Solar Breeze 004801100000

These days, you can find on the market a large range of innovative devices that will surely revolutionize pool cleaning in a smart, simple, and sustainable way. The Solar-Breeze NX automatic pool skimmer is one of those clever units that can help you have a clean and safe swimming pool at all times. If you’re not looking for a model that you have to babysit whilst it’s operating, you should consider this model. It has an autonomous operation which means that it will do everything by itself. As well as, it also has the ability to sanitize the water so you can add minimal chemicals.

Cleaning Performance

Unlike other cleaners, this one is completely unplugged with no cords or hoses, and it operates whether the pool pump is running or not. A rear paddle powers the unit through the water, while a front paddle scoops the surface debris into the collection chamber. This innovative unit will efficiently filter the water in your swimming pool through an ultra-fine nylon mesh, preventing up to 95% of dust, debris, small leaves, and pollen from re-entering your pool. The nylon filter is reusable so you can limit your maintenance costs. Some of its characteristics are:

  • Programmable – The programmed backup cycle will ensure that the whole surface of your swimming pool is being cleaned every 2 hours
  • Bumper Wheels – Thanks to the powered bumper wheels that are placed on the front corners, this device will actually be rotated and re-directed each time it touches the pool walls
  • Sensors – There are also some smart sensors and clever software that allow the unit to know exactly when it is not making forward progress anymore. Once this happens, the software and the sensors instruct the unit to back up and turn slightly

Since this is not a robotic pool cleaner but a skimmer, it will not sink into the water. Therefore, it will not clean your walls, steps, and floor. However, it will surely keep the surface of your swimming pool very clean at all times.

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Design and Accessories

The device measures 22 x 10 x 14 inches and it weighs 13.4 pounds. It has an attractive design, with a square shape, and it is available in the shops in white. Since this product is powered by the sun, it doesn’t come with a cable. However, it comes equipped with two 6-watt photovoltaic solar panels. Some of its particularities are:

  • Dispenser – This model has been crafted with a chemical dispenser which will hold 3” trichlor tablets
  • Motor – You will be pleased to know that with minimal maintenance, the motor has a lifespan of over 30,000 hours
  • Materials – The cleaner has been made from thick materials that will allow you to use it in saltwater pools

Specifications Sheet

Solar Breeze 004801100000 specs
Pool Suitability In-ground and above-ground
Floor Suitability Gunite, Vinyl, Fiberglass, Pebble and Tile
Maximum Charging Time 2 hours
Filtration Skimmer
Motor Lifespan 30,000 hours
Navigation Scanning Technology
Warranty 1-year limited warranty

Ease of Use

When it comes to operating this device, everything is very easy. The good news is that there are no cords, hoses, or attachments required. You only need to place the unit in your swimming pool, and then turn the switch to the “ON” position. Once you do so, the machine will operate automatically all day long, keeping your pool surface sparkling clean. The unit is also equipped with a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that charges itself in the sunlight during the daytime. This battery will actually operate for a few hours after sundown using the power it has stored in the battery during the day. This skimmer doesn’t come with a transport caddy or remote control.

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Operating Costs

This is an innovative unit, powered by the sun. It uses free solar energy that is actually stored in a rechargeable lithium ion battery. Thanks to the Hunt-for-Sun modification, which is actually a software improvement, the amount of power drawn by the motors will highly be reduced, and this will result in a greater energy efficiency. Using this innovative unit means that less material needs to be used for cleaning your swimming pool and fewer bacteria will grow in the water during the day when you have the filtration system turned off. Therefore, you will actually considerably reduce your pool pump run time by as much as 1/2 to 2/3, and this will result in substantial monthly savings on your energy bill. Swimming pool pumps are the second largest consumer of electricity in a home, especially in sunbelt regions. Since this wonderful unit allows you to considerably reduce the pool pump usage, it also helps you reduce the carbon footprint that is associated with operating your filtration system.

Warranty and Support

Given the costs of a pool skimmer, the warranty part is very important because it protects your investment and ensures you will enjoy a defect-free unit. The product is backed by a 12-month warranty that covers defects in operating and workmanship. To enjoy the warranty, you must register the product on the manufacturer’s website where you can also find all the necessary information on handling and maintaining the skimmer. Be aware that improper use like submerging the skimmer in water leads to losing the warranty rights.