We recently discussed the benefits of automatic pool cleaners, but there are three specific types of automatic pool cleaners, and understanding each of them will help you choose the best one for you and your pool. At Alpha Pools & Spas, we love helping people get more from their pool, which means helping them clean it more efficiently. If you aren’t sure about which type of pool cleaner is right for you, or you want a professional to take care of weekly maintenance for you, then contact us today! We have a wide selection of pool supplies and have become New Jersey’s choice pool store.

The first type of automatic pool cleaner is the pressure side pool cleaner. It essentially works by using the water pressure in the pool to move it along the floor and walls, all while gathering debris in the water in an attached bag.


  • Good for large debris (leaves, grass, bugs)
  • Durable
  • Doesn’t use your pool’s filter, so there is less wear on your pool’s system
  • Easy to maintain


  • Doesn’t scrub your pool walls
  • Has a hard time removing fine particles
  • May require a booster pump

Because pressure cleaners are ideal for cleaning up large debris like leaves, we generally recommend this type of pool cleaner for pools that are surrounded by trees.

We are dedicated to making sure that you have a pool that is clean and beautiful all year long. Whether this means that we perform weekly maintenance, or we provide you with the quality pool supplies so you can do it yourself, our commitment to our customers is why we are New Jersey’s Top Rated Local® pool service. Learn more about our services, stop by our retail location, or contact us today!