The Aquabot Classic Robotic Pool Cleaner is a great unit that helps you thoroughly clean the swimming pool with minimum effort. We also love the fact that it's easy to use and features a solid construction.
Aquabot Classic is, as its name suggests, one of the first robotic units created to aid in pool cleaning. However, this doesn’t mean it can’t compete with newer models. On the contrary, its efficiency and the quality results it produces ranks it through the top-placed units. Accessible for all pockets, as well as hard-working, Aquabot Classic will revolutionize the cleaning procedure for your basin, so you can spend more time enjoying the water instead of cleaning it.
Designed similar to a lunar robot, it has a compact construction which ensures you’ll never have trouble maneuvering it. Moreover, due to its durable casing, it will have no trouble adapting its performance to various water temperatures, to both cold-water basins, as well as a heated pool – regardless of the heating method employed (sunrays, or natural gas heater). Relatively smaller compared to other units, since it measures 17” x 14.5” x 11.12”, it will easily fit around most pool shapes, resulting in in-depth cleaning even in corners. The lightweight, 16.9 lbs, assures a facile utilization with no damage done to your back or arms as you carry it around. Thus, it won’t occupy too much storage space, allowing you a clutter-free equipment enclosure.
The top placed handle is easy to grasp, with plenty of leeway for a secure grip, whereas its flexibility guarantees it won’t get in the way. Moreover, the handle can be moved forward and backward in a linear direction, giving you the freedom of even setting it up diagonally. This unique placement ensures the 50’ cable will never get tangled, so it won’t diminish its reach. Thus, you won’t have to worry about the power cord getting stuck in floating water toys, or floats, nor will it twist itself around other outdoor elements.
To advance underwater it employs the power of a driven motor, as well as the utility of uninterrupted rubberized tracks. The tracks glide easily on any kind of surface, leaving no mark or scuff, nor damaging it in any way, but providing the unit with enough grip to advance on sharp, vertical surfaces. It also prevents the robot from slipping or falling on its side, the cleaning process never being interrupted.
It doesn’t simply stop to vacuuming the dirt and debris, it also scrubs away the film that forms on the floor and walls, as well as the deposits that tend to appear on the waterline. The front and rear dual brushes are equipped with unique bristles of different lengths and sizes which enhance its performance regardless of what intruder it has to deal with. Even more, the brushes are actively spinning on their own, thus removing twice as many algae than normal brushes.
As soon as the particles have been removed from the surface of the basin, the two large intakes guide the dirt right into the inner filtration bag. The mesh bag offers fine porosity which ensures that bacteria as small as two microns are carefully removed and contained. Also, this ensures the vacuum requires no additional connection to other pool systems, like the skimmer, filter, or pump, so no extra hoses will crowd the water. Even more, the filter bag is easily washable with a strong water jet, as well as easily accessible through the bottom of the unit.
A great element of Aquabot Classic’s performance is its plug-and-play design. The control panel has only the on/off button, so there will be no complicated procedures you’ll have to follow to set it up. Simply get it out of the box, plug it in an external outlet, and let it work. It incorporates no timers or functions you have to program, and the unit has no automatic shut off. Therefore, it doesn’t have a standard time to operate, resulting in a continuous run unit. Thus, it is recommended to use it when no type of cover is in use, otherwise, it will result in faulty operation.
Continuously removing dirt and debris from the basin, it will stop its cleaning only when you manually turn it off, therefore it will have enough time to in-depth clean the area. Additionally, it utilizes pre-programmed navigation to avoid getting stuck, as well as actively recognize its surroundings. So it will innately differentiate between underwater obstacles and stairs, avoiding the first and cleaning the latter. To bring the convenience higher, it also filtrates the water with up to 70 GPM, which ensures an even distribution of the chemicals, guaranteeing fewer amounts needed to preserve the clarity of the water. It will also ensure proper water circulation is achieved and will contribute to prolonging the balance of the water.
Easily rising to the challenge of time, Aquabot Classic is fully able to withstand repeated uses without any issues to bother you. It has few moving parts, so you don’t have to worry about elements breaking, the only concern being the brushes as they might get worn out with time. But fear not as spare parts are easy to find at an accessible price, whereas the replacing operation can be easily done with no professional help.
The only part that requires regular cleaning, after ever utilization, is the debris bag. Once you’ve taken the unit out of the pool, remove the bag and dispose of the collected media. It requires just a strong jet of clean water from your garden hose to get itself back in top shape. To help you even further, the manufacturer offers a two-year warranty as well as responsive customer support.
However, before placing it in the water you should be aware of its composition. Test the water before every vacuum utilization to ensure the pH levels are normal, and the chlorine concentration remains within balanced standards. Additionally, if the water presents an odd color or a cloudy aspect, you should refrain from placing the vacuum inside it, as the bacteria or the high alkalinity will result in early deterioration.
Although it lacks programmable features, its constant run makes up for it, as the unit will dutifully continue to remove algae, debris, and microorganisms from your basin until you turn it off. With a compact and lightweight design, it will pose no problem in its storage or transportability, whereas its long power cable provides a wide range. Available at an accessible price, Aquabot Classic is a unit you should consider if you wish to relax and enjoy a clean pool in no time.