Overall cleaning performance is widely praised by reviewers
Effective at cleaning pools of all shapes and sizes
Cleans 15 metres of pool space per minute
Outstanding customer service
More expensive than an automatic pool cleaner
- Verified purchase
reasonable clean but overall bit disappointed
Purchased a robo-tek rover cordless for $3260 after reading the reviews on here and wanting to avoid the cord. I previously owned a Hayward Tiger Shark at a previous property. Our pool here is fully tiled and recently installed.
I agree with the previous poster's comments. The Tiger Shark, which was significantly cheaper, cleaned the pool better at the expense of dealing with the cord. I have tried 3 cycles of the cleaner now (having to charge the battery each time as it run out of charge) and the robot-tek is still leaving behind considerable ...
Purchased in November 2020 for $3,260.00.
Good, but not significantly better than others...
Does a reasonable job.
The remote is handy.
But consider other options. I wonder if most 5 star reviews are by first time robot owners.
- It is significantly bigger and bulkier.
- the manual is pretty half hearted
- the process to empty the bag/filter is annoying - it’s a fiddly process to clean the debris out of the bag, and getting it back into the unit is a frustrating exercise.
- wall and steps cleaning doesn’t seem as good as prior robot...
Purchased in December 2020.
Does a fantastic job
Not often a product is universally lauded but you cannot fault the cleaning power of the Robo plus
1. On your next “one pager “ simply add the information that to get device to sink squeeze and keep squeezing the foam rollers .. took a call to place of purchase to get this invaluable snippet
2. The caddy purchased was horribly out of alignment so much so that a nut could not tighten on the 4th screw. Took back to shop which is an annoyance as was on other side of town. On opening two more caddies they were found to have the same issues. Luck...
Purchased in February 2021 for $1,749.00.
Excellent Robotic Pool Cleaner
I have had the Robo-Tek Robo-Plus for about three months. It is the second robotic cleaner I have bought. It is far superior to the previous cleaner.
The pre-purchase discussions with Steve at Robo-Tek and and the demonstration with John Guy (Cranbourne Pool and Spa) made it an easy decision to purchase.
It does an excellent job of cleaning the pool and climbs the concrete walls with ease. It moves rapidly around the pool and does an excellent job of picking up debris. The powerful motor ensures the pool is thoroughly circulated. As a result...
Purchased in November 2020.
Fantastic product that does exactly what it says on the box
I was recommended the Robo Plus after mentioning to a friend over dinner that I wasn’t happy with my barracuda. I did the usual google research and visited the company. I’m a bit of a sceptic and never trust a salesman not to inflate their product. I was told it will make my pool the cleanest it’s ever been, it’ll do this and that.
In this case my scepticism had been totally unwarranted. It actually has made a huge difference to my quartzon pool. The pool floor is spotless and it does travel everywhere, climbs the walls and steps. I’ve not needed the remote once.
Very pleased with the Robo-Plus and great to know that any after sales help or questions are only a text away. The Barracuda has gone never to return.
- Verified purchase
Great Product, Easy to Setup, Saves Time, Won't Steal Your Wife
I was hesitant to buy a robotic pool cleaner. I had read some bad reviews and heard about poor experiences from some of the leading brands. However, I'd had enough of manual cleaning and was sick of chiselled 'pool guys' flirting with the misses. After looking around I choose the Robo-Tek Robo-Plus. Well, I haven't been disappointed.
First, this product was super easy to setup. A couple of bolts on the caddy, plug it in and throw it in the pool. On its first mission, I let it loose in a reasonably clean pool. After an hour it had got all the...visible stuff. When cleaning the bag I was surprised at how much fine debris were there that the manual vacuum wasn't touching. The pool never looked so clean. Reminded me of those cheesy vacuum sales demos from the 90s - "You think your mattress is clean? Well, look at how much filth the Kirby G5 pulls from your bedding". Since then, I send it out on weekly deployments. That's enough to keep the pool ship-shape. If there was an area to improve it would be removing the debris and cleaning the bag filter after use. Still, way easier than the cleaning the pool filter trap, but a little bit of a messy process. At 12.5kg plus any water in the unit, it's also a little heavy when removing it from the pool. Also a shout out to the team at Dad's Pool Shop. Really friendly, gave great advice and I got the best price. I back-ordered this unit and they held it for my until I got back from holidays. It arrived a day after my return. So, if you're after a no-hassles pool robot that looks good but not good enough to steal your wife, I would highly recommend the Robo-Tek Robo-Plus. (Sorry pool-guys)
A great robotic pool cleaner that’s is user friendly and picks up all the gunk and fine dust. Highly recommend. It is quite heavy but not too bad for most people.
