The Solar-Breeze NX2 has gotten a lot of exposure lately, and one of the questions we keep seeing is, ‘Why would I pay that much for a skimmer?” As a company that actually wants our customers to save money, we get it. Here is one of the key reasons that the Solar-Breeze NX2 is a great investment for pool owners.
Pool owners have to be willing to think about a robotic pool skimmer as a new and more effective category of pool cleaner. We are all used to relying on pool filtration systems and vacuums to handle the bulk of our pool cleaning. Because pool owners can’t be continually skimming debris from the surface of the pool, we figure the vacuum will take care of all of the stuff that sinks to the bottom. But, running the pool filtration system and vacuum costs pool owners a significant amount of money in energy costs every month, while a Solar-Breeze NX2 can capture 90 – 95% of debris operating on free solar power.
Actually, for most pool owners, the pool pump represents the second largest consumer of electricity in the home. This is particularly true in sunbelt regions where pools are open year-round. Pool filtration systems don’t do anything to capture debris or filter water during the 12 hours or more the pump is not running. As a result, most debris ends up on the bottom of the pool where it is removed by bottom cleaning systems that normally use high horsepower electric motors circulating thousands of gallons of water. These systems run up high charges on electric bills, year after year.
What makes more sense is to remove debris with a solar-powered robotic pool skimmer at the surface – for free – and allow less accumulation on the bottom. Pool owners can then significantly reduce the run time of their pool pumps and save hundreds of dollars a year on their energy bills.
Solar-Breeze owners report reductions in pool pump usage of 1/2 to 2/3. In many cases, the investment they make in the Solar-Breeze is paid back through lower electric costs in less than a year.
Because the Solar-Breeze NX2 keeps water cleaner, less bacteria forms. This can also save pool owners money on chemicals, cleaning services and algaecide treatments.
Find out more about the benefits of adding a Solar-Breeze NX2 to your pool today. We are always happy to answer your questions!