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The 7 Best Pool Robots – Guidebook

Summer, sun, pool. For many families, the pool is indispensable in the warm months. However, it must be cleaned regularly for a great bathing experience. Depending on the size, this can be very time-consuming, which is why pool robots are helpful. They clean your pool for you – all you have to do is turn them on. Find out here what to look for when buying a pool robot and what criteria you can use to recognize good pool robots.

We have not only compiled a checklist with the most important criteria for pool robots, but also many product recommendations for you.

Checklist For Pool Robots

Types
  • For smaller pools up to about 20 m² floor area, a semi-automatic pool robot without a motor is suitable. It does not require a power connection and is quieter than a motor-driven specimen. You connect it to the skimmer or pool filter system and the water pressure provides the drive. The robot’s hose and the filter system must be compatible.
  • A fully automatic pool robot is a good choice for pools with a footprint of 20 m² or more. Battery-powered as well as wired robots are available. Due to an integrated filter system, this specimen works independently of the pool pump.
Cleaning
  • In the case of a semi-automatic pool robot, the cleaning performance depends on the pool pump. This should therefore provide a pumping capacity of at least 6,000 liters per hour for adequate cleaning.
  • Depending on the model, a fully automatic pool robot with integrated filter system enables a filter capacity of 15 m³ of water per hour. It is therefore also suitable for larger pools with a floor area of 50 m² or more.
  • The running time varies depending on the manufacturer and model and can be around 1.5 to 3 hours. Experience shows that on average a running time of around 2 hours is ideal.
  • With a battery-operated pool robot, the runtime depends largely on the battery charge. This can varybetween 1 and 4 hours.
  • A semi-automatic robot cleans only the bottom of the pool.
  • Mostly you clean with a fully automatic device in addition to the pool floor also the walls and the water line. In many cases, you can also select different cleaning programs.
Equipment
  • In order for your pool robot to be able to clean the entire pool without any problems, a sufficient cable or hose length is important. Depending on the size of the pool, this should be at least 10 to 15 meters.
  • Some manufacturers additionally offer filter nets in different degrees of fineness from about 60 to 200 microns filter sharpness, with which you can individually adjust the filter performance.
  • Fully automatic robots often come with additional features such as remote control, app control or navigation technology.

Here you can find the top 7 most popular pool robots.

Tip: You can find the best pool accessories in our The Most Important Pool Accessories – Guide.

The Best Sellers Of Pool Robots

We have compiled the most popular pool robots for you in this bestseller list.

