Updated October 01, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 7 Best Automatic Pool Skimmers

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in July of 2020. Anyone with an above-ground or traditional swimming pool will be used to the daily chore of using a net and a brush to rid their pool of leaves, dirt, and the detritus that builds up so quickly without constant attention. These automatic pool skimmers will save you time and effort by keeping your pool ready for when the sun comes out and, in some cases, reducing the load on your pump and filter. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Instapark Betta

2. Pooldevil Pro10039

3. SkimDoctor 2.0

Editor's Notes

September 17, 2020:

Many above and below-ground outside pool owners will attest to the fact that their aquatic investment is never ready to use on the day that they want to use it. The constant servicing and caring for your pool can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive chore that needs daily attention. Although a robotic pool cleaner that runs along the floor hoovering up the daily debris that sinks to the floor is an important addition, anything is better than spending hours with a net before you and the kids can go swimming.

The Instapark Betta may seem overpriced compared to the other choices on our list, but the battery and solar power allow for long run times in perfect conditions. It is the most complicated and priciest skimmer on the list, but all of these skimmers are certainly cheaper than employing a cleaning service.

The Dunnrite Hydro-Net will appeal to kids of all ages and while not automatic, will perform the task without recourse to a hand net. The Skimmermotion Clarifier is the only model here that requires a hose connecting it to your robotic vacuum unit. It will do the job in hand, requires very little assembly, and offers a quick and reasonably priced solution compared to the solar-powered skimmers like the Solar-Breeze NX2 which is truly autonomous and better constructed, although this is reflected in the price.

Special Honors

Aquamoto Skimbot A high-tec automatic pool skimmer that is either runs on its own or from your smartphone via Bluetooth, this quality cleaner will not only perform its daily duties using solar power but will give you information about temperature and coverage status. It has four sensors to stop it from getting caught in the corners all day. poolzoom.com

4. Solar-Breeze NX2

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5. Dunnrite Hydro-Net

6. SkimmerMotion Clarifier

7. Intex Deluxe Wall-Mount


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on October 01, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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