This is the first solar-powered robotic pool skimmer that autonomously navigates a pool and removes leaves, grass, and insects, taking the toil out of skimming a pool and reducing strain on pool pumps. Two solar panels on top of the skimmer collect solar energy and store it in the rechargeable NiMH batteries. Dual, turbine-like paddlewheels propel the device across the water and send debris to the skimmer's stainless steel filter screen. Four wheels on the side panels allow the skimmer to turn when it encounters a pool wall and navigate along the perimeter where dirt often collects. An internal microprocessor monitors the skimmer's power and prods it to "seek" sunny areas of the pool to recharge the batteries. When the unit enters the sunlight, the microprocessor slows the rear paddlewheel, allowing the solar panels to collect optimal energy and, once the batteries are fully charged, the skimmer resumes the cleaning process. During the evening or cloudy conditions, the unit automatically reduces its speed to conserve energy while continuing to clean the pool. If the skimmer becomes clogged, it will automatically reverse the rotation of its paddlewheels to dislodge the stubborn detritus. The skimmer holds two 3" chlorine tablets that slowly dissolve as the skimmer moves across the pool. The filter removes and can be cleaned with a garden hose. Operates for eight hours on a full charge. 6 1/4" H x 20" W x 23" L. (8 lbs.)
The First Solar Powered Robotic Pool Skimmer comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. If this product ever disappoints you, for any reason, you may return your Hammacher Schlemmer purchase for exchange, credit, or refund.
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