By Andrew Liszewski
Seeing photos of this pool-friendly cousin of the Roomba in action brings back fond memories of a time when it didn’t snow every other day. But if you’ve got an in-ground pool in the backyard here’s yet another reason to look forward to Summer. Instead of breaking your back scrubbing the pool by hand, just drop the Verro 600 PowerScrub robot in and let it do its thing.
It will clean your entire pool from the floor to the waterline (including the steps) in about 60 to 90 minutes and uses an actual set of PVA brushes to scrub the surfaces clean. It also has a vacuum and self-contained filtration system to remove everything from leaves, dirt and other larger debris to smaller items down to 2 microns in size. And because it cleans independently, the Verro 600 actually reduces the workload and wear and tear on your pool’s own filtration system.
You can find the Verro 600 on the iRobot website for $1199.99. There are also slower, less sophisticated versions called the Verro 500 and Verro 300 which sell for $999.99 and $799.99 respectively.