10 Best Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews: Top Picks for 2020

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These are the top 10 robotic pool cleaners in 2020, according to our research and leading independent owner-verified pool robot reviews.

How to use the table below:

  • Our #1 picks are marked with a green circle check-green_640.
  • Cleaners for above ground and in-ground pools are noted.
  • Rotate your phone for the best viewing.

 

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CLEANERRATINGPOOL TYPEWEIGHTWARR.HOSECYCLE
Aquabot
Pool Rover Jr.

Aquabot APRVJR Pool Rover Junior Robotic Above-Ground Pool Cleaner,Color May Vary
Above Ground11 lbs1 year41 ft1 hr
Hayward
Ultra XL

Hayward 2025ADC PoolVac XL Cleaner - Concrete Pools
In-Ground20 lbs1 year40 ft4 hrs
Dolphin
Triton

Dolphin 99996356 Dolphin Triton Robotic Pool Cleaner with Caddy Swivel Cable, 60-Feet
In-Ground19 lbs2 year60 ft3 hrs
Dolphin
Nautilus

Dolphin Nautilus Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner with Dual Filter Cartridges, Two Scrubbing Brushes and Tangle-Free Swivel Cord, Ideal for Swimming Pools up to 50 Feet
In-Ground16 lbs1 year60 ft3 hrs
AquaBot
Pura 4X

Pura 4X AJET1234XT AJET123, Lead
Above Ground
& In-Ground
20 lbs2 year40 ft2 hrs
Maytronics
DX3

Maytronics 99996333-DX3 Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner
In-Ground19 lbs2 year60 ft3 hrs
Polaris
9550

Polaris F9450 Sport Robotic In-Ground Swimming Pool Cleaner Vacuum 4-Wheel Drive

* large capacity filter
In-Ground16 lbs
*lightweight
2 year50 ft3 hrs
Dolphin
Premiere

Dolphin Premier Robotic Pool Cleaner with Powerful Dual Scrubbing Brushes and Multiple Filter Options, Ideal for In-ground Swimming Pools up to 50 Feet.
In-Ground22 lbs3 year51 ft3 hrs
Pentair
Prowler 830

Pentair 360032 Kreepy Krauly Prowler 830 Robotic Inground Pool Cleaner with 60 Foot Cord
In-Ground45 lbs2 year60 ft3 hrs
Hayward TigerShark
QC

Hayward RC9990GR TigerShark QC Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner with Quick Clean Technology
In-Ground40 lbs3 year55 ft3 hrs

 


How We Rate Them  4 and a half stars

We use the 4 criteria below to assign our ratings. Our final star rating is the unweighted average of these four scores.

  1. Value: for the price, how does this pool cleaner compare with its competitors in terms of features, cleaning ability, and maintenance costs?
  2. Wall Cleaning: how well does this pool cleaner clean hard-to-reach vertical surfaces?
  3. Energy Efficiency: how much does it cost to run the pool cleaner each month?
  4. Floor Cleaning: how well does this robotic cleaner pick up all sizes of debris – including fine particles like sand and grit?

Best Robotic Pool Cleaners for An Inground Pool 2020

  1. Dolphin Triton Plus

  2. Dolphin Nautilus PLUS

  3. Polaris 9450/9550 Sport

  4. Maytronics DX3 Dolphin

  5. Hayward SharkVAC XL with Caddy

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.

The units above do this – and more.

>> Learn more about the Top 5 Inground Robotic Pool Cleaners >>


Best Robotic Pool Cleaners for an Above Ground Pool 2020

These are the best robot pool cleaners for cleaning an above ground pool:

  1. Aquabot Pool Rover Junior

  2. Aquabot X-Large Breeze

  3. Aquabot AJET122 S2-50 Pool Rover

  4. Hayward SharkVac

>>Learn more about the Best Robotic Pool Cleaners for Above-Ground Pools >>

 

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