If you’re like me, you love soaking up the sun by your swimming pool, but you might not love the idea of spending countless hours scrubbing and vacuuming to keep it crystal clear (also, like me).

Fear not, because we’ve got a secret weapon for you – the mighty robotic pool cleaner.

Get ready to meet your new poolside BFF, as we share why using a robotic pool cleaner is the smartest move you can make for your wet oasis of relaxation and the best robotic pool cleaners in Australia for 2023.

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About Robotic Pool Cleaners

What about them? Ha. Remember the days when you’d put on your snorkel and goggles and plunge into the pool, not knowing what surprises might lurk beneath the surface? It’s time to say goodbye to those days!

Robotic pool cleaners are the unsung heroes of the pool world, the quiet cog-wheeled champions who sweat beneath the surface to ensure your pool stays as inviting as a tropical lagoon. Okay, slightly over-dramatic to get the point across, but… we’re going to dive headfirst into the world of robotic pool cleaners, exploring why they’re the must-have gadget for anyone who loves the water.

Robotic pool cleaners are remarkable machines, not only incredibly effective but also surprisingly affordable. They’re not just fancy gadgets for tech enthusiasts; they’re practical, efficient, and designed to make your life easier.

With these smart little fellas, you can trust that your pool will be as clean as a whistle. These little workhorses are like underwater Roombas (but way smarter), diligently cleaning every nook and cranny of your in-ground pool, ensuring you never have to deal with mystery pool gunk again.

Why Use a Robotic Pool Cleaner

Let’s face it, weekends are meant for fun, not for hours of pool maintenance drudgery.

Robotic pool cleaners are your ticket to poolside paradise without the hassle. Simply purchase the right one that fits your pool requirements, drop it into your in-ground pool, push a button, and let it do its thing.

You can sit back, relax, and enjoy your favourite poolside beverage while your robotic sidekick takes care of business. Talk about a win-win!

Also, back to the point of your pool buddy having a higher IQ than a Roomba, robotic pool cleaners don’t just wander aimlessly around. They use advanced sensors and algorithms to map your pool’s dimensions and calculate the most efficient cleaning path. Think of it as your pool’s very own GPS-equipped cleaning butler.

To go one step further, if you’re eco-conscious like us, you’ll be thrilled to know that robotic pool cleaners are also kind to our planet. They use less water and energy than traditional pool cleaning methods, making them a green choice for maintaining your pool’s sparkle. Plus, they help reduce the need for harsh chemicals, which is better for both your skin and the environment.

Not to mention, robotic pool cleaners are pretty self-reliant, and fairly easy maintenance.

They have their own filtration systems, so they don’t put extra strain on your pool’s filter and pump. This means fewer filter replacements and lower energy bills for you. With a robotic pool cleaner, you don’t need to be poolside to supervise.

The best robotic pool cleaners come with timers, remote controls, and even smartphone apps that let you schedule cleaning sessions. So whether you’re at work, on vacation, or just lounging in your hammock, your pool will stay in tip-top shape.

Now that you can barely contain yourself to pick one up immediately, here is our expert review of the 5 best robotic pool cleaners, so you can make the perfect choice.

Best Robotic Pool Cleaners Expert Review 2023

1. Best Budget Robotic Pool Cleaner

Let’s start the list with a pool cleaner that is a real bang for your buck, the Aiper Seagull SE Cordless Robotic Cleaner. It’s rare to find a robotic cleaner that’s affordable and effective, but the Aiper Seagull SE fits the bill.

Aiper Seagull SE Cordless Robotic Cleaner

Aiper Seagull SE – Specifications

  • Ideal Pool Size: Up to 12m
  • Cleaning Coverage: Floor only
  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 1.5 hours (charge time 2.5 hours)
  • Power Supply: Cordless, 2 lithium batteries (supplied)
  • Brush Type: All terrain brushes
  • Brushing: Active brushing for thorough pool cleaning
  • Filter: Small filter size, great for everyday debris
  • Weight: 4.75kg
  • Cable Length: –
  • Warranty: 1 year.

This is a good pool cleaner at the low end of the price range that can handle fine and medium-sized debris. There aren’t any smart features, but it has powerful dual-drive motors, and is equipped with four 3-colour LED lights to communicate the device’s status.

It also has a self-parking function, the pool cleaner will automatically stop near the edge of your pool when the battery is low or when a cleaning cycle has been completed. The included hook makes retrieving your Seagull SE simple without the need to get wet. The Aiper Seagull SE is a good starter robot cleaner if you’re on the fence about purchasing a pool cleaner.

2. Best for Above-ground Pools Robotic Pool Cleaner

Even if you’re an above-ground pool owner, you can still join in on the robotic fun with this guy, the Dolphin Escape. This pool cleaner delivers unmatched performance for any above ground or in-ground pool at an unthinkable cost. Perfect for any shape swimming pool made with vinyl, fibreglass, or gunite.

Dolphin Escape

Dolphin Escape – Specifications

  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 1.5 hours
  • Power Supply: Standard
  • Brush Type: Standard active scrubbing hyperbrush
  • Brushing: Active brushing for thorough pool cleaning
  • Filter: Large basket
  • Weight: 6.5kg
  • Cable Length: 12.2m
  • Warranty: 2 years

With its lightweight design, easy access top-load filter, and plug’n’play features the Dolphin Escape is the perfect robotic pool cleaner for your above-ground pool. Finally, this robotic swimming pool cleaner has CleverClean™ Coverage – Precise Navigation System: The advanced scanning software and navigation system ensure the floors, walls and water line are fully covered using the most efficient route.

