Maybe you’ve heard about it or maybe not but people are still wondering whether it’s possible. Can a pool clean itself? In this video, we’ll show you how we build self-cleaning swimming pools and how Vantage infloor cleaning operates.
Perfect circulation and less chemicals
A lot of people ask me, why would you put an infloor cleaning system in a Compass Pool? They are a lot of money. And so it’s a genuine question that we do get asked. So there’s all the mechanics as to why. Obviously it’s more efficient and less chemicals and it’s easy to own and you don’t need to vacuum it. So there’s all these reasons as to why. But one of the fundamental things that we find here at Compass Pools Melbourne and people tell us this years and years and years down the track, is that the pool is just so easy to own.
Awesome looks of your swimming pool
So this pool here behind me has not been prepped for today. We’ve turned up and this is what the water looks like. Now for most people, life is incredibly busy. And even though people say, “Oh, but we enjoy cleaning our pool, or we don’t mind putting the robot in,” that might be true, but every single day when you come home from work, this here is what you’re actually looking at. Now at night when the lights come on and they might be set automatically to come on and the lights might change color, this is what you’re looking at. You’re not looking at little things that need to be done. You’re not looking at a little area of leaves that need to be done or areas that need to be brushed. It just means every single day when you own that water, it is so easy to to live with.
Better than robot cleaners?
So why wouldn’t I just put a robot cleaner in my pool? It’s a very manual system, so you actually have to take it out of the shed, put it in the pool, get it back out again, and they can be quite heavy when they are full of water. And that is for the purpose of cleaning and for some pools, the robot is fabulous for cleaning big deep pools, however you don’t get the benefit of the circulation that you do get with the infloor cleaning system. You don’t get the longterm, whole lifetime experience of having a beautiful clean pool all the time. The self-cleaning system is an important component of the smart pool concept, whereas robotic cleaners are not completely independent and require a lot of work.
Is the self-cleaning system reliable?
One of the very common questions we get asked at Compass Pools Melbourne with the infloor cleaning system is what happens is something goes wrong? Now when you order a pool, the pool is actually custom made to your order with the infloor system built into it. So the pool heads are actually built into the shell itself. So this is how the pool comes and the pool has a lifetime warranty on which includes the infloor cleaning system. Now the only moving parts are these heads here and they actually are put in from the top of the pool itself. Now these infloor heads, they have a lifetime warranty on them. Now we’ve been building infloor cleaning systems here in Melbourne for over 20 years and we would have thousands and thousands of these out here, but there’s very little that can go wrong with them because it’s just water pressure that’s coming up through the pipe in the pool itself and it pushes this head up.
Lifetime warranty for infloor heads
So if there was any problem with this lifetime warranty infloor head, all you have to do is take it out, send it in and we send you one back. And so what happens if there is a broken pipe in a swimming pool, which is also another concern for a lot of people, whether it’s an infloor pool or not. And that comes down to warranty. We at Compass Pools Melbourne, are a licensed builder and we are responsible for your pool and your pipes and we don’t mind where that pipe… If there is a problem with the pool and as a builder, these things do happen and we’ve been around long enough that we will go in and fix it.
Whether there is an issue with a pipe and it’s a genuine concern that a lot of people have. Like what happens if my pool leaks, who’s going to fix it? Who’s responsible? The pool builder is responsible for the period of the warranty, the actual pool itself. Now if that pipe is this far underground or a meter underground, it’s our job to open up the landscape, go down, find the pipe, fix it, repair it and reinstate everything and we are responsible for that. And that is part of a pool builder’s installation warranty for a swimming pool.
The other part with the infloor cleaning system, which is the brains behind the system itself is the module. Now this module actually changes the water through the different pipes of the system making the heads pop up in a rotation. So this is the only moving part or gear module required for the whole system and it does need to be replaced and on average they last between seven and 10 years. And to replace it, it’s as simple as removing a ring and then taking it out, getting a new one and putting it back in. So that’s really the only maintenance required for the infloor cleaning system. The pool water return comes in through these heads in the floor and in another pool, in a pool without this system, it comes in through different pipes in the side of the pool. So the pool water return is the same concept. It’s just a matter of where it is placed in the pool itself.
Pipes on the side of the pool
One of the things people say is, but what about all the pipes under the pool? Well this is actually a myth because the pools are built with the pipes in the sides of the radius and they come up the sides of the pool. So any pool repair for a pipe, be it a pool light, a skimmer box, or an infloor, the repair is all exactly the sign
Here at Compass Pools Melbourne, we’ve been building pools for over 40 years and we’ve been installing the self-cleaning pools for at least 20 years (read and watch our story). And we would have thousands of these systems all across Melbourne. The manufacturer would have so many more across the country. Now this system works so well and people love it so much that it really is a fabulous system.