About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Awards
If you own a swimming pool or spa, cleaning and maintenance is a big part of the package. If your pool isn't cleaned regularly, nobody will want to -- or should -- go swimming in a big green swamp of algae. Fortunately, several pool cleaners / vacuums are available and reasonably priced to make pool cleaning less of the back-breaking chore it once was. The most popular models are automatic or robotic pool cleaners, which comb the surfaces of your pool and climb the walls, hopefully sucking up debris and algae along the way. Of course, some areas of the pool, like the water line or tile line, will still need to be cleaned by hand. In other words, something other than one of these amazing robots.
The five finalists represent top companies in the pool and spa industry. If you own a particular model or brand and are happy with it, then step up and vote! Descriptions and links to company websites are included on the following pages.
All finalists are presented in alphabetical order. First up: Aquabot.