The Aquabot Breeze XLS is a cute little robotic pool cleaner that can handle pools up to 50 feet long, which is pretty good by poolbot standards. The XLS has scrubbing brushes along its sides to take out scum as it crawls along the bottom and walls of the pool, plus water jets to stir up stuck debris and make it easier to suck in. It can clean while moving forward and backwards, which lets it scrub while going up the side of the pool and while it's going back down, speeding up the job of making your pool spotless. Some users complain that it sometimes gets stuck and can have trouble on stairs, so you might want to look for this model at less than a premium price. It's jet-propelled, which helps it climb.
The XLS can clean 6,800 square feet per hour while it's filtering 85 gallons of water per minute, tucking the debris away in its pair of internal baskets, which you can remove and empty out when it gets too full to keep doing its job. The manufacturer claims that its 150-watt motor will save you 40 percent of the electricity you'd use with a standard pool-filtration system, which probably doesn't set any records by poolbot efficiency standards. Like most automated pool cleaners it'll stir up the chemicals that you toss into the pool, letting you use less and save money on pool-care products, but once again this feature is hardly unique. Also pretty standard is the ability to filter out particles as small as two microns. You can't find a pool cleaner that will catch anything smaller, but there are plenty that can capture particles that small. (Word of advice: Don't buy any pool cleaner that can't filter out particles down to two microns.)
Reviews for the XLS are all over the map, with those on Amazon averaging out at three stars. The major complaints have less to do with its capabilities than its general reliability. If you want to look elsewhere, try the Polaris P935, the Hayward TigerShark QC (which, despite the name, doesn't come with a fin) or the adorable Kokido Turbo-Klean.
Works great! Wonderful purchase. Very effective and cleans our pool so well.
This is a great pool cleaner. I actually reduced my chemical consumption + the robot is not expensive and does a good job. Satisfied!
Doesn't pick up. Wish I would have bought another type. I thought the baskets would be easier, not worth it if it doesn't pick up!
The Aquabot looks cool. That's the only quality it has. Functionally it is a terrible design. I am so angry I bought this. Save your money and buy a different product.
Unit works fine! Received in a reasonable amount of time from Pool Zoom. Have done all what manual suggests. Any more suggestions?
This morning the unit does not power on. I am returning it for a full refund It seems that Aqua products has numerous problems with this unit.
This unit works exactly as described. We find it to be efficient and extremely easy to use. We have only had it a brief time, but so far there are no complaints.
Not at all what I expected. I would not recommend this product. Not sure how this unit got such good ratings on other sites and reviews.
Wish the scrubbers worked a little better and socks at climbing walls.