Did you ever wonder why see a whole lot of people with sweat gushing down their faces all July and August, but not a whole lot of pools in your neighborhood? Sure, money can explain some of it, but even in well-to-do neighborhoods most houses don't have a pool sitting in the backyard.
That's because the pool is basically one big, headache-creating piece of work. And homeowners have enough to worry about; why add alkalinity testing, skimming, draining, scrubbing, closing and opening to the mix? It's just a lot of work and worries for three months worth of refreshment.
I'd like to think that one day we'll have realistic topless female robots (or males for the stereotypical wealthy- but-lonely housewife) that can take care of all of that tedious maintenance while pool owners enjoy a colada in their lounge chairs.
Nothing like that has popped up yet, but the Solar-Breeze has brought us one step closer. A solar-powered skimmer, the Breeze basically floats around your pool all day and all but eliminates the need for a manual skimmer. Like any product nowadays, the Solar-Breeze also offers some green benefits. Not only is it solar-powered but since it spends time taking all the debris out of your pool, it eases the demand on the pump and filter, saving energy. With its lithium-ion battery pack, the bot-skimmer is even able to clean into the night.
Now I don't know how well the relatively small Solar-Breeze will actually clean your pool, and I don't know how much energy costs it will save you, but I do know this: cleaning pools blows and being able to dive right in without chewing on fallen leafs and downed horseflies is pretty intriguing. It might be worth a go, if you have an extra $500 to dedicate to your pool.
Yes, this video sounds like a 1970s school documentary meets dentist office music, but it explains the Solar-Breeze pretty well.
Solar Breeze via GadgetCrave