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.
If you’re concerned about the maintenance of your above-ground basin, then Aquabot’s AJET121i, Pool Rover S20-40i will give you a hand in maintaining it in top shape. It offers a petite and sleek design which will ensure it matches several basin shapes. Even more, if you wish to utilize it for in-ground basins, it can suit units that are less than 30’ in length.
Its sturdy concept ensures the unit will have no problem adapting to various surfaces as well as distinct basin shapes. Its wide base provides stability, preventing it from flipping over whereas the four non-marring wheels gift it with increased adherence when tackling non-horizontal surfaces. The rubberized tires offer enhanced gripping and won’t leave a mark indifferent to the texture. Therefore there are zero to none chances for the robot to cause tears or leaks in your pool.
At 22 lbs, it is hassle-free to maneuver, while the durable integrated handle provides a secure way to move it in and out of water. Additionally, due to its petite design, it won’t take too much space when stored next to other equipment. Plus, at this feather-like weight, you’ll have no problem utilizing the long 40’ power cord to bring it as close to the edge as possible. To make everything easier, it is equipped with an EZ swivel which will always maintain the cord tangle-free, for stress-less utilization, so you don’t have to worry about it getting caught in the water toys or chaise lounges around your yard.
Although it incorporates no brushes, its suction power is highly efficient, removing all types of debris, from fine to large-scale. The accumulated dirt is kept into the two inner-placed filter bags, which offer a perfect filtration of 5 microns. The bags are secured with an elastic strap at their opening, which doesn’t only keep them tightly secured on the intake, but also prevents the already-collected trash from reentering the water. Therefore, it offers an autonomous operation, which, unlike other units, works independently from the pool’s filter and pump.
Additionally, to prevent it from getting stuck in tight spots, or turns, the unit offers a unique feature – 4 additional wheels. These wheels are placed on the bottom, near the intake, and although smaller in comparison to its main ones, will help redirect the unit on the correct path.
The Hydro Robotic Technology will not only drive the unit underwater but will also raise the dirt and force it into the vacuum. The vacuum offers two cleaning modes, which will adapt the cleaning schedule to your preferences. Therefore, if you wish a fast cleaning procedure, you can opt for the 1-hour mode, but if you plan on using it on larger pools, or if the accumulated deposits require intensive cleaning, you can select the 2-hour mode. Despite not owning an intelligent navi-guide, the unit gives you full control over the cleaning pattern it adopts. The three pins near the wheels allow you to set the course and easily change it whenever you wish.
Besides vacuuming the leaves and microparticles, it also filters the water as it goes. It recirculates 70 gallons per minute, dispersing the chemicals evenly through the water. This ensures proper water circulation and enhances the overall water balance, giving the chemicals a helping hand in fighting harmful bacteria. Additionally, by covering the entire basin, it helps blend different water temperature zones, reducing cold spots. So you can safely employ any means of water heating – sun rays or a gas heater, as it will even the degrees. Its operation doesn’t stop only to floors, but it can also climb coves and slopes, as well as reaching the lower part of the walls as long as they have a minimum 6” inclination.
A bit pretentious compared to other units, Aquabot AJET121i Pool Rover S20-40i will need your help for changing directions. After every utilization it is recommended to remove the pins, returning the wheels to their original position. Additionally, to enhance the cable’s lifespan, you should never pull the unit out of the pool by the cord. Also, the filter bags are detachable as well as washable, so make sure you thoroughly rinse them after every use. The unit is also covered by a manufacturer parts warranty for the first year of utilization. You should also keep an eye on the water balance, as high amounts of chlorine or a high pH level might be too corrosive for the casing. Additionally, odd-colored water or cloudy water are signs you shouldn’t place the unit right inside the water. Test it, and balance it, lower the alkalinity, and only after these steps are done, you can utilize the vacuum. Otherwise, microscopic bacteria, as well as deposits, will form on the filters and joints, resulting in faulty operation.
Aquabot AJET121i Pool Rover S20-40i offers a plug-and-play utilization, making it extremely facile to operate even for beginners. Although not equipped with brushes it will remove several types of debris, from small-scale to larger types, trapping it inside the filter bags. Relatively lightweight and compact, its maneuverability won’t be a bother.