of the pool
    • Spun and scrubbed the edge of the pool
    • Had dangling whip-like water jets.
    • 1982 - Andrew Pansini invented a second cleaner
    • Randomly moving bottom and wall pool cleaner
    • Again using the high pressure side of the pool pump.
    • 1995 - Ken Berman developed concept of a self contained, battery powered, and submersible pool cleaner
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • Introduction
    Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners
    Different Types of Systems
    Low Pressure or Suction
    Return or High Pressure
    Augmented High Pressure
    Electric or Robot
    Pool Surface
    Pool Shape
    Debris
    Safety
    Conclusion
    6/2/2010
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • Different Types of Systems
    Low Pressure or Suction
    • Connects to the pool’s existing filtration system
    • Acts like a vacuum cleaner
    • Cleans both the bottom and walls of the pool
    • Debris deposited directly into main filtration system, can cause overloading and clogging
    • Known for low cost and high reliability
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  • Examples of low pressure (suction) automatic pool cleaners
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  • Different Types of Systems
    Return or High Pressure
    • Also known as boosterless pressure system
    • Uses built in water return on pool instead of requiring additional pump
    • Uses the Venturi Effect
    • Pressure in system is limited by existing pump
    • Not as effective as pressure systems with booster pumps.
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • Different Types of Systems
    Augmented High Pressure/Booster
    • Two variations
    • Sweep head type
    • Floats on pool surface
    • Stirs up smaller debris for built in system to pick up
    • Not useful for large debris or bottom of pool
    • Vacuum head type
    • Water driven like boosterless
    • Uses Venturi Effect
    • Requires additional pump
    • Not easily added after initial install
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • Examples of augmented high pressure (booster pump) automatic pool cleaners (below) and high pressure pump (right)
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  • Different Types of Systems
    Electric or Robot
    • Completely independent of existing pool system
    • Can be used in any type of pool
    • Plug in or battery powered
    • Have their own filtration system
    • Expensive
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  • Example of electric pool cleaner
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  • Introduction
    Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners
    Different Types of Systems
    Low Pressure or Suction
    Return or High Pressure
    Augmented High Pressure
    Electric or Robot
    Pool Surface
    Pool Shape
    Debris
    Safety
    Conclusion
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • Pool Surface
    Pool surface does not affect cleaner needed
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
    Vinyl
    Gunite
    Textured
    Acrylic
    Rubberized Paint
  • Introduction
    Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners
    Different Types of Systems
    Low Pressure or Suction
    Return or High Pressure
    Augmented High Pressure
    Electric or Robot
    Pool Surface
    Pool Shape
    Debris
    Safety
    Conclusion
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  • Pool Shape
    • Rectangular pools have few obstacles (steps and ladders)
    • Pools with complex shape have additional curves and corners that cleaner has to navigate around
    • Additional obstacles = more chances to get stuck
    • Even with random movement of the pool cleaner it is unlikely to reach obstructed areas
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  • Pool Shape
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    Problem Spots
    Ladder
    Stair cut-out
  • Introduction
    Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners
    Different Types of Systems
    Low Pressure or Suction
    Return or High Pressure
    Augmented High Pressure
    Electric or Robot
    Pool Surface
    Pool Shape
    Debris
    Safety
    Conclusion
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  • Debris
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    • May be floating or on bottom.
    • May be picked up in pre-pump basket in suction system.
    • If too big, will require manual removal with net.
    Pre-pump basket
  • Debris
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • Introduction
    Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners
    Different Types of Systems
    Low Pressure or Suction
    Return or High Pressure
    Augmented High Pressure
    Electric or Robot
    Pool Surface
    Pool Shape
    Debris
    Safety
    Conclusion
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • Safety
    • Do NOT get into pool when any type of automatic cleaner is in use
    • Electric robot model has the potential to give off lethal doses of electricity
    • Routinely check system for frayed wiring
    • With all systems there is risk of getting tangled in hoses and being injured or held underwater
    • Make sure all parts are in working order
    • Follow manufacturer’s instructions
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • Introduction
    Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners
    Different Types of Systems
    Low Pressure or Suction
    Return or High Pressure
    Augmented High Pressure
    Electric or Robot
    Pool Surface
    Pool Shape
    Debris
    Safety
    Conclusion
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
  • Conclusion
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
    • Many pool cleaning systems are available.
    • Each has its own unique application based on the operational principles, and pool’s existing pump and filtration system.
    • Customers need help to make informed decision on best type of cleaner within their budget.
    • Sales representative must have good understanding of this information to make sound recommendation.
  • Conclusion
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    Automatic Pool Cleaners
    • No automatic pool cleaner keeps pool spotless.
    • Some places must be cleaned by hand or the cleaner guided to a specific area.
    • With good understanding and wise purchase, pool owners can then spend more time enjoying their pool instead of cleaning it.
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