Tiger Shark vs. Polaris Pool Cleaners

Posted on: August 22, 2016
Posted in: Water Features
Tags: Comparison Polaris Pool Cleaners , Pros And Cons , Tiger Shark Pool Cleaners


When it comes to cleaning your swimming pool, the best and most efficient tool in your arsenal is a pool cleaner. Specifically, a robotic pool cleaner. Robotic pool cleaners offer the best of all types of cleaners combined. These cleaners run on electricity, so you don’t have to run your filter while it’s cleaning, and they use the power of suction (rather than water pressure) to clean up dirt and debris on the bottom of your pool. This article will compare Tiger Shark pool cleaners to Polaris pool cleaners.

Tiger Shark Pool Cleaners

The Tiger Shark robotic pool cleaner is made by the company Hayward. These cleaners will calculate the size of your pool and pre-program itself to follow the most time and energy-efficient cleaning pattern. They will spotlessly clean every part of your in-ground pool including the bottom, walls, inclines and steps.

Styles of Tiger Sharks

There are two styles of tiger shark pool cleaners available: the “Standard” style and the “Quick Clean Technology” style. The main difference between these two styles is the quick clean cycle (called “Quik Clean”) of the Hayward Tiger Shark QC that completes a cleaning cycle in about 90 minutes before shutting down.

Features of Tiger Sharks

  • Tiger Shark pool cleaners include a power supply and a 55′ foot floating power cable.
  • Tiger Shark pool cleaners are built for use in residential pools no bigger than 20 by 40 feet.
  • The high-impact ABS plastic construction provides toughness, impact resistance and wide temperature range.
  • There’s an on-board microprocessor which calculates and adapts its own energy-efficient cleaning pattern for cleaning a pool.
  • The wheel brush scrubs the pool surface while its on-board pump vacuums up the dirt which is then trapped in the cartridge filter.

Pros and Cons of Tiger Sharks


  • Tiger Shark pool cleaners do not seem to get stuck on the main drains.
  • The Tiger Shark’s cartridge filter system seems to work better than than fabric filter bags.
  • Removing, cleaning and replacing the filter cartridge is easier than struggling with filter bags.


  • Tiger Shark pool cleaners don’t come with a remote control.
  • When removing the Tiger Shark from the pool, a very small amount of dirt might leak out.
  • Unless you clean the filter cartridge after every use, it won’t work well.
  • The Tiger Shark QC does not climb and clean the swimming pool walls when it does a quick clean cycle.

Polaris Pool Cleaners

Polaris robotic pool cleaners clean pools up to 50′ long. It features 2 cleaning cycles, an active motion sensor to prevent tipping and cord tangling, and top access for debris removal. Weighing just 16 pounds, Polaris pool cleaners come with a heavy duty matching transport caddy and a 2 year warranty.

Features of Polaris Pool Cleaners

  • Polaris pool cleaners contain dual super grip scrubbing brushes to pick up dirt so the Aquabot can vacuum it away.
  • Polaris pool cleaners have a 50′ cable which allows the robot to clean even large pools.
  • The filtration picks up particles down to 2 microns.
  • Polaris pool cleaners have a four hour cleaning cycle which gives the Aquabot time to cover your entire pool thoroughly.

Pros and Cons of Polaris Pool Cleaners


  • Polaris pool cleaners have larger bags.
  • The sweep hose works very effectively.
  • There are aftermarket parts available for this cleaner which are very reasonable in cost.


  • Polaris pool cleaner’s hoses only come in white, so if you have a darker cleaner but a white hose, the look is not consistent.
  • The debris bags are smaller.

These are just a couple of the many pool cleaning options available. Contact Paradise Oasis Pools with the link below for more information or to get started on your next pool today!