Polaris 9350 Sport will change the way your pool looks and will ensure a clean water every day due to its powerful suction pump that removes all the dirt. Still, the device is not as durable as it should be and troubles will start showing up shortly after the purchase, so the high price is not justified.
This robotic pool cleaner uses an innovative technology called Vortex vacuum, which enables a high cleaning power that can absorb debris more effectively, but not even the larger ones. This technology should keep the large debris from tampering with the performance of the unit, but on many occasions, it fails. The canister that collects the debris is 4 times larger than in other models so that it can hold more dirt without you having to empty it. The high suction power of this product can handle up to 4,200 GPH so that you can use it in the largest pools up to 50 feet in length. This automatic pool cleaner is designed for all pool materials and it can easily handle corners, steps, tile lines, and walls. There are two settings available that let you choose from a floor-only cleaning and a floor and walls cleaning. It also comes with two cleaning cycles that differ in time so you can choose the one that suits you best. If you want to use the pool sooner, you can choose the 1 ½ hour cycle that cleans the pool in less time or you can let it work for a full 2 ½ hours cycle. The two large brushes located at the front of the device help it scrub the dirt while it moves on the pool area and the powerful pump collects even the toughest dirt. Additionally, it includes Tail Sweep PRO, an innovative sweep hose that blows in the corners to remove dirt and keeps water from spraying outside the pool. This way, the windows and alleys won’t get wet every time you clean the pool.
What we really like about this pool robot is the fact that it doesn’t have any problem climbing steps due to the wide wheels and the sturdy design that keep it from flipping over. It can be set to one of the two cleaning cycles that adjust to your needs, the time you have available, and the amount of dirt in your pool. What would have made this robotic vacuum cleaner even more effective is an intelligent navigation system that would have created a cleaning route in order to minimize the movement.
This device looks more like a race car, which helps you guess how fast and efficient it is and what kind of power hides under the stylish blue housing. Despite the fierce aspect, it is not a very large and bulky model and it is surely not heavy to handle as it measures 17 x 8.5 x 19 inches and weighs 21 pounds. It has 4 large wheels that improve traction and thanks to the all-terrain rubber that keeps them from slipping on any type of surface. The 60-feet cable is double insulated and it floats on the surface of the water so it doesn’t get in the way much. The access to the filter is made through the top part of the housing o you can easily remove the filter without having to get it out of the pool. For increased comfort and easy storage, the pool cleaner comes with a heavy-duty caddy made of a strong alloy so you can move it around easily.
This model uses a high-quality suction pump that operates very quietly so you can use it at any hour of the day or night. The programmable timer limits its operating time so it won’t waste energy and the all-terrain tracks help it more efficiently and keep it from getting stuck or falling off the walls, so there will be no useless movements that require energy.
Some of the customers who have tried this pool cleaner complain about the durability of the wheels and the fact that the device can sometimes get tangled in its cord, which is something that happens with most pool cleaners. They also state that the pool cleaner might have troubles dealing with large leaves and twigs. In case anything goes wrong with your item, you have a 2-year warranty that covers the repairs.
For this pool robot to work properly, you must submerge it correctly. It might seem like a simple task at first, but you might be faced with issues if you are not paying attention. This is the reason why we took our time to explain exactly what you must do. First of all, when you submerge the robot into the pool, make sure that you remove any air that is trapped inside it by keeping it in a vertical position. Also, you must make sure that it sinks to the bottom of the pool and that it doesn’t float. Of course, you must spread out the cable over the pool as well, and make sure that there are no coils in the cable.
|Specs||Polaris 9350 Sport|
|Dimensions||17” x 8.5” x 19”|
|Pool Type||In-Ground Pool|
|Cleaning Cycles||2 ½ hours cleaning cycle|
|GPH||4200 gallons per hour|
|Drive system||4-wheel drive system|
|Cleaning Modes||Floor, walls, waterline, coves and stairs|
|ActivMotion Sensor Technology|
|Vortex Vacuum Technology|
|Intelligent navigation system|
Just as we expected before we started reviewing this product, it does have a great cleaning performance. After all, it is produced by Polaris, a company that thrives in excellence and that tries to deliver only high-end products to customers. The highlights of this unit are the programmable timer that ensures energy efficiency, the modern design, the four large wheels that help it clean all types of pools with ease, and the intelligent navigation system that creates a short and optimal cleaning route. Unfortunately, it does have its fair share of downfalls, this being the reason why we rated it lower than other models. Some of its downfalls include the fact that it sometimes gets tangled in its cord, the lack of a remote control, and the expensive price that it comes at. But you shouldn’t necessarily let these downsides discourage you from buying it because it is actually quite good when it comes to cleaning the pool.
|Easy assembly, no tools required.||It is a bit complicated to reprogram|
|Thanks to its 50-ft power cord, it is efficient for large pools||It doesn’t clean steps well|
|It climbs walls with ease||A few users complain the fact that it malfunctions easily after some time|
|Easy to transport and store|