Best Automated Pool Cleaners

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Owning a swimming pool can be quite rewarding but would require a lot of maintenance to keep it clean. It is essential that you maintain a clean swimming pool if you want to ensure good hygiene for you and your family. An unmaintained pool can be a breeding ground for bacteria and various insects which could result in diseases. For this reason, you will need to get yourself the necessary pool maintenance tools and perform regular cleaning for your swimming pool. Due to technological advances, this task can be entirely automated so you don’t have to do it yourself. Getting an automated pool cleaner can not only save you a lot of time in cleaning your pool but may also perform an even more thorough job of cleaning your pool. Here are some of the best automated pool cleaners that are out there.

XtremepowerUS Vacuum-generic Kreepy Krauly


XtremepowerUS 75037 Climb Wall Pool Cleaner Automatic Suction...
  • 10 hoses included for up to 30' pool. Ideal for cleaning bottom surface and wall; does not clean stairs
  • Require at least a 3/4 hp swimming pool pump or 1600 GHP to function properly.
  • No tools required and no electricity needed; Attaches to your existing filtration system

If you really don’t plan on spending all that much on your pool cleaner, then you can go for the XtremepowerUS Automatic Vacuum-generic Kreepy Krauly. The main advantage of this pool cleaner is its extremely cheap price. The pool cleaner costs only about $80, which is significantly cheaper than the other two we have listed. However, you should be aware that it does not have the features that the more expensive pool cleaners may have. It has no limitations on the type or size of the pool that you use it in, making it suitable for both indoor or outdoor pools. However, it will require a specific rating on the swimming pool pump for it to function smoothly. There are no tools required in assembling the product as it comes pre-assembled when you order it. There is also no electricity requirement to use the pool cleaner as it simply attaches to your existing filtration system.

Hayward PHS41CST Aquanaut 400


Hayward PHS41CST AquaNaut Suction Pool Vacuum (Automatic Pool Cleaner)
  • V-Flex technology provides maximum power at any flow and handles any type of debris without clogging
  • Patented adjustable roller skirt maintains constant suction on uneven surfaces and obstacles
  • Multiple pre-programmed steering sequences ensure complete pool coverage

The Hayward PHS41CST Aquanaut 400 is one of the more expensive pool cleaners on our list as it costs almost $450 for the four-wheel version. There is also a two-wheel model, which costs a few dollars more due to its compact size and portability. Apart from this, you also get to choose if you want just the cleaner only or if you want the cleaner and leaf canister model. We highly recommend the latter especially if you have an outdoor pool that is located close to your garden. The pool cleaner does a very good job of cleaning any debris from the pool, including leaves. It features the V-Flex Technology which enables it to do this with greater efficiency. There are multiple steering sequences on the pool cleaner which allows it to completely cover the entire pool. It is recommended that you use the pool cleaner if you have variable speed pumps.


Pentair GW7900 Automatic Pool Cleaner


Pentair GW7900 Automatic Pool Cleaner for Kreepy Krauly SandShark...
  • Automatic pool cleaner for inground swimming pool
  • Exclusive smarttrac programmed steering system maneuvers around tight corners, ladders and obstacles to assure fast,...
  • It cleans faster than random-style cleaners reducing the possibility of missed spots

If you own an in-ground swimming pool, then the Pentair GW7900 Automatic Pool Cleaner is one of the better options out there for a pool cleaner. It is priced reasonably cheap as it costs around $300, but you may be able to get it at a cheaper price if you purchase it off a deal. The pool cleaner is fully automatic in operation and has an exclusive steering system which allows it to maneuver around corners of the pool. It also does a reasonably good job of avoiding obstacles on its own which can ensure that your pool is cleaned as efficiently as possible. It does a lot better job of cleaning than the pool cleaners which uses a random motion and minimizes the chances of missing a spot. The port door of the pool cleaner has a cover which can be opened by a tool to improve the safety. The pool cleaner is relatively small so it can be stored away easily if required and offers a fair bit of portability.

Polaris Vac-Sweep 360 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner


Polaris Vac-Sweep 360 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner
  • Powered by triple jets and advanced cleaning technology
  • Works in all in-ground pools of any size and shape.Tail Sweep PRO Compatible
  • Sweeps, scrubs, and vacuums the bottom and walls of your pool.If they are low or the wheels are not spinning then check...

The Polaris Vac-Sweep 360 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner comes in three different models that you can choose from. There is the 280 model which is the cheapest, the 360 model which is slightly more expensive and the 380 model which is the most expensive. The price ranges from around $450-650 depending on the model of the pool cleaner that you purchase. The only limitation of this pool cleaner is that it is used for cleaning the pool sides. It uses powerful jets which can maximize the efficiency of the cleaning process. It is not limited by the size of the pool, so you can use it on pools of all sizes and shapes. There is no booster pump required to power the machine as it can operate simply off the pool circulation pump. There is a hose on the robot which measures a length of 31 feet. There is a chamber on the device which can be used to store the debris that has been gathered from the pool.


