Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40i

Keeping a swimming pool clean is no easy task, any pool owner being aware of this fact. But these days matters have become simpler with the apparition of robot pool cleaners as these devices take care of filtering the water of impurities and cleaning the surfaces of the pool for you. One of the best products of this kind on the market is the Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40i, a model that you can have for a more than reasonable price. This product is ideal for above ground pools of all shapes that are made with vinyl, gunite, fiberglass, tile, or concrete, and that measure up to 40 feet in length. If you’re on the hunt for such a device to make your life easier and to enjoy more free time by getting rid of a tiring chore, check out the rest of our review to learn more about this product and decide if it’s the right choice for you or not.

Cleaning Performance

The top of the line product offers two cleaning cycles for you to choose from, more precisely a 1-hour cleaning cycle and a 2-hour cleaning cycle. It has a water mixing capability of 80 GPM, and the washable fine filter bag that it comes with is able to remove particles as small as 2 microns from the water. It can effectively clean the pool’s floor, walls, and coves but it doesn’t do well when it comes to climbing and cleaning the steps. Also, it can handle cleaning walls that have a 6-inch radius. It features the NeverStuck system that ensures it won’t get trapped in the corners of the pool or other tight spaces. Best of all, due to the fact that it features a 4-wheel drive system and an improved tread, it will navigate smoothly through the pool when cleaning it.

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Design and Accessories

The unit measures 21 inches by 18 inches by 19 inches, and it weighs approximately 22 pounds, so it won’t be difficult at all to take it out of the water when it finishes the cleaning cycle. The swivel cable that it features measures 40 feet in length, allowing the unit to effectively clean large sized pools. Unfortunately, this model does not come with a transport caddy that would have made it easier to store the unit. Nonetheless, this is a downside that doesn’t affect its quality or performance, so it can be overlooked.

Ease of Use

While it’s true that the unit doesn’t come with a transport caddy, this is a downside that doesn’t affect its quality too much as the unit’s compact dimensions make it easy to take it out of the water and store it. Unfortunately, this model lacks another convenience feature, more precisely a lift system that would have made the unit lift itself out of the water instead of having you do this procedure by yourself. Also, it lacks a remote control that you could have used to change the unit’s settings without moving out of your sunbed. On the upside, this model is actually very easy to care for as it features top access to the filter, meaning that cleaning the unit’s filter is an easy task that won’t take a lot of time or require the use of special tools. In addition, due to the fact that it features the Hydro-Robotic technology, this product comes with fewer parts despite the fact that it provides a great suction power, the fewer parts that it features translating into cheaper repairs and little maintenance work as well.

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Operating Costs

Due to its outstanding performance and design, it helps you save a lot of money that you would have spent on cleaning the pool with various chemicals. Also, it helps save on water and backwashing due to the fact that the debris it encounters and captures is self-contained in the unit. Overall, the unit helps you save up to 30 percent on the total chemical usage due to the enhanced water circulation and filtration that it offers. In addition, it reduces costs on the electric bills considerably as well, consuming only 5 cents per cycle hour when operating due to the fact that it boasts a low 150W power consumption. The features that help make it so energy efficient and desirable are the superior suction, the 4-wheel drive system, and the short cleaning cycles.

Warranty and Support

This model is covered by a 1-year warranty, during this first year after purchase the unit being repaired or replaced free of charge by the manufacturer if it malfunctions. In case you have difficulties operating the unit, you want to ask certain questions about it, or you want to ask for someone to come and take a look at it to see if it’s functioning well, you can contact customer support over the telephone number listed on the manufacturer’s website.