We know a good pool skimmer will collect leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, blossoms and other debris from trees and plants.  But there are a variety of other things that can affect your pool, making it a lot less enjoyable.

Bugs are one of those outdoor things we just have to deal with sometimes.  But some pool owners have issues with bugs taking up residence in their pools, which is not inviting or fun.  Swarms of ants can sometimes invade pools, and skimmers can pick up a variety of flying insects that make their way to the surface of the pool. Here in the desert we find huge Palmetto Beetles and scorpions in our skimmers. Water bugs like Water Boatmen and Backswimmers can also move into your pool because, well, it’s water. Unfortunately, Backswimmers bite and will also lay their eggs on the surface of your pool. Makes you want to constantly skim the surface of your pool, doesn’t it?

This is where a robotic pool skimmer can really help solve problems.  The Solar-Breeze NX2 travels the surface of your pool constantly, powered by the sun and stored energy.  It picks up everything in its path, scooping it into a debris tray.  The fine mesh filter keeps in small bugs and fine particles.  The Solar-Breeze picks up ants, flies, and other bugs, while sanitizing the water with chlorine tabs as it travels the surface of the pool.

When this floating pool skimmer picks up other organic matter and helps prevent algae growth, it is breaking up the food chain.   Water Boatmen eat algae, Backswimmers eat Water Boatmen.  No algae means no water bugs!

The Solar-Breeze is also great for picking up dog hair if you have retrievers or other pups that love to play in the pool.  You know you have to vacuum your home if you’re a dog owner, so it makes sense to use a “Roomba” for your pool when your pup is a swimmer.

The Solar-Breeze NX2 can pick up anything that makes its way into your pool.  What’s the strangest thing you’ve found in your picked up by your skimmer?