There are many swimming pool cleaners on the market. So we’ve list the 5 best automatic swimming pool cleaners that will help make your pool summer-ready.
Summer has finally started! Before you take out your barbecue, make sure your swimming pool is clean, safe, and presentable. Get rid of all the dirt, debris, and everything else that has taken up residence in it these past few months.
Pool cleaning may sound like a tedious task, but having an automatic swimming pool cleaner completely reverses that thought. There are tons of swimming pool cleaners that are just waiting to be shipped to you.
In this article, we list the 5 best automatic swimming pool cleaners that will help make your pool summer-ready.
#1. Smartpool NC22 SmartKleen – Robotic Pool Cleaner
Although the SmartKleen automatic pool cleaner has a very compact design, it surely is tough. It handles wear and tear well even with full seasons of regular and heavy use. Its motor is also quite hardy and does not lose efficiency even after a long time of use. We think it’s the combination of the two-hour auto shut-off feature and the high-grade materials that are doing that.
In terms of performance, there is not much to complain about. The SmartKleen does not promise to do everything, but it does what it can very well. Although this machine can go up your pool wall a couple of inches, it is optimized to clean floors. The SmartKleen does a great job of scrubbing and vacuuming fiberglass, vinyl liners, and concrete surfaces.
This pool cleaner has an innovative feature aptly called Intelligent Navigation. It allows the SmartKleen to change direction by itself. This is highly convenient and may be the reason why Smartpool decided to do away with a remote. It does make sense, but we think having a remote control is still ideal.
Our Conclusion: To sum it all up, we like the SmartKleen because although it does have its limitations, it delivers on its promises well. It is convenient and easy to use. The SmartKleen is good unless you specifically need an automatic cleaner that can do your pool steps and walls.
#2. Dolphin 99996403-PC – Dolphin Nautilus Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner
The Nautilus Plus is designed to vacuum and scrub the wall and filter the water. It takes energy efficiency to a whole new level with its IntelliScan feature. The IntelliScan adjusts the cleaner’s functions to match your pool dimensions.
Under the best conditions, the Nautilus Plus can clean a 50-foot pool (including water filtering) in 2.5 hours. The Nautilus Plus has a mesh filter for coarse materials and a polyester filter for fine materials.
Another feature you will love about the Nautilus Plus is Dolphin’s patented swivel cable. Swimming pool cleaners have very long cables, which means they are notoriously prone to getting tangled. The swivel cable rotates so the cord doesn’t tangle no matter what movements the machine makes.
Our Conclusion: The advanced features of the Nautilus Plus are worth its price tag. We just wish it had a longer cleaning cycle to save time. An auto-scheduling option, which is present in some pool cleaners in this price range, would also be great.
#3. Hayward RC9990GR TigerShark QC – Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner with Quick Clean Technology
The TigerShark QC is very convenient to use. You don’t need to connect an extra pump or hose, for example, to get it to work.
If your pool isn’t that grimy and you can do with a quick round of cleaning, you can switch the TigerShark QC to its quick clean option. This feature will allow the cleaner to work on your entire pool in about 1.5 hours.
The best thing about this machine, though, is that it cleans everything: floor, steps, sides, and the waterline. It has an on-board pump, an easy-to-clean filtration system, a built-in vacuum, and a host of other features that justify its cost.
Our Conclusion: If your pool has no corners and you are willing to shell out for a quality automatic swimming pool cleaner, go for a TigerShark QC. It takes all the work out of pool cleaning for you.
#4. Polaris F9450 Sport Robotic – In-Ground Swimming Pool Cleaner
The Sport has premium features, which come at a premium price, of course. It is designed to clean in-ground pools measuring up to 50 ft in length and is made of premium materials that can withstand the rough nature of the job.
One of the said features is the timer, which is programmable up to 7 days. The top-access filter canister is remarkably larger than those of other cleaners. This is helpful especially if you have a big pool because you don’t have to do a lot of emptying. The Sport is designed to clean tile floors, walls, and tile line. Finally, you have the very convenient auto-lift feature, which makes the cleaner rise up on its own for removal.
Our Conclusion: The Sport is ridiculously expensive but offers a lot of convenience in return. If you’re that particular about your pool cleaning, it would be a good idea to invest in the Sport.
#5. Pentair GW7900 Kreepy Krauly SandShark – Automatic Pool Cleaner
The Kreepy Krauly SandShark is an affordable suction-side pool cleaner that can be connected to a suction line or a skimmer. It is optimized to clean the pool floor and the walls up to the waterline. It does a good job cleaning most pool surfaces like fiberglass.
What you may not like about the Kreepy Krauly SandShark is its suction hole, which seems easily choked by large leaves, small fruits, and the like.
Our Conclusion: The Kreepy Krauly SandShark is a practical solution to your pool cleaning needs. Although it promises only the basics, it pulls them off well. This automatic cleaner is ideal for in-ground pools without corners.