7 TOP Cordless, handheld, & rechargeable pool vacuums Comparison & buyers guide

Cordless pool vacuum cleaner

Cordless handheld pool vacuums are a good option for pool cleaning because they are lightweight, easy to use and maneuver, and usually cost less than other types of pool cleaners.

They are best suited for people who have time to manually clean their pool, as they require some manual effort to operate. They are also convenient as they can be used to clean smaller areas and hard-to-reach spots that are difficult for larger automatic cleaners to reach.

When choosing a cordless handheld pool vacuum, it is important to consider several factors to ensure that it meets your needs.

One important factor to consider is the battery runtime, as this will determine how long you can use the vacuum before needing to recharge it. It is important to choose a vacuum with a battery runtime that is long enough to clean your entire pool without running out of power.

Another important factor to consider is the type of debris that your pool is prone to, as most vacuums have different capabilities when it comes to the types of debris they can handle. For example, some vacuums are better suited for picking up small debris like leaves and sand, while others are better for larger debris like pebbles and twigs.

Additionally, you may want to consider the size and shape of your pool, as well as the size and weight of the vacuum. It is important to choose a vacuum that is the appropriate size for your pool and that is easy to manoeuvre and handle.

Luckily we’ll cover all of this, plus any other information you may need in this review of what we believe are the 7 best cordless pool vacuums available to date.

Here are the rechargeable pool vacuums we’ll be taking a look at.

  1. Pool Blaster Max Cordless Pool Vacuum
  2. Efurden Handheld Pool Vacuum
  3. Pool Blaster Max Catfish Ultra Rechargeable Pool Vacuum
  4. Rock&Rocker Cordless Rechargeable Pool Vacuum
  5. Pool Blaster Max HD Handheld Pool Vacuum
  6. AIPER Handheld Cordless Pool Vacuum

1. Pool Blaster max cordless pool vacuum (top Pick)

Amazon poo vacuum

Specs

  • Weight: 5.5lbs
  • Battery runtime: 1 hour
  • Battery charge time: 4 hours
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros:

  • Highly rated on Amazon
  • Great suction
  • Easy to setup and operate
  • Lightweight
  • Has a wide cleaning path
  • Decent battery runtime 

Cons:

  • Takes a while to charge
  • Not great for fine dirt particles

The Water Tech Max is a rechargeable pool vacuum that is designed for quick and efficient debris pick-up. It uses a Water Tech P30 motor with increased suction power. It features a lightweight design weighing only 5.5lbs which makes it effortless to manoeuvre around the pool.

It can be used to clean the entire pool, or if needed gives you the ability to spot clean in seconds with a removable 10.5” vacuum head for general cleaning, or a nose cone head for hard-to-reach areas. It is suitable for both in-ground and above-ground pools such as Intex, and can even be used to clean your spa.

The vacuum comes equipped with a large debris capture chamber with a reusable multi-layered filter bag, and is able to deliver strong suction that can capture a variety of debris such as acorns, twigs, leaves, dirt, and sand.

Setup is a breeze thanks to it being cordless, and can be operated at the push of a button. It’s also able to be attached to any standard telescopic pool pole (not included). It is powered by a lithium-ion battery which takes around 4 hours to charge, and can run for up to 1 hour.

2. Efurden Handheld Pool Vacuum

cordless pool vacuum

Specs

  • Weight: 8.58lbs
  • Battery runtime: 1 hour
  • Battery charge time: 7 hours
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros:

  • Well priced
  • Good suction
  • Comes with a telescopic pole
  • Good battery runtime
  • Quiet operation

Cons:

  • Takes a long time to charge
  • Heavy

Efurden is another handheld pool vacuum brand designed for general pool cleaning.

It features a sturdy design which is made out of good quality materials, and is simple to set up and operate. Though it weighs on the heavier side coming in at around 8.85lbs navigating it around your pool is still relatively easy.

It comes with an adjustable telescopic pole which is able to extend to a max length of 69″ and to a minimum of 35″ which gives you the ability to get into any nook and cranny that may need cleaned.

It uses a multi-purpose vac-head which is designed to get into tight corners as well as loosen up stubborn debris on the pools surface. Its battery has a decent runtime of up to 1 hour but takes on the longer side to charge taking up to 7 hours.

For filtration it uses an extra large filter chamber made out of fine mesh that is able to contain all your general debris like sand, pebbles, leaves and sticks.

3. Pool Blaster Max Catfish Ultra Rechargeable Pool Vacuum

Pool vacuum cleaner

Specs

  • Weight: 6lbs
  • Battery runtime: 45 minutes
  • Battery charge time: 4 hours
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros:

  • Comes with a telescopic pole
  • Can handle a wide variety of debris
  • Wide suction head for fast cleaning
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to assemble

Cons:

  • Run time is a bit short
  • Suction could be better

The Pool Blaster Max Catfish Ultra is a great choice if you’re after a rechargeable pool vacuum for medium duty use in a small pool.

Thanks to its lightweight frame navigating it around your pool is effortless and assembly is stress free thanks to its 4 piece design. It’s run by a powerful yet quite P20 motor which provides adequate suction. It uses a lithium ion battery which has an approximate runtime of around 45 minutes and takes roughly 4 hours to charge.

