Although it looks more like a toy, the BLD03 Blue Diamond robotic pool cleaner works like real professional when it comes to removing dirt from your pool. With its high-quality features, it manages to reach everywhere and to deliver maximum performance. What can be considered a drawback is the price, but with the extended warranty and the additional accessories, the investment will be worth it.
Delimiting itself from other units through its color pallet, the pink and blue casing offers sturdiness and increased protection over time. It doesn’t only keep the inner components safe from sudden impacts, but it also ensures that varying water temperatures won’t damage it. Thus, you can safely heat up the water by employing eco-friendly ways, or by utilizing a natural gas heater. Although a bit bulky in its construction, its weight compensates for it, posing no issue in its relocation. At 16 lbs, you can easily transport it to the pool without damaging your back, but to facilitate even swifter transportability from the equipment storage to the pool, it incorporates a caddy.
The durable and solid exterior handle provides a secure way of transferring the unit in and out of water. It also offers a flexible repositioning, which enables you to move it backward and forward, until you achieve the optimum position to avoid the cord being caught in it. But this is less likely to happen as the unit includes, aside from its 60’ cable, a swivel designed to prevent cord tangling, no matter if floats or pool toys are forgotten on the water, or if the cable encounters other outdoor entertainment equipment or lounges.
Due to its uninterrupted tracks, it will have enhanced balanced whereas the rubberized texture ensures increased adhesion to vertical surfaces. Therefore, it won’t be a problem for it to cover more than the floors, as it will climb the walls up to the waterline, eliminating accumulated deposits and build-ups. Its highly efficient tracks also work as an insurance method, which guarantees the pool’s inner lining won’t be damaged, nor will there be marks on it, regardless of its texture. To keep the debris and dirt in check, it employs the power of its two intakes, which unlike other units, are positioned in front and the middle. This will facilitate faster debris gathering, without making the water cloudy. It utilizes unique brushes, made from PVA, a special polyvinyl material that is resistant to allergens and alga. The foam will expand once submerged, acting as a regular pool brush by eliminating the media, but also trapping the particles and redirecting them directly into the vacuum.
Although it has only one cleaning cycle, this doesn’t affect its performance. On the contrary, the unit is 20 times faster than other units, as it is fully capable of cleaning the entire pool in only one hour and a half, leaving you with more time to enjoy the clear water. It will dutifully cleanse the floor and will climb up the walls, going as high as the waterline. Not even steps can impede it from doing its job, as the robot will easily brush them too.
Employing the AquaSmart guidance system, the navigation is automatic, the robot learning the shape of the basin the longer you use it. Once the robot memorizes the shape, it will ensure the pool is tidied up, with no spot left dirty. During its vacuuming process, it also filters the water with a flow rate of 4225 gallons per hour, ensuring that only clean water is returned into the pool, offering proper water circulation. Even more, by not missing a spot in its schedule, it mixes the water chemicals, distributing them evenly across the entire pool surface. This helps with balancing the water and reducing the risk of black algae formation.
The maintenance is stress-less, as the unit won’t require too much upkeep to remain in top shape. The filter bag is the main element that requires your attention, after every utilization, as it does need to be washed once all the debris has been removed. In some cases, if it has been intensely utilized, it might require a brushing as well as a thorough rinsing to remove the film and particles from it. Additionally, the unit doesn’t have too many moving parts, so the elements that will require replacement with years, are few. But even so, the manufacturer offers a generous warranty period, up to 4 entire years for the main motor and inner pump, as well as 2 years for the power cord and the transformer. Also, to prevent its early demise, you should always test the water before you plan on vacuuming it. Odd-colored water as well as high pH levels can and will affect the robot. High alkalinity is also a foe you should keep an eye on, as it will create deposits right on the robot’s filters, rendering it useless.
All in all, WaterTech BLD03 Blue Diamond provides a streamline utilization which ensures it is user-friendly. Although it is not the most rich-feature unit, it offers high-end efficiency and thorough cleaning, ensuring the pool remains spotless. The plug-and-play operation assures it has a hassle-free installation and utilization, whereas the smart speed will guarantee you won’t have to wait too long to enjoy your crystal-clear pool.