Pool Cleaner Designs That Will Fire Up Your Creativity


Need something to inspire you in your designing process? Check out how these cleaners are designed and I’m sure you’ll be able to come up with a design you need regardless of what it is you’re trying to achieve.

Zodiac T5 Duo Suction


From this cleaner, the design principle you can get is: Be different. Zodiac T5 doesn’t look like a typical pool cleaner, you see, which is why it’s the best definition of “uniqueness.” In designing, you have to go beyond the norm—it’s almost a rule. If you want to be creative, then learn from this cleaner which combined two features. Because of the combination, this cleaner has become more effective in cleaning pools of all surfaces. Who knows? Maybe you only needed to merge two old or overlooked designs to produce a new design that’s creative and useful?

The Navigator

navigatorSimple yet bold. This is what this cleaner’s design is about. Creative designing doesn’t always have to include lots of features. As the saying claims, “Simplicity is beauty.” The Navigator by Hayward encourages a design that’s straightforward and easy on the eyes. But don’t underestimate this cleaner! It features an exclusive SmartDrive programmed setting which guarantees maximum performance. It’s attractive because it looks intelligent. It shows that being creative can be equal to being simple. It may not seem as fancy as other cleaners, but it’s bold. It’s as if it has its own statement.

‘Lil Shark

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Sta-Rite’s ‘Lil Shark embodies the fun way of designing. To be creative, sometimes you have to prioritize entertainment. Designing stuff—whether that’s a shirt, a device, a print material, or others—should be fun. Using your creative mind shouldn’t be that stressful. This pool cleaner inspires designers to have a good time and to think differently. I mean, if a pool cleaner is designed this way and can look as attractive as this, then it’s also possible for you to come up with an aesthetic design for whatever it is you’re working on. ‘Lil Shark also represents that childish yet appealing side of your creativity. Just because it looks like a little shark doesn’t mean it’s only for kids. The uniqueness it offers makes customers interested in it. And when a customer is interested, he or she will check it out. After all, we all need to see something new. So what’s the design principle behind this cleaner? Present something fun and alluring.

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Tungsten Inert Gas Welding and Art


Designing with a welding machine is possible if you know the right technique to use. With a TIG welding machine from, you can easily produce artworks that will make everyone (including yourself) impressed.

Here’s how you can do that:

Step 1: Outline your artwork


The first thing to do is to make sure you know what you’ll create. Don’t lay the first tack welds yet. Sketch the workpiece using pen and paper so you’ll have a guide later on. Doing this will ensure that each weld is where it should be.

Step 2: Weld comfortably

When I say comfortably, I mean you should learn to relax while you weld. It’s easier said than done, but some secrets could help you weld comfortably. For one, breathe normally while welding. Don’t hold your breath—this is a common mistake beginners make especially when they’re TIG welding. The other secret is to pay close attention to your hands and shoulders while you grip the torch. Loosen up! Your shoulders shouldn’t be tight and arched up. Your hands shouldn’t be squeezing the TIG torch too. Practice being relaxed and applying proper posture to come up with the best pieces of artwork. You should also trust the TIG technique. After all, it’s the best method for creating welding art.

Step 3: Clean the metal

You should also correctly clean the metal to produce strong welds with no defects (like porosity). Use emery cloth to get rid of oxides, and use alcohol to remove grease from streel. The fabric you’ll use should also be clean. Whatever it is you’re working on, don’t ever skip this step.

Step 4: Adjust the settings

TIG-welderYou should have the correct amperage and heat control to be able to weld an exquisite design. Fortunately, you can figure this out through trial and error. Just remember that steel and aluminum demand different settings. Five amps should be sufficient when you’re welding steel. I recommend you also pulse on a welder that has DC capacities to control the heat input.

Step 5: Use the correct filler metal and tungsten sizes

TIG-welding-designFinally, before you proceed to the welding process, be sure you’re about to utilize the right sizes of tungsten and filler metal. Being certain will also guarantee that you’ll have adequate heat and filler metal to accomplish the design you’re working on. Being certain removes the possibility of creating sloppy welds caused by warping the metal with excessive heat or adding too many materials.


As a TIG welder, you should keep these five steps in mind, especially when you’re designing.