10 Best Robotic Pool Cleaners
Our comparison table below lists the top ten robotic pool cleaners in the market, according to our own research and robotic pool cleaner reviews. Note:
- Our #1 pick for each price range is marked with a green circle .
- Cleaners for above ground and in-ground pools are included (and noted).
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|CLEANER||PRICE||RATING||POOL TYPE||WEIGHT||WARR.||HOSE||CLEAN CYCLE|
|Aquabot Pool Rover Jr.||$299||4.5||Above Ground||11 lbs||1 year||41 ft||1 hr|
|Hayward Ultra XL||$399||3.5||In-Ground||21 lbs||1 year||40 ft||4 hrs|
|Dolphin Triton||$759||4.4||In-Ground||19 lbs||2 year||60 ft||3 hrs|
|Dolphin Nautilus||$799||4.3||In-Ground||16 lbs||1 year||60 ft||3 hrs|
|AquaBot Pura 4X||$849||4.0||Above Ground |
|20 lbs||2 year||40 ft||2 hrs|
|Hayward SharkVac||$699||4.0||In-Ground||22 lbs||2 year||60 ft||3 hrs|
|Maytronics DX3 Dolphin||$999||4.0||In-Ground||19 lbs||2 year||60 ft||3 hrs|
* large capacity filter
|2 year||50 ft||3 hrs|
|Hayward TigerShark QC||$1,370||4.5||In-Ground||40 lbs||3 year||55 ft||3 hrs|
|Pentair Prowler 830||$1,889||4.5||In-Ground||45 lbs||2 year||60 ft||3 hrs|
How We Rate Them
We use the 4 criteria listed below to assign our ratings. The final star rating is an unweighted average of these four scores.
Value: for the price, how does this pool cleaner compare with its competitors in terms of features, cleaning ability and maintenance costs?
Wall Cleaning: how well does this pool cleaner clean hard-to-reach vertical surfaces?
Energy Efficiency: how much does it cost to run the pool cleaner each month?
Floor Cleaning: how well does this robotic cleaner pick up all sizes of debris – including fine particles like sand and grit?
Robotic pool cleaners are an especially good choice for cleaning an inground pool.
Older pump-driven pool cleaners often cannot reach the custom-molded steps, raised sitting platforms and irregular features that many inground pools have. This means you’re left to brush and clean those sections yourself.
But robotic pool cleaners are are designed to clean your pool no matter what the design. Many can even clean vertical surfaces like steps and walls.
For a large inground pool, choosing a robotic cleaner over a pump-driven unit can also save several hundred dollars a year in energy costs.