Frequently Asked Questions
How much is an Aquabot pool cleaner?
There are several different types of Aquabot pool cleaners. The basic models tend to run anywhere from $100 to $300. The robots that are more advanced, like those with mapping technology, are a bit more expensive. They run anywhere from $600 to over $800. Because there are several models available, you're sure to find a high-quality Aquabot pool cleaner in your budget.
Can you leave an Aquabot in your pool?
You should not leave an Aquabot in your pool. While it won't destroy the robot overnight, frequent exposure to the chemicals in your pool may start to degrade its parts.
Aquabot strives to lower the need for the use of chemicals in the pool. That's both for your health and for the robot's health. Leaving it in the pool means that it's frequently exposed to those harsh chemicals.
It's a better idea to remove the Aquabot when you're done using it. Then take a hose and wash it off. At this point, it's also a good idea to clean out the filter and wash that of chemicals, too.
Besides the Aquabot, you'd also be leaving your cables in the water. This is problematic because they can become tangled. That will make the performance of the cleaner decrease. Algae may also grow on them. When it comes time to clean the pool again, the cables may drag the algae around the pool.
You'll find that your Aquabot lasts much longer when you take it out of the pool.
Who makes Aquabot pool cleaners?
Aquatron is the company behind Aquabot. They develop and manufacture several different types of pool cleaners. They are also associated with BWT pool cleaners. Besides residential pool cleaners, they also create commercial pool cleaners.
Can you swim while an Aquabot pool cleaner is in the pool?
While it's possible to swim with an Aquabot pool cleaner in the pool, it isn't recommended. There are a few safety concerns. One of the biggest concerns is the threat of tangling. Because the Aquabot uses a cable, it rests on the surface of the pool. It can become tangled as it moves across the pool.
If you're swimming in the pool, then there's a chance that you may find yourself entangled in the cable. You could end up strangling yourself or even drown.
Another safety concern is the suction power. If you're swimming below the surface with the robot cleaner and you have long hair, then there's a chance the vacuum could suck it up.
Since it'd become stuck on you, there's a good chance that you may be unable to lift your head out of the water.
Robot cleaners are heavy, and unless you can rip your hair out of it, you may find yourself stuck at the bottom of the pool while the cleaner continues to clean it. You may drown.
Finally, there's always some concern with electrical shock. While Aquabots are always tested for safety, you can never rule out the chance of electrocution. It draws electricity from the pump to power its propulsion. If something does go wrong, then it may emit a spark in the water.
Anyone inside of the pool could suffer from electric shock. It may be a simple shock if the problem is corrected immediately. Or it may be a deadly shock that continues until the cleaner loses power. For absolute safety in your pool, you should always remove it before attempting to swim.