Find out which robotic pool cleaner works best for you. Robots of all shapes and sizes with different features that fit your pool! Whether you're looking for a simple plug and play robot or a cordless rechargeable one that does everything you need. Let's take a look!

Robotic Pool Cleaners

DOLPHIN NAUTILUS CC

Specifications:

Pool Size: Up to 33 ft

Pool Type: Above/In-Ground

Cleaning Surface: Floors and Walls

Cleaning Cycle: 2 hours

Weekly Timer: Yes

Weight: 13.8 lbs

OVERVIEW

PROS:

  • Plug-and-Play

  • Lightweight at only 13.8 lbs

  • Huge front scrubber brush

  • Intelligent Scan Technology for pool mapping

  • 2 hour run cycle

  • Works for both above/in-ground pools

  • Large easy access debris canister

  • 50 ft tangle-free cord

  • Weekly scheduled timer

  • Cleans floors and climbs walls

Get your Dolphin Nautilus CC HERE!

VERDICT

Really great pool cleaner at a great value! You will have to do a little work if you have a bigger or complicated pool like scrubbing the waterline or steps. But overall for the value, this is one to get!

CONS:

  • Does not clean the waterline

  • Struggles to climb steps

  • No wifi or app controls

  • No ultra fine filter included

  • May struggle on main drain

DOLPHIN NAUTILUS CC PLUS

Specifications:

Pool Size: Up to 50 ft

Pool Type: Above/In-Ground

Cleaning Surface: Floors and Walls

Cleaning Cycle: 2 hours

Weekly Timer: Yes

Weight: 22 lbs

OVERVIEW

Get your Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus HERE!

PROS:

  • Plug-and-Play

  • Weighs 22 lbs, not too heavy

  • Two huge scrubbers on front and back

  • Intelligent Scan Technology for pool mapping

  • 2 hour run cycle

  • 2 debris filters/canister

  • 60 ft tangle-free cord

  • Weekly scheduled timer

  • Cleans floors and walls, climbs steps

  • No trouble over main drain

CONS:

  • Does not clean waterline

  • No ultra fine filters included

  • No wifi or app controls

VERDICT

A step up from the normal Nautilus CC. This one is able to clean bigger pools with more scrubbing power! This also has no issues going over main drains and actually really does climb steps of the pool! Overall, spend a little more money and upgrade to the CC PLUS!

DOLPHIN PREMIER

Specifications:

Pool Size: Up to 50 ft

Pool Type: In-Ground

Cleaning Surface: Floors/Walls/Waterline

Cleaning Cycle: 3 hours

Weekly Timer: Yes

Weight: 36 lbs

OVERVIEW

Get your Dolphin Premier HERE!

PROS:

  • Plug-and-Play

  • Hypergrip tracks for easy sticking onto surfaces

  • Two huge scrubbers on front and back

  • SmartNav Technology for pool mapping

  • Dual motors for more power but more energy efficient

  • 3 hour run cycle

  • Comes with a set of fine and ultra fine filters(8 total)

  • Includes oversized leaf bag

  • 60 ft tangle-free swivel cord

  • Weekly scheduled timer

  • Cleans floors, walls, steps and waterline

  • No trouble over main drain

CONS:

  • Not lightweight, weighs 36 lbs

  • No wifi or app controls

  • Bottom loading cartridge filters

VERDICT

This is one of the top-of-the-line cleaners for a reason! It's a premium cleaner at a premium price but is totally worth the extra cost. Having dual motors really power this cleaner to clean better but more efficiently than ever. Really nice that multiple types of cartridges are included as well as the oversized leaf bag for those windy leafy days! If you don't need the wifi or ability to control the cleaner the cleaner through an app, then this is definitely the one!

DOLPHIN SIGMA

Specifications:

Pool Size: Up to 50 ft

Pool Type: In-Ground

Cleaning Surface: Floors/Walls/Waterline

Cleaning Cycle: 2.5 hours

Weekly Timer: Yes

Weight: 35 lbs

OVERVIEW

Get your Dolphin Sigma HERE!

