Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaners

Any pool owner who is interested in spending more time enjoying their pool than they do cleaning it should consider an automatic robotic pool cleaner. In other words, everyone should look in to the cleaning assistance of a robotic cleaner. If you’re worried about choosing the right one for your pool’s needs, have a look at our top robotic pool cleaner picks to help you narrow down your search. We've narrowed it down to the three best pool cleaners per-type.

Product Overview - Editors Choice - All Pool Types

The Dolphin Quantum

The Dolphin Quantum is the little robot that could. Weighing only 14 pounds, the Quantum is small yet powerful and comes packed with all of Dolphin’s standard technology.

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Dolphin Quantum Robotic Pool Cleaner

Cleans Anywhere

The Quantum comes with SmartNav™ pool scanning to ensure it doesn’t miss or overlap any areas. This, paired with its HyperGrip™ rubber tracks, means that every inch—even the walls and rim of your pool—gets a thorough clean. While it climbs the walls, it’s also scrubbing them with its HyperBrush™, which spins at twice the speed of traditional brushes. As if climbing up the walls wasn’t enough, the Quantum can also move laterally with PowerStream™ mobility jets on the top and sides of the robot.

Designed for Everyone

The small, lightweight frame of the Quantum makes it easy to handle, and its ergonomic shape reduces water resistance as it cleans. All of this promotes efficiency throughout the entire cleaning process. Even after a full cleaning cycle, the robot doesn’t stay waterlogged or feel heavy thanks to its fast water release system. It truly is designed for easy handling.

Stands Up to All Debris

The Quantum’s filtration system is great for large and small debris alike. Its cartridge holds large debris, and the exchangeable filters catch fine contaminants as small as 2 microns. If you don’t need the extra-fine NanoFilter™, just pop off the filter and swap it for the regular size—which is super easy with the SnapLoc™ system.

Overall, the Quantum is great if you’re looking for a robotic cleaner that is easy to handle and gets the job done right in very little time. For more information on it, check out

Product Overview - All Pool Types (Runner Up)

The Aquabot Elite

The Aquabot Elite is the all-new robotic pool cleaner from Aqua Products, and it brings a lot of groundbreaking technology to the whole category. Just set this robot loose in your pool and watch it scrub away all your pool cleaning worries.

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Dolphin Quantum Robotic Pool Cleaner

Designed to Outperform

The Elite’s design balances form and function beautifully. Its lightweight frame reduces water friction and features an ergonomic carrying handle that doubles as a balancing ballast, plus it comes with a carrying caddy to make transporting it easy. Its powerful TripleCleanTM scrubbing brushes are driven by a set of water-optimized EverGripTM rubber tracks to prevent slipping and provide a firm grip on the pool wall as it scrubs.

A Smarter Clean

The internal systems of the Elite are just as impressive as its external features. A powerful JetForceTM filtration system maintains high suction by pushing large debris to the bottom of its 300 square inch capacity QuickDrawTM cartridges while the smallest contaminants are captured by the precise filters. These extra-large cartridges are also easily removed—even while the robot is still in the pool.

Highly Efficient

The Elite is powered by 24-volt DC motors that can help save your energy costs by up to 90%. Using only 180 watts of power, operation costs are as little as 5 cents per hour. Additionally, you can determine how often, and for how long, your robot cleans with programmable cleaning cycles. The Elite is a true example of energy efficiency with the ability to conserve resources while maximizing output.

Overall, the Elite does it all. Easy to use, reliable, and technologically ahead of its time in the robotic pool cleaning category. The Elite is the definition of easy pool maintenance. To learn more, visit

Product Overview - Best Above Ground Pool Cleaner

Dolphin Escape

Dolphin has upped the game for above ground pool cleaners with its all-new Escape. It comes standard with features that you don’t typically see on above ground pool cleaners—especially when you consider its listed at such a low price.

Dolphin escape Robotic Pool Cleaner

Scrubs Away Debris

A powerfully rotating scrubbing brush is a feature that is typically only seen on inground pool cleaners. Escape not only comes equipped with a brush, but with a HyperBrushTM, which spins at twice the speed of standard brushes. This allows the Escape to scrub away difficult contaminants and deliver a thorough clean.

Stays On Track

The Escape doesn’t just randomly mosey around the pool; it uses a pool mapping technology called SmartNav 2.0TM Robotic Scanning to ensure it doesn’t overlap previously cleaned paths or miss any areas. Additionally, it rides on a set of firmly gripping HyperGripTM Rubber Treads to prevent it from slipping on obstacles or floating away while cleaning. Together, these features ensure every inch of your pool is cleaned.

Runs Efficiently

One of the most amazing features of the Escape is its incredibly efficient 24-volt DC motors. These motors power the Escape through its 1.5-hour cleaning cycle using only 180 watts. In a category that might see up to 1800 watts used to clean, the Escape is far above and beyond the competition.

All in all, the Escape is a great choice for above ground pools or small pools. It would make a great partner to a pool owner who wants to spend less time cleaning, and more time enjoying their pool.

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