Purchased in December 2020 for $1,700.00.
Why didn't I buy this years ago
I have an Albatross in ground vinyl lined pool and had been using a Kreppy Krawly since 1994. The pool was always work to keep clean and sand filter struggled to keep pool clean.
The Robo=plus is fantastic and it allows the pump to skim and filter the water without struggling to run the Kreppy which never really let the skimmer work correctly. Anyways all that is gone now the pool has looked almost as good as new and way better then it has in years.
Some point note:
1. A manual in the box would be good.
2. Anyone using this th...
Purchased in December 2020.
Does a much better job than our previous robotic pool cleaner brand
Today we purchased the Robo-Tek Robo Plus and gave it a test run in the pool. After only being in the pool for 30 minutes, it did a much better job than the previous robotic pool cleaner brand that we had for 5 years. The machine is a lot quicker and picked up a lot more leaves. We used to have issues with our previous pool cleaner as it struggled to pick up large piles of leaves that were grouped together on the bottom of the pool, but not the Robo-Tek Robo Plus, it ate them all up. I don't think we will need to empty the filters as often eith...er as they are quite large and this will mean that we will probably only have to run it for 2hrs max, where we used to have to run our previous pool cleaner all day if we had a lot of leaves in the pool. Aside from the great performance of the Robo-Tek Robo-Plus, the service from Robo-Tek has been excellent. I have sent them 2 facebook messages with different questions and they were quite quick to reply (even on the weekend) and very helpful. I certainly hope that our pool cleaner lasts as long as some of the other reviews, I guess time will tell :)
Purchased in January 2021.
7 years and still going!
I've used this product a little over 7 years and couldn't be happier. The system keeps my pool (including sides and steps) very clean. The tech support is also awesome.
Purchased in October 2013.
Best Cleaner EVER!
Well I have had this pool Cleaner for approx 3-4 years and love it! Keeps my pool all sparkling and clean with minimal effort.
What I really like is that I can maintain it - awesome! I have replaced the rollers, tracks and propeller. Early on I had to have warranty work done and Steve could simply not have provided better service. In fact the customer service I receive is just excellent.
Love my Robot!
Robo Tek Plus- Our family loves it.
After using a suction hose for years we finally made the change and purchased a Robo-Plus. It was the best move ever. We've had ours now for almost 10 years and it has been terrific. Only recently I had an issue with the drive belts. After all this time one of them broke. I contacted Steve Scown, the owner, and he was back to me in a flash. Before to long he had replaced the drive belts, free of charge. He explained that a better quality belt was being made and he was sending them to me. The quality of the others wasn't too bad as they'd surviv...ed an absolute bashing for well nigh on 10 years. My Robo-Plus has been fantastic and has always cleaned our pool thoroughly. It won't pick up bricks that a grandchild may accidentally push into the pool however just about anything else is on the menu as far as the Robo-Plus is concerned. Thanks Steve and thanks again for your wonderful follow up service.
Purchased for $1,500.00.
It just works!
I inherited a suction side pool cleaner with my in-ground fibreglass pool along with purchase of a home. Unhappy with the time to set up and pack away (I know why poeple just leave them in the pool), operation and cost of tune up kits and replacement parts I have been looking widely for a few years now at "automatic" pool cleaners. Lots of expectation with no guarantee, and reading review after review from unhappy customers of expensive hi-profile brand name units simply does not inspire spending. I then found Robo-Tek on line by sheer accident...and recognised this machine addressed shortfalls which had steered me away from prior purchase - two motors, strong suction pump, speed, remote control and 2 large capacity 70 micron and 20 micron filter bags (hang on, don't others start at @ 200 micron and offer only a @ 100 micron optional "finer" cartridge?). Two phone calls and a day later I had a demonstration Robo-Plus in my pool. No frills, no gimmicks - it just worked. Climbed everything in the pool - up steps, over lights, across pool suctions & returns, across support ribs down the side - and picked up unexpected fines in a "clean" pool. Proof enough. I waited a few weeks for delivery - testament to the demand for these machines - and have never looked back. Easy, fast, reliable - and THE POOL HAS NEVER BEEN SO CLEAN! The lack of effort and time is worth every cent - at significant savings over lesser alternatives. I genuinely wish I had found Robo-Tek earlier.
