Warranty and Support
Summary : Cleanings costs less than 5 cents per cycle hour. Just plug-n-play, no pre-installation needed and no connections to existing pool systems.
Swimming pools are great to have in your home with swimming being a very healthy sport and one of the very necessary ones. There are very efficient water filters around for pools, and covering pools and cleaning the water is not too much of a problem once you have the proper system. But one of the major issues that people face with swimming pools is cleaning the inner ground and walls of the pool since the dust and particles that settle around it can both affect the water filter systems and cause health issues to the swimmers.
A very helpful machine you can have to solve these issues is a robotic in-ground swimming pool cleaner, and one of the most inexpensive yet cost-effective ones you can find is the Aquabot AB cleaner. Coming with a 1-year warranty, the product is built to clean your pool to make it look brand new.
It should also be mentioned that the Aquabot Classic comes in two models: the Aquabot Classic and the Aquabot Classic Platinum. The platinum version, as can be guessed, comes with a few extra features that will be discussed a little in this review.
The blue and white Aquabot is a relatively larger product than others of its kind as it dimensions are 18-inch length by 21-inch width and 19-inch height. This does ensure more surface area for scrubbers and filters, but the weight does increase, and the product weighs at a slightly heavy weight of 35 pounds compared to its rivals. The product comes with a 50-foot cord that plugs into the transformer.
That said, the design of the cleaner is a little less attractive than others of its kind and it doesn’t come with a caddy. But then again, users want results and not an attractive looking machine, so the only real issue is that it doesn’t come with a caddy which means the issue is moving it to and from the pool.
Also mentioning details about the Aquabot Classic Platinum, we will say that the platinum model comes with a better-looking design that comes with a 60-foot cable with a swivel that prevents tangling of the cord.
Micro-Filtration System and PVC Brushes
With quality components and programming (that is to be discussed later), the Aquabot AB Classic is a product designed to clean pools efficiently and effectively in under 6 hours. It ensures good results and will clean pools to being almost brand new, and both models of the Aquabot feature the micro-filtration system called the 2-micron EZ clean basket system which is self-contained, making it hassle free and ensuring no need for extra maintenance. The micro-filtration system is well designed and built into it. It traps dust and other small particles and purifies water efficiently at a stunning rate of thousands of gallons of water per hour.
In addition to that, the PVC scrubbing brushes are effective in gripping onto the surface well and they work efficiently to clean even the slipperiest of surfaces with a hard grip that is unaffected by water or the characteristics of the surface. This results in clean and surprising results that will leave you pleased with how clean you pool looks.
Adding to the physical features, the programming of the cleaner is impressive since it’s pre-programmed to efficiently scrub, clean and filter swimming pools to its fullest. It’s not remote controlled and is completely automated with an auto-reverse feature, which means it can clean corners and edges well and will not be interrupted by ladders, slides or stairs.
These features ensure an intelligent cleaner that will recognize the corners and edges of your pool, increasing the chances of leaving the pool utterly spotless and even the water will be purified to a surprising amount.
- Smaller and lighter, making it easy to carry around.
- Compact blue and white design.
- Comes with a one-year warranty.
- Auto-reverse feature and not remote controlled, meaning it doesn’t require manual efforts during use. Adding to that, the pre-programmed Aquabot ensures effective cleaning of any pool in the set time, resulting in spotless surfaces.
- The PVC brushes have a super grip and ensure good cleaning and shiny surfaces, unhindered by slippery surfaces.
- A 2-micron continuous bag filters water well and is self-contained, lowering the need for extra maintenance and no hassles. This ensures that the cleaner purifies thousands of gallons of water per hour.
- The platinum model of the Aquabot Cleaner has extra features and costs only a little more than the Aquabot Classic itself. It adds a programmable power supply and a swivel that ensures that no tangles occur in the cord during use.
- Doesn’t come with a caddy, making it hard to carry around.
- The design is not as attractive as other products of the same kind.
- No swivel in the cord of the Aquabot Classic version may lead to tangles, which need to be fixed before continuing the cleaning process.
- It takes a very long, 6-hour period to clean pools, which is very shocking for a product with auto-reverse features. This means that the cleaning process has to be supervised by the user.
User Reviews and Conclusion
According to user reviews, the Aquabot Classic fares below most of the other choices in robotic pool cleaners within similar costs and although almost half of the users have given it a 5-star rating, a shocking quarter of the users have given the product only a one-star rating. Many users have also complained about having to repair the cleaner a lot. So these statistics must be taken into consideration when buying the product, but in lieu of them, the Aquabot is definitely a handy product in cleaning pools. A good alternative would be to look into the Platinum version.