Some pool cleaners look like substantial appliances and others look more fun; with its bright blue body and four car-like wheels, the Polaris F9450 Sport Robotic pool cleaner is certainly the latter. Despite this, it still promises a tough clean with its 4WD technology, pleated scrubbing brush, large capacity canister and 7 day programmable cleaning cycle. The aim of this Polaris F9450 Sport Robotic In-Ground Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaner vacuum review is to see if this automatic pool cleaner really is more capable than it looks.
The F9450 Sport seems to have considered user needs by providing convenience and automation across the full cleaning process.
The image of a toy car is perhaps apt with this robotic in ground pool cleaner because buyers say there is a keenness and speed to the little device that is quite appealing. Many have commented upon the fact that the robot came raring to go, with everything pre-assembled aside from the caddy, and this eagerness was then seen in the speed with which it raced around the pool. For some, this fast nature was initially a concern as they wondered about its efficiency and had expected something more labored and methodical; however, happy buyers insist that it still does a great job and also like the use of the program timer.
There are some users that say this Polaris Robot is a little heavier than some would have like but it seems that the designers have realized this as there is a button on the controller to allow users to essentially call the robot back, rather than go in and fish it out. Then, once everything in the pool is cleaned and the cleaner is back on dry land, it is a simple case of emptying out the rubbish from the very convenient top-opening cartridge holder and that’s it.
The full process of using this machine may be very straightforward and but there are some limitations in what it can do.
On the whole, the performance of this Polaris automatic pool cleaner is very good, with buyers saying that it is particularly effective at clearing a range of debris from the floor, but there is more of a mixed response about it performance on walls. The robot does occasionally struggle here and there is the suggestion that this is due to the weight, something that is made worse when it is already full of the dirt from the bottom. In addition to this, the device also has a tendency to flip onto its back – although it is able to right itself fairly well – and the cable can get a bit tangled.
The final word of this Polaris F9450 Sport Robotic In-Ground Swimming Pool Cleaner Vacuum review?
There are some little quirks to this robotic in ground pool cleaner that can be a little frustrating – especially the inconsistency on walls and the desire to flip over like a toy poodle – but most buyers still give this product 5 stars and can overlook the flaws for the many benefits that it brings. If you want a robot that will make short work of cleaning and requires little attention, the F9450 In Ground Robot could be the automated, user-friendly and eager machine you are after.