Aquabot X4 Review

No doubt you’re here because you’re looking for an Aquabot X4 Review.   You’re in the right place, because that’s exactly what we aim to do! 🙂

Aquabot Pool Cleaners was founded in 1982, and is located in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.  Believe it or not, they actually introduced the worlds FIRST Robotic Pool Cleaner, also in 1982 with the companies creation.  That Original Cleaner was known as the Aquabot, but is now lovingly refered to as the Aquabot Classic and still available and working great today!

They features residential pool cleaners as well as commercial, and features indoor and outdoor models.  In 2011, they were aquired by Fluidra, which signifigantly increased their capabilities and reduced overhead cost, which gets passed onto you, the consumer!

The Aquabot X4 is a fully automatic robotic pool cleaner that’s suitable for both, in-ground as well as above ground pools.

The X4 is performance and convenience packed into one highly desirable package. However, all this does not come at the cost of efficiency. They claim that one cleaning cycle costs only 5 cents!

Read on to find out if the Aquabot X4 is the right fit for your pool.


1) The X4 comes with not one, but two filter baskets with a class-leading capacity of190 cubic inches. Moreover, these are not just ordinary filters; the mesh size is only 2 microns. (A grain of salt is about 100 microns). This means that it’s dual filtration system can trap everything from leaves, pebbles, debris, dirt, sediment, mud and so on; leaving your pool cleaner and clearer than ever.

It is worth mentioning that the filters can be accessed from the top. This is fast and convenient. Cleaning the filter baskets is also very easy – just give them a thorough rinse. The fact that the filter bags are large in size means that they can trap a lot of garbage. This is quite useful if the pool has becomes excessively dirty. You will not have to stop mid-cycle to clean out the bags.

2) Only 1% of the pool contaminants are present in the water. The 99% adheres to pool surfaces. Hence, simply filtering the water through a fine mesh does not guarantee an effective clean. All surfaces need to scrubbed thoroughly to loosen the dirt, sediment and algae that is deposited on them. The X4 is equipped with heavy duty rotating micro-brushes that ensure that every inch of your pool gets a good scrubbing. The bot cleans everything from floor to walls to even the waterline.

3) AutoX Pool Mapping System: The X4 is built for all types of pools of various shapes and sizes. The sophisticated AutoX pool mapping system ensures that it can navigate any type of pool with ease. It measures the approximate dimensions of your swimming pool and selects the most suitable cleaning cycle. Intelligent mapping ensures that the bot never gets stuck at any point. It can tackle stairs, vinyl, drain and other pool fixtures without breaking a sweat.

4) Four Wheel Drive system for superior maneuverability and 100% coverage. It’sis driven by a powerful yet efficient 4WD system. Hence, it can clean any type of pool no matter its shape . The wheels have excellent grip, they provide ample traction and enable   to climb walls and climb steep gradients, including walls, with negligible slippage.

You may have noticed that many pool cleaners are advertised as having pool cleaning ability. However, they require a smooth, curved floor to wall transition. If the transition is not smooth, the bot might not be able to clean the walls and you’ll have to do them yourself. The Aquabot X4 can do 90 degree floor to wall transitions without any trouble!

5) 60 Feet of highly durable floating cable with a 360 degree swivel. The longer length of cable enables itto take on bigger pools. The swivel feature ensures that the cables do not become entangled. All this ensures 100% unsupervised cleaning. Just place the Aquabot X4 into the water and power it on – it’ll do everything else on its own.

6) It has a powerful pump with a mixing power of 70 gallons per minute. Even though the bot is powerful, it consumes up to 15 times less energy compared to other bots in its class.

7) Easy to use control panels enables you to create and customize cleaning schedules. You can choose to run the bot every 48, 72 or 96 hours and choose between several time cycles. An external timer can also be connected to the X4.

X4 Pros

  1. Comes with a handy caddy. This facilitates easy transportation over a variety of terrain.
  2. To say that the build quality is excellent would be an understatement. Hence, it is enough to state the fact that it comes with a not one, not two but THREE year warranty!
  3. Complete pool cleaning at the touch of a button.
  4. Does walls and the waterline.
  5. Very affordable bot considering the quality of clean and the number of features.
  6. Swivel feature prevents entanglement of cables.
  7. Helps protect the environment by reducing the need for cleaning chemicals in the pool.

X4 Cons

  1. Sometimes, the bot tends to do a less than perfect job with the stairs.
  2. Does not come with a remote control.

Final Verdict:

The Aquabot X4 is a superb offering from Aquabot. It’s not perfect, but still – It has won thousands of hearts owing to its versatility, performance ease of use and low cost of ownership and operation.  

Editors Note: If you want something better, my Recommendation is the Dolphin Nautilus Plus Pool CleanerIt has over 300 reviews and a 4.5-star rating on Amazon!

If you’re still interested in the Aquabot X4, don’t worry it’s NOT at all a bad Pool Cleaner, just a bit limited, however you can click the button below for more info on

Sharing is Caring! :-)
Jeff L.

Jeff has been an avid swimmer as long as he can remember, with his first swim lessons in Kindergarten in the 1980s, and became obsessed with pools and swimming shortly thereafter.