3. Best Smart Robotic Pool Cleaner

Brace yourself for a truly incredible cleaning experience with this powerhouse robotic swimming pool cleaner, with WiFi connectivity. The Dolphin M400 robotic pool cleaner cleans the walls, floor and waterline with optimal pool coverage, regardless of pool shape, slope or obstacles. Always Connected with the MyDolphin Plus app so you have control of your robot in your hand at any time.

Dolphin Escape

Dolphin M400 – Specifications

  • Ideal Pool Size: up to 15m
  • Cleaning Coverage: Floor, walls and waterline
  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 2.5 hours
  • Brush Type: Wonder Brush (WB) for smooth surfaces/Combined Brush (CB) for coarse surfaces
  • Power Supply: On/off power supply with weekly timer
  • Brushing: Triple active scrubber brushing for effective pool cleaning
  • Filter: Fine and ultra-fine cartridge for fine and rough debris
  • Cable Length: 18m
  • Swivel Cable: Helps prevent cable tangles
  • Weight: 11kg
  • Caddy: Included as standard
  • Warranty: 3 years (limited)

To top it off, the Dolphin M400 has a Dynamic Dual Drive Motor for optimal swimming pool manoeuvrability and coverage, regardless of shape, slope and obstacles. You are definitely onto a winner with this one.

4. Best Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner

You definitely don’t have to keep this guy on a leash for a perfect job. Well, he has no leash. The PoolBot B300 from Robot My Life is a cordless convenience wrapped in plastic. He’s a heavy-duty robotic pool cleaner with 4 high-performance scrubbers, and with a robust 100W motor and 4-hour runtime capability.

Best cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner: poolbot b300
  • Ideal Pool Size: up to 250m/sq
  • Cleaning Coverage: 7 cleaning modes for floor, walls and waterline
  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 2.4 hours with a 4-hour work capacity
  • Power Supply: Cordless, 10AH battery (4-hour charging time)
  • Brush Type: 4 independent heavy-duty scrubbers
  • Filter: 5.4-litre basket and a 180-micron filter
  • Pool Type: Inground and above ground
  • Type of Debris: Medium (Nuts, Twigs, Large amounts of long leaves, etc.)
  • Cable + swivel: cordless
  • Caddy: No
  • Smart Phone Control: Yes
  • Weight: 8kg
  • Warranty: 2 years

As independent as he is, the PoolBot B300 offers Smart Navigation and App Control: to help you define your working area and pool vacuum shape through the inbuilt app.

Choose your pool configuration, opt for the floor-only setting, wall-only setting, or go for a full pool clean.

5. Best Premium Robotic Pool Cleaner

Of course, no expert review would be complete without listing a premium pool cleaner. The Dolphin ACTIVE X6 robotic pool cleaner is the state of the art technology from the world’s premier robot cleaner manufacturer, Maytronics.

Featuring the latest design, for maximum cleaning performance, the Active X6 makes it super-easy to look after your swimming pool, keeping it clean and ready for fun, with minimum effort and hassle.

Dolphin ACTIVE X6

Dolphin ACTIVE X6 – Specifications

  • Ideal Pool Size: up to 15m
  • Cleaning Coverage: Floor, walls and waterline
  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 hours
  • Power Supply: Cycle selector, weekly timer, delay start, LED Filter indicator + more
  • Brush Type: All terrain PVC brushes with advanced dynamic active scrubber
  • Filter: Multi-layer filter basket for fine and coarse debris
  • App connectivity for control and programming: Always Connected MyDolphin™ Plus app – Full featured programming
  • Navigation and manoeuvrability: CleverClean scanning with gyro navigation and dynamic-dual drive PowerStream mobility system
  • Caddy: Included
  • Cable + swivel: 18m with swivel
  • Weight: 11.5kg
  • Warranty: 3 years (limited)

The Dolphin ACTIVE X6 robotic pool cleaner is Climate Care Certified, and is equipped with the CleverClean™ Coverage – Precise Navigation System. It also features Wi-Fi connectivity via the MyDolphin Plus app, Powerstream Mobility System, and dynamic dual drive motor, making this pool cleaner a definite premium poolside addition.

6. Best Overall Robotic Pool Cleaner

With its Sensor Nav System™, the Zodiac EVOLUX5050 iQ™ robotic range identifies the configuration of your pool to optimise the cleaning path and cleaning time. The patented cyclone suction guarantees extremely powerful and long-lasting suction, making this robot the best in the business.

Zodiac EvoluX5050 iQ

Zodiac EVOLUX5050 iQ™ – Specifications

  • Ideal Pool Size: up to 12 x 6m
  • Cleaning Coverage: Floor, walls and waterline
  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 1.5 / 2 hours
  • Power Supply: 30V DC / 150W
  • Brush Type: All terrain brushes with active scrubber
  • Filter: Dual stage filtration with 150µ/60µ filter canisters
  • App connectivity for control and programming: iAquaLink™ App
  • Navigation and manoeuvrability: Sensor Nav System™
  • Patented Lift System™ makes for easy pool removal
  • Patented Cyclonic Suction technology
  • Weight: 10kg
  • Warranty: 2 years

The power of control at your fingertips smartphone connectivity has now won over every sector, including swimming pools. Thanks to the intuitive iAquaLink™ App, you can remotely operate your Zodiac EVOLUX5050 iQ robotic cleaner and review the progress of the cleaning cycle. What can we say? It’s simply the best.

No More Diving into the Unknown

So there you have our expert review.

Using a robotic pool cleaner is like having a tireless pool butler who goes to great lengths to ensure your pool is always ready for a swim.

Say goodbye to the hassle of manual cleaning and hello to more fun, relaxation, and epic pool parties.

You have one thing left to do, get in contact with us now, so we can roll out this game-changer for you, just in time for summer.