When you have an ool in your backyard (that’s right, we don’t swim in your toilet, so there’s no P in our pool), you’ve got to keep the surface clean or you’ll end up with leaves, grass, bugs, and other nasties in your hair and on your body. The Solar Powered Pool Skimmer lets you keep your swimming pool clean in an eco-friendly way. Not only that, this skimmer is smarter than a lot of people I know.
A pair of solar panels on the top of the skimmer collect the sun’s energy and store it in a rechargeable NiMH battery. The skimmer is propelled by two paddlewheels and has a quartet of wheels on the side panels so it can turn and roam along the pool’s walls. When the batteries start to get low, an internal microprocessor has the skimmer move about the pool until it can find a sunnier spot to collect more solar power before resuming the cleaning.
At night and when it’s cloudy, the skimmer slows down its speed to conserve energy while still cleaning the pool. If the skimmer gets clogged, it automatically switches to reverse to clear the clog. Inside the skimmer are two 3″ chlorine tablets that slowly dissolve in the water as the skimmer operates. The pool skimmer can operate for 8 hours on a full charge and measures 6 1/4″ H x 20″ W x 23″ L.
Now the Solar Powered Pool Skimmer is a bit expensive but if you want a skimmer that require almost no maintenance and is working constantly, this could be well worth it.