Skipping the Traditional Pool Skimming: The Solar Breeze NX2 Review

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Skipping the Traditional Pool Skimming: The Solar Breeze NX2 Review

The traditional hand skimming method of pool cleaning can often take up coveted swimming time. Not only that, but it also falls short when it comes to thoroughness. In order to better maximize time and have a cleaner pool, a more non-typical cleaning solution is needed . . . A pool robot!

The NX2 automatic pool cleaner by Solar Breeze is what every pool owner should own. While there are a few competing brands on the market, when it comes to quality, you get what you pay for; time and again, this little powerhouse consistently proves why it is top-of-the-line.

In this thorough Solar Breeze NX2 review, you’ll quickly see why it pays to invest in a pool cleaner that you won’t need to power yourself.

Review

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One of the best things about an automatic pool cleaner is the ‘automatic’ part and the NX2 is truly one of the best. The overall design is both conceptually and practically simple: one motor on the back propels the cleaner around the pool and the front arm pulls in debris and puts it into a good-sized collection chamber.

Not only does this cleaner collect the easily-visible debris, it has a find nylon mesh that also collects fine dust, pollen, and smaller debris too.

Don’t let terms like ‘little’ fool you. As a whole, these machines weigh between 13 – 15lbs and has dimensions of 22 x 20 x 7.5”. It can run nearly 24 hours before it needs a charge, and warranties can extend the life of this must-have pool accessory for up to several years (and beyond!)

This Solar Breeze robotic pool cleaner review would be remiss if it didn’t also mention one of the best parts of this pool cleaner: it is 100% solar powered. Not only are you going to save money (and overall wear) of your pool filter because your pool will be cleaner, you will not have to invest money to keep this little robot running.

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Features

There are a number of things that make the Solar Breeze NX2 stand out from all competition. It is best to look at the following categories for a Solar Breeze pool skimmer review: Cleanliness, Efficiency, and Overall Ease of Use.

Cleanliness:

When it comes to getting the job done, this little skimmer removes up to 95% of the debris that is found floating on the surface of your pool. It runs in all kinds of weather conditions, including dust storms, rainstorms, and wind storms.

As if this wasn’t enough, it also comes with an easily-accessed tray that holds 2, three-inch trichlor tablets so that your pool can have a well-rounded clean around the clock.

solar breeze pool skimmer reviewEfficiency:

The Solar Breeze NX2 couldn’t be more energy efficient. It is 100% solar powered and can run 24/7 given the right exposure to the sun. Adding to this, it is designed to get itself out of complicated situations, meaning it almost never gets stuck.

This allows some of the most widespread cleanings of any self-cleaning model.

Due to all of the self-monitoring and continuous running, this pool cleaner can reduce your pump run time by two-thirds, which also equals better efficiency overall for the standard pool-cleaning and filtering systems.

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Overall Ease of Use:

One of the last stand-out features that sets this apart from other competing models is the overall ease of use.

The tray that holds the tablets is a simple sliding tray. The disposal tray that collects the debris is also easily accessed and can be emptied quickly and cleanly. Lastly, because of the self-monitoring design, it can basically just be put into the pool and forgotten about until it’s time to go for a swim.

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What Customers Are Saying

Sometimes, overwhelmingly positive feedback can seem to deceive. For the robotic Solar Breeze pool skimmer reviews however, they are truly a reflection of just how good the end product is.

There were a number of customers who expressed doubt in the product initially, others were somewhat skeptical when came to the cost vs value.

In each case, however, it only took a day (or less) before they quickly saw how useful this pool cleaner is.

One of the most striking things that customers consistently highlighted about the product was how much it really ran. The manufacturer states that on a full charge, it can run for approximately 23.5 hours before needing another solar charge.

For those that can get a pretty full day of sun, this number is irrelevant; the NX2 can go all day cleaning and still go the work overnight.

Another thing that was a bit of a theme for reviewers is how amazing it is that this pool cleaner rarely gets stuck on things, no matter how complicated the pool layout is.

For those with creatively-shaped pools complete with textured linings and islands, the NX2 was able to easily navigate it’s a way around without getting permanently stuck and in need of rescuing.

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Pros and Cons
  • The filter is easy to remove and clean
  • Robot rarely gets permanently stuck and can back in and out of spaces quite easily
  • 100% solar powered
  • Cleans and filters simultaneously
  • Waterproof and weatherproof
  • Can sometimes get caught on top of automatic pool cleaner hoses (one solution has been to adjust some of the floats in order to allow for better maneuvering)
  • Does not have a long lifespan when running year round
  • Have to remove the robot from the pool with care in order to clean the debris tray, or else you can lose some of the debris back into the pool

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Conclusion

When it comes to saving both time and cost, the Solar Breeze NX2 is the way to go. No longer will you have to head out to the pool ahead of time and spend a chunk of time cleaning out the floating debris by hand.

Also, being that this is fully solar powered, you won’t have to invest in batteries or pay for electricity.

As a side bonus, this will also save the overall wear on your pool pump and filtration system, helping it last even longer too. There is no need to weigh the pros with the cons when it comes to the NX2 . . . just do yourself a favor and invest in one soon so you can start swimming sooner.