The sturdy design makes the Aquabot Pool Rover Junior robotic pool cleaner look very solid and durable, being a sign that it will do a great job. What you won't like is the limited area it reaches, which makes it less reliable than other models. If you take that out, you will discover an efficient device with many features.
Don’t let its tanky-built scare you into thinking it will be hard to maneuver or utilize it. The unit is relatively lightweight, 29 lbs, and includes a side-placed handle which enables hassle-free maneuverability as well as relocation when it’s out of water. Don’t worry about storing it either, as the unit measures 21” by 19” by 18”, therefore it won’t occupy too much room in the equipment enclosure.
Made from plastic, it is sturdy and solidly built yet gentle enough to the pool surface. The large, rugged 4 wheels can pass over any obstacles or wrinkles, giving the unit stability in its performance and operation. They are manually adjustable, offering 4 different positions for optimizing the unit’s path across the floor. A pin will secure your settings in place, allowing you to easily revert them to their initial angle whenever you wish to. But keep in mind to always clean it up, to prevent deposits from appearing on it.
Although it includes no brushes, the water-driven system will move the debris upwards, towards the cleaning suction vents. They are strategically disposed at the front and rear, to cover more area. Therefore the unit can deal with large dirt which includes acorns, pebbles, leaves of all kinds, but it can also sweep dust and sand off the floor. The collected trash is stored in the inner-mesh bag. It is reusable, therefore washable, and it can filter up to 2 microns, allowing only clean water to return to the pool.
The bag is located at the bottom of the unit, accessible once the intake vents have been detached. The procedure is not too complex, as there are two snap-locks which will secure everything back in place. To provide a constant energy source, the cable provided reaches up to 40’, providing plenty of leeway to navigate. Additionally, it offers a helping hand in returning the robot to the surface, bringing it closer to the rim.
To reach the desired corners, it relies on the manual redirection and course you set for the wheels, as well as the water power to reach it. It will cover the entirety of the floor, indifferent to its shape, and, in cases where slopes do not exceed 60 degrees, it can also tackle them. The cleaning duration won’t take too long, as the overall cycle lasts 2 hours. But, according to how large your above-ground basin is, you can opt between two modes – one for smaller types and one for larger scales.
It has a filtration rate of 75 gallons per minute, which ensures that microorganisms, pathogens, and harmful bacteria will be removed from the water, as the unit works. It also enhances water circulation, evenly distributing the chemicals around the pool, for proper water balance. Even more, it will equalize the temperature reducing the cold and hot spots present in the pool. It is compatible with warm water, so no matter if you use a pump or a heater, it won’t become an impediment for it. Also, it is energy-efficient, so it won’t raise the annual costs, but it will efficiently take care of keeping the pool spotless.
Aquabot Pool Rover Junior was created to provide hassle-free maintenance, taking as little time as possible from your schedule. After every utilization, it is recommended to remove the collected debris as well as wash the bag. This can be achieved by washing it with a powerful, clean water jet from your backyard hose until the bag contains no additional debris. To prevent the wheels from sticking in one position only, the pin should be removed every time, returning the axle to the original position. Additionally, if chemicals have been used in the pool, consider rinsing the unit with clean water before you store it. Also keep in mind that it shouldn’t be utilized with a cover, nor should it be kept underwater for prolonged periods. Although the few moving parts may pose a problem, the unit is warranted for the first year of use.
To sum up, Aquabot Pool Rover Junior provides its user with a hassle-free way of keeping above-the-surface basins in top form. Because of its rugged wheels, it will easily pass over obstacles and creases, but they are gentle enough to not damage the lining. It utilizes the water power to move around and eliminate silt, and dust from the floor and slopes. The washing cycle won’t long, so you’ll benefit from a spot-less pool in no time.