You probably know what it feels like to install and use a traditional pool cleaner. It can be very time-consuming and frustrating. Whether you have a suction cleaner that connects to your skimmer or a pressure cleaner that connects to the pump, you spend your time:
- Installing fittings
- Cutting and assembling hose
- Making sure there’s no water in your hose
- Adjusting floats
- Adjusting pressure and water flow
- Untangling hoses and cords
- Keeping an eye on your filter basket
But what you might not know is that these suction and pressure cleaners also suck up energy and money in the form of electricity.
The average pressure cleaner uses around 3,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, which is equivalent to about $400 worth of electricity.
Dolphin pool vacuums are more efficient.
The Dolphin pool vacuum from Maytronics is a plug-and-play pool cleaner that works seamlessly in the water. Just drop it into the pool and it will clean.
These robotic pool vacuums are also more energy-efficient than their traditional counterpart.
A robotic cleaner consumes less than 100 kilowatts per year, which means it can save you hundreds of dollars a year on electricity bills.
Save much more in the Sunbelt.
When it's warm enough to stay in Florida, Arizona, California, or Texas, you can save a lot by using your pool for a long time.
Take California, for example.
The average electric rate for CA is 19.90 cents per kWh versus the national average of 13.31 ¢/kWh. If you live in California and switch from a suction cleaner to a robotic pool vacuum, you’re looking at a savings of about $270 per year. Switch from a pressure cleaner to robotic and you can keep over $500 more in your pocket yearly.
Let’s look at Florida.
Despite the lower electric rate, you’ll still save a total of $177 annually by switching to a suction pool vacuum. And, switching from a pressure vacuum will also save you $335.
How much can you save?
Dolphin robotic pool vacuums are great for keeping your pool clean and energy-efficient. They can also help keep your pool looking its best.
Check out how much you could save in your state with this Maytronics calculator.
If you have any other questions about pool and spa products please do let us know - we are here to help!