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When it comes to cleaning your swimming pool, the best and most efficient tool in your arsenal is a pool cleaner. But not just any pool cleaner: a robotic pool cleaner!
There are three types of automatic pool cleaners you can choose from: suction-side, pressure-side, and robotic. Robotic pool cleaners are the best type of pool cleaner, hands down! They run on electricity, so you don’t have to run your filter while it’s cleaning. And they use the power of suction (rather than water pressure) to clean up dirt and debris on the bottom of your pool.
Here’s what I think are the best robotic pool cleaners on the market today:
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The Breeze IQ is smart! It can efficiently clean a standard pool in under 2 hours! It runs on an algorithm that enables the robot to clean the pool floor, walls and waterline in a more systemized fashion.
This robotic pool cleaner has a long 60 ft. power cable that swivels, so no more tangles. The IQ top access baskets that can filter down to 2 microns (equal to a pool sand filter) and are super easy to clean. That’s like having TWO pool filters running at the same time!Buy Now On Amazon
The Aquabot Turbo T2 is a beast of a robotic pool cleaner. I’ve been selling it for years to my customers and they always came back to me with great reviews.
It uses unique four-way functionality to scrub, power wash, vacuum, and filter from floor to waterline twice as fast as the original Aquabot!Buy Now On Amazon
The Tiger Shark robotic pool cleaner is made by Hayward, a company that I trust and has been around for a very long time. They build quality products and they’re now getting into the robotic market.
It will calculate the size of your pool and pre-program itself to follow the most time and energy-efficient cleaning pattern. Will spotlessly clean every part of your in-ground pool including the bottom, walls, inclines and steps.Buy Now On Amazon
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I’m a huge fan of the Pool Rover for aboveground pools, but this cleaner will also work on small inground pools.
The Pool Rover S2-40 uses a linear jet and cleans moving backward and forward. It can climb an incline or wall cove with a radius. The two filters are accessible from the top and it uses a nylon fine filter that can filter down to two microns (as good as a pool sand filter). It includes a 40-foot kink free cable and a timer with an automatic shut-off. The cleaner can cover 8,000 feet per hour and filter 80-85 gallons of water per hour.Buy Now On Amazon
I’ve sold many Dolphin cleaners when they were owned by SmartPool, but the brand was bought by Maytronics, a company that’s making some serious headway in the market.
The Dolphin Triton is an advanced robotic cleaner with exceptional features and patented technology at an affordable price. Cleans pool floor, cove and walls. Recommended for in-ground residential pools up to 50 ft. in lengthBuy Now On Amazon
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The Breeze 4WD runs on a true 4 wheel drive system. The drive system powers all 4 wheels as well as a rotating brush underneath the cleaner itself. The ROTATING SCRUBBING BRUSH loosens up stubborn dirt and debris and is removable for easy maintenance. LARGE DEBRIS BASKETS capture an extraordinary amount of debris and make for easy emptying and cleaning.Buy Now On Amazon
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Polaris is arguably the king of automatic pool cleaners. For decades, they’ve dominated the market with their revolutionary pressure-side cleaners. Now, they’re in the world of robotics and they’ve produced quite an amazing cleaner here.
The 9400 Sport 4WD robotic pool vacuum cleans pools up to 50′ long. It features 2 cleaning cycles, an active motion sensor to prevent tipping and cord tangling, and top access for debris removal. Weighing just 16 lbs., it comes with a heavy duty matching transport caddy and 2-year warranty.Buy Now On Amazon
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The Kreepy Krauly is a classic automatic pool cleaner. The brand has been around for years making quality non-robotic pool cleaners. It’s no surprise that they would step into the big leagues now that they’re owned by one of the largest pool equipment manufacturers.
Compatible with all pool surfaces, it runs independently of pool’s filter and pump and requires no additional equipment. It includes two re-useable filter cartridges, a 50′ reinforced power cord and 24v transformer.Buy Now On Amazon
I had the pleasure of testing this cleaner out personally and I was floored by how easy it is to clean and how powerful it is.
The Aquabot Breeze inground pool cleaner features high-powered suction to remove the finest particles of algae, bacteria, dirt debris, sand and hair from the pool’s floors, steps, walls, and even the waterline! We recently gave a very positive review for this cleaner.Buy Now On Amazon
Aquabot Breeze 4WD Product Review Video
The new Aquabot Breeze 4WD is a highly recommended robotic pool cleaner for inground pools that I'm sure you'll love.
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This is an incredible robotic pool skimmer that’s powered by solar panels on top of the unit. We did a full video review of the Solar Breeze and were blown away by how well it worked to keep the surface of the pool while using NO electricity.
The unit is a little expensive for just a pool skimmer, but it’s well worth the investment instead of manually skimming your pool every day (or every other day).Buy Now On Amazon
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RC stands for remote control. Yes, that means you can stand by your pool and drive it around yourself to hit those trouble spots that most cleaners will take a while to get to. You can use this cleaner to spot clean, and it’ll save energy — plus you can impress your friends.
The Advantage Plus RC delivers performance and reliability at an affordable price. Cleans pool floor, cove and walls. Caddy for portability and storageBuy Now On Amazon
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If you’re looking for a starter robotic pool cleaner at a really great price, this is YOUR cleaner. I’ve also had the pleasure of testing it out personally.
This dynamic robotic pool cleaner will scrub floors, walls, steps and waterline! Revolutionary robotic design features a wider cleaning path for 50% faster-cleaning coverage and Dual Direct-Drive motors for greater traction and pin-point navigation.Buy Now On Amazon
11 Reasons to Buy a Robotic Pool Cleaner
My father and I spent a better part of our summers manually vacuuming our above ground pool, even on days we didn’t use it. I can remember the sweat dripping down my face, soaking my clothes — as if I had actually been swimming — while standing on the edge of the pool wall, slowly pushing the vacuum pole in ungodly hot temperatures.
It was a nightmare! If only my father would give in and buy a robotic pool cleaner. This is why I highly recommend investing in one — unless you enjoy sweating near a pool.
However, not all automatic pool cleaners are the same. In fact, there are three types: suction, pressure and robotic. This infographic highlights the reasons why you should consider a robotic pool cleaner for yourself. I can assure you that once you go robotic, you’ll never go back.
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Last Updated: Monday, April 3rd, 2017