✅ Best Robotic Pool Cleaner 2018.
** Update: read newer version Top 10 Robotic Pool Cleaners 2019
Pool cleaning robots:
#1.) Dolphin Nautilus Pool Cleaner
#2.) Zodiac Baracuda MX8
#3.) Dolphin Triton Robotic Cleaner
#4.) Polaris 9550 Pool Cleaner
#5.) Hayward AquaNaut Pool Vacuum
#6.) Zodiac Baracuda G3 Cleaner
#7.) Zodiac MX6 Auto Suction
#8.) Coming soon!
** FYI: links go to Amazon (had lowest robot prices)
✅ Top #1 Pick: Dolphin Nautilus Pool Cleaner
The Dolphin Nautilus is a high-performance robot.
Instead of cable, it uses a rotating brush — 8X more efficient than traditional pressure cleaners.
It’s also very quick. In only 2.5 hours, it cleans all areas of your pool: walls, floors and cove
Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaners will remove 99% of dirt, debris, and other particles.
Buyers say it’s very easy to use — it has 1-button push start.
It’s a very expensive model, but has tons of positive reviews.
Zodiac Baracuda comes w/ traction tires + built-in navigation system.
It weighs only 18 pounds and includes special X-Trax tires which allow it to quickly climb pool walls.
For cleaning, the Baracuda has a cyclonic vacuum — using debris sensors it’s able to sense particles and increase suction when needed.
The cleaner is connected through a 36 ft. hose — ideal for medium size pools.
Overall it’s a very affordable pool cleaner w/ lots of positive reviews.
The Dolphin Triton is designed for longer pools measuring up to 50 ft. (in length).
It comes equipped w/ 60 ft. cable and high-suction vacuum to scrub pool floors and walls.
Also installed with swivel technology which keeps the cable tangle-free.
Dolphin Triton uses navigation sensors. It determines the shape + length of your pool and efficiently cleans within 3-hours.
Downside is the price – it’s very expensive.
Polaris robot is a 4-wheel drive pool cleaning robot.
It comes w/ 70 ft. cable + motion sensors for pool navigation.
The Aqua-Trax tires help keep it attached to the pool (and increases cleaning speed).
Using rear-water propulsion, the Polaris 9550 can clean under stairs + tight corners.
You’re able to schedule weekly cleaning or use the remote control.
The Polaris robot cleaner comes in 3 sizes — each is very expensive, but it’s the most popular online.
Buyers love the remote control + efficient speed.
The Hayward AquaNaut is a suction pool vacuum offered in 2 sizes.
Hose length from 33 ~ 40 ft. and weight range of 16 ~ 19 pounds.
It has a unique design 2 wheel design — each wheel uses a roller skirt for traction + uneven surfaces. It’s faster than most and has variable speeds depending on the level of debris.
Lots of happy buyer reviews.
Many like it’s affordable price + low maintenance.
Zodiac Baracuda Automatic Pool Cleaner (model # G3) is able to remove grime + smaller particles.
It’s able to clean areas others can’t — crevices, along the wall, stairs and under pool stairs.
Also includes an advanced wheel deflector which means to it can work its way around tight corners of nearly any in-ground pool.
Baracuda G3 pool cleaner has a fin disc that allows it to better suction itself to the walls of a pool. This way, gravity won’t be able to interfere with getting a nicely cleaned pool.
Small, robotic pool cleaner is a good mid-price cleaner.
- 36 Fin Disk increases adhesion to pool surfaces
- Advanced FlowKeeper
- helps the G3 easily skim the surface
- Able to work w/ even low-speed pumps to ensure efficiency
- Uses fin disc to increase adhesion on poll surfaces for better cleaning
- Removes small + mid-size debris on walls, floor, and steps of pool
- Uses a wheel deflector to fit around tight corners
- Filter is accessed from the top of machine
- May need help in some areas of the pool
#7.) Zodiac Baracuda MX6
Zodiac Baracuda MX6 Robotic Pool Cleaner has 4 wheels and a powerful track system to navigate its way around any pool.
Thanks to its articulating turbine blade, it can climb the walls of a pool — its one downfall is that it might not be able to get to every step, or may need a bit of help to do so.
Baracuda MXC Pool Cleaner is made to be energy efficient. So even if it is hooked up to a low-speed pump, it will still do the job its meant to do.
** Also check out Lily’s review of Top 10 Roomba Vacuums
- Weight: 18.2 pounds
- Variable speed for cleaning various surfaces
- Cyclonic power = cleans tough areas
- Turbine blade = allows it to powerfully climb walls
- 8.4 meters of hose allow it to clean even large pools
- Hoses swivel and connect quickly and easily together
- Might not be able to reach all the way up steps
** I’ll be adding #8 best pool cleaners later this year. Stay tuned!