Polaris NEO Robotic Pool Cleaner Review

It wasn’t too long ago that the words “pool cleaner” conjured up the image of someone coming to your house with a truck, loaded with equipment and supplies to clean your pool. Hence the term “pool cleaner”. And while that’s still a valid option in today’s day and age….we do have more modern approaches available, too.

The Polaris NEO is a very 21st century device, and it’s one that has many positive reviews from pleased users. The NEO is, simply put, a robot. A robot that cleans your pool?? Let’s talk…


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What does it do?
This handy little robot can climb walls, scrub tile lines and easily navigates all sorts of pool surfaces. How I wish my Roomba could climb the walls – instead of making me want to climb them! If you know, you know. The NEO can clean pools up to 40 feet, and has a Surface Control System with 4 settings that adjust to your pool’s surface, and features not 1 but 2 pleated brushes for thorough cleaning every time!

Is it convenient?
As far as convenience, the NEO features a 50-foot floating cable and a 4L Push ‘N’ Go filter that’s made for easy, quick debris removal. Just spray it off with water and you’re good to go! No more hand-picking debris out of filters with the NEO – many thanks, Polaris! The NEO also includes 2 settings: Floor or Floor/Walls, in case you only need to clean the pool floor and don’t need it scaling up your pool wall while you’re dipping your feet.

Can it deliver?
When it comes to cleaning performance, the NEO features Cyclonic Vacuum Technology that captures debris without losing suction. This high standard of cleaning power is something that Polaris is well-known for, as they’ve been making robotic pool cleaners for over 40 years! And as every geriatric Millennial well knows…40 is old.

OK, what’s wrong with it?
The negative reviews were few and far between for the NEO, but one such review stated that it may have been a little too strong for their gunite pool, as the user found sand in the filter after cleaning. The user felt that the sand was coming from the pool coating, and issued a word of caution to others with gunite pools. Also, the NEO weighs roughly 25-30 lbs, so it wouldn’t be the best option for someone with limitations.

Should I buy it?
If you have a non-gunite pool that’s 40 feet or smaller (and, like me, prefer dealing with robots instead of actual people) and can lift a moderate amount of weight – I’d highly recommend the NEO. It’s convenient, efficient and most importantly, made by a company with 4 decades of experience. This robo-pool guy seems to deliver consistent services, without needing to reschedule or forgetting to bring something essential – again. Plus, it sounds like a good time to just casually set it to Floors/Walls and then invite your Aunt Karen to come soak her feet. Have your cameras ready, folks.

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  • AUTO POOL CLEANER: The Polaris NEO Robotic Cleaner deftly navigates all pool surfaces, climbs walls, and...
  • IN GROUND POOLS: Compatible with in ground swimming pools up to 40 ft.
  • POLARIS: For more than 40 years, Polaris has been known worldwide for its quality and best-in-class automatic...

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