Top 8 Best Robotic Pool Cleaners

Best Robotic Pool Cleaners

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

Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaners

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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.

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#2.) Zodiac Baracuda MX8 Robotic Cleaner

Zodiac MX8 Robotic Pool Cleaners

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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.

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#3.) Dolphin Triton Robotic Pool Cleaners

Dolphin Triton Robotic Pool Cleaners

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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.

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#4.) Polaris 9550 Robotic Pool Cleaner

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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.

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#5.) Hayward AquaNaut Pool Vacuum

Hayward AquaNaut Suction Pool Vacuum

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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.

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#6.) Zodiac Baracuda G3 Pool Cleaner

Baracuda G3 Suction Pool Cleaner

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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

Potential Flaws

  • May need help in some areas of the pool

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#7.) Zodiac Baracuda MX6

Zodiac Baracuda Suction Pool Cleaner

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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

Potential Flaws

  • Might not be able to reach all the way up steps

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** I’ll be adding #8 best pool cleaners later this year. Stay tuned!

Hi I'm Bethany! A 24-year old freelancer who loves to try out new things in life. As a recent college graduate, she loves to travel and discover something new every day and share that experience with everyone. Three things she loves: pizza, games and animals.

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