Robotic cleaners work independently from the filter and pump and are driven by an electric motor inside the unit. They are self-contained, collecting debris in a bag or cartridge within the cleaner. Robotic pool cleaners have built-in intelligence that ensures they don't get stuck in corners and on steps and provide better coverage than alternative cleaners.
All Zodiac robotic cleaners feature Vortex Vacuum Technology that enable extraordinary cleaning power without losing suction. They are also the easiest to clean robotic cleaners on the market, with simple top-access design and "white glove" feature which means you never have to touch debris when emptying/cleaning the robot.
Robotic cleaners are not ALWAYS the best cleaning solution for every pool. For instance, for pools that are subject to lots of fine debris such as sand and silt, we recommend disc cleaners such as the MX8 or other suction cleaners.