If you have established that pool vacuum is what you need to get your above ground pool cleaned up, you can take confidence in knowing that you have made a great choice! Cleaning a swimming pool is no mean task. It can be time consuming and so getting the right equipment for the job is vital. However, with so many above ground pool vacuums available, it’s not so easy to get the right one for your above ground pool.
We have come up with the most highly rated above ground pool vacuum cleaners with different prices suitable for every kind of budget.
Hayward 500 Aqua Bug Above-Ground Automatic Pool Cleaner
Hayward is a top brand in the swimming pool industry. This automatic pool cleaner from Hayward offers a hands free cleaning experience. You do not have to maneuver hoses or cords to clean your above ground dirty pool. The design of the contoured head lets the aqua bag complete the steering pattern in very little time. The patented Smartdrive program used to run this system ensures the bottom of the pool is cleaned fast and quickly. The particular model is quick and really efficient.
If you want this cleaner, but are unsure of how you will install it; don’t be afraid. This is one easy vacuum cleaner to install and it takes about 10minutes and you are ready to begin cleaning your pool. Since the cleaner can pull water from the bottom of the pool, this ensures your pool stays clean for longer hours without the use of harsh chemicals. It’s an efficient vacuum cleaner that will clean all types of dirt in your pool from algae to sand. It comes with a 32 feet hose that’s more than enough for most above ground pool sizes. The only shortcoming about this cleaner is that its intake is a bit small. Although it will be able to clean a lot of debris with ease, you may have to deal with clogging.
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Zodiac Ranger Suction Side Automatic Above-Ground Pool Cleaner
The Zodiac Ranger automatic pool cleaner is an above ground pool vacuum cleaner that makes use of the fool filter intake valve to function. By using this method to pull the dirt from the bottom of the pool also aids in circulating the water in your pool.
However, this pool vacuum is not recommended for pools that have wrinkles in floor lining as chances of ruining the pool are high.
Since the zodiac uses an already existing filter pump, it’s important to ensure that it’s compatible and that your pump is well powered. This pool vacuum is only suitable for cleaning the sides of your pool and will not perform well with a pool that’s soft sided.
With only one moving part, this automatic cleaner is quite easy to maintain and offers exceptionally quiet operation.
Aquabot APRVJR Pool Rover Junior Robotic Above-Ground Pool Cleaner
The Aquabot Pool Rover cleans both above the ground pools and in ground pools within just a few hours. It comes with a 40 feet floating cable with an inbuilt 2-micron fine, a reusable filter bag, and a power supply transformer. It can work on any shape of swimming pool; oval, rectangle or round surfaced above the ground pool within an hour or less without the need for hoses. This cleaner has a shut off timer that is set to two hours, so you simply need to turn it on and it will get the job done for you. Just like most vacuum cleaners, setting this cleaner is rather straight forward. It’s powered by a 24 volt pump motor that offers vacuum suction and jet drive propulsion and works with just a simple button press. By using this machine, you are able to reduce chemical, water and energy costs.
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Polaris Vac-Sweep 65 6-130-00 Pressure Side Automatic Pool Cleaner
This Polaris Vac-Sweep 65 6-130-00 Pressure Side Automatic Pool Cleaner is specially designed for fiberglass and vinyl pools. It comes with a hose that is 24 feet making it perfect for cleaning most designs of above ground pools. Its pressure and not suction powered, and cleans your pool to the best standards. It also does not increase the workload on your pool filter that most suction pool cleaners do, rather all the dirt is vacuumed into a filter bag that is usually behind it. Furthermore, this is really a budget friendly vacuum cleaner.
Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40I Robotic Pool Cleaner Ideal For Above Ground Pools
This robotic cleaner is designed for different types of pool shapes with different surfaces measuring up to 40 feet. It’s perfect for above the ground pools. It quickly scrubs your pools bottom, cover, and part of the wall with a radius of at least 6″. Its sleek design allows it to move easily around the pool thus ensures every corner of your above ground pool is spotlessly cleaned. It comes with a 40′ kink free, EZ swivel cable and can filter 80-85 gallons of water in a minute.
• Light and easy to store
• The wheels are easy to adjust (have a small movable peg) that establishes what direction the bot travels towards
• Comes with two bags- a mesh one and a microfiber one and they are easy to wash by hand
• Long cable that easily reaches most above ground pool heights
• Strong suction that easily pulls leaves and any other debris on the pools bottom.
• Gets wrapped around pool steps
• Sometimes it may flip on its back making cleaning inefficient
• The plastic pin for adjusting the wheels is not strong enough.
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Pentair K50600 Kreepy Krauly E-Z Vac Suction
The Pentair K50600 Kreepy Krauly has only one moving part that makes it less prone to breakages. It’s quite popular with above ground pool owners and for a good reason. This pool cleaner comes with a skimming valve which enables it to run at the same speed even when the water pressure varies. For it to work at its optimum, it has to be connected to a pool pump which has at least ¾ of a horsepower.
The cleaner has a unique operating pattern that ensures it reaches every single part of the pool. With a 32-inch hose, this cleaner can cover large above ground pools as well as inground pools. In addition, one can buy a bigger hose and operate the pool pump as the unit is quite powerful.
The only downside is that it only works with your pool’s skimmer. If your pool doesn’t have a skimmer, this unit cannot work.
Intex Auto Pool Cleaner
Intex is a renowned brand in the industry for above ground pools as well as cleaners. With a purchase of this cleaner, you know you are getting the best there is.
The intex auto pool cleaner is a pressure side cleaner. It works by using water pressure to remove pool debris and dust. It comes with a skimmer basket that helps in trapping any floating leaves and debris on the pool surface. It usually requires a filter pump that has 1,600GPH to 3,500GPH flow rate. This unit works best on intex pools, although it can still be used on other brands of above ground pools.
However, for it to function at its optimum best with other brands, one will need to buy an adaptor separately.
XtremepowerUS Automatic Suction Vacuum
The XtremepowerUS Automatic Suction Vacuum cleans the pool at the bottom and around the pool walls. It is a strong above ground vacuum cleaner and can handle a large amount of debris such as leaves and gets rid of dirt with a lot of ease.
This vacuum cleaner can perfectly handle pools of sizes 16’ x 32’. When cleaning, simply connect it to your pools filtration system. It gets its suction power from the filtration system and it doesn’t necessitate the use of any extra electrical outlet. For it to function at its optimum, you will require a pump with 1,600GPH.
SmartPool NC22 SmartKleen-Robotic Pool Cleaner
This is an intelligent vacuum cleaner that will dictate its direction and determine the shape of the pool as it cleans around. It can change its direction and will rarely get trapped. When compared with its rivals, this unit is lighter, thus; making it ideal for above ground pools. Although it can be used on inground pools, it not recommended for the deep ones.
The only downside with this above ground pool cleaner is getting spare parts and people who can fix it when it has an issue.
So there you have the best vacuum cleaners for your pool. They not only do a great job at collecting all the dirt and debris in the pool, but they can effectively be used in getting rid of algae from the pool. It’s also important to get rid of any dirt before you can shock your pool. You want the time spend cleaning your pool to be enjoyable and fun; so pick either of the above vacuum cleaners and you will enjoy pool cleaning time.