It comes with a multi-use brush which has a 10.5″ flat head for the pool floor which provides an efficient clean thanks to its wide cleaning path. This can then be removed to expose the cone head which allows you to get into any hard to reach areas.

As for the filter it uses a reusable filter bag which does a good job trapping things like acorns, leaves, small twigs, and pebbles.

It also comes with the addition of a 4-piece telescopic poll set for hard to reach places.

4. Rock&Rocker Cordless Rechargeable Pool Vacuum

Small pool vacuum

Specs

  • Weight: 6.39lbs
  • Battery runtime: 1 hour
  • Battery charge time: 2- 4 hours
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros:

  • Battery has a long runtime
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to assemble
  • Well priced

Cons:

  • Doesn’t cope well with large debris
  • Doesn’t come with a telescopic pole
  • Suction strength could be better

If you’re after a handheld pool vacuum with a slightly longer runtime then the Rock&Rocker Pool Cleaner may be one to consider. It has an approximate battery life of up to 70 minutes and takes between 2 – 4 hours to reach full charge.

It’s best suited for medium to light duties since it doesn’t cope so well with debris like large leaves and twigs. It’s able to be used in water up to a max depth of 10ft and can be used to clean both in-ground and above-ground pools.

It has a lightweight design with a portable handle which makes transportation easy.

It uses a detachable head which has side bristles that loosen any stubborn debris as it scrubs the pools surface. These bristles also help get into any hard to reach spaces.

When it comes to suction it isn’t quite as powerful as the previous rechargeable pool cleaners but it still does a great job cleaning small debris like dirt, sand, small leaves, and bugs.

The Rocker&Rocker handheld pool vacuum does not come with a telescopic pool however one can be purchased for an added cost.

5. Pool Blaster Max HD Handheld Pool Vacuum

Handheld pool vacuums

Specs

  • Weight: 8.15lbs
  • Battery runtime: 1 hour
  • Battery charge time: 4 hours
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros:

  • Great suction power
  • Can be used in a variety of pool sizes
  • Works well with large debris
  • Has a large filter bag
  • Good battery life

Cons:

  • Heavy
  • Doesn’t come with a telescopic pole

Would you believe it, another Pool Blaster cordless pool vacuum made it onto our list.

If you’re looking for a heavy duty cleaner then look no further than the Pool Blaster Max HD. As you can probably guess the ‘HD’ stands for heavy duty and that’s exactly the type of clean it’s able to provide.

This rechargeable pool vacuum is able to clean both in-ground and above-ground pools of any size making it highly versatile. It’s powered by a grunty P30 motor which gives it enough power take care of whatever debris may be taking refuge in your pool.

The powerful suction is complimented nicely by its 10.5″ scrub brush vacuum head which gives it a wide cleaning path which results in a more efficient clean.

Much like the Pool Blaster Max the Pool Blaster HD uses a multi-layered bag except its 40% larger meaning less emptying and more cleaning.

It has a well constructed design made out of good quality materials and weighs roughly 8.8lbs. This is on the heavier side but you’d expect that from a heavy duty cleaner. When it comes to its battery it uses a lithium ion battery which takes 4 hours to charge and has an estimated runtime of 1 hour.

This handheld pool vacuum does not come with the addition of a telescopic pole so one will need to be purchased separately.

6. AIPER Handheld Cordless Pool Vacuum

Portable pool vacuums

Specs

  • Weight: 5.3lbs
  • Battery runtime: 1 hour
  • Battery charge time: 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros:

  • Fast at charging
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet while operating
  • Really easy to setup
  • Has an easy to clean filter

Cons:

  • Not great for large debris
  • Filter bag could be larger

The AIPER handheld pool vacuum is a good all round pool cleaner that comes at an affordable price.

AIPER are well known in the pool cleaning industry for being one of the first to design a battery powered robotic pool cleaner that requires no cords or hoses to operate, so they’ve got a lot of experience when it comes to rechargeable pool cleaners.

Setting this vacuum up is straight forward and can be done in 3 easy steps. It also features a lightweight design weighing only 5lbs.

The AIPER handheld pool vacuum uses a 2000 mAh battery which has a run time of up to 50 minutes and only takes 3 hours to reach full charge. This makes it ideal for small in-ground and above-ground pools, or even hot tubs.

This vacuum is designed for mid to light duties and can effectively clean a wide variety of debris which includes small leaves, insects, silt, and pollen, however it does not cope well with large twigs.

It uses a fine nylon-mesh filter with enough space to accommodate a good amount of debris, the filter is also easy to remove and clean with a garden hose.

So there you have it, I hope this article has given you the information you need to make an informed decision when purchasing a cordless pool vacuum. Remember to always consider the weight of the cleaner, battery runtime, and the type of debris you’re going to be vacuuming to ensure you get one that will meet all your needs and requirements.

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Hey, we're Lana and Cam the creators of this site. We love to spend time together as a family, and time in our pool. We're here to bring you the best info on pool care, pool cleaners, and other great pool related products.

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