More Time for Lounging – Thanks to a Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner #CES2023

Summer is here and, for some of those fortunate enough to have a pool, it means the never-ending battle to keep it clean of bugs, dirt, and other foreign objects. Enter Aiper with its series of cordless, robotic underwater vacuums designed to keep the floors and sides of a pool clean with minimal human effort.

Brent Korner, Aiper Sales Director for North America, explains that this battery-run device cleans about 95% of a pool and lasts up to 3 hours on one charge. When it is ready for a recharge it plants itself by a wall and waits for retrieval by its owner using a pole with a hook. It takes about 2.5 hours to recharge. While it is out of the water, one empties a basket to remove any of the debris it sucked up while doing its job.

As it is cordless, there are no hoses or connections to the pool, as is the case with older pool vacuums. Unlike non-robotic pool vacuums, it uses WavePath™ navigation technology to plan its route to ensure complete coverage. Korner describes this mapping technology as an “underwater GPS.”

To meet various needs and price points, Aiper has three versions of this autonomous cleaning helper: the Seagull SE, Seagull Plus, and the Seagull Pro.  Korner suggests that the Seagull Pro, with its quad motors, can clean a pool as big as 4,300 square feet. This more than exceeds what is needed for a backyard pool, and, by this author’s estimation, will easily meet the needs of a typical private community pool.

Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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