I am very pleased with the way it vacuums up my pool . I actually bought this after 2 years of having the Dolphin nautilus, which stopped working almost exactly 2 years from purchased date and I paid $700 for it . So I didn't want to pay that much for a another one.
I have to say so far so good hopefully this one will last more than 2 years
2 years ago
I bought the Smartkleen to replace my Aquabot which I had been using for almost a decade. I had to return it because of the following 3 reasons. 1. The cable attached to the machine keeps coiling and tangling, which prevents the machine to do an overall job. 2. The machine is good in removing dirt and leaves from the pool, but fails to remove very fine granular or stains from the bottom of my pool. At the end of 2 hours, there are still areas that are not fully cleaned at the bottom of the pool.
... read more Lastly, this is a very fragile machine. Be careful, when opening to clean the filter, you may break something. I almost did. I have returned the machine. I did not return it within 20 days, so I did not get a full refund. I was charged a 20% restocking fee. I would still use this product if I did not have the problems mentioned.
6 months ago
This is the third one I have purchased over the years. I really like the. My only complaints are the cord is too short to reach all of my 16 X 32 pool. Connectors do not interconnect with old ones so cannot be lengthened by using old cords (which are fine (cords don't go bad; motor in the cleaner does if left in the water too long...my bad!) Doesn't seem as powerful as last one I purchased but it does a respectable job.
I put this in my 18'x52" easy set pool and it works great. I've only used it once for about an hour when I took the cover off the pool. It cleaned the pool very well. You have to clean the screen pretty often if the pool is very dirty but it did a great job. This only takes a minute so it's no big deal. I hope it holds up over time but this was the easiest pool opening ever.
Happy for now
7 months ago
Fantastic Pool Cleaner
Got it two days ago, set it up in the pool and watched it run around and clean up EVERYTHING on the bottom of the pool. !,000x better than the "hand pool cleaner" I have used the past two seasons which took me 20 min+ every time! Like others have said, "It MUST be connected to the pool return" - the port that shoots the water back into the pool. Just follow the EZ instructions and you will be set.
3 years ago
great product for intex pools
works great in my 22ft intex pool only took 30 minutes to clean entire pool, great purchase
I'm not sure why they don't offer a hose with male/female for this... but I have a Hayward Ultra pool cleaner... and I have to find the correct replacement parts. Found one locally for more money... but it fit!
7 months ago
We had recently bought a automatic cleaner for our above ground pool. We needed a little more hose for the cleaner to reach the entire pool. This was perfect. We haven't had to manually clean the pool floor all summer.
When I was considering buying a pool cleaner, I was very sceptical about Wanda or anything like it, but I bought it anyway because I spent so much time with the hand held pool vac and due to an injury I had to find another way so Hereeeeeeee's WANDA, the best purchase I made for my pool. I don't know what the person was talking about that said it takes him 30 minutes to hook it up cause he must be doing something wrong it takes about 5 minutes at the most. I tell everyone "you have to get Wanda
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I won't do without it and if the one I have breaks and can't be fixed I'll buy another one.
This is my second season with my Wanda.
8 months ago
Wanda the whale
I have been using the Yellow bug for many years with great results. It has a much needed hand hold to handle it and lift out of the pool when cleaning is complete. I recently purchased Wanda the whale and and am disappointed with the design. First I could not snap the tail in place, the slots don't fit the tabs in the tail. Second it does not have any kind of hand hold to lift it out of the pool. It performs the the same but it more difficult to use.
8 years ago
Best purchase ever
I purchased wanda the wail about a month ago and it is great. I own an 18 x 32 above ground pool and it cleans in a matter of hrs. I usually just put it in the pool and let it run the night. I do suggest getting the leaf canister to go along with it to catch any leaves that you may have in the pool. Overall i am very satisfied with my purchase.
Aftet two years of manually vacuuming our pool, we finally spent a little money and bought the aquabot and boy do I wish we bought it sooner. We have used it three times already and it has been great. It picks up dirt and debris that I didn't even see and it saves me so much time. Now I can put the aquabot in the pool and get other things done while it does its job. It leaves my pool spotless. We haven't had any issues yet with the cord tangling like other posts have stated. So far so good.
