For most Australians the idea of having your own swimming pool is a dream come true. But for so many of us the dream has all too often turned into a nightmare.
There’s been an explosion of automated pool cleaners on the market recently. On paper it looks like a great idea. Just plug it in and turn it on and the floor and walls of your pool are going be pristine without you lifting a finger. The reality is a little different.
We took a look at some of the customer reviews for the latest pool cleaners. There was the odd exception but the most commonly found customer experience was “terrible”. Here are just a few of our favorites:
“I spend more time cleaning the bloody pool than swimming in it.”
“This machine looked fantastic but unfortunately it keeps getting stuck on every corner.”
“It tends to go crazy and not adhere to the walls and floor.”
“The cord that connects the control box gets all twisted ALL THE TIME.”
“Useless. Now I know why no one complains and just throws it out and buys another.”
“I followed the directions, saw an improvement but after a week, the pool was worse.”
“All I can say is I made a BIG mistake. This unit is useless. It was very expensive and has a lot of drawbacks.”
“It’s good when it’s new but later you’ll find it has a lot of moving parts that need replacing due to salt corrosion.”
“Absolute rubbish product.”
So if you’re thinking about buying an automated pool cleaner, two words sum it up: Buyer Beware. Of course there are good and bad pool cleaners like everything else. When they work, pool cleaners are great labour saving devices. They can save you a lot of time and really help keep your pool clean. Whether it’s a robotic pool cleaner, suction pool cleaner or in-floor pool cleaner we suggest you do your research.
Now when Hugh Grant was famously arrested for having a certain act performed on him by Divine Brown in a car in Los Angeles, the next day he was, because of contractual obligations to promote his latest movie, appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The host’s massive jaw dropped when he asked his guest about his new movie and the star responded: “Well, Jay, I’m not one to blow my own trumpet…” Whatever he was about to say was naturally drowned out by loud laughter and raucous applause.
Like Hugh, we prefer other people to blow our trumpet. So by contrast with the above, look at what our customers have to say about the Enviroswim ES3 swimming pool water purification system.
“Everything you told us is true, the Enviroswim is very easy to use (set & forget), extremely low maintenance & best of all the water is pristine and clear each and every day without one drop of any chemical oxidiser.”
“I am thrilled with Enviroswim. I have not needed to add chlorine at all. Our water is the cleanest it has ever been. I have been searching for a product that does what it claims to do without chlorine and other chemicals and this is the first product that worked way beyond my expectations.”
“For the cleanest water without any added chlorine, this unit is it. And this summer we had a party with a LOT of people in the pool. Previously I would have had to do some form of chlorine treatment to the pool in order for it to cope. We were more than happy this year and a little incredulous as this time our pool stayed crystal clear and required no additives of any kind!!! A big winner.”
“We have had a large Enviroswim pool system (3 ES3 Units) for 4 years and it has operated faultlessly and maintainedsuperb water quality throughout this time.”
“Our water is always crystal clear, tasteless and odourless. We can go away for weeks on end and the system does not miss a beat. We heartily recommend this brilliant Aussie technology to any prospective pool owners.”
“We have had the ES3 system for 3 years now and have been very pleased with its performance. We love that we no longer need chlorine or salt in the pool and it has stayed crystal clear and easy to manage even through our West Australian heat waves.” The fact is: a lot of the problems that people have with keeping their pools clean are due to the build-up of algae and scale on the floor and walls. Because the Envroswim system is so efficient, these problems don’t arise. If you have any questions about pool cleaners or how Enviroswim works, please get in touch.