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1 AIPER Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner, Pool Vacuum with Dual-Drive Motors, Self-Parking, Lightweight, Perfect for Above/In-Ground Flat Pools up to 35 Feet (Lasts 50 Mins) AIPER Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner, Pool Vacuum with Dual-Drive Motors, Self-Parking, Lightweight,...
2 iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Personalized Cleaning Recommendations, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging, Roomba 694 iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Personalized Cleaning Recommendations, Works with...
3 LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest 75292 Building Toy Set for Kids, Boys, and Girls Ages 10+ (1023 Pieces) LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest 75292 Building Toy Set for Kids, Boys, and Girls Ages 10+ (1023...
4 Nautilus: A Modern Sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Nautilus: A Modern Sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
5 Robot Toys,Flexible RC Robots for Kids,Remote Control Robot Toys with Dancing Singing Music and LED Eyes, Birthday Gifts for Children Boys Girls Age 4-7 Robot Toys,Flexible RC Robots for Kids,Remote Control Robot Toys with Dancing Singing Music and LED...
6 Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robotic Pool Vacuum Cleaner — Smart Navigation and Top Load Filter for an Ultimate Clean — Ideal for all Types of In-Ground Swimming Pools up to 50 Feet in Length Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robotic Pool Vacuum Cleaner — Smart Navigation and Top Load Filter for an...
7 The Cephalopod: Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish, and Nautilus T-Shirt The Cephalopod: Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish, and Nautilus T-Shirt
8 roborock Q5 Robot Vacuum with Strong 2700Pa Suction, Upgraded from S4 Max, LiDAR Navigation, Multi-Level Mapping, 180 mins Runtime, No-go Zones, Ideal for Carpets and Pet Hair roborock Q5 Robot Vacuum with Strong 2700Pa Suction, Upgraded from S4 Max, LiDAR Navigation,...
9 Elenco Teach Tech “Zivko The Robot”, Interactive A/I Capable Robot with Infrared Sensor, STEM Learning Toys for Kids 10+ Elenco Teach Tech “Zivko The Robot”, Interactive A/I Capable Robot with Infrared Sensor, STEM...
10 Pool and Spa Test Strips - Quick and Accurate Pool Test Strips - 7-1 Pool Test Kit - 100 Bromine, pH, Hardness and Chlorine Test Strips - with E-Book - 100 Water Test Strips - JNW Direct Pool and Spa Test Strips - Quick and Accurate Pool Test Strips - 7-1 Pool Test Kit - 100 Bromine,...
11 Ruko 1088 Smart Robots for Kids, Large Programmable Interactive RC Robot with Voice Control, APP Control, Present for 4 5 6 7 8 9 Years Old Kids Boys and Girls Ruko 1088 Smart Robots for Kids, Large Programmable Interactive RC Robot with Voice Control, APP...
12 Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner, Automatic Pool Vacuum with 60-90 Mins Working Time, Rechargeable Battery, IPX8 Waterproof for Above/In-Ground Swimming Pools Up to 861 Sq Ft Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner, Automatic Pool Vacuum with 60-90 Mins Working Time, Rechargeable...
13 Remote Control Robot Dog Toy with Touch Function and Voice Control, Rc Dog Robots Toys for Kids 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Year Old and up, Smart & Dancing Robot Toy, Imitates Animals Mini Pet Dog Robot Remote Control Robot Dog Toy with Touch Function and Voice Control, Rc Dog Robots Toys for Kids...
14 Dr. STEM Toys Innobot Coding Robot Toy | Robotics Science Kit for Kids Ages 8 & Up | Bluetooth Enabled, Easy to Build & Program, Performs Multiple Stunts & Chores | Kids Learn Coding as They Play Dr. STEM Toys Innobot Coding Robot Toy | Robotics Science Kit for Kids Ages 8 & Up | Bluetooth...
15 iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO (3550) Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum – Now Clean By Room With Smart Mapping, Empties Itself For Up To 60 Days, Works With Alexa, Ideal For Pet Hair, Carpets​ iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO (3550) Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum – Now Clean By Room With Smart Mapping,...
16 ALLCELE Robot Toys, Rechargeable RC Robots for Kids Boys, Remote Control Toy with Music and LED Eyes, Gift for Children Age 3 Years and Up - Blue ALLCELE Robot Toys, Rechargeable RC Robots for Kids Boys, Remote Control Toy with Music and LED...
17 GKanMore Pool Skimmer Net with 17-41 inch Telescopic Pole Leaf Skimmer Mesh Rake Net for Spa Pond Swimming Pool, Pool Cleaner Supplies and Accessories GKanMore Pool Skimmer Net with 17-41 inch Telescopic Pole Leaf Skimmer Mesh Rake Net for Spa Pond...
18 AIPER Automatic Pool Cleaner, Second Generation Robotic Pool Vacuum with Dynamic Dual-Drive Motors, Bottom Brush, 33ft Swivel Floating Cable, Ideal for Above/In Ground Pool Floor Cleaning AIPER Automatic Pool Cleaner, Second Generation Robotic Pool Vacuum with Dynamic Dual-Drive Motors,...
19 Dolphin Nautilus CC Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner - Ideal for Above and In-Ground Swimming Pools up to 33 Feet - with Large Capacity Top Load Filter Basket… Dolphin Nautilus CC Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner - Ideal for Above and In-Ground Swimming Pools up...
20 EduCuties Robot Toys for Kids,Programmable Remote Control Smart Walking Dancing Robot Toy Gift with Gesture & Sensing for Age 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old Boys for Birthday Gift Present EduCuties Robot Toys for Kids,Programmable Remote Control Smart Walking Dancing Robot Toy Gift with...

Tip: You can find many great chlorine tablets for your pool in our The 7 best chlorine tablets for the pool – guide.

Current Offers For Pool Robot

Here you will find a selection of current offers for pool robots.

FAQ About Pool Robots

How does a pool robot work?

The operation of a pool robot can be compared to that of a vacuum cleaner. That is why it is synonymously called a pool vacuum cleaner. A pool robot has a filter and an integrated pump. With a cleaning brush, impurities are loosened from the bottom and sucked up directly. This removes the dirt from the walls and from the water.

How often to use pool robot?

How often you should use the pool robot depends on your other cleaning routine. If you regularly use chlorine, flocculants and anti-algae agents, the water will be cleaner than if you use nothing of the sort. Depending on this, you can then turn on the robot about once a month. Also keep in mind that you have to clean the pool robot yourself.

Does a pool robot clean stairs?

There are models that can also clean the stairs and the walls of your pool. In our product recommendations you will find models that offer exactly that. This saves you the cleaning of these levels and the investment in the pool robot only pays off even more.

How much does a pool robot cost?

Pool robots are quite expensive. They usually cost between 900 and 2000 euros. Therefore, it is even more important that you are aware of what you expect from the device before buying. In our checklist you will find all the important criteria listed.

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.