If you’re not a fan of dirty, algae-filled pools, and you’re also against manual labor in any form, then a robotic pool cleaner is your ticket to a stress-free life. One of Aquabot’s most well-known robots, the ABREEZ4WD, comes with all the features you’d need to ensure a clean pool every time you take a dip.
The first thing you may notice is that the ABREEZ4WD doesn’t use tracks to move around but rather a set of front and rear wheels.
Although there have been issues with wheels in robotic pool cleaners in the past, the ABREEZ4WD eliminates most of them by using all four wheels simultaneously to propel the machine back and forth. The Super-Grip PVC Wheels provide unbelievable traction for climbing the slipperiest vertical walls.
4,200 GPH at 3-hour Cycles
Combine the 4-wheel drive system with the awesome suction and filtration power of the ABREEZ4WD, and you have one of the most fantastic robotic pool cleaners on the market.
The ABREEZ4WD is designed to move as much as 4,200 gallons of water per hour, effectively capturing more floating and sunken particles in the process while also evenly distributing whatever chemicals you poured into the pool.
Oversized Top-Load Baskets
The large debris baskets do what large debris baskets do – collect a copious amount of dirt and debris. Emptying the baskets out is a breeze (get it?) since they are accessible from the top of the robot rather than the belly side.
To dump the contents out, simply pull the latch open and toss everything into a compost or garbage bin. Just snap the basket back into place, and the robot is ready for another go at your pool.
Super-Fine Filter Mesh
Older robotic models came with practically useless filters that allowed more to pass than it could hold. The ABREEZ4WD, however, comes with an awesome super-fine filter that traps and retains particles as small as 2 microns in size. Clumps of algae stand no chance at getting past these filters!
60-foot Swivel Cord
The ABREEZ4WD is designed to clean pools most home pool sizes thanks to its long 60-foot cord. Better yet, the cord can swivel a full 360° so the robot can twist and turn freely without worrying about choking itself in the process.
Now, the swivel cord isn’t necessarily anti-tangle; the cord can end up twisting itself into a licorice stick every once in a while, and this causes the robot to stop in its tracks. This isn’t as nearly a bad of an issue as it was in the previous Aquabots models, but in this day and age, there are better robots with more reliable swivel cords.
Extendable Suction Ports
One of the more impressive features of the ABREEZ4WD is its extendable suction ports. On the belly of the robot, the suction ports can be pulled out our pushed back in to meet the contour of your pool’s base and walls. its default position is the lowest it can go.
However, the extension feature isn’t 100% foolproof as your pool’s drain port can easily cause the suction ports to retract to their highest setting. Also, extending and retracting the suction ports can only be done by hand.
In-Ground Pools Only
For our lovely readers with above-ground pools, we’re saddened to tell report that the ABREEZ4WD, a wonderful robotic pool cleaner by all standards, is not for you.
This machine is made for in-ground pools only mainly due to its power cord and power supply module design, which won’t give the robot as far a reach in above-ground pools.
That’s not to say you can’t use it in above-ground pools if you have a short, 20- to 40-foot pool, the ABREEZ4WD MIGHT be of a help. However, we’d still recommend searching elsewhere if your pool isn’t built into the ground.
Control via Power Supply Module
Using the ABREEZ4WD is a simple matter of plugging the power supply module into a power outlet and the robot into the power supply module. Place the robot into the pool, making sure the power cord is as free of tangles as humanly possible, and pressing a button on the module to commence pool-cleaning.
And that’s that. For those of you looking to have your pools thoroughly cleaned while you’re not at home, the ABREEZ4WD isn’t for you. It doesn’t have a programmable cleaning schedule, and it cannot connect to your home’s Wi-Fi to receive commands via a downloadable app.
Is the Aquabot ABREEZ4WD the best of its class? Far from it, but it’s not a bad robotic pool cleaner per se. It does come with all of the essentials you’d need to have a thoroughly cleaned pool (large baskets, super-fine filter, the ability to move thousands of gallons of water every hour, and so on).
That being said, we’d still recommend this the ABREEZ4WD to our friends and family who need a relatively budget-friendly robotic pool cleaner.