If you have a pool, you’re probably well aware of what a pain it is to install and use a traditional pool cleaner. 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
It’s a chore!
But what you might not know is that these suction and pressure cleaners also suck up energy and money in the form of electricity.
Your typical suction cleaner uses over 1,500-kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity in a year, costing you nearly $400. Pressure cleaners use even more energy, at almost 3,000 kWh per year for a whopping cost of about $650.
Dolphin robotic pool vacuums are easier and more efficient.
A Dolphin robotic pool vacuum from Maytronics is an independent cleaning machine that is plug-and-play. It doesn’t rely on the pool’s filter or pump, and it doesn’t need any additional pumps or hoses to get your pool clean. Just drop it into the water and turn it on.
Not only are these robotic pool vacuums easier to use—they are also up to 90% more efficient than the suction and pressure cleaners on the market today.
A robotic cleaner uses less than 100 kWh per year (on average) for a total yearly cost of only about $20. You can feel good about reducing your energy use while also saving hundreds of dollars a year on your electricity bill.
Save even more in the Sunbelt.
If you live in a warm, sunny state like California, Arizona, Texas or Florida where you use your pool for a longer portion of the year, you have the potential to save even more.
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.
Floridians enjoy a slightly lower electric rate (11.37 ¢/kWh), but you’ll still save about $177 yearly switching from a suction pool vacuum and $335 switching from a pressure vacuum.
How much could you save?
Regardless of where you live, switching to a Dolphin robotic pool vacuum saves energy and reduces your electric bill, while also making your pool life much easier and more enjoyable. It’s the greenway to keep your pool clean.