Cleaning your pool can be quite tiresome if you’re not using the proper tools, especially in this day and age when there are so many devices to choose from. One such device takes care of cleaning the pool by itself without any input from your part, doing a much more efficient job than a human ever could if we are to be totally honest. We are, of course, talking about automatic pool cleaners.
These devices work with your pool’s filtration mechanism to ensure the removal of all debris from the water without the need for you to operate them. This being said, there are quite a few out there to choose from and each has its own particularities. To make it easier for you to pick one that best suits your needs, we put together a list of the ten best automatic pool cleaners money can buy.
10Zodiac MX8 Suction-Side Cleaner
This powerful suction-side cleaner from Baracuda uses a cyclonic vacuum technology which ensures that it will capture a great deal of debris while maintaining maximum cleaning power throughout the process. It also benefits from an X-Drive technology which provides the device with advanced dual navigation so as to cover the pool with no hang ups. As such, this pool cleaner will clean a pool’s floor, walls, and waterline regardless of the pool’s shape.
9Smartpool NC22 SmartKleen-Robotic Pool Cleaner
Thanks to its intelligent navigation feature, this automatic pool cleaner doesn’t require walls to change direction while doing its job. Also interesting is the fact that it can clean virtually any surface while its quick drain system makes it easy to remove from the pool when the job is done. Furthermore, this direction-drive powered pool cleaner has a 2-hour auto shut-off feature aimed at preventing any potential accidents.
8Hayward 2025ADC PoolVac XL Automatic Suction Pool Cleaner
Although aimed at concrete pools, there are no real limitations as to where you can use this particular pool cleaner. Among its many useful features, this pool cleaner benefits from a SmartDrive steering system designed to help the device navigate the pool without any hold ups. Not only that but it also has an enhanced suction path designed to efficiently pick up debris regardless of its size.
7Pentair GW9500 Kreepy Krauly Great White Inground Pool Cleaner
This automatic in-ground pool cleaner features a vacuum port door fitting which features a spring-loaded cover for added safety. On top of this, it also has a unique turning mechanism designed to allow the device to escape difficult areas around the pool. Also worth mentioning is the fact that it can handle gunite, fiberglass, vinyl, or any other surfaces with no limitations whatsoever on a straight 15-inch path.
6Hayward Poolvergnuegen Automatic 2-Wheel Suction Cleaner
Not only dues this pool cleaner have a 2-wheel drive proven to be extremely efficient in pools of any size but it also has patented self-adjusting turbine vanes designed to provide maximum power at any flow while allowing the passage of large debris. Furthermore, this device has patented tire treads for enhanced climbing and obstacle management and an adjustable roller skirt aimed at optimizing suction levels on uneven surfaces.
5Hayward 700 Diver Dave Above-Ground Automatic Pool Cleaner
It may look funny but we assure you that Hayward’s 700 Diver Dave Automatic Pool Cleaner is as professional as they come. This pool cleaner benefits from a unique turbine/gearing system which provides constant balanced water flow without making too much noise in the process. It also has an ingenious contoured head design that allows its steering pattern to be done as quickly as possible.
4XtremepowerUS Automatic Vacuum-generic Kreepy Krauly Climb Wall Pool Cleaner
This particular pool cleaner is designed to handle any inground pool regardless of size, shape, or construction. It does so without requiring any additional tools or attachments due to the fact that it works by being attached to your filtration system. We should point out, however, that it requires a pool pump of at least 3/5 hp or 1,600ghp to function up to its standards and that it doesn’t require any electricity.
3Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner
Dolphin’s Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner can clean a pool’s floor, cove, and walls with no limitations to speak of. This being said, it is recommended that you use it on inground residential pools because of its construction. Speaking of construction, this pool cleaner is lightweight and easy-to-use, a design that makes it not only easy to install but also very easy to store.
2BARACUDA G3 Advanced Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner
What makes this particular pool cleaner stand out is its quiet, powerful suction motor capable of working with both low-speed or high-speed pumps alike. It also features a FlowKeeper valve which automatically regulates water flow to maintain peak cleaning performance even when working with low-speed pumps. At the same time, it has a wheel deflector to help it move around tight corners and scuff-resistant hoses to eliminate scuffs throughout the pool.
1Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner
Zodiac’s Polaris Vac-Speed 280 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner is without a doubt, one of the best automatic pool cleaners on the market today. Capable of working in any inground pool with a Polaris booster pump, this high-end pool cleaner will handle debris like no other pool cleaner out there. To add to its potency, it comes equipped with a 31 ft feed hose which when paired with a double jet system, guarantees a perfect sweep, scrub, or vacuum job in almost half the time it would take with regular pool cleaning devices.