Best Mid-Range Robotic Pool Cleaners of 2020
Here are the Top Robotic cleaners based on my testing. I tried each one in various pools and different levels of debris. The ranking is based on many factors and some, of course, are better than others. But there are also factors such as cost, weight, and features such as a remote control and how low they filter down to in particle size known as microns. A standard D.E. pool filter will filter down to 3-5 microns, a cartridge filter down to 10-20 microns -so you get the idea of how well a cleaner will filter and trap debris. So the ranking is based on these factors as well as other reviews from customers who have the cleaner. No one pays me for my reviews and I don't work for any of the companies so the rankings are as unbiased as they can be.
Here are the Robotic Pool Cleaners priced around $500 or less making them similar in price to a high-end suction side cleaner. They are good entry level cleaners and if you are on a budget this is the category for you. Even though the price point is low these are still great cleaners that offer a lot of great features.
Best Low-Range Robotic Pool Cleaners
#2 Hayward SharkVac
The SharVac is a good entry level robotic cleaner priced in the low mid-range. It is a top loading cleaner with cartridge filters that can clean down to 5 microns. The lower priced model just cleans the floors and coves of the pool. They do make a more pricey version that cleans to the waterline and has a beach entry sensor. But this standard model has a 2-hour timer and works well. It comes with a one year warranty.
Pros: Top loading debris chamber, great cleaning pattern, easy to use, front scrub brush.
Cons: Only the XL version climbs the walls, one year warranty
#4 Aquabot Breeze XLS
The Aquabot Breeze XLS is designed to clean residential In-Ground Pools of all sizes and surfaces. The Breeze XLS will vacuum and micro-filter dirt, debris, and contaminants from the pool’s floor, cove and a lower wall with *radius. The Breeze XLS is equipped with a fixed brush underneath the cleaner to agitate algae and film on surfaces. Additionally, our patented Power Washing Jets loosen stubborn dirt and debris.
Pros: Cleans the entire pool quickly, compact and lightweight, filters down to 2 microns. Cord Swivel
#3 Aquabot Breeze SE
The Aquabot Breeze SE is one of Aquabot's newest robotic pool cleaners. It is loaded with features but is priced at the entry level price point of under $500. Aquabot is the leading manufacturer of robotic cleaners and the Breeze SE is a great machine. Below I will detail some of the features that make the Breeze SE a Top Pick for a robotic pool cleaner for your pool.
Pros: Wheels are good for all surfaces, moves fast, climbs most walls, Filters down to 2 microns, 2-year warranty -
#1 Dolphin Proteus DX3
The DX3 is on the upper level of the low range of cleaners in price and features. It is designed to clean the pool floors and walls up to the waterline. It comes with a scrubbing brush on the front and 50 ft of cord. It also features a power supply with a programmable timer so you can schedule the cleaner for a weekly cleaning cycle. The top loading debris chamber is also very large.
Pros: Cleans most pools in 2 hours