PROS:

  • Plug-and-Play

  • Hypergrip tracks for easy sticking onto surfaces

  • Two huge scrubbers on front and back

  • SmartNav Technology with Gyroscope Mobility System for pool mapping

  • 3 motors for more power but more energy efficient

  • 2.5 hour run cycle

  • Comes with a set of fine and ultra fine high-capacity filters

  • 60 ft tangle-free swivel cord

  • Weekly scheduled timer

  • Cleans floors, walls, steps and waterline

  • Wifi capable with online app

CONS:

  • Not lightweight, weighs 35 lbs

  • Has a hard time on thick main drains

VERDICT

This is one of the top-of-the-line cleaners for a reason! Having 3 motors makes this one of the most powerful robots out there today. It cleans better but more efficiently than ever. If you want a cleaner that cleans every surface and wall possible along with the ability to connect to wifi and to use the online app. If you want to be able to control the cleaner from anywhere in the world with the touch of your screen, then this robot is definitely the way to go!

DOLPHIN PROTEUS DX4

Specifications:

Pool Size: Up to 50 ft

Pool Type: Above/In-Ground

Cleaning Surface: Floors/Walls/Waterline

Cleaning Cycle: 2 hours

Weekly Timer: Yes

Weight: 18.5 lbs

OVERVIEW

Get your Dolphin Proteus DX4 HERE!

PROS:

  • Plug-and-Play

  • Lightweight at 18.5 lbs

  • Hypergrip tracks for easy sticking onto surfaces

  • Two huge scrubbers on front and back

  • CleverClean technology for pool mapping

  • PowerStream jets to move across waterline and pool

  • 2 hour run cycle

  • 60 ft tangle-free cord

  • Top-loading extra large debris canister

  • Weekly scheduled timer

  • Cleans floors, walls, steps and waterline

  • Gets stuck on main drain but able to get itself out

CONS:

  • no wifi or app contol

  • no ultra fine filter included

  • when powered on, it spends first 10 minutes mapping pool

VERDICT

This is the best pool cleaner in terms of price and features. You get all the premium features of high end robots but at a lower cost to you. It's not as powerful as high end cleaners but still cleans really well and may take an extra cycle if you have a really dirty pool. Regardless, for being able to clean the floors, walls, steps and waterline of the pool this is definitely the best valued pool cleaner!

DOLPHIN ESCAPE

Specifications:

Pool Size: Up to 30 ft

Pool Type: Above/In-Ground

Cleaning Surface: Floors and Walls

Cleaning Cycle: 2 hours

Weekly Timer: No

Weight: 14 lbs

OVERVIEW

Get your Dolphin Escape HERE!

PROS:

  • Plug-and-Play

  • Great value/price

  • Lightweight at 14 lbs

  • Rubber tracks for sticking onto surfaces

  • Huge scrubber on front

  • SmartNav technology for pool mapping

  • 1.5 hour run cycle

  • Energy efficient

  • Top-loading easy access large debris canister

  • Cleans floors and walls

  • Great for above-ground pools with simple layout

CONS:

  • no wifi or app contol

  • no ultra fine filter included

  • does not clean waterline or climb stairs

  • does not work well in complex pools

  • no weekly scheduled timer

  • may get stuck on main drain

  • no anti-tangle cord

VERDICT

If you've got an above-ground pool or a small simple in-ground pool then this is one to consider. Because of the simple layout of these types of pools it doesn't need to climb steps or clean the waterline so it focuses on cleaning the floors and walls. For the price, you actually get features that most above-ground cleaners do not. Definitely a great value cleaner for a simple designed pool!

Polaris 9550 Sport

Specifications:

Pool Size: Up to 60 ft

Pool Type: In-Ground

Cleaning Surface: Floors/Walls/Waterline

Cleaning Cycle: 1.5-2 hours

Weekly Timer: Yes

Weight: 21 lbs

OVERVIEW

PROS:

  • Plug-and-Play

  • Looks Sleek and Sporty

  • Weighs 21 lbs

  • 4 Wheel drive

  • 2 Huge front scrubbers

  • Intelligent Scan Technology for pool mapping

  • 1.5-2 hour run cycle

  • Large easy access debris canister

  • 70 ft tangle-free cord

  • No issues over main drain

  • Weekly scheduled timer

  • Cleans floors, walls, steps and waterline

  • Has a program to clean and target just the waterline

  • Has a convenient Lift System button for removing robot out of pool

  • Comes with its own caddy for storage and easy moving

  • Physical remote control

Get your Polaris 9550 Sport HERE!

VERDICT

One of my favorite pool cleaners to use daily! For a premium price you get a ton of features. This robot looks cool and sporty and cleans all surfaces including floors, walls, steps and the waterline. If you don't need wifi and an app to control your robot then this cleaner is the way to go!

CONS:

  • No wifi or app controls

  • Remote Control is motion-sensing, hard to use

POLARIS FREEDOM

Specifications:

Pool Size: Up to 50 ft

Pool Type: In-Ground

Cleaning Surface: Floors/Walls/Waterline

Cleaning Cycle: 2.5 hours

Weekly Timer: Yes with online app

Weight: 20 lbs

OVERVIEW

Get your Polaris Freedom HERE!

PROS:

  • CORDLESS and rechargeable

  • Includes docking/charging station

  • Charges in 4 hours

  • Weighs only 20 lbs

  • Sleek and Sporty look

  • Huge track wheels for easy sticking onto surfaces

  • Two huge scrubbers on front

  • Won't turn on until robot senses water

  • 2.5 hour run cycle

  • Transparent lid with big debris canister

  • Cleans floors, walls, steps and waterline

  • No trouble over main drains

  • Wifi capable with online app

  • Weekly scheduled timer through app

CONS:

  • Must make sure robot is dry before placing onto charging station

  • Must use included retrieval hook to take robot out of pool

VERDICT

Polaris has really knocked the ball out of the park for their first ever cordless pool robot! It does everything you really need to keep your pool crystal clear all year long. Cleans all surfaces including floors, walls, steps and waterline! You even get extra cool options if you decide to use the online app, but it's not necessary. Overall, it's definitely one of the best robots out there right now and being CORDLESS is an additional benefit of this cleaner!

AIPER SEAGULL PRO

Specifications:

Pool Size: Up to 50 ft

Pool Type: Above/In-Ground

Cleaning Surface: Floors/Walls/Waterline

Cleaning Cycle: 3 hours

Weekly Timer: No

Weight: 30 lbs

OVERVIEW

Get your Aiper Seagull Pro HERE!

PROS:

  • CORDLESS and rechargeable

  • Charges in only 90 minutes

  • Illuminated control dial

  • looks sporty and sleek

  • 4-wheel drive system moves robot faster

  • Two huge scrubbers on front

  • 4 Motors for more power but energy efficient

  • WavePath Navigation to map pool for cleaning

  • 3 hour run cycle

  • Easy Access Top Loading debris filter/canister

  • Cleans floors, walls, and waterline

  • Has a designated program to clean just the waterline

  • No trouble over main drains

CONS:

  • Weighs 30 lbs

  • Automatic cleaning mode cleans either the floor or walls based off of battery percentage

  • Must make sure charging port is closed before placing into the pool

  • Must use retrieval hook to manually take robot out pool

  • No weekly timer

  • No wifi or app control

VERDICT

Aiper is a relatively small company compared to these big name brands but they hit a home run with this cleaner here. It does everything you need to clean your pool and it's also CORDLESS! That, combined with only a 90 minute charge time makes this robot a tough competitor to beat! If you don't need the fancy bells and whistles like wifi or an online app but you want a cordless robot, then this is the one to get!

BETTA SOLAR AUTOMATIC POOL SKIMMER

Specifications:

Pool Size: Any

Pool Type: Above/In-Ground

Cleaning Surface: Water surface only

Cleaning Cycle: Continuous

Weekly Timer: No

Weight: 14 lbs

OVERVIEW

Get your Betta Solar Powered Pool Skimmer HERE!

PROS:

  • CORDLESS

  • Solar Powered, no plug-in or manual charging needed

  • Lightweight at 14 lbs

  • Runs continuously and automatically to clean pool

  • Great for pools with constant leaves or debris falling in

  • Decreases amount of time needed to physically brush pool

  • looks sporty and sleek

  • Use in any type of pool

  • Two propellers to power it

  • Distance Sensors to guide through pool

  • Easy Access Top Loading debris filter/canister

  • Skims the pool surface very well

  • Comes with remote control

CONS:

  • Still need to use a physical brush to scrub pool floors and walls

  • No sunlight means no power

  • Remote control lags and takes getting used to

  • No wifi or app control

VERDICT

The Betta Solar Powered Automatic Pool Skimmer is one of the first of its kind and doesn't disappoint! The concept of catching all debris on the surface before sinking to the bottom makes perfect sense! This cleaner is like a skimmer basket that moves through your pool! It won't make your pool cleaning maintenance job non-existent but, it will dramatically decrease the amount of time you spend having to physically brush the pool floors and walls! Definitely worth having to save money from being a solar powered cleaner but also to save time cleaning!

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