Polaris 9450 Sport

At first glance, you might think the Polaris 9450 robotic pool cleaner is a futuristic RC car. It is sleek and stylish, and its dark blue finish makes it look less like a pool cleaner, and more like a roadster. Don’t be fooled by its looks though. This robot pool cleaner can do much more than just look good.

The Polaris 9450 isn’t the perfect robot pool cleaner, and we’ll discuss its drawbacks, but it is a great option if you’re in the market for a reliable, feature-packed device to clean the dirt and debris from your pool.

Polaris 9450 Features

  • Four-wheel drive
  • Easy clean filter canister
  • Rear water cleaning stream
  • ActivMotion sensor
  • Easy lift system
  • 7-day programmable cleaning cycle
  • Multiple cleaning modes
  • 60 ft. cable for 50 ft. pools
  • Pleated brush
  • Vortex vacuum technology
  • Aqua-Trax tires
  • 2-year limited warranty

Product Highlights

Cleans any surface

The Polaris 9450 cleans any and all types of pool surfaces. It does so in an efficient and effective manner, scrubbing the floor and walls. Its pleated scrub brush gives the 9450 the ability to clean the dirt and debris from your pool thoroughly.

With its 4-wheel drive capabilities, the 9450 has the ability to navigate any obstacle, assuring that it’s less likely to get stuck.

Vortex Vacuum Technology

Polaris’ innovative Vortex Vacuum Technology provides the Polaris 9450 the additional push it needs to clean any swimming pool. Using this technology, the robot cleaner grabs more dirt and debris and provides more cleaning power without sacrificing suction. With a flow velocity of over 60 mph, the Polaris 9450 can simply climb over obstructions with ease.


Moving the Polaris 9450 from one place to another is simple and easy. The 9450 checks in at a svelte 16 pounds, which is lighter than many other robotic pool cleaners. Due to its weight and size, if you need to move the 9450 elsewhere, you shouldn’t have any problems.

Convenient Easy Lift System

With the press of a button, the Polaris 9450 robot cleaner drives to the surface via the nearest wall, then waits patiently for you to grab it. The device automatically evacuates water for easy and effortless pool removal.

Compact transport caddy included

If you’re worried about transportation or storage, the Polaris 9450 addresses both with its compact transport caddy. It’s easy to assemble and gives you the ability to load and move the 9450 anywhere you need it to go.

Easily access and clean filters

The Polaris 9450 canisters are accessible through the top of the robot, which makes removing and cleaning filters a breeze. Unlike other robot pool cleaners, you don’t have to disassemble any part of the device to get to the filters. Additionally, the filter canister boasts that it has a capacity four times larger than other similar models, which means it doesn’t need to be cleaned out every time it runs through a cycle.

Multiple cleaning modes and the 7-day program

If your weekly schedule is predictable, then you should have no problems with the 9450. The robot pool cleaner offers a variety of schedules, which gives you the flexibility to have your pool cleaned when it works best for you.

Additionally, the 9450 offers what Polaris refers to as the 7-day program. With this program, you can set the robot in the pool and leave it up to a full week. The 9450 has a built-in timer that gives you the freedom to relax and not worry about when your pool will be cleaned.

ActivMotion Sensor

The ActivMotion Sensor is a feature that makes use of an accelerometer to decrease cleaning time. It controls the position and movement of the 9450, always aware of where the robot is during its cycle. This allows for a completely thorough clean, ensuring that all areas of your pool are covered.

The sensor’s primary job is to determine the position of the 9450 to ensure that it is cleaning your pool properly. As a result, you should no longer have to adjust the settings since the robot should never get stuck during its cleaning cycle.

Additionally, ActivMotion uses the accelerometer to measure force, which helps it determine exactly where it is in the pool via 3D positioning. This allows the 9450 to make needed adjustments based on whether it’s in deep or shallow water, allowing for maximum cleaning power.

Pros of the Polaris 9450

  • Energy efficient
  • Can clean any pool up to 50 ft. in length
  • Lightweight robot at 16 lbs.
  • Top accessible canisters for easy filter removal
  • ActivMotion Sensor provides deep and thorough clean

Cons of the Polaris 9450

  • No dirty canister indicator
  • Water line cleaning unavailable
  • No remote control

What Others Are Saying

The Polaris 9450 reviews are split half and half between those who love the robot pool cleaner and are impressed with its features, and those who have nothing but poor experiences with the device.

Those users with positive experiences like how the 9450 will clean all surfaces and has the ability to climb pool walls while cleaning. Additionally, many customers praise how quiet and efficient the robot cleaner is, along with how well it navigates stairs and other difficult to clean areas.

For those who had negative experiences, there seems to be one common complaint. The Vortex Vacuum technology will often behave as a blower, and instead of capturing debris in the filter, will blow it back into the pool. As a result, many users had to run a cleaning cycle many times before their pool was clean.

Is the Polaris 9450 Right For You?

The Polaris 9450 is a sleek and sexy looking robot pool cleaner. With its 4-wheel drive capabilities, the device has the ability to navigate your pool without the need for human interference. Additionally, it’s ActivMotion Sensor tells the 9450 exactly where it is in your pool at any given time, so it knows what has been cleaned, and what still needs to be cleaned.

On the other hand, there are many who have complained about the Vortex Vacuum technology blowing dirt and debris back into their pool, resulting in multiple cycles being completed before their pool is clean.

Outside of the device pushing dirt back into the pool as it climbs out, there aren’t many complaints about the 9450. The device does have a two-year warranty, so if you’re experiencing this problem, you can always send it back to Polaris, or find a local seller to fix it for you.