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Automatic pool cleaners

  1. 1. Automatic Pool Cleaners: How to Guide Your Customer<br />Prepared for:<br />Ms. Owens, Class InstructorPrepared by:<br />Michael Gross, Student<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Introduction<br />Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />Different Types of Systems<br /> Low Pressure or Suction<br /> Return or High Pressure<br /> Augmented High Pressure<br /> Electric or Robot<br />Pool Surface<br />Pool Shape<br />Debris<br />Safety<br />Conclusion<br />6/2/2010<br />2<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  3. 3. Introduction <br /><ul><li>Pools are great but must be cleaned often
  4. 4. Manual cleaning - tedious and time consuming</li></ul>6/2/2010<br />3<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br /><ul><li>Automatic pool cleaners = “set it and forget it”
  5. 5. Many cleaners available
  6. 6. Customers ask for recommendations
  7. 7. To make a valid recommendation, must know
  8. 8. How different systems work
  9. 9. Specifics of pool customer owns</li></li></ul><li>Introduction<br />Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />Different Types of Systems<br /> Low Pressure or Suction<br /> Return or High Pressure<br /> Augmented High Pressure<br /> Electric or Robot<br />Pool Surface<br />Pool Shape<br />Debris Types<br />Safety<br />Conclusion<br />6/2/2010<br />4<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  10. 10. A Short History<br /><ul><li>Automatic pool cleaners invented in South Africa
  11. 11. 1971 - “Pool Bug” invented by John Raubenheimer
  12. 12. Later patented a different device called “Pool Ranger.”
  13. 13. 1974 - different cleaner made by Ferdinand Chauvier
  14. 14. Began Kreepy Krauly brand
  15. 15. 1976 - Helmut Hofmann patented Baracuda</li></ul>6/2/2010<br />5<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  16. 16. A Short History<br /><ul><li>1981 - Andrew Pansini patented a high pressure device
  17. 17. Floated on the top of the pool
  18. 18. Spun and scrubbed the edge of the pool
  19. 19. Had dangling whip-like water jets.
  20. 20. 1982 - Andrew Pansini invented a second cleaner
  21. 21. Randomly moving bottom and wall pool cleaner
  22. 22. Again using the high pressure side of the pool pump.
  23. 23. 1995 - Ken Berman developed concept of a self contained, battery powered, and submersible pool cleaner</li></ul>6/2/2010<br />6<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  24. 24. Introduction<br />Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />Different Types of Systems<br /> Low Pressure or Suction<br /> Return or High Pressure<br /> Augmented High Pressure<br /> Electric or Robot<br />Pool Surface<br />Pool Shape<br />Debris<br />Safety<br />Conclusion<br />6/2/2010<br />7<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  25. 25. Different Types of Systems<br />Low Pressure or Suction<br /><ul><li>Connects to the pool’s existing filtration system
  26. 26. Acts like a vacuum cleaner
  27. 27. Cleans both the bottom and walls of the pool
  28. 28. Debris deposited directly into main filtration system, can cause overloading and clogging
  29. 29. Known for low cost and high reliability</li></ul>6/2/2010<br />8<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  30. 30. Examples of low pressure (suction) automatic pool cleaners<br />6/2/2010<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />9<br />
  31. 31. Different Types of Systems<br />Return or High Pressure<br /><ul><li>Also known as boosterless pressure system
  32. 32. Uses built in water return on pool instead of requiring additional pump
  33. 33. Uses the Venturi Effect
  34. 34. Pressure in system is limited by existing pump
  35. 35. Not as effective as pressure systems with booster pumps.</li></ul>6/2/2010<br />10<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  36. 36. Different Types of Systems<br />Augmented High Pressure/Booster<br /><ul><li>Two variations
  37. 37. Sweep head type
  38. 38. Floats on pool surface
  39. 39. Stirs up smaller debris for built in system to pick up
  40. 40. Not useful for large debris or bottom of pool
  41. 41. Vacuum head type
  42. 42. Water driven like boosterless
  43. 43. Uses Venturi Effect
  44. 44. Requires additional pump
  45. 45. Not easily added after initial install</li></ul>6/2/2010<br />11<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  46. 46. Examples of augmented high pressure (booster pump) automatic pool cleaners (below) and high pressure pump (right)<br />6/2/2010<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />12<br />
  47. 47. Different Types of Systems<br />Electric or Robot<br /><ul><li>Completely independent of existing pool system
  48. 48. Can be used in any type of pool
  49. 49. Plug in or battery powered
