10 Best Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews: Top Picks for 2020
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 .
- Cleaners for above ground and in-ground pools are noted.
- Rotate your phone for best viewing.
Pool Rover Jr.
|$252.29 on Amazon||Above Ground||11 lbs||1 year||41 ft||1 hr|
|Check on Amazon||In-Ground||20 lbs||1 year||40 ft||4 hrs|
|Out of stock on Amazon||In-Ground||19 lbs||2 year||60 ft||3 hrs|
|$625.00 on Amazon||In-Ground||16 lbs||1 year||60 ft||3 hrs|
|$383.96 on Amazon||Above Ground |
|20 lbs||2 year||40 ft||2 hrs|
|$799.00 on Amazon||In-Ground||19 lbs||2 year||60 ft||3 hrs|
|$1,074.46 on Amazon|
* large capacity filter
|2 year||50 ft||3 hrs|
|$1,097.00 on Amazon||In-Ground||22 lbs||3 year||51 ft||3 hrs|
|$899.96 on Amazon||In-Ground||45 lbs||2 year||60 ft||3 hrs|
|Hayward TigerShark |
|Out of stock on Amazon||In-Ground||40 lbs||3 year||55 ft||3 hrs|
How We Rate Them
We use the 4 criteria below to assign our ratings. Our final star rating is the 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.
The units above do this – and more.
These are the best robot pool cleaners for cleaning an above ground pool: