Robot pool cleaners are a huge convenience for anyone with an inground or above ground pool.
Today’s models are super advanced, although a bit expensive.
Buyers love their ability to clean difficult areas quickly ~ around ladders, crevices or cracks, and along the bottom edges.
The best robot pool cleaners can clean a large pool in 2-3 hours!
Many on my list are “smart” robotic pool cleaners that you can control via smartphone — they scrub, vacuum, and climb walls.
Prices on my list range, $349 – $1599.
- Dolphin Nautilus Pool Cleaner
- Polaris P945/P955 Robotic Pool Cleaner
- Hayward Tigershark Review
- Polaris P965iQ Robotic Pool Cleaner
- Zodiac MX8 Premium RobotReview
- Hayward Poolvergnuegen Pool Robot
- Maytronics Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner
- Hayward AquaNaut Pool Vacuum Robot
- Zodiac MX8 Robot Pool Cleaner
- Baracuda Pool Cleaning Robots
Best Robotic Pool Cleaners Canada
Maytronics Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus is the best robotic pool cleaner for large pools.
It’s a high-performance, inground pool cleaner ~ Instead of using a cable (which can get tangled), the Dolphin Nautilus uses a rotating brush that’s 8X more effective than traditional models.
Cleaning: 2 hours
Pools: up to 50 ft.
As a robot pool cleaner the Dolphin Nautilus is super quick, and is capable of doing a total clean.
pool walls, floors, around stairs, & coves
Buyers confirm it cleans a large inground pool in under 2-hours!
Dolphin Nautilus CC uses high-traction, specialized wheels which allow it to stick to the wall or floor. It includes new power-suction vacuum for picking up for leaves, wood chips, twigs, etc.
As a robotic pool cleaner it removes 99% of dirt and debris.
Super user-friendly controls ~ easily set a schedule or select cleaning mode.
Expensive robot pool cleaner, but lots of positive reviews.
The Polaris Sport is perhaps the best robotic pool cleaner model under $1500.
Buyers love the Aqua-Trax, 4 wheel drive performance ~ it scales walls faster and it does a better cleaning job vs. all other robot pool cleaners.
Models: P935 / P945 / P955 Sport
As a top robot pool cleaner, the Polaris Sport models include some advanced pool cleaning features.
The Polaris P955 comes w/ new “Vortex Vacuum” tech ~ this provides high-powered suction for sticking to the surface on walls or floor.
Uses upgraded vacuum technology to map and navigate pool surface areas.
Upgraded motion sensors help it find its way around a pool layout ~ Polaris Sport P955 won’t miss or repeat areas.
Expensive, but solid option for inground pools!
The newest edition to the Hayward Tigershark robotic pool cleaner models, is the upgraded Hayward AquaVac 300 Quick Clean.
It’s the best robotic pool cleaner for inground pools!
Similar to the Polaris P825, the Hayward a high-end model, the Hayward AquaVac and eVac Pro can fully clean the most intricate inground pools.
Pool size: 20 x 40 ft.
Cleaning: 60-90 mins
Built for intense vacuum suction, it is able to suck in all types of debris.
thick leaves, sand, bugs + dirt in crevices
Hayward Tiger Shark offers quick and efficient pool cleaning — buyers love how easy maintenance it is.
Multiple models available:
- Hayward AquaVac 300: remote control
- RC9950CUB: No remote control
- RC9955CUB: Includes remote control
- RC9990CUB: New quick-clean option
Expensive, but very good buyer reviews.
Polaris P965iQ 4WD is the best robotic pool cleaner with Wi-Fi control.
Buyers love the Aqua-Trax, 4 wheel drive performance for quickly scaling walls and pool floor.
Models: F9350 / F9450 / F9550
Best of all is the Wi-Fi Smart controls!
It connects straight to your home internet for smartphone control!
For cleaning, the Polaris P965iQ 4WD comes with new “Vortex Vacuum” tech ~ this provides high-powered suction for sticking to the surface on walls or floor.
Upgraded vacuum technology that maps and navigates any pool area!
New motion sensors help the Polaris Sport 4WD find its way around a pool layout ~ Polaris P965iQ 4WD won’t miss or repeat areas.
Expensive, but the best robotic pool cleaner with smart functionality!
The Zodiac Baracuda MX8 is an affordable option for inground pools.
It doesn’t have all the frills as a newer models, but I think it’s the best robotic pool cleaner under $500.
As you can see it offers 4-wheel traction and treaded belt to move along the pool floor and walls ~ the new turbine motor gives it an extra boost (if needed).