Purchased in December 2020 for $1,800.00.
Not happy so far
Received my new Robo-plus today $1800.00
I can not believe there is no manual in the box to help with putting the cleaner together, there is a white bag that came with the box but have no idea how or were it go's. It was advertised with a caddy but no were in the box.
Can not get the Robo-tec to submerge into the water, we have all now spent Hrs trying different combinations to start the machine. Then we found a remote control to use hoping that will solve our questions on starting, but after going to hardware shop to buy a battery. No were in the box or on the remote can we find the type of battery to install. Shop assistant after opening 4 packets has asked us to ring the company, then return a buy the battery.
Not happy Robo-Tek
Purchased in January 2021 for $1,800.00.
We've had suction cleaners for 15+ years that often start out ok then we have problems - usually them getting stuck, not that our pool is an unusual shape. Went for robotic and bought Robo Tek based on the reviews I read here so thought I would repay the favour to others. Only had it 2 weeks but very happy. Solid unit that picks up everything especially the fine dust. Our pool has never looked cleaner. I throw it in the spa and it works away in there. Hard to fault. If anything would be nice if it did walls automatically (have to push button) but not big deal. Highly recommended.
Purchased in December 2020 for $1,840.00.
This is going to save me heaps of time with an excellent result!
After watching a video on the Robo, I thought that this seems impressive! I read the reviews and decided this will suit me! What a great job, it’s only the 2nd time in the pool, but it’s sparkling clean and climbs the walls, which other robotic cleaners couldn’t guarantee! I have had pool suction cleaners (Kreepy Krauly and The Pool Cleaner) but inevitably end up vacuuming the pool which always takes hours. So far, so good!
Purchased in December 2020.
Why did we take so long to get one of these! A must-have for any pool owner
We received our Robo Tek this week and used it for the first time today, to say I am impressed is an understatement. We ran it for less than an hour on our pool which is 11.5m x 4.5m and it is sparkling. The bag was full of leaves and the smallest particles we have struggled to get rid of for years, amazed! So easy to set up and use. I highly recommend getting one of these. We did so much research before buying and now understand why this has a 5 star review rating. Great machine.
Purchased in December 2020.
Robo-Tek Robo Plus
I was very, very skeptical of purchasing this so did my thorough research . Having spent a small fortune on pool cleaners over the past 10 years, the last thing i wanted was to spend a considerable amount of money to get the same poor results. The fact it does not go through your filter system was a bonus for me; you know the constant stopping and starting to get the creepy crawly moving in the same area and in circles!!!!!!
I was not disappointed. This robust "machine" does exactly what is stated. It has grunt, and cleans the pool like nothin...g else! Do not waste your money on anything else! It is so easy to set up and clean the waste out of the very large collection bag. I was truly amazed at how excellent this works. I have a large 11x5 metre concrete pool and it cleaned it in a few hours after not touching the floor all winter. Previously this has taken days and days to get the thick debris off the floor. Absolutely the best auto cleaner, no doubt.❤ it. Steve and his team win for excellent customer service and product of the decade!
Purchased in November 2020 for $1.68.
Awesome bit of gear.
I was hesitant to outlay the $$ for the Robo-Tek plus but after just one use this thing is awesome. It has sucked up the fine dust sitting on the bottom that has been giving me grief for the last two Summers. The pool is sparkling after just a two hour cycle of the floor. Next time it's the walls and steps. I love this new toy.
Purchased in December 2020.
With out a doubt the best on the market. 20micron bag just sucks up the fine red dust. Put It in twice a week and my pool is sparkling at the time.
Questions & Answers
I am looking at purchasing this in NZ, I believe https://www.coombesaquatics.co.nz/ are the local reseller.
