Last time we discussed the benefits and drawbacks of pressure pool cleaners, we showed you how they are perfect for pools that are susceptible to gathering large debris such as leaves and grass, or even bugs, but they aren’t good for scrubbing the walls or removing small particles. One the other hand, a suction pool cleaner is designed to handle this kind of cleaning. If you are looking for suction pool cleaners, look no farther than Alpha Pools & Spas for swimming pool supplies in New Jersey you can trust.

How Suction Pool Cleaners Work

Working hand-in-hand with the suction line that is already in your pool, suction cleaners use the power of your pool’s pump to propel it throughout the swimming pool. Many models available will scrub and agitate the walls and floor of your pool, removing any buildup. In addition, it sucks the water through the pool’s filter, which makes it highly effective at removing any fine particles in the pool.


  • More affordable than other options
  • Easy to maintain
  • Thorough cleaning for pool walls and floor
  • Highly effective at removing smaller debris and very fine particles
  • Works somewhat like a moving drain, so your water stays cleaner


  • Pump must be running for the cleaner to work
  • Places more pressure on the pool’s filter
  • You may have to spend more time cleaning your pump
  • Doesn’t work well for large debris on the surface of the water

This type of cleaner is going to save you time and energy scrubbing the walls and floor of your pool, but if your pool is surrounded by trees, or your kids tend to jump in with grassy feet, then a suction cleaner may not be the best option for you. If you are unsure about which type of cleaner to get for your pool, contact our specialists at Alpha Pools & Spas today!