Robot pool cleaner reviews – compare models

Doing the research on robot pool cleaner reviews isn’t easy. There’s many models and the information is all over the place. That’s why we’ve done it for you.We’ve trawled the internet to find independent reviews of various models, including our own, where we can. There are reviews to be found on productreview.com.au, and various distributor websites, which cover the major models.

The table below gives a summary of the key features of major brand models, compared to ours. We could not find any others which were fully internally battery driven, which is what we think make ours unique. We also think that our models compare very favourably on price. That’s probably because we don’t do expensive TV advertising, or give big bonuses to distributors, all of which has to be paid by someone (ie. the customer).

If you were to ask us what’s important for a robot pool cleaner, you might be surprised. We would say:
  • Safety. If it plugs into the wall, you shouldn’t be swimming while it’s working. That’s why we specialise in battery driven models. We may be biased, but we can’t supervise how everyone is going to behave around our devices.
  • Volume. It’s unbelievable how much junk gets into a pool, and the filter baskets fill up fast. The fineness of the filter mesh is secondary, since whatever is already in the basket will act to collect more fine particles.
  • Weight. Add an extra 5kg to the dry weight of the device, and that’s what you’re pulling out of the water when it’s finished.
Others may say tech gimmicks like WiFi etc are important. But If you’re going to spend a lot of time using Wifi connection to your pool cleaner, then there’s not much difference in that to cleaning the pool yourself. To find out more about our pool cleaners, please read this article.
ModelRobotZoo
Platypus II
RobotZoo
Blue Swimmer II
Dolphin
M400
Dolphin
S100
Zodiac
EX4000
Zodiac
CX35
Hayward
SharkVac
Hayward
TigerShark
BrandRobotZooRobotZooMaytronicsMaytronicsFluidraFluidraHaywardHayward
countryAustraliaAustraliaIsraelIsraelSpainSpainUSAUSA
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Price (AUD)$693$1397 (max)$2,299 $1,499 $2,049 $1,499 $1,499 $1,699
Weight7kg9.5kg10.5kg6.5kg10kg9kg9.5kg9.5kg
Wheels or RollersWheelsRollersRollersRollersWheelsRollersWheelsRollers
Power
Voltage
Peak(Avg.)
22.5V29.4V24V24V24V30V24V24V
Battery Power (Ah)6.6Ah7.7AhMains
Power
Mains
Power
Mains
Power
Mains
Power
Mains
Power
Mains
Power
Power (W)50W130W150W130W150W150W150W150W
Cleaning Time1.5 hr2 hr1.5 / 2 / 2.5 hr2 hr1.1 hr1 hr to 3.5 hr2 hr3 hr
Capacity /
Limits
Filter (microns)1801801801801002001805
Incline (Max.)30º90žº90žº90žº90žº90žº90žº90žº
Speed( (m/min)20 (m/min)10 (m/min)15 (m/min)10 (m/min)10 (m/min) 10 (m/min)10 (m/min)10 (m/min)
Capacity (litres/hr)20,000 (L/hr)16,000 (L/hr)16,000 (L/hr)16,000 L/hr)16,000 (L/hr)16,000 (L/hr)16,000 (L/hr)17,000 (L/hr)
Internal Vol. (litres)4L7L7L7L5L5L5L7L
Cable
Length
No cableNo cable18m15m18m18m18m18m
Working Area (sqm)No Limit
No Limit75 sqm
(Limited
by cable)
65 sqm
(Limited
by cable)
50 sqm
(Limited
by cable)
75 sqm
(Limited
by cable)
75 sqm
(Limited
by cable)
65 sqm
(Limited
by cable)
Clean Floors✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓
Clean Walls✓✓✓✓✓✓✓
Suitable For
Vinyl✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Pebble✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Fibreglass✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Concrete✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Tile✓ ✓
* use foam rollers
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Included
CaddyNot reqdNot reqdIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Mobile App✓
Warranty(yrs)1yr2yr3yr1yr2yr2yr2yr2yr
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