Pool Cleaners

At The Pool Doctor, we offer two pool cleaner options: suction cleaners and robotic cleaners.

Suction Cleaners

These pool cleaners operate by attaching them to your skimmer box and are then powered by the suction of the pool pump. The cleaner operates in a random pattern sucking up debris and depositing it in the skimmer basket. Therefore, they only operate when the pool pump is operating and will require shutting off suction from the main drain and other skimmers to maximise the suction for the cleaner.

Robotic Cleaners

These are independent pool cleaners not using the pool pump or filter, and instead use their own electric motor inside the cleaner. These are self-contained so the dirt and debris is captured inside the cleaner's own basket.

The Pool Doctor recommends Zodiac and Hayward cleaners and we're certain we have a pool cleaner to suit both your needs and budget.

We find the Zodiac cleaners fantastic for cleaning pools that get a large amount of leaves. Once the cleaner has finished, it's a quick and simple job to take out the basket empty and return to the cleaner. While the Hayward cleaner is also good at dealing with leaves, it's real strength is cleaning the very small particles of dirt in the pool. Zodiac cleaners will capture items down to 200 micron (a 100-micron basket is available separately), while the Hayward cleaner will capture the finer dirt particles due to the filters it uses.

None of the pool cleaners available are suitable to clean twigs, branches or stones. These need to be scooped out with a pool net.

 

Zodiac AX10 Activ

High-performance mechanical suction cleaner

The active cyclonic scrubbing brushes provide the ultimate deep cleaning experience. The active scrubbing removes algae and fine particles which other suction cleaners in its class leave behind.

Designed to take on the toughest pools, the Zodiac AX10 ACTIV uses Max-Drive Navigation 360° with dual drive assembly to deliver efficient cleaning, making stuck-on debris a thing of the past.

  • Suitable for most in-ground pools up to 12m x 6m
  • Suitable for concrete, pebblecrete, quartzone, tile, fibreglass, vinyl surfaces
  • Cleans floor and walls
  • Best suited for small and medium debris
  • Not suitable for twigs, very large debris or long leaves i.e. palm leaves
  • Two-year warranty

If you are after a suction cleaner, this is our recommendation.

 

Zodiac TX35 Tornax

Robotic pool cleaner

Effortless and lightweight handling of the TX35, coupled with its agile operation delivers an extreme clean of both floor and walls. Store the TX35 in the easy to assemble transport and storage caddy.

  • Suitable for most shapes of in-ground pools up to 10m x 5m
  • Suitable for most surfaces, including concrete, pebblecrete, fibreglass, quartzon and vinyl surfaces. Not suitable for tile pools.
  • Suitable for small, medium and large debris
  • Extra large debris, such as sticks, nuts and large leaves may need to be manually removed from pool
  • For extra fine debris, use 100 micron filter canister available separately
  • The TX35 covers both floor and walls hassle-free during its 2.5-hour cleaning cycle
  • Front scrubbing brushes quickly brush and remove debris from floor and walls for a deep clean
  • Transparent window to view debris collected
  • Two-year warranty (one-year only on filter canister) 

Zodiac VX40

Vortex-Pro robotic pool cleaner

The Zodiac VX40 has been designed to provide not only a thorough clean of your pool's floor and walls, but to also make your life easier with the Zodiac Lift System. Press the lift system button and the VX40 will climb the pool wall and wait to be removed by you. It's that simple!

  • Pool cleaning cycle: 1.5 hours for floor only – 2.5 hours for floor/walls/waterline
  • Energy consumption: 150 watts per hour (which is less than running an LCD TV for one hour).
  • Suitable for all shapes of in-ground pools 12m X 6m
  • Suitable for concrete, pebblecrete, quartzon, tile, fibreglass, vinyl surfaces
  • The eBox makes it easy to operate the cleaner at the touch of a button. It indicates when the filter canister is full and also allows you to activate the Lift System.
  • Captures large debris, such as gumnuts, twigs and eucalyptus leaves while ensuring constant suction power throughout the cleaning cycle
  • Large easy to clean filter canister and full filter indicator. The easy to access and hygienic design allows you to clean and remove debris in a matter of minutes with minimum fuss.
  • Three-year warranty

Zodiac VX50 4WD

Vortex-Pro robotic pool cleaner

Engineered to tackle the toughest pools with its four-wheel automotive drive system, the Zodiac VX50 4WD tackles any pool terrain, climbs over obstacles and delivers a thorough pool cleaning of floor, steps, walls and waterline.

