Rolling in on 4 extra-wide, non-marring rubber wheels with a 51-foot hose, the Aquabot Turbo T-Jet looks to clean up where others fear to tread water. The Turbo T-Jet is touted as being the only one in its price range able to effectively climb and clean walls -- certainly an easier claim to make than deliver on. Easy to use -- as pretty much anything you operate by dropping into a pool of water is -- it features a state-of-the-art digital timer and a 2-hour shut-off control. The Turbo T-Jet’s filtration system is self-contained and utilizes patented Venturi jets to suck up debris, including sand, leaves and algae, which are filtered down to 2 microns in size. Made for in-ground pools, it will clean up to 5000 square feet in less than an hour while filtering 4800 gallons of water. As with all devices of this nature, user experiences vary widely.
Keep in mind that, unlike the autonomous floor-rolling botvac or free-wheeling robomower, the poolbot is not truly independent. Because it lives in submerged conditions, its watery confines make electric charging stations problematic, so it has to operate tethered. This is not to suggest these other examples can come and go as they please. It's just that, as with window-cleaning bots, poolbots can only operate with accord. It is perhaps curious that the one bot which works strictly under the water is the one that needs to be plugged in to the wall to conduct itself appropriately.
Presently, pool sweeper-bots run in pretty much the same way, so distinctions come in efficacy of function and the size of the pools they can service. Most carry themselves well on the bottom but tend to stumble when it comes to the steps. Some, like the Smartpool Kleenmachine, are strictly bottom dwellers, unable to tackle the vertical challenges posed by the shape of a hole. Others can work the walls and floor with aplomb, like the siblings Maytronics Dolphin DX4 and Maytronics Dolphin DX6.
Does a good job picking up debris on the floor. Does climb walls. Pretty easy to clean. I think so far it has been a good purchase.
Really impressed with this little bot! Does a great job, every bit as good as a Polaris but for much less money considering no need for an auxiliary pump.
My unit works great until it ventures into the deep end. Once it gets down there, it rarely comes back. Good product but not perfect.
Doesn't pick up anything from the bottom of the pool, spend most of the time stuck on the walls or upside down. Wouldn't recommend!
The claims that it will climb the sides is inaccurate at best. Just easier to leave this heavy thing in storage and do it myself!
This cleaner brought my pool back to life. It attacked all of the debris and twigs with ease. My pool now has new life and I am very pleased with the product.
I have been using it for a couple months now, and it is everything it says it is. Easy and effective. I Would recommend it.
I've had several name brand cleaners that I've been unhappy with. this one works great! You will not be disappointed. Works as described and I'm very very pleased.
The first one I received did not work. Overstock was great , they sent me a new one right away. Guess what, that one didn't work either ... will continue to manually vacuum...
This thing is a little miracle! I never thought my pool would be clean ever again, but this little cleaner proved me wrong! I now have the cleanest water in the neighborhood!