  50. 50. Have their own filtration system
  51. 51. Expensive</li></ul>6/2/2010<br />13<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  52. 52. Example of electric pool cleaner<br />6/2/2010<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />14<br />
  53. 53. Introduction<br />Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />Different Types of Systems<br /> Low Pressure or Suction<br /> Return or High Pressure<br /> Augmented High Pressure<br /> Electric or Robot<br />Pool Surface<br />Pool Shape<br />Debris<br />Safety<br />Conclusion<br />6/2/2010<br />15<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  54. 54. Pool Surface<br />Pool surface does not affect cleaner needed<br />6/2/2010<br />16<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />Vinyl<br />Gunite<br />Textured<br />Acrylic<br />Rubberized Paint<br />
  55. 55. Introduction<br />Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />Different Types of Systems<br /> Low Pressure or Suction<br /> Return or High Pressure<br /> Augmented High Pressure<br /> Electric or Robot<br />Pool Surface<br />Pool Shape<br />Debris<br />Safety<br />Conclusion<br />6/2/2010<br />17<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  56. 56. Pool Shape<br /><ul><li>Rectangular pools have few obstacles (steps and ladders)
  57. 57. Pools with complex shape have additional curves and corners that cleaner has to navigate around
  58. 58. Additional obstacles = more chances to get stuck
  59. 59. Even with random movement of the pool cleaner it is unlikely to reach obstructed areas</li></ul>6/2/2010<br />18<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  60. 60. Pool Shape<br />6/2/2010<br />19<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />Problem Spots<br />Ladder<br />Stair cut-out<br />
  61. 61. Introduction<br />Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />Different Types of Systems<br /> Low Pressure or Suction<br /> Return or High Pressure<br /> Augmented High Pressure<br /> Electric or Robot<br />Pool Surface<br />Pool Shape<br />Debris<br />Safety<br />Conclusion<br />6/2/2010<br />20<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  62. 62. Debris<br />6/2/2010<br />21<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br /><ul><li> May be floating or on bottom.
  63. 63. May be picked up in pre-pump basket in suction system.
  64. 64. If too big, will require manual removal with net.</li></ul>Pre-pump basket<br />
  65. 65. Debris<br />6/2/2010<br />22<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  66. 66. Introduction<br />Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />Different Types of Systems<br /> Low Pressure or Suction<br /> Return or High Pressure<br /> Augmented High Pressure<br /> Electric or Robot<br />Pool Surface<br />Pool Shape<br />Debris<br />Safety<br />Conclusion<br />6/2/2010<br />23<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  67. 67. Safety<br /><ul><li>Do NOT get into pool when any type of automatic cleaner is in use
  68. 68. Electric robot model has the potential to give off lethal doses of electricity
  69. 69. Routinely check system for frayed wiring
  70. 70. With all systems there is risk of getting tangled in hoses and being injured or held underwater
  71. 71. Make sure all parts are in working order
  72. 72. Follow manufacturer’s instructions</li></ul>6/2/2010<br />24<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  73. 73. Introduction<br />Short History of Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />Different Types of Systems<br /> Low Pressure or Suction<br /> Return or High Pressure<br /> Augmented High Pressure<br /> Electric or Robot<br />Pool Surface<br />Pool Shape<br />Debris<br />Safety<br />Conclusion<br />6/2/2010<br />25<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />
  74. 74. Conclusion<br />6/2/2010<br />26<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br /><ul><li>Many pool cleaning systems are available.
  75. 75. Each has its own unique application based on the operational principles, and pool’s existing pump and filtration system.
  76. 76. Customers need help to make informed decision on best type of cleaner within their budget.
  77. 77. Sales representative must have good understanding of this information to make sound recommendation.</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br />6/2/2010<br />27<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br /><ul><li>No automatic pool cleaner keeps pool spotless.
  78. 78. Some places must be cleaned by hand or the cleaner guided to a specific area.
  79. 79. With good understanding and wise purchase, pool owners can then spend more time enjoying their pool instead of cleaning it. </li></li></ul><li>6/2/2010<br />Automatic Pool Cleaners<br />28<br />

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