Updated April 11, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Above Ground Pool Vacuums

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. You'd rather be swimming than performing daily maintenance, so to get back in the water faster, you'll need one of these above-ground pool vacuums. They'll get rid of bothersome debris with less effort than manual scooping, leaving you with time to relax. We've included a variety of robotic and non-electric models, so there's one for everyone, no matter the pool or budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best above ground pool vacuum on Amazon.

10. Hayward Aquabug

9. Milliard Sea-Thru Triangle

8. Aura Paradise

7. Aquabot X4

6. Zodiac Ranger

5. Pentair Kreepy Krauly

4. Poolmaster Big Sucker

3. PoolSupplyTown Mini Jet Vac

2. Water Tech Pool Blaster Max

1. Dolphin Escape

Editor's Notes

April 08, 2019:

No one wants to swim in dirty, debris-filled water, but most folks don't really love cleaning the pool. That's why we looked for above ground pool vacuums that offer uncomplicated and relatively fast operation. For most, the top choice will be the Dolphin Escape, as it's light, quick, and efficient. The Aquabot X4 is comparable, although it doesn't seem to be made quite as sturdily. Both are something of an investment, though. For a more budget-friendly choice, we'd recommend the Water Tech Pool Blaster Max or the PoolSupplyTown Mini Jet Vac. They don't offer tons of cool robotic features, but they're also easier to store, don't require any complicated assembly, and won't send your budget into deep water. Finally, we decided to add the Hayward Aquabug after some deliberation. It's perhaps the most fun option you'll find in terms of design, but it just doesn't seem to have the durability of many other models.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on April 11, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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