Owning a pool is both a blessing and a curse – you get to enjoy the luxury of having your very own water oasis in your backyard on a hot summer day, but it comes at a cost. Pools require a surprising amount of upkeep. If you live in a place with a lot of trees or have a lot of kids swimming in it, that pool can get even dirtier even quicker.
What if there was a way to maximize the upside to owning a pool while minimizing the downside? That way is called an automatic pool cleaner. Almost everyone who finally buys own says they wish they had owned it the whole time.
But which is the best automatic pool cleaner? Should you get suction or pressure or robotic? Will it work in an above ground pool as well as an in ground pool? We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best automatic pool cleaners, as well as a buyer’s guide so you know what to look for. Read on!
Best Automatic Pool Cleaner – Comparison Table
Check out the table below for a quick look at the best automatic pool cleaners on the market right now. We included a couple of key features as well.
So without any further ado, here are the best automatic pool cleaners, up-to-date as of October 2018.
|Pool Cleaner||Pool Size||Typc||Weight|
|Dolphin 99996323||Recommended for 50 foot in ground pools||Robotic||32.5 pounds|
|Hayward RC9990GR TigerShark||Recommended for 20 feet by 40 feet||Robotic||40 pounds|
|Aquabot Junior||Up to 40 feet||Robotic||16.5 pounds|
|Polaris 9550||Up to 50 feet||Robotic||43 pounds|
|Maytronics Dolphin Triton||Up to 50 feet||Robotic||24 pounds|
|Hayward Poolvergnuegen||Up to 16 feet x 32 feet||Suction||4.9 pounds|
|BARACUDA G3 W03000||40 feet||Suction||19 pounds|
|Hayward 900||All above ground||Suction||18 pounds|
|Pentair GW9500 Kreepy Krauly||40 feet||Suction||19 pounds|
|Polaris Vac Sweep 380||31 feet||Pressure||16 pounds|
Alright, perfect. Now let’s get into the details of each of the pool cleaners.