They seem to have the ICH Roboter - I-Cleaner 120 available, but looking at other answrers this may not be quite as up to date as the latest Robo-Range?
Steve S.Robo-Tek International
Hi Kano, Rest assured Coombes have the latest product.. . just their website is out of date...
Why doesnt my robo- tek plus move even though the pump is working
Hi Chris, I’m just another customer but the problem could be that the drive belts have become disengaged from the rollers. Start there and call Steve, whose number appears further back, if you have no luck there
Steve S.Robo-Tek International
Hi Chris, and thanks Robo-Family for trying to assist... Let's have a chat Chis and get this sorted out for you. Call 03 9357 5662 anytime tonight, it will divert to my mobile.
This appears to be a name change from ICH iCleaner 120. Apart from the colour change are their any other changes from the ICH iCleaner 120 to the Robo-Plus.
Steve S.Robo-Tek International
The iCleaner was launched in 2009. Over the journey, we have continually improved the performance and quality of the components based on our own expectations and customer feedback.
The iCleaner was always a good machine, with great power and performance, and yes, it had a few things that could be better. (doesn't everything) but our after sales service has always the same as it is today, and we continue to service iCleaners that are now approaching 10 years old. (You can see testimonials on our website about life before Robo-Tek)
In late 2019 Market research told us our branding was confusing, people didn't know if they had a iCleaner, an Irobot, a 120 an ICH or a Roboter, hence the name Robo-Tek was developed, and the Robo-Range was born.
With the continual improvement of the product, when we relauched early last year, we increased our Motor Box warranty to 3 years (with unlimited hours), reflecting our confidence in the now.... "Robo-Range". The Robo-range will continue to be enhanced, and over the last 12 months we have made substantial changes, all with a view to making the robot and its components more durable. In todays throw away world, Robo-Tek is passionate about reducing waste, prolonging longevity, and keeping our robots in your pool as long as we possibly can.
We are very proud of our history, and although we had a few competitors take a swipe at the icleaner on product review, (and we take that as a compliment) anybody that gives us a chance to resolve an issue will be more than satisfied with our approach.
It's my brand, and my reputation, and I will defend it passionately with great products, backed up by great service.
We wont always get it right.....But we will always make it right.
If you have any questions you would like to ask about our past, present or future, don't hesitate to call,
Steve 03 9357 5662
- Twin Drive motors are designed to clean pools of all shapes. The Rob-Tek Robo Plus can navigate around different parts of the pool easily - it can climb walls, move from side to side, as well as navigate steps and corners
- In-built basket has the capacity to hold 4 litres of leaves and debris picked up from the pool, while 70 & 20 Micron filter bags catch up fine dust particles
- Travels at 15 metres per minute, for fast and efficient cleaning
- A 15-metre floating cable provides leeway when plugging the Robo-Tek Robo-Plus into power, and allows for large residential pools to also be cleaned
- Comes included with a remote control; so you can direct the robot pool cleaner to any problem areas in the pool like algae stains, and a caddy; which easily helps you convey the robotic pool cleaner from the shed to the pool.
Points of praise for the Robo-Tek Robo-Plus:
- With not a single reviewer awarding this robotic pool cleaner anything under 5 stars as at November 2020, the Robo-Tek Robo-Plus should be put on the radar for residential pool owners who don't mind spending a little extra for a quick, easy and effective pool clean
- Cleans the pool thoroughly, removing everything from gum leaves to fine dust, and even dead worms
- The quick and efficient speed with which this robotic pool cleaner operated was appreciated by reviewers
- Customer service is superior, as Robo-Tek staff offered friendly and helpful assistance and promptly sending through any replacement parts
- Easy to set up, use and clean – as the dirt, leaves and other particles were easily removed from the bag afterwards
- Due to an overall top performance, reviewers appreciated how they could effectively throw out their old hose vacuum/ automatic pool cleaner
The Robo-Tek Robo-Plus cleaned up the competition by winning the 2021 Award for Best Robotic Pool Cleaner. The nifty robotic cleaner scored a neat 5 stars for its convenient ease of use, closely followed by a superior build quality, noise level and ability to remove large debris – all of which scored 4.95 stars.
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