4 years ago
this is the best unit I have ever owned---I have owned others that went through the filter but this by far is the fastest easiest to set up and use---if and when this one has to be replaced I will get another one---I have already recommended this unit to 2 friends---great unit don't pass it up---
8 months ago
Better than Vacuming!
Bought this to free up my time from the weekly vacuming. Works great! Water is also much more clear due to the robot's circulation of the water and debri at the bottom of theach pool. Don't hesitate to buy! You won't be disappointed at all.
My 1st one started to show signs that the rechargeable battery was getting bad. I should not have used it, but put it in the water and it stopped working and water got into the motor and ruined it. My 2nd one is more powerful than the first and can suck up leaves. For me, the fact that I don't have to struggle with hoses makes it worth the steep price.
9 years ago
so far I love this product!
I really love this product. It picks up really well. I have spent over 2k on the purchase and repair of my Autobot--that never quite worked the same afterwards. Then I bought Dolphin autocleaner w/remote. it is so big and bulky and neither of these totally clean your pool without running it a few times and doesnt really pick up where you want it to even with the remote control! which barely works!
HOWEVER, this is perfect because you can pick up what you want when you want! And it just makes the
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I just hope it lasts more than one season!
9 months ago
Works Like A PRO
I have a very large above ground pool and cleaning it the old fashion way was awful. I bought this little monster and it's a breeze cleaning the pool now. Every inch is covered with this vac, sides ,bottom and behind the stairs. Very happy I bought it.
Rover T has some issues on the direction it turns to sweep the bottom of the pool. It skips spots, but I think it eventually gets to it. In the beginning you have to clean it alot & it took us awhile to get it setup, but it does work & doesn't bulk when it eats leaves.
Our pool is above ground so limitations on sweepers are an issue, but for what it does, its pretty good.
It is kinda pricey, but it seems to make dads life easier, so were good w/ it.
8 years ago
Greatest Little Pool Guy
My husband has been cleaning our pool for years and we finally decided to invest in a cleaner to help. We picked this one because of the reviews and we are very happy we listened! We also didn't want one that went through the filter so this was our choice. I've never seen him get so excited about turning something on and just watching it go to work.
This is the next best thing to having a cleaning crew come clean it for you!
8 years ago
We started the summer with a MUDDY pool. This actually cleaned the last of the muddy mess off the bottom. Filters the water to "Stir" it up. I use mine 1-2 times per week. Have a Pool Blaster hand vac to hit the small dirt patches in-between. I love both! Wish it had a rope handle or something to pull it up off the pool floor with. I don't like pulling on the electrical cord. I am very cautious about following the directions when using this since it is electrical. (Pool Blaster isn't) Water and
... read more electricity don't mix. But if used correctly, this vac is wonderful!
This auto cleaner works really well with just a few minor quirks that once you learn are workable. This is my second year using it in our 21 foot above ground pool. I found I needed to set the return jet to the side and just under the surface, otherwise when he gets to that side the hose can be pushed across the pool which then drags him and tips over. Make sure hoses are tight and assembled under water so all air is out and he will work great.
10 years ago
I ordered Diver Dave and it arrived within two days. It was just as promised, simple to use and cleaned within two hours. I'm just thrilled with the product and thrilled to have found a company like IN THE SWIM that can handle my pool needs. I recommended this same product to a friend of mine and she loves it too.
8 months ago
the little guy cleans well but if you don't have your hoses perfect you will find him swimming rather than cleaning you have to be checking him all the time he is cleaning or when he spins n turns n scoots along the hoses also turn and then he starts jus swimming around still overall a cool little guy works well..
When shopping for above ground pool cleaners, be sure to consider if it is compatible with your specific pool shape and size. Some above ground pool cleaners only work on flat bottoms while other above ground pool cleaners work on flat and dished-out bottoms. Of course, if you have questions about any of the above ground pool cleaners or any of the pool supplies from In the Swim, our customer service team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have via phone or email.
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