For suction it includes cyclonic-power to increase up to 3-4X suction in high-particle areas.
picking up tree leafs, corners, deep ends (10-14 ft.), or under stairs
Lots of positive buyers reviews.
Hayward Poolvergnuegen is the best robotic pool cleaner under $800.
Includes 2 wheel drive w/ treaded tires ~ perfect for medium size inground pools.
Cleaning: 16 x 32 ft. pools
For full pool coverage, the roller skirt offers good suction for vacuuming particles ~ it performs well on uneven pool floors or inclines.
It’s a super durable model too.
Those who bought the Hayward Poolvergnuegen 2-3 years ago, say it still runs well in 2020.
I think it’s the best option for 3-4 months per year.
Affordable robotic pool cleaner for medium size pools!
The Maytronics Dolphin and Pentair Kreepy Krauly are top sellers in Canada.
Area: Large in-ground pools
Very similar to the Dolphin Nautilus, it comes designed w/ better suction + mobile app functionality — it’s a true Smart Robot Pool Cleaner.
schedule pool cleaning, realtime status updates + realtime alerts
Hyper suction is able to suck up ultra-fine dirt and leaves.
Includes dual filtration system which makes sure the Dolphin Sigma never clogs. Excellent pool robot for picking up leaves!
Buyers really love the app function the most — activate at anytime and realtime status updates, make it 100% hands-free pool cleaning.
Downside is price — it’s expensive.
The Hayward AquaNaut robotic pool cleaner is a high-suction pool vacuum.
Offered in 2 models:
PHS21CST and PHS41CST
Hose length from 33 – 40 ft. and weight range of 16 – 19 pounds.
It has a unique design 2 wheel design — each wheel has rubber gripping for traction.
It’s faster than most robotic pool cleaners and includes variable speeds (depending on level of debris).
Buyers say it is extremely good at cleaning the deep ends of pool.
Hayward Aquanaut is the best robotic pool cleaner for cleaning medium size pools.
The Dolphin Nautilus is designed for pools up to 50 ft.
It comes equipped w/ 60 ft. cable and high-suction vacuum to scrub pool floors and walls.
Reach: up to 50 ft.
Also installed with swivel technology which keeps the cable tangle-free.
Dolphin Triton uses navigation sensors — It determines the shape and length of your pool and efficiently cleans within 3-hours.
Buyers say it is the best robotic pool cleaner for leaves.
Downside is the price – it is very expensive.
The Baracuda Ranger is an affordable cleaner for pool floors.
Unlike others, it uses a fin disc (instead of wheels) for pool-floor suction.
Buyers say the robotic pool cleaner great at cleaning difficult areas — small crevices in older pools, on floor/wall edges, and underneath pool stairs.
Also includes wheel deflector allowing it to get out of tight areas — you don’t have to worry the Baracuda getting stuck under pool stairs.
Baracuda Ranger is a bit smaller, but affordable price for medium size pools.
The Best Robotic Pool Cleaner Canada 2019
The Dolphin E10 and Dolphin Escape pool cleaners are two of the best robotic pool cleaner models, but are also quiet expensive.
Dolphin E10 is designed for above-ground pools, but can also be used for inground pools.
Includes the newest features:
– Smart Navigation 2.0
– HyperBrush dual scrubbing
– HyperGrip wheels
Dolphin HyperBrush spins 2x as fast as mostly any other robotic pool cleaner.
Coverage: pool flooring
Great option if you have not cleaned your pool recently (or have deep grime).
Using HyperGrip tracks, the Dolphin pool cleaner glides over obstacles (i.e. drains) and easily climbs walls.
Buyers say the Dolphin Escape pool cleaner is very effective in cleaning the smallest crevices of their pool.
Above ground models: Dolphin E10 • Dolphin S50 • Dolphin Triton PS
Dolphin E10 is medium price.
The Zodiac Baracuda MX8 is designed with traction tires and upgraded navigation system.
A versatile robotic pool cleaner, the Zodiac MX8 weighs only 18 pounds and includes special X-Trax tires which allow it to quickly climb pool walls.
Reach: 36 ft. hose
Surfaces: concrete, tile, vinyl or fiberglass
For cleaning, the Zodiac Baracuda MX8 comes w/ a cyclonic vacuum — using debris sensors MX8 pool cleaner is able to detect particles and increase suction when needed.
For its reach, it’s the best robot pool cleaner for small or medium size pools.
Affordable model w/ lots of positive reviews.