Polaris Robotic Cleaner Comparison Guide

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What is the difference between the Polaris Robotic Pool Cleaners?

The following Polaris Robotic Pool Cleaners are designed for different swimming pool applications. Whether you have a diving pool, play pool, or lap pool, Polaris has you covered with their line of robotic cleaners.

Let’s take a closer look at the Polaris 9450 Sport, and 9550 Sport:

POLARIS 9450 SPORT 

The Polaris 9450 Sport is a self contained vacuum and filtration system. The unit scrubs the bottom of the pool with the cylinder segmented blade scrub brush and then vacuums up the debris and filters it out returning the now clean water to the pool.

Item Number:

Replacement Brush R0517300

The 9450 is a 4 wheel drive unit. Allowing it to easily climb slopes and walls.

Item Number:

Replacement Tire R0539600

The 9450 is equipped with a floating 60’ cord suitable to cover pools up to 50’ in length.

Item Number:

Replacement Cord R0516800

The 9450 is equipped with a dirty canister indicator light to let you know when the inboard filtration canister is full. When that light turns on the filtration canister needs to be cleaned. 

Item Number:

Replacement Control Unit R0564700

The 9450 has an easy lift system button located on the control unit. When the cleaner has finished its cleaning cycle simply press the lift system button if you press and hold the button the cleaner will turn to the left so you can point the cleaner at the wall you’d like to remove it from. The lift system button will activate the cleaners removal procedure. The cleaner will drive up the wall and sit at the water’s surface for 3 minutes waiting to be removed from the pool. Once the cleaner is actively being removed from the pool by the handle located on the front. The 9450 will evacuate all the water inside the unit, out the rear jet. Making the unit lighter and easier to handle.

The 9450 features an easy to open hood. Simply press the Polaris button on the hood of the cleaner. This will release the hood and reveal the all-purpose filtration canister.

The Polaris robotic cleaners have three different filtration canisters available:

All-Purpose (comes standard) R0535900

Fine Mesh R0517800

Ultra Fine Sand and Silt R0535800

To clean the filtration canister simply remove the filter canister with the handle. Press the yellow button on the canister door, releasing the door. Empty out any large debris, and rise with the garden hose if needed for fine debris. Re-assembly the filter canister, and place it back into the cleaner. Close the hood for the cleaner.

When the unit is not in use, please store it on the provided caddy. The caddy will also allow the cleaner cord to stay more organized and uniform preventing kinks.

Polaris 9450 Robotic Cleaner
Polaris 9550 Sport Robotic Cleaner
Polaris 9550 Sport Robotic Cleaner
Polaris 9450 Robotic Cleaner
Polaris 9450 Control Unit

POLARIS 9550 SPORT

The Polaris 9550 Sport is a self contained vacuum and filtration system. The unit scrubs the bottom of the pool with the cylinder solid blade scrub brush and then vacuums up the debris and filters it out returning the now clean water to the pool.

Item Number:

Replacement Brush R0528900

The 9450 is a 4 wheel drive unit. Allowing it to easily climb slopes and walls.

Item Number:

Replacement Tire R0539600

The 9550 is equipped with a 70’ cords suitable to cover pools up to 60’ in length.

Item Number:

Replacement Cord R0726700

The 9550 is equipped with a motion sensing (accelerometer) remote. This remote allows the user to steer the cleaner left and right, and drive the cleaner forward and backwards. The remote also allows the cleaner to be used for spot cleaning purposes.

The 9550 is equipped with a dirty canister indicator light to let you know when the inboard filtration canister is full. When that light turns on the filtration canister needs to be cleaned.

Item Number:

Replacement Control Unit R0588300

The 9550 has an easy lift system button located on the control unit and the remote. When the cleaner has finished its cleaning cycle simply press the lift system button if you press and hold the button the cleaner will turn to the left so you can point the cleaner at the wall you’d like to remove it from. The lift system button will activate the cleaners removal procedure. The cleaner will drive up the wall and sit at the water’s surface for 3 minutes waiting to be removed from the pool. Once the cleaner is actively being removed from the pool by the handle located on the front. The 9550 will evacuate all the water inside the unit, out the rear jet. Making the unit lighter and easier to handle.

The 9550 features an easy to open hood. Simply press the Polaris button on the hood of the cleaner. This will release the hood and reveal the all-purpose filtration canister.

The Polaris robotic cleaners have three different filtration canisters available:

All-Purpose (comes standard) R0535900

Fine Mesh R0517800

Ultra Fine Sand and Silt R0535800

To clean the filtration canister simply remove the filter canister with the handle. Press the yellow button on the canister door, releasing the door. Empty out any large debris, and rise with the garden hose if needed for fine debris. Re-assembly the filter canister, and place it back into the cleaner. Close the hood for the cleaner.

When the unit is not in use, please store it on the provided caddy. The caddy will also allow the cleaner cord to stay more organized and uniform preventing kinks.

Polaris 9550 Sport Robotic Cleaner
Polaris 9450 Robotic Cleaner
Polaris 9450 Robotic Cleaner
Polaris 9550 Sport Robotic Cleaner
Polaris 9550 Remote Control

Now that you have a better understanding of the Polaris Robotic pool cleaners, you can now make a more educated decision when purchasing. If you have any questions please contact us if you need help finding the perfect pool cleaner for your swimming pool 1-800-772-0467.

Polaris Robotic Cleaners

aquabot s600 prime robotic pool cleaner

F9450

Polaris 9450 Sport

F9450
  • Cleaning Area:
  • Bottom only, Bottom and Sides
  • Cleaning Cycle:
  • 1.5 to 2.5 hours
  • Top-load Filter:
  • Yes
  • Cord Length:
  • 60′
  • Warranty:
  • 2 Years
  • Caddy Included:
  • Yes

Polaris 9550 robotic pool cleaner

F9550

Polaris 9550 Sport

F9550
  • Cleaning Area:
  • Bottom only, Bottom and Sides, Tile line only Walls
  • Cleaning Cycle:
  • 1.5 to 2.5 hours
  • Top-load Filter:
  • Yes
  • Cord Length:
  • 70′
  • Warranty:
  • 2 Year
  • Caddy Included:
  • Yes

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Matthew Tinnin
Pools and how they work have been a part of my life for over 15 years. In fact I met the love of my life at a pool. I've always loved giving people easy to understand advice to help keep their pools fun, healthy, and circulating. Which is why I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge through the blogging channel. Outside of pools, I enjoy time with my family and friends, being outdoors, and working on cars.