If you own a pool, you know you are one of the fortunate ones. Lounging, splashing, doing laps, pool parties—fun in the sun all summer long! You also know that it takes a lot of work to maintain that sparkling clean water. Are you thinking about how much more free time you would have to enjoy your pool if you didn’t have to spend so much time cleaning it? If this is the case, perhaps you should consider investing in an automatic pool cleaner.

Typically, there are three main types of automatic pool cleaners: suction side, pressure side, and robotic. Suction side automatic pool cleaners are low in cost and simple to install and operate. Pressure side automatic pool cleaners—fast and efficient—enhance water circulation, won’t clog the filter and skimmer, and distributor filtered water throughout the entire pool. Robotic automatic pool cleaners are the fastest way to clean the pool—and are self-contained—resulting in less wear and tear on the pool filter and pump.

Each of these pool cleaners has unique benefits. The following are universal benefits that apply to all three types of automatic cleaners:

They are easy to install. Automatic pool cleaners are relatively easy to install and easy to maintain. They can be installed in new or existing pools with no issues. They can clean a variety of debris from your pool—including leaves and twigs, algae, and other particles.

They are moderately inexpensive. Automatic pool cleaners do not cost a great deal of money. There also several models and sizes to choose from so you can choose the best type of cleaner to suit your needs. You can also opt for a model that can chemically treat your pool.

They are simple to clean. Even your automatic pool cleaner will need to be cleaned in order to run at peak performance. Fortunately, it is an easy process. You need only to empty the filter bag when it gets full—then reattach it. And, you can remove your automatic pool cleaner quickly to use your pool!

They are extremely efficient. Automatic pool cleaners are excellent in supplying you with sparkling clean, more hygienic pool water. They are energy-efficient and effectively sanitize the pool. They are self-programmable—which saves time and energy on extra cleaning—and have the ability to navigate the pool without any issues.

They offer remote control operation. There are some automatic pool cleaner models that feature remote control operation. Imagine the luxury of having your swimming pool water sparkling clean while you lounge on the patio—or on your favorite pool float. Work on your tan or get your swim on while your automatic pool cleaner does all the work.

No matter which type of automatic pool cleaner you ultimately decide on, chances are you will be loving the fact that you are free to spend more time with family and friends—poolside of course!