An above ground pool needs a special above ground pool cleaner, mainly because they are made from different materials and the pool pump is different.
Often the equipment which is included with a lot of above ground pool cleaners is often undersized for the amount of water. For keeping a pool good it is good enough but for cleaning up a dirty pool once it is filthy they are not powerful enough.
At least a 3/4 hp pump is a good start.
As with the inground pool cleaners there are 3 type of above ground pool cleaners; Robotic, Suction side and pressure side above ground pool cleaners. For all types there are pro and cons which will be discussed here.
Top 5 Robotic Above Ground Pool Cleaners
Top 5 Suction side Above Ground Pool Cleaners
Top 5 Pressure side Above Ground Pool Cleaners
Older Models which are still popular
Top 5 Best Robotic Above Ground Pool Cleaners – updated april 2016
1) Pool Rover S2 40
2) Aquabot ABREEZ2 X-Large Breeze
3) Aquabot APRVJR Pool Rover Junior
4) Smartpool NC22 SmartKleen-Robotic Pool Cleaner
5) Aquabot AJET122 Pool Rover S2-50 / AquaBot Pura 4X AJET123 / Hayward RC9740 SharkVac
Top 5 Best Suction side Above Ground Pool Cleaners – updated april 2016
1) Intex Auto Pool Cleaner
2) Hayward 500 Aqua Bug
3) Hayward 900 Wanda the Whale
Top 5 Best Pressure side Above Ground Pool Cleaners – updated april 2016
1) Polaris Vac-Sweep 65 (44 woorden)
2) Polaris Turbo Turtle
3) Polaris Vac-Sweep 165
Older Above ground pool cleaner reviews (2013-2015):
Here is a list of the Best Rated Above ground Pool Cleaner. It includes short summaries on the pool cleaners.
Let’s start with the Best Above ground Pool Cleaner:
Hayward 900, Wanda the Whale
The above ground Wanda the Whale pool cleaner is an easy trouble free cleaner. It cleans the bottom of the pool quick and complete without needing you to empty or replace debris bags as it is connected to your pool filtration system. No booster pump is needed. Simple 10 minute installation.
Baracuda Ranger W01698
This is one of the more affordable above ground pool cleaners as it requires no extra plumbing or booster pump. It vacuums the bottom, the wall and around your steps in your pool. It has only one moving part so it is simple in the maintenance. Nicely quiet according to the reviewers.
Aquabot Pool Rover Jr.
The APRVJR Robotic Above-Ground Pool Cleaner is a fully automatic robotic cleaner. It vacuums any shape of flat-surface above-ground pool in about 1 hour. No hoses. It has it’s own internal pump and filtration system and is equipped with a reusable filter bag.
Pentair GW8000 / Kreepy Krauly Lil Shark
This Automatic Pool Cleaner is also known as the Kreepy Krauly Lil Shark. It is for above ground Swimming Pools. By adjusting it’s cleaning path this Lil shark is usable for all shapes of above ground pools.
The Baracuda G2 is for all ground pools so above ground as well as inground pools. It is a suction side cleaner so it needs a skimmer or a dedicated vacuum line. It would definitely not be my first choice for an inground pool though. Mainly because I think there are better inground pool cleaners available. And nowadays it is not that readily available anymore anyway.
I hope this list of best rated above ground pool cleaners was useful to you.