If pool cleaners would have a favorite manufacturer, it would be Aquabot, a reliable brand that aims to provide the latest technologies in the field for the past 30 years. Their newest product is called Aquabot Spirit and is the embodiment of all the discoveries and innovations the manufacturer has made during their experience. This device is suitable for both inground and above ground pools and it can successfully handle pools of any shape measuring up to 60 ft. in length. Despite the superior performance, this unit has an average price tag, making it even more appealing and trustworthy. Let’s see what it can do to keep your pool cleaner and safer for swimming.
The product comes with pre-programmed cleaning cycles that last 1 or 2 hours and includes an automatic shut-off that turns off the power at the end of the cycles to prevent accidents and energy waste. The intelligent navigation guides the unit alongside the pool and although it doesn’t feature obstacle sensors, it rarely bumps into things and remains stuck. It will clean not only the pool floor but also the walls and the steps due to the 6” radius that allows it to incline. Some of its characteristics are:
Keep in mind that this unit doesn’t come with brushes so it doesn’t actually scrub the dirt off, meaning you will have to do that yourself, which is its biggest drawback. We keep wondering why the manufacturer skipped putting brushes on this unit that would have made it 100% efficient. Regardless, all the debris is collected in the two filter bags that can capture impurities as small as 2 microns.
Nevertheless, it is a good looking pool cleaner that you will enjoy having wandered around. You will surely love the compact design that measures only 21.3 x 19.3 x 18 inches and the 25 pounds weight that makes it easily portable. As Aquabot has accustomed to their clients, this product comes in a blue housing and includes a large handle at the top that eases lifting and submerging the unit in the pool. The cleaner boasts a patented and lightweight TwinBody chassis that makes it very easy to maneuver. The design includes a top-loading filter and a 40-feet long 360° swivel cable that reduces tangling. What this model lacks is a transport caddy that would have made it easier to store and a remote for simpler operating.
One of the main qualities of the product is the fact that it’s so simple to use. Starting with the user-friendly touchscreen control and the top-loading filter provided by the TwinBody chassis that makes maintenance a breeze, it’s clear that the manufacturer designed it with convenience in mind. You won’t have to turn it upside down and open trap doors to reach the filters since all you have to do is remove the upper part of the device. Operating it is as easy as playing with a toy because there aren’t any complicated controls to confuse you. Separated from the cleaner, there is a control unit that plugs in and features a touchscreen control panel with all the necessary buttons and commands. One drawback would be the lack of a lift system that would remove the cleaner from the pool but if you consider how lightweight it is, you will shortly get over this aspect. Also, not including a remote control is another mistake the manufacturer made.
Automatic pool cleaners tend to consume a lot of energy during the cleaning cycle because they usually operate for a long period of time. You can forget about this concern with this unit that is more money-saving than most of the pressure side and suction side cleaners that either use a consuming pump or operate off of the main pool pump you have. This unit uses a separate power supply of the only 180W that results in up to 90% less electricity during a cleaning cycle without cutting on performance. Being extremely lightweight and relying on large rubber tires add to the efficiency of this unit and limit its energy use as well. As such, keeping your pool clean will cost you around $0.05, a fraction of what you would have paid if you were to use another pool cleaner.
Judging by how important warranty is when purchasing an item you will be heavily using, we can say that the manufacturer of this pool cleaner really cares for your investment so they offer a 2-year warranty that will cover all the defects the unit might show. However, pay attention to how you handle and maintain the product because any damaged caused by your fault will lead to voiding the warranty. For any question you might have regarding this pool cleaner and more from Aquabot, you can visit the website and contact the Customer Service department.