Cleaning from the Top
There are an estimated 10.4 million residential swimming pools in the United States alone – they’re part of everyday life. Maintaining a pool’s cleanliness and swim readiness poses a unique set of challenges to pool owners and those in the pool industry. Historically, instead of prevention, pool cleaning technology has focused on cleaning the bottom as a reaction to sunken and decaying debris. Why? The physical task of hand-skimming before jumping in indicates that you have to ‘earn’ your swim time.
The creation of the original Solar-Breeze, an invention which was largely drawn from the hundred-year-old concept of harbor skimmers, sought to thwart the root problem. “Could solar energy power a surface skimming robot across the water for a long period of time to effectively collect all debris before sinking?” The question, first posed in 2003, became the catalyst for the multi-year success of a new category in the pool industry – automated surface cleaning robots. Pool robots have allowed people everywhere to #DitchTheNet and bottom-cleaning equipment for good, plus save time and money.