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Polaris 9350 vs Polaris 9450 vs Polaris 9550 Sport Review

The Polaris robotic pool cleaners available in 2020 are reviewed here. We start with a table to compare the 9350 vs 9450 vs the 9550 Polaris robots for a quick overview. After this there is a summary of their differences, similarities and the main pros and cons per robot cleaner.

Polaris 9350 versus Polaris 9450 versus Polaris 9550 Comparison Table

Polaris F9350 Sport Robotic In Ground Pool Cleaner
Polaris F9450 Sport Robotic In-Ground Swimming Pool Cleaner Vacuum 4-Wheel Drive
Polaris F9550 Sport Robotic In-Ground Pool Cleaner
Model
Polaris F9350 Sport
Polaris F9450 Sport
Polaris F9550 Sport
Price
$870.97
$1,088.96
$1,199.97
Cleaning Modes
Floor, Walls
Floor, Walls
Floor, Walls, Waterline
Cleaning Cycle
Dual Mode Cleaning: 1.5 & 2.5 Hours
7-Day Programmable
7-Day Programmable
Dirty Canister Indicator
Remote Control
ActivMotion Sensor Navigation
Easy clean filter
Easy Lift System
Vortex Vacuum
Drive
2WD
4WD
4WD
Cable Length
60' Cable / 50' Pool
60' Cable / 50' Pool
70' Cable / 60' Pool
Brush
Pleated Brush
Pleated Brush
Solid-Blade Brush
Ratings
Reviews
696 Reviews
696 Reviews
696 Reviews
Polaris F9350 Sport Robotic In Ground Pool Cleaner
Model
Polaris F9350 Sport
Price
$870.97
Cleaning Modes
Floor, Walls
Cleaning Cycle
Dual Mode Cleaning: 1.5 & 2.5 Hours
Dirty Canister Indicator
Remote Control
ActivMotion Sensor Navigation
Easy clean filter
Easy Lift System
Vortex Vacuum
Drive
2WD
Cable Length
60' Cable / 50' Pool
Brush
Pleated Brush
Ratings
Reviews
696 Reviews
Polaris F9450 Sport Robotic In-Ground Swimming Pool Cleaner Vacuum 4-Wheel Drive
Model
Polaris F9450 Sport
Price
$1,088.96
Cleaning Modes
Floor, Walls
Cleaning Cycle
7-Day Programmable
Dirty Canister Indicator
Remote Control
ActivMotion Sensor Navigation
Easy clean filter
Easy Lift System
Vortex Vacuum
Drive
4WD
Cable Length
60' Cable / 50' Pool
Brush
Pleated Brush
Ratings
Reviews
696 Reviews
Polaris F9550 Sport Robotic In-Ground Pool Cleaner
Model
Polaris F9550 Sport
Price
$1,199.97
Cleaning Modes
Floor, Walls, Waterline
Cleaning Cycle
7-Day Programmable
Dirty Canister Indicator
Remote Control
ActivMotion Sensor Navigation
Easy clean filter
Easy Lift System
Vortex Vacuum
Drive
4WD
Cable Length
70' Cable / 60' Pool
Brush
Solid-Blade Brush
Ratings
Reviews
696 Reviews

Update on 2020-12-03 at 15:31 / #Commissions Earned

What’s the difference between the Polaris 9350 versus 9450 versus 9550 Sport?

First the short answer. The main differences IMHO are:

  • The 9350 is the basic version, 2 wheel drive with a pleated brush system.
  • The 9450 is one step up. It is 7 day programmable, a tangle reducing swivel and it has 4 wheel drive.
  • The 9550 sport has as extra: solid blade brush system, dirty canister indicator, the remote control and it cleans the waterline!
  • And the overall difference is of course the price.

What are the pros and cons of these differences?

Alas, why should you pay more?

  • The 9350: is the basic version, without any extras. It is a proven concept over time. It has all you need to work well without all the specialties to make cleaning your pool a complicate process. Great if you have a regular sized and shaped pool.
  • The 9450: is one step up, you can program it for seven days so you will not need to remember to put it to work. It has the 4 wheel drive which does seem to make it work better in larger pools.
  • The 9550: has as extra over the other two: it cleans the bottom, the walls and the waterline! The most expensive robotic cleaner but AAhhh, it cleans it all for you! No need to still go in and still clean the waterline yourself. This is a part most pool cleaners don’t do particularly well on, though it is often advertised. For some unknown reason one pool cleaner model does a good waterline scrub in one pool, but a bad waterline scrub in a different pool. The Polaris 9550 Sport seems to scrub the waterline well in rectangular pools. And if you feel one part is not clean enough you can use the remote control to sent it back to work at that specific spot again. Great for odd shaped pools.

