If you are in the unique club of swimming pool ownership, it certainly comes at a price. Apart from electric, chlorine and heating bills there are the endless maintenance and cleaning chores that need to be done. You can hire a pool cleaning company but that can become quite expensive and intrusive. If you need them immediately because of a pool disaster they might take days to arrive. It also doesnt make sense to call out a cleaning company for small spillages or contaminations.
Well if you are able to do it yourself, it is most like going to be long and challenging process. In the quantity of time that it may take you to hand clean your swimming pool, there are more than likely a million other things that you can be doing. This indicates that you may be able to invest more time working on your laptop, enjoying your hobbies, or even better you might invest more time swimming or enjoying the company of your family around your swimming pool.
In addition to eliminating dull chores, you will over time be able to cut back on cleaning bills by not using an outside service company. So what is the answer? You dont want to waste all your spare time, so you must look for an automated solution. This comes namely in the form of a pool cleaner, but not a manual one, an automatic pool cleaner.
I read a great pool cleaning article on design-si.com, and it discussed all the various pitfalls and advantages of the different varieties of pool cleaners. In a nutshell you can choose between a pool cleaner that works with your filter and pump to scrub away the dirt and vacuum it off your pools surfaces, just like you would do with a brush and a net.
Or you may just push the dirt in towards your filter basket and then empty it. But all the best for trying to scrub away the dirt at the bottom of the deep end. Hold your breath! You can crank the pump up like crazy and hope most of the dirt gets dislodged and moves towards the filter baskets, but after a while your pool will cloud with particles of silt and fine dust. Running the pump at warp speed will cause dramatic electricity surges and also leave you with a whopping bill.
It would be better to use a robotic cleaner. Yeah they are costlier but they will do a much better job and will save you money in the long run. Especially as they run off electricity but do not draw much power. They also clean and store all the dirt in their on-board collector. So all you have to do is empty it when they are done. And then go back to your sunbathing...