Baracuda G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side


Zodiac Baracuda G3 Kit with Advanced Suction Side Automatic Pool...
  • GREAT SUCTION POWER – The Baracuda G3 automatic pool cleaner for in-ground pools thoroughly cleans swimming pools...
  • EASY AND EFFORTLESS TO USE - The G3 allows you to clean your pool effortlessly and quietly, unlike some other automatic...
  • NO ASSEMBLY NECESSARY – Requires no tools to install, operate or maintain. The G3 Cleaner comes with 36 Feet of Hose...

The Baracuda G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side is a much less sophisticated pool cleaner than the Dolphin Nautilus that we reviewed earlier. There are three different versions of the pool cleaner that you can choose from. You can either go for the model without the Scrub Disc, with the Scrub Disk or with an additional Finned Disc. These three models vary only slightly in price so you might consider getting the model with the scrub disc. The cleaner is quite cheap as all the models cost only around $260-$280. The pool cleaner does an incredible job of cleaning the pool floors and the walls. It can remove all kinds of dirt and debris that have accumulated in the pool and it even removes larger objects such as pebbles and leaves. The machine comes already assembled when you purchase it so you do not have to spend time assembling it. Further, maintaining the pool cleaner itself is easy as you need only to replace the scrub disc, once it gets dirty.

Pooldevil Pro Swimming Automatic Dirt and Leaf Skimmer

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Pooldevil Dirt Leaf Skimmer helps maintain a clean pool that creates a circular flow that attracts leaves, dirt, and floating debrisPool debris goes into the filter bag and provides a continuous hassle-free pool. All debris from the pool goes into a filter bag and provides continuous hassle-free cleaning. Works in conjunction with all existing pool cleaning devices for most in-ground and above ground pools, except does not fit Intex brands. Pooldevil is priced affordably. The only limitation of this pool skimmer cannot be used for cleaning the pool sides. Still, Pooldevil offers powerful jets that can maximize the efficiency of the cleaning process.

Dolphin 99996323 Dolphin Nautilus


Dolphin Nautilus Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner with Dual Filter...
  • Plug & Play. Easy to use. Single button control for simple operation backed by a 1 manufacturer’s assurance. Ideal for...
  • No random patterns. CleverClean Technology scans your pool and uses advanced algorithms to efficiently clean your pools...
  • Dual scrubbing brushes give twice the cleaning power to attack tough dirt. Large bottom-load cartridge filters combined...

The Dolphin 99996323 is the best pool cleaner that we could find, due to how effective it is and its cheap price. The pool cleaner costs around $625, however, there is also an improved version, the Nautilus Plus, which costs around $800. The machine can clean pool floors, walls, and the cover. The cleaner is designed only for use in residential pools, however, you may even be able to use it in some of the larger pools as well. One of the best features of the pool cleaner is that it is quite light in weight. This makes it easy to carry it around when you need to use it or if you want to put it away for storage. Apart from this, it also offers relatively easy usage since there are no complex buttons and programming. For this price, there probably is no better automated pool cleaner that you will be able to find.

Hayward Poolvergnuegen 896584000013


Poolvergnuegen PV896584000013 Hayward 896584000-013 The Pool Cleaner...
  • 2-wheel drive cleans pools up to 16’ x 32’
  • Patented self-adjusting turbine vanes provide maximum power at any flow and allow passage of large debris
  • Patented tire treads for enhanced climbing and obstacle management

The Hayward Poolvergnuegen 896584000013 offers a lot more customization options than the others on our list, as you can choose the color and size of it. The pool cleaner is reasonably priced as it costs just around the mid $300 price range for the smallest size. You can choose between the white and dark gray models, based on your preference. Apart from this, you also get the option of picking your size as you can go for the 2x or 4x model. The Hayward Poolvergnuegen 896584000013 operates on two wheels and can clean small to medium sized pools. The built-in turbine is controlled automatically by the robot and it can clear away any debris that is in its path. There is also a roller skirt which can optimize the suction power even on surfaces that are not leveled. The pool cleaner can effectively steer itself to ensure the full coverage of the pool.

Zodiac MX6 Automatic In Ground Pool Cleaner


Zodiac MX6 In-Ground Suction Side Pool Cleaner, Blue/Gray
  • Innovative low-flow design makes it ideal for pools with 2-speed or variable speed pumps
  • Cyclonic suction for powerful vacuuming and articulating turbine blade for aggressive wall-climbing
  • Swiveling hoses are quick-connect style for easy assembly

This pool cleaner by zodiac is priced somewhere in the mid-range, costing close to $300. It does come packed with features and has a sophisticated design to go with it. The pool cleaner is in the form of a rover, as it moves using four wheels which are connected by a track. This gives it great mobility as it can easily climb over obstacles. The machine can be used in conjunction with most pool pumps, whether two speed or variable speed pumps. The cleaner has a vacuum suction tube which is quite powerful in operation. There is also a turbine blade which allows it to climb walls with ease. The pool cleaner does not come pre-assembled so you must assemble it yourself. However, an assembly is quite simple as there are not many parts that are involved in the assembly process. There is also a hose pipe attached to the robot which spans a length of 36 feet.


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