The Betta Solar Powered Solar Skimmer is the latest surface skimmer to hit the market and sells currently for $450. The overall design of the Betta is great and it has the look and feel of a high-priced RC boat. Maybe it is the brushless motors on the back or the sleek design, but this thing looks and feels impressive. It comes backed by a 1-year limited warranty.
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Here is more about the Betta from the manufacturer:
Automatically remove various floating objects on the water surface, such as leaves, dust, pollen and dead insects, etc.
100% of energy power comes from solar energy. There is no cable connection, and a built-in battery provides power for use at night.
The underwater brush-less motor directly drives the thruster, eliminating the shortcomings of the low life of traditional reduction gears.
Unique wireless remote control function, which is convenient for you to easily switch between automatic and remote control. You can use the remote control to operate the robot to perform fast fixed-point clearing, or use the remote control to control the robot to dock at any time and anywhere.
The large basket capacity and the unique upper handle solution are suitable for cleaning the basket without removing the machine from the water.
HIGH GRADE SOLAR PANEL
Up to 21.5% conversion efficiency of the solar panel's surface is covered by a piece of wear-resistant ETFE material. This makes the solar panel more effective and durable, therefore having a longer life.
ETF UV DAMAGE RESISTANT BODY
The body is made of UV-resistant material. No need to worry about ultraviolet radiation causing damage to the body while it's out in the sun.E material. This makes the solar panel more effective and durable, therefore having a longer life.
ULTRASONIC RADAR SENSORS
The ultrasonic radar sensors, control the robot's ability to navigate itself around the pool.
The underwater brush-less motor directly drives the thruster, eliminating the shortcomings and low life of traditional reduction gears.
UNIQUE DEBRIS BASKET WITH HANDLE | NO NEED TO REMOVE ROBOT FROM POOL
The large capacity debris basket has a handle and unique upper removal, lock latch. This makes it easy to remove and clean the basket. There is no need to remove the robot from the water; simply dock the robot, open the latch and grab the basket. It is super easy to remove and put back in. In addition, the basket's placement and weave like design prevent any debris from falling back into the pool.
I can’t speak beyond my initial testing but this thing runs from early in the morning to late at night -sometimes it is still running at 11 pm in the pool. It seems to be designed to last with the brushless motors and premium solar panels. One thing I really like is how quite this machine is. So, silent. The remote is decent and I don’t see myself using it much but it is nice to have. Overall I am impressed by the look and feel of the Betta and how it is working in my pool at the moment.
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