iRobot is known to consumers as the creator of all types of home helpers, from the gutter cleaning Looj to the floor scrubbing Scooba. The company has now expanded its iRobot Verro Pool Cleaning Robot line to include two new models, the Verro 100 and 500.
All Verro robots come equipped with an internal filtration system that removes debris and particles from pool surfaces and water as small as two microns, resulting in a cleaner and healthier pool. The internal filtration system also helps prevent wear and tear on existing pool filters.
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The Verro 100 is designed specifically to clean above ground pools, while the Verro 500 is designed to clean in-ground pools with gentle, but heavy-duty, scrubbing power. The Verro 100 will navigate and clean a flat-bottomed above ground pool of any shape, while vacuuming debris along the way.
The 500 features sturdy rubber rollers that brush and power-scrub all pool surfaces, as well as a powerful vacuum to remove debris and can climbs walls all the way up to the water line. Sitting atop sturdy treads that drive the robot, the Verro 500 works on vinyl, tile, fiberglass, and gunite. The iRobot Verro 300 also features a powerful vacuum to remove debris and includes HydroJet power washers that blast grime from pool surfaces, including the hard to clean pores, cracks and crevices of cement and gunite pools.
The third robot to be offered for the 2008 pool season is the previously announced Verro 300 Pool Cleaning Robot, which cleans most in-ground pools and costs US$699. The budget Verro 100 will retail for $399 while the top of the line 500 model will set you back $999.