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Best robotic pool cleaners in Australia

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The best robotic pool cleaners in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team analysed and selected these products based on a selection of customer reviews, retail analysis and consensus from pool industry experts as well as thorough research of product features.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best robotic pool cleaner for most people: Maytronics Dolphin Triton Plus

Pros

  • Has split brushes and dual drive motors
  • Intelliscan technology that scans a pool's dimensions and shape

Cons

  • Customers have reported that the smart technology can see it mistake a shadow for dirt
  • Some customers have reported annoyance at the lack of ability to adjust the cleaning cycle

Price (RRP): $1,117

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Why we chose it

With glowing reviews from retailers, industry experts and customers alike on Pool Cleaners Pro, Vacuum Mania, Amazon and The Spruce, the Dolphin Triton Plus is a stand-out pool cleaner across the board.

This pool cleaner can clean the surface of the water in just hours and comes with a caddy for easy storage and portability.

It weighs under 7.5kg, has an extra large top-loading filter basket, works off a weekly scheduler and can clean small and large pools while not blowing out power bills.


Best cheap robotic pool cleaner: Robo Tek Robo Plus

Robo Tek Robo Plus

Pros

  • Pumps 290 litres per minute
  • Can adjust to cleaning the floor only

Cons

  • Reported to occasionally tangle its cable
  • Heavier than some other cleaners on the market

Price (RRP): $1,860

Why we chose it

The Robo Plus is definitely among the more budget conscious of the Robo Tek range but is heartily endorsed by Product Reviews and customers from Dad's Pool Shop, Pool And Spa Warehouse and the Robo Tek website.

Customers have reported high satisfaction with its cleaning efficiency and speed, its ability to clean up large debris, as well as granular mess. Its cycle time ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours, with a dry weight of 12.5kg, 4 sponge wheels and 2 filter upgrades that come as part of the package.


Best mid-range robotic pool cleaner: Maytronics Dolphin M400

Pros

  • 8.5kg weight makes it easy to move where it needs to go
  • Works for beach entry pools

Cons

  • Some reviews have commented on how quickly the brushes can wear out
  • Has been reported to miss corners

Price (RRP): $2,299

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Why we chose it

The Maytronics Dolphin M400 captures everything you would need for a mid-range price point. Reviews across Product Reviews, Amazon, Pool Spa and Warehouse and Best Pool Supplies are glowing in its praise of its ability to perform its task without skimping on price or blowing the bank.

With swivel cable tangle prevention system, dual drive machine and brushes for both smooth and coarse surfaces, the M400 has all the key elements needed to maintain a pool's cleanliness.

Weighing 11kg and with a cable that stretches out across 18 metres, this model is compact enough while more than capable of a big workload. It can be controlled by an app, has the standard supply and is suitable for pools up to 12 metres in size.


Best high-end robotic pool cleaner: Maytronics Dolphin Premier Robotic Pool Cleaner

Pros

  • Quick and simple setup
  • Comes with both filter cartridges and a bag filter

Cons

  • Reportedly not strong at cleaning steps
  • Some users have claimed to have difficulties getting their cleaner serviced

Price (RRP): $2,999

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Why we chose it

The flagship model in the Dolphin range seems to live up to its status as the premier robotic pool cleaner according to a variety of reviews on Amazon, YouTube and product review websites. While the price tag is a little heavier than others on the market, customer satisfaction seems to have been achieved with the extra money seemingly correlating to less work and fewer problems.

With a tangle-free cord, multiple filter options and advanced algorithms delivering an efficient clean, this is a single button, plug and play device that after setup would appear to involve little human input and frustration.


Best suction pool cleaner: Zodiac MX6

Pros

  • Customers say it works well on the sides of the pool
  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • Some users say it struggles to pick up grass and leaves at the bottom of the pool
  • Not the best option for large pools

Price (RRP): $499

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Why we chose it

The Zodiac MX6 was consistently rated highly on lists of the best suction pool cleaners on user review websites such as Pool Care Guy, Product Review, Amazon, Pool and Spa Warehouse and Best Pool Supplies.

It has a low-flow design with a 90-degree twist lock elbow, seven 1.2-metre twist lock hose lengths, a flow regulator valve and easy to connect swivelling hoses. It comes with cyclonic vacuum technology, X-drive navigation to ensure intelligent cleaning and a lightweight build that ensures mobility.


Methodology

  • Our editorial team compared more than 36 pool cleaners from 14 manufacturers.
  • We analysed customer reviews (as of December 2020) as well as expert reviews.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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