Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40I is a reliable pool cleaner for large above ground pools. It's high suction power can remove even the largest debris so you can have your pool clean at all times. We liked the affordable price and the overall performance of this device, although it does lack some features.
Many people find pool cleaning a tiresome chore and most of them try to avoid it, but not anymore thanks to the invention of the robotic pool cleaners. Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40I is such a cleaner that works in above-ground pools and uses the latest technology to collect debris from the water and to filter huge amounts of water in s short amount of time. For prices ranging from $325 to $400, you can get this robotic pool cleaner and have it do the job so you don’t have to.
You will be surprised at how easy to use this automatic pool cleaner is and you will never want to clean your pool by yourself again. This model is suitable for many pool shapes including rectangle, lap, round, oval, l-shape or kidney pools and due to the sturdy design, it adheres to a variety of surfaces like tile, fiberglass, vinyl or concrete. As for size, it can handle even the largest pools due to its high suction power that can filter large amounts of water. Not only it cleans the pool floor, but it also reaches the walls as long as the pool to wall transition is curved enough to allow it to stick to the surface. This robotic pool cleaner has a 4,800 GPH filtration rate, meaning it can filter up to 4,800 gallons of water every hour. The fine filter can retain impurities up to 2 microns in size, so nothing will get through the filter and into your water. The loading is made through the top and that is also where you will remove the filter when you will want to wash it. Besides the fine microfiber filter, it also comes with a spare mesh filter for larger debris. It is equipped with the latest Hydro-Robotic technology that ensures maximum efficiency, durability, safety, and low energy consumption. The cleaning cycles can be set at intervals of 1 hour or 2 hours, time in which it will absorb and retain every debris in the water in your pool.
Cleaning your pool will become much easier with the help of this pool robot that can reach almost anywhere on the pool’s area, even on the stairs, although it might fall sometimes and you should be there to lift it. Since it was designed for curved pools with a minimum 6” radius, it doesn’t clean corners very well because it doesn’t have a deflector that would keep it from getting stuck in corners. However, it does include a NeverStuck system that allows it to easily roll over obstacles like drain covers. This unit features a 1 and 2-hour timer so that you can choose for how long to use the robotic pool cleaner.
In what regards the design, this is a sturdy device that measures 17.5 x 18.3 x 11.9 inches and weighs 22 pounds. The wide base prevents it from falling or flipping over when it reaches the pool walls and the relatively large wheels add to its stability and power to roll over bumps. It is made of a strong plastic material in a blue shade to mimic the color of the water and even the surface of the pool. The 40′ swivel cable keeps it from getting tangled in the long cords and non-marring wheels prevent damage to the material of the pool. The wheels can be adjusted with a small movable peg that determines the direction in which the pool cleaner will travel
Thanks to the latest technology it is equipped with, this automatic pool robot helps you save energy as it only requires 150 watts, which means an operating cost of around 5 cents per hour. The soft rubber on the wheels not only reduce the scratching on the pool surface but also ensure a higher adherence that will result in a faster operating and a lower consumption. Considering it won’t slip, it will spend less time cleaning, therefore the pool cleaner will be more energy-efficient. Another feature that minimizes the consumption is the programmable timer that allows you to set the device to work at a certain time only when you need it.
This model comes fully assembled and ready to be plugged in and used and thanks to the swivel cable it will retract the remaining cord so it doesn’t get stuck in it. When you want to remove the filter and wash it, you can easily access it through the top side and because it comes with 2 types of filters you can use it on a wide range of debris. The powerful suction manages to pull leaves, dirt, twigs, and grime off the bottom of the pool and the improved tread ensures better traction on the surface of the pool. Although it is not the smallest model available, this robotic pool cleaner is relatively light and compact so it will be easy to store and maneuver. It comes with a 1-year warranty that covers the repairs on parts and labor and even the replacement of the faulty item with a new one.
To better understand how this robot pool cleaner works, you must understand its movement. It uses a back/forth motion when cleaning your pool. The axle of the unit is positioned on an angle in order to help the robot move in a wider or tighter curve on the return path, depending on what the situation requires. Know that the amount of time it takes for the unit to make a pass can’t be changed, as it is implemented in the system of the robot. However, you may adjust the duration of the cleaning cycle, the unit making the necessary changes to comply to the cycle that you have requested.
|Specs||Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40I|
|Dimensions||17.5” x 18.3” x 11.9”|
|Pool Type||Above Ground Pool|
|Cleaning Cycles||30 minutes cleaning cycle|
|Filtration rate||4800 gallons per hour|
|Cleaning Modes||Floor, steps, walls and waterline|
|Pool surface||Tile, fiberglass, vinyl or concrete|
|Auto shut-off feature|
After thoroughly reviewing this model we can honestly say that it is one of the best deals to go with. The incredibly low price tag makes it a bargain considering the fact that it actually has a great performance and many features that allow it to effectively and efficiently clean the pool. One of the features that caught our eye when we reviewed it was the robot’s fine filter that has the capability of retaining impurities as small as 2 microns. By using this model, you will have a spotless pool that doesn’t have any type of debris lurking in it, a pool that is completely safe to swim in. Of course, all without actually having to lift a finger in the process of cleaning it, this being what makes the robot a desirable investment. Other highlights of this specific model are the incredible energy efficiency, the 4800 GPH filtration rate, and the fact that it can be set to clean the entire pool in one or two hours.
|Short 30 minute cleaning cycle||It doesn’t clean walls|
|Wonderfully priced||It is suitable only for above ground pools|
|Extra wide plastic wheels let it roll over ripples in pool bottoms.||Some users complain the fact that the cable is too short|
|The patented swivel device prevents tangling|