  • Cleaning cycle: 1.5 hours for floor only – 2.5 hours for floor/walls/waterline
  • Energy consumption: 150 watts per hour (which is less than running an LCD TV for one hour)
  • Suitable for all shapes of in-ground pools 12m x 6m
  • Suitable for concrete, pebblecrete, quartzon, tile, fibreglass, vinyl surfaces
  • The improved electronic control box, or eBox, makes it easy to operate the cleaner at the touch of a button. The eBox allows you to program the cleaner to run each day for up to seven days when you go away on holiday. It indicates when the filter canister is full and it also allows you to activate the patented Lift System.
  • Vortex technology provides powerful and constant cyclonic suction. This allows the Vortex-Pro Robotic Cleaner to capture large debris, such as gumnuts, twigs and eucalyptus leaves, while not losing suction power throughout the cleaning cycle.
  • Never touch debris again thanks to the easy access and hygienic design of the filter canister. Clean and remove debris in a matter of minutes with minimum fuss.
  • Three-year warranty

Zodiac VX55 4WD

Vortex-Pro robotic pool cleaner

This top-of-the-line Vortex-Pro VX55 4WD robotic cleaner now comes with new Cable Tangling Prevention Technology. Engineered to provide the ultimate pool cleaning experience, the VX55 4WD is equipped with the best technology the industry has to offer. The super responsive kinetic remote makes pool cleaning easier, ultra-efficient and fun.

  • Cleaning cycles: floor only or floor/walls/waterline or waterline only. Up to three hours, adjustable.
  • Energy consumption: 150 watts per hour (which is less than running a LCD TV for one hour)
  • Suitable for most shapes of in-ground pools up to 15m x 7m
  • Suitable for concrete, pebblecrete, quartzon, tile, fibreglass, vinyl surfaces
  • Take control of the VX55 4WD with the super responsive kinetic remote. The remote lets you drive the cleaner to where you want it to go, or just ha The remote is waterproof and it even floats
  • The improved electronic control box, or eBox, makes it easy to operate the cleaner at the touch of a button. The eBox allows you to program the cleaner to run each day for up to seven days when you go on holiday. It indicates when the filter canister is full and it also allows you to activate the patented Lift System.
  • Vortex technology provides powerful and constant cyclonic suction. This allows the Vortex-Pro Robotic Cleaner to capture large debris, such as gum nuts, twigs and eucalyptus leaves while not losing suction power throughout the cleaning cycle
  • Thanks to its four-wheel automotive drive system, the cleaner overcomes all obstacles with an amazing agility making sure all areas of your pool, such as floor, walls, steps and waterline are perfectly cleaned
  • Extra-large suction mouth and brushes. The new Contact+ brushes and large-opening mouth underneath adapt to all kinds of debris for deep cleaning of floor, walls and waterline.
  • Never touch debris again thanks to the easy access and hygienic design of the filter canister. Clean and remove debris in a matter of minutes with minimum fuss.
  • Three-year warranty

Zodiac VX65 iQ

Vortex-Pro robotic pool cleaner

The VX65 iQ can be controlled from anywhere at any time with iAquaLink™ Control. The VX65 iQ easily connects to home Wi-Fi for remote access and on-demand control. Use your smart phone for remote control convenience at your fingertips.

  • Cleaning cycles: floor only or floor/walls/waterline or waterline only. Up to three hours, adjustable.
  • Energy consumption: 150 watts per hour (which is less than running an LCD TV for one hour).
  • Suitable for most shapes of in-ground pools up to 15m x 7m
  • Schedule recurring cleaning cycles
  • Pre-set and customise cleaning mode options for your pool by pool surface, cleaning intensity, cleaning area and duration
  • Easily monitor cleaning status
  • Vortex technology provides powerful and constant cyclonic suction. This allows the Vortex-Pro Robotic Cleaner to capture large debris such as gumnuts, twigs and eucalyptus leaves while not losing suction power throughout the cleaning cycle.
  • Thanks to its four-wheel automotive drive system, the cleaner overcomes all obstacles with an amazing agility making sure all areas of your pool, such as floor, walls, steps and waterline are perfectly cleaned
  • Three-year warranty

Hayward Tigershark QC

Robotic pool cleaner

TigerShark QC robotic pool cleaners utilise Adaptive Seek Control Logic (ASCL) self-programming technology to calculate the most efficient cleaning pattern, determine pool size and power down at the end of the cleaning cycle. It brushes and scrubs while it vacuums, reaching everywhere, including the pool bottom, sides and stairs.

The TigerShark QC QuickClean function represents the epitome of energy efficency. The large debris canister and fine porosity filter cartridges ensure no dirt or debris escapes.

  • Suitable for all pool types, concrete, vinyl, fibreglass and tiled
  • QuickClean™ cycle allows for a 90-minute pick-up cycle
  • Handle-reverse for superior scrubbing action and tangle-free cord
  • Energy efficient while providing incredible vacuum strength
  • Vigorous scrubbing action along tile line for complete clean
  • Three-year warranty

Get in touch to find the ideal cleaner for your pool today