Having a robotic cleaner to clean your pool can save you a lot of time, troubles and money. Although buying it required more investment at the start, it’s much cheaper than hiring a professional pool cleaning service on the long run.
One of the many robotic pool cleaners we were able to put our hands on is the Aquabot X4. It’s a highly advanced and energy efficient device that has received the “Best Value Cleaner of 2015” award. Although 2015 was a few years ago, it’s still one of the most interesting pool cleaners on the market.
But is it the right pool cleaner for your swimming pool, budget, and needs? Find it out in our in-depth review down below.
The Aquabot is a very popular brand when it comes to products for swimming pools. They have released many different robotic cleaners and most of them are quite popular among homeowners and professionals. The X4 was proclaimed as the “Best Value Cleaner of 2015”. Don’t judge it by its design. Although it looks like a Soviet submarine from 1960s, it’s a highly advanced and energy-efficient device that can clean pools of all shapes (above ground and inground).
Highly energy efficient
The Aquabot X4 is powered by a 180 Watt power supply. It’s so energy efficient that a single cleaning only costs about 5 cents. Comparing it with hiring a professional pool cleaning service every time your pool gets filled with debris, it can save you a lot of money on the long run despite higher initial costs. If you plan on using it 20 times per season, you will only pay about $1 per year in energy costs.
Four wheel drive
The four wheel drive provides maximum grip and makes the X4 very efficient when it comes to climbing walls and rubbing their surface.
AutoX™ Pool Mapping technology
This unit comes equipped with Aquabot AutoX™ Pool Mapping. This smart technology calculates and maps the pool shape and adjusts its cleaning program to ensure the best cleaning cycle for efficiency and speed. It’s all done automatically, so you don’t have to worry about X4 missing a spot in your swimming pool.
The Aquabot industry-leading pumps circulate 85 gallons of water per minute which means you can have a cleaner pool with fewer chemicals used.
This pool cleaner is appropriate for both in-ground and above-ground swimming pools that measure up to 70 feet in length.
Here’s how the Aquabot X4 performs in real conditions.
- “Best Value Cleaner of 2015”
- Highly energy-efficient (a single cleaning costs about 5 cents in energy bills)
- Unique design.
- Advanced AutoX™ Pool Mapping technology.
- Running on 180 Watts.
- Industry-leading pumps.
- 4WD traction provides great grip.
- Appropriate for above ground and inground pools up to 60 feet in length.
- 1-year “bumper to bumper” warranty and 3-year warranty on motor, pump, and power supply.
The X4 comes with a full 1-year warranty, and 3-year warranty for the pump, motor, and power supply. This is one of the best warranties in the class of robotic pool cleaners. Although most today’s robotic pool cleaners are well built and don’t start malfunctioning any time soon, it’s always good to know that your money is safe.
Despite the fact that it’s been a few years since the Aquabot X4 has received the “Best Value Cleaner of 2015” award, it’s still one of the most interesting choices for homeowners that want to have a robotic pool cleaners to clean their pools for them. Considering the amount of highly advanced features it comes with, it’s still quite affordable, and it doesn’t cost a lot to maintain it. Each cleaning session costs about 5 cents in energy bills and we believe that it can be easily ranked near the top of the best robotic cleaners on the market.
Our score - 94%