So the bottom line is: What is your money worth and what are you willing to do yourself?

A few small differences

Further there are a few small differences which can matter for a small group of people. Like the Polaris 9350 and the Polaris 9450 have a pleated brush which is good enough for … and the 9550 has a solid blade which comes in handy for… . The top model has a dirty canister indicator. You don’t particularly need it but when you do have it, it comes in handy.

There are also a few things that are included in all Polaris robotic pool cleaners. These are:

Polaris 9350 Robotic Automatic In-Ground Pool Cleaner

Polaris 9350
696 Reviews
Polaris 9350
  • 2-Wheel drive robotic cleaner outfitted with aqua-tracks tires for all pool surfaces
  • ActivMotion Sensor Technology for unmatchable navigation, even in larger and free-from pools
  • Vortex vacuum technology allows cleaner to pick up larger debris while maintaining maximum suction

Update on 2020-12-03 at 15:31 / #Commissions Earned

Polaris 9350 Overview

If you compare the Cyclonic vacuuming technology (for example of the Polaris 7240 or the 8050) versus the Vortex vacuum technology this last one is more powerful.

Description:

  • This is a 2-Wheel drive robotic cleaner.
  • It is suitable for all pool surfaces as it has aqua-tracks tires.
  • For its navigation it uses ActivMotion Sensor Technology which works even in free-from pools.
  • It picks up larger particles without losing suction with its vortex vacuum technology.
  • The 9350 uses a pleated brush system
  • The 9350 has a dual mode cleaning cycle: 1.5 & 2.5 Hours

Polaris 9350 Pros:

  • The 9350 is a pool floor and pool wall cleaner.
  •  It has the easy lift system and the caddy for transport.

Polaris 9350 Cons:

  • It does not clean the waterline.
  • Not programmable

Polaris 9450 robotic Automatic In-Ground Pool Cleaner

Polaris 9450
696 Reviews
Polaris 9450
  • Brand New and Improved Polaris F9450 Sport Robotic Swimming Pool Cleaner. Remote control : No
  • Vortex Vacuum Technology captures more than four times the debris load of other cleaners
  • Top access, large filter canister has four times the capacity of other similar cleaners

Update on 2020-12-03 at 15:31 / #Commissions Earned

Polaris 9450 Overview

Description:

The same as the 9350 are the aqua-tracks tires for all pool surfaces, the ActivMotion Sensor Technology for navigation, the vortex vacuum technology and the pleated brush system.

Polaris 9450 Pros:

  • This is a 4-Wheel drive robotic cleaner, so better opted to handle larger pools.
  • It is suitable for all pool surfaces as it has aqua-tracks tires.
  • The 9450 has a 7 day programmable option which comes in handy for scheduling.
  • A tangle reducing swivel technology for preventing the tangles in the cable.

Polaris 9450 Cons:

  • It does not clean the waterline.
  • No remote control.
  • No dirty canister indicator.

Polaris 9550 Sport robotic Automatic In-Ground Pool Cleaner

Polaris 9550
696 Reviews
Polaris 9550
  • 4-wheel drive robotic cleaner outfitted with Aqua-Trax tires for all pool surfaces
  • ActivMotion Sensor Technology for unmatchable navigation, even in larger and free-from pools.Cable Length:70 feet Cable
  • Vortex Vacuum Technology allows cleaner to pick up larger debris while maintaining maximum suction

Update on 2020-12-03 at 15:31 / #Commissions Earned

Polaris 9550 Overview

The same as the 9450 are the aqua-tracks tires for all pool surfaces, the ActivMotion Sensor Technology for navigation, the vortex vacuum technology and the 7 day programmable option, the 4 wheel drive.

Polaris 9550 Pros:

  • a motion-sensing remote, to clean spots again.
  • a different solid blade brush system.
  • a dirty canister indicator.
  • Cleans up to the waterline.

Polaris 9550 Cons:

  • The price off course. It is the most expensive of the three.

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  1. Brita July 24, 2019