In last week’s blog, we talked about how investing in a Solar-Breeze NX2 can result in significant savings in energy costs for pool owners.  But, that’s not the only savings that Solar-Breeze customers see when they add a solar-powered robotic pool skimmer to their pool.

Another area where Solar-Breeze owners save is pool chemicals. The Solar-Breeze NX2 holds two Tri-Chlor tablets, which distribute chlorine as it travels the surface of the pool. Since the Solar-Breeze operates all day while the sun is shining when most pool filtration systems are idle, 90 – 95% of debris and organic material is removed before it has a chance to decay and produce bacteria in the sunlight. This results in less bacteria growth in the pool. We’ve heard from some of our customers that since adding a Solar-Breeze to their pool, their water tests better than it ever has.  Keeping bacteria growth to a minimum means less chemicals are needed to keep pool water clean, balanced and swim-ready.

Having a Solar-Breeze NX2 in your pool also means that algae food (all kinds of organic matter that blows into your pool) gets picked up before the algae can start feeding on it.  (Read more about how algae grows in pools here.) Once algae takes hold of your pool, it can be costly to remove.  If any algae remains, repeated algaecide treatments will be necessary.  This can become an expensive problem to solve. The continual skimming done by a robotic pool skimmer throughout the day can save pool owners money and time when it comes to algae growth.

Some Solar-Breeze customers find that the Solar-Breeze NX2 is the missing piece that allows them to manage their pool cleaning on their own.  The continuous skimming, when combined with the pool’s filtration system and a vacuum, can keep the pool clean with much less work required – even with reduced pool pump run time!  Many of our customers have been able to cut the expense of having their pools professionally cleaned by putting a Solar-Breeze in their pool.

Our goal has always been to make pool ownership easier and more enjoyable for our customers. We also think reducing the carbon footprint of pools is pretty cool, too. If you have questions about our products, please let us know – we’re always happy to help.