Best in Ground Pool Vacuum Cleaner

Best in Ground Pool Vacuum Cleaner – Pool maintenance takes time that we would all rather save for something more rewarding. If you want to spend less time cleaning your pool and more time swimming in it, an automatic pool cleaner can be a perfect option for you.

When it comes to choosing which automatic pool cleaner is best, it can get quite overwhelming.


1.Dolphin Nautilus CC

In just two hours, this robotic pool cleaner has the power to clean an entire pool. It’s suitable for in-ground swimming pools up to 50 feet long and it works on all types of surfaces, including gunite, tile, and vinyl.

The Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus offers three cleaning frequency options—every day, every other day, or every third day—so you can customize your pool’s maintenance schedule. With dual scrubbing brushes, it climbs on the walls and floor to remove grime. One customer calls it “a life-changing purchase” after manually cleaning their pool for two years.

2.Hayward W3PVS40JST

A large pool calls for a pool cleaner with four-wheel drive. This automatic pool cleaner features four wheels with patented tire treads that enable it to climb walls and tackle large debris in 20×40-foot in-ground swimming pools.

Functional on multiple surfaces, it has self-adjusting roller skirts to clean hard-to-reach areas, and customers claim that it “has never gotten stuck” and leaves pool floors “spotless.” It also comes in a two-wheel version ideal for smaller swimming pools.

3.Zodiac G3

If your pool is 39-feet long or smaller, consider this suction-side pool cleaner. It’s suitable for in-ground pools made of tile, concrete, vinyl, or fiberglass. Thanks to its wheel deflector, Zodiac’s Baracuda G3 cruises around the pool without getting caught in debris or corners.

It regulates the water flow for single, two-speed, or variable-speed pumps, and though it’s not as easy to use as a robotic vacuum, you can install it in just two simple steps. Simply attach the disc, wheel deflector, and hose, then hook it up to your pool’s skimmer or dedicated suction line—off it goes!


Robotic pool cleaners for above-ground pools can be tough to find. Dophlin’s E10 vacuum is built to clean above-ground pools up to 30-feet long for an average of 5 cents per cleaning hour in energy consumption.

Featuring advanced scanning technology, this pool vacuum has dual scrubbing brushes to remove algae, bacteria, and debris from every inch of your pool’s floor.

5.Polaris Vac-Sweep

This in-ground pool vacuum is a fan favorite for its weekly timer, cleaning modes, and WiFi technology. Using the handy MyDolphin Plus app, you can schedule cleanings directly from your smart device—no matter your location.

Running short on time before guests arrive? Select the 1-hour cycle for quick cleaning. The pool cleaner works on all types of pool surfaces, tackles pools up to 50-feet long, and comes with a fine-filter basket so you can start using it right away.


Unlike other models, this pressure-side pool cleaner doesn’t require a booster pump and works for a wide variety of pool shapes and sizes.

It’s made with advanced cleaning technology that’s powered by triple jets, providing optimal water pressure from start to finish.


Note that Eufy also makes a version of the G30 called the RoboVac G30 Edge, which costs  more.

The main difference between the two models is that the G30 Edge is compatible with physical boundary strips you can place on your floor to prevent the robot from cleaning certain areas, like under your desk where it can get tangled in cords.


Best in Ground Pool Vacuum Cleaner – There are hundreds of models, different pool pump requirements, and conflicting reviews. We put together our list of ten potential automatic pool cleaners.

We tried to pick an option that will work for every budget; luckily, not all automatic pool cleaners are incredibly expensive. Take a look at these options, and if you have questions about the right model for you, we included a buyer’s guide for some direction.