In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Pressure Pool Cleaners
Pressure Pool Cleaners - Automatic Pool Vacuums
In The Swim proudly carries top brands like the Pentair Kreepy Krauly Racer, and the Polaris 380 and Polaris 3900 Sport models at affordable prices to save you both time and money! In-ground booster pump pool cleaners are interchangeable - Pentair and Polaris pressure side cleaners work with different booster pumps.
Pressure side pool cleaners are the most automatic of pool cleaners, and can be left in the pool all the time. A booster pump turns the cleaner on/off with the use of a pool time clock, and all you have to do is empty the debris bag when full.
Pressure Cleaner Benefits:
1. Fully automatic operation turns itself on/off every day.
2. Fully independent of your pool filtration and circulation system.
3. Fast cleaning, consistent power and programmable operation.
4. Sturdy reliable units with minimal maintenance requirements.
5. Best for large debris, largest intake throats of all cleaner types.
How Pressure Cleaners Work: The opposite of a suction cleaner that connects to your pool vacuum line, pressure-side pool cleaners are powered with water pressure and feature attached debris bags. The water feed hose attaches to a dedicated cleaner pipe or return line, with a 3/4 hp booster pump on a time clock, to provide consistent power, independent of the pool filter system, and fully automatic operation. A few low-pressure cleaner models - the Polaris 65, 165 and the Polaris 360 do not require a booster pump, but connect to a wall return, and operate from water pressure provided by your filter pump.
Booster Pump Installation: New installation requires installing a booster pump to draw water from the pool return line, and pump it to a point midway along the pool wall, where the cleaner feed hose connects. The final few feet can be run over the pool deck, or in a shallow deck joint, or pass the pipe under the deck and through the pool wall. The pump motor can be wired 110V or 220V; a timeclock and on/off switch is recommended.
Cleaner Replacement: If you already have the booster pump installed, replacing the pool cleaner is a snap! Use your old hose as a guide or follow the installation instructions to cut the new feed hose to fit your pool's depth and length. Setting wheel RPM by adjusting water pressure or flow rate, is also important for the best performance, see manual for RPM range. Finally, set the timeclock to run the cleaner every day for 1-2 hours, or as needed.
If you have any questions regarding In The Swim’s pressure side pool cleaners or any of our pool supplies please feel free to contact our pool experts via phone or email. Most of our pressure-side pool cleaners are available with speedy, 1-day shipping and processing so you can put them right to work!