Out of all the different types of pool cleaners, robotic pool cleaners are my personal favorite. They are the easiest to use and they make your life way easier by keeping your pool clean, so that you don’t have to. Below are some of the best robotic pool cleaners on the market, for your consideration.
Best Robot Pool Cleaners Reviewed and Compared
1. Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner
Lightweight: It may sound like a lot, but 35 pounds is pretty light for a robotic pool cleaner. This makes it super easy to use and maintain.
Easy to Use: With the cleaner self programmed to scan your pool, there is pretty much nothing you have to do except clean it occasionally. You have to plug it in, of course, but that’s a given.
Fast Cleaning: The Dolphin Nautilus can scrub, vacuum, and filter all of your pool’s surfaces in just three hours. It is a total miracle worker and gets your pool water crystal clear.
Swivel Cable: The swivel cable prevents tangling and allows the robot to turn in any direction without getting stuck on the cord. As you can imagine, it would be a huge pain in the neck to have to watch the cleaner and make sure it didn’t get tangled up.
Two huge advantages of this cleaner are its 12 month warranty and easy to clean cartridge filter. The cartridge filter makes it so you don’t have to deal with messy bags and is easy to access.
The only slightly negative thing is that the robot pauses a lot while cleaning. This is just to scan the pool to see where to clean, it still gets your pool impeccably clean.
2. Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40i
Aquabot Pump: The unique Aquabot Pump in the S2-40i filters over 80 gallons of water per minute. This means that it has unbeatable suction and will stay tight against the walls of your pool.
Heavy Duty Filtration: Incredibly, it can filter out any media, as small as 2 microns, giving you crystal clear waters.
Sleek: The sleek design allows the S2-40i to easily maneuver around your pool and get tight corners.
Safe: After being put through rigorous testing for safety and performance, you can be sure your S2-40i is safe to use.
This cleaner works great on all pool materials. Whether it be a vinyl surface or fiberglass surface, this cleaner is safe for use on all of them. It is also a very affordable robotic cleaner if you are on a budget or don’t see the point in spending thousands of dollars on a cleaner.
The only downside is that the warranty is only good for a year. This is definitely still good, I think everyone likes lifetime warranties better though.
3. Dolphin Nautilus Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner
High Capacity: The high capacity filter makes maintenance an occasional thing. It also makes maintenance very basic and easy to do.
Heavy Duty Filtration: The extremely reliable filtration filters out debris of every size, keeping your waters clear.
Weekly Timer: You can easily program the cleaner to clean at certain intervals throughout the week. This is incredibly handy for forgetful people, like myself. I can just set it and forget about it.
Full Pool Scanning: To maximize the cleaning, the Nautilus Plus automatically scans your entire pool and learns the shape and dimensions of it so it can clean in the most efficient pattern.
This cleaner can clean in ground pools that are up to 50 feet long in less than 3 hours. I have never had a faster and more efficient pool cleaner. It also comes with a great 2 year warranty.
The only drawback of this cleaner is that it is a little pricy, it is worth every penny, but if you look around you can probably find it on sale.
4. Smartpool NC22 SmartKleen Robotic Pool Cleaner
High Capacity: This pool cleaner has a super high capacity filter bag. It can go several cleanings between bag changes, which means the less you have to do.
Quick Drain System: The quick drain system is what makes it so you dot feel like you are lifting a ton of bricks when you are taking the cleaner out of the pool. It filters and drains the water super fast so that removal is a breeze.
Direct Drive Motor: This maximizes traction and helps to give your pool a thorough cleaning.
Intelligent Navigation: The included intelligent navigation allows the cleaner to turn on its own without the need for a wall.
Another great thing about this cleaner is that it comes with a one year warranty agreement.
Unfortunately, this cleaner does use bags, which are usually pretty messy. However, they are super easy to change for this filter, so I don’t really mind.
5. Polaris F9550 Sport Robotic In Ground Pool Cleaner
Aqua Trax Tires: The unique Aqua Trax tires on the Polaris F9550 allows for greater traction on all pool surfaces.
Vortex Vacuum Technology: Sounds weird, I know, but it is exactly what it sounds like. Like a huge vortex that sucks everything into it. The vortex vacuum technology allows the F9550 to pick up large and small debris, never losing suction.
Programmable Timer: I love the programmable timer of this one. You can set what days and time you want it to clean and you can pick from a variety of preprogrammed patterns.
This amazing pool cleaner is perfect for in ground pools and is almost unrivaled in quality.
Unfortunately, this one is by far the most expensive one on our list. However, it is also the most high end and probably the best one.