Aiper Scuba vs. Seagull – Comparison review

Aiper Scuba vs. SeagullIn the sunny, hot summer days, there is no better leisure time than swimming in a crystal clear swimming pool. If you have a backyard, you might think of having your swimming pool. You can estimate the expenses for the swimming pool only as the price for the construction and bills for water and electricity. However, the massive quantity of water is the perfect medium for the accumulation of debris, dirt, and organic matter. Safe water in the swimming pool requires regular cleaning of walls, waterline, and floor, maintaining pH balance, and chemical treatment for killing bacteria and algae. Moreover, you should have equipment that corresponds to your pool size, such as a pool pump, filter, and chlorinator (if required).

In this article, we will not describe all the steps for swimming pool cleaning; we will focus on robotic pool cleaners. Robotic pool cleaners are required to clean waterline, floors, and walls autonomously without occupying your pool equipment and your guidance. Aiper is a young company founded in 2017 that produces robotic pool cleaners in different series—Scuba, Seagull, Surfer, and Pilot. We will compare the best representatives, Aiper Scuba vs. Seagull, to find out which model is better and why.

Aiper Scuba vs. Seagull – Comparison table

(2024 New) AIPER Scuba S1 Cordless...
AIPER Seagull Pro Cordless Robotic...
Product dimensions
15"L x 8"W x 17"H
16"L x 10"W x 16"H
Weight
20 pounds
20.9 pounds
Color
Black
Black
Pool Type
In-ground
In-ground
Pool Size
Up to 1600 sq. ft. / 50 ft
Up to 1600 sq. ft.
Brushes
One
Two
Waterline scrubbing
Floor and wall cleaning
Suction power
70 gpm
130 gpm
Weekly timer
Smartphone app
Filter
Fine filter basket
Fine filter basket
Debris bin
3.5 L
3.5 L
Battery capacity
150 minutes
150 minutes
Modes
4
3
Navigation technology
WavePath 2.0
WavePath
Warranty
2- year warranty
2- year warranty
(2024 New) AIPER Scuba S1 Cordless...
Product dimensions
15"L x 8"W x 17"H
Weight
20 pounds
Color
Black
Pool Type
In-ground
Pool Size
Up to 1600 sq. ft. / 50 ft
Brushes
One
Waterline scrubbing
Floor and wall cleaning
Suction power
70 gpm
Weekly timer
Smartphone app
Filter
Fine filter basket
Debris bin
3.5 L
Battery capacity
150 minutes
Modes
4
Navigation technology
WavePath 2.0
Warranty
2- year warranty
AIPER Seagull Pro Cordless Robotic...
Product dimensions
16"L x 10"W x 16"H
Weight
20.9 pounds
Color
Black
Pool Type
In-ground
Pool Size
Up to 1600 sq. ft.
Brushes
Two
Waterline scrubbing
Floor and wall cleaning
Suction power
130 gpm
Weekly timer
Smartphone app
Filter
Fine filter basket
Debris bin
3.5 L
Battery capacity
150 minutes
Modes
3
Navigation technology
WavePath
Warranty
2- year warranty

Main differences between models

From the comparison table, we can’t see many differences between these two models, but the price significantly differs. We want to highlight the main difference between these two AIPER models in this section; we will compare them in more detail in other sections.

  • AIPER Seagull Pro navigates in the swimming pool with WavePath, while Scuba S1 uses more advanced WavePath 2.0
  • AIPER Seagull Pro has three cleaning modes, while Scuba S1 has four cleaning modes.
  • AIPER Seagull Pro has a dual scrubbing brush, while Scuba S1 is equipped with one PVC cleaning brush.
  • AIPER Seagull Pro moves using four wheels, while Scuba S1 has truck wheels.

As you can see, there are not so many differences between models, so we should investigate further in detail.

Detailed product review

AIPER Scuba S1 and Seagull Pro are the most advanced robotic vacuum cleaners on the market. Here, we will describe their features and cleaning abilities.

AIPER Scuba S1 Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner

AIPER Scuba S1 is a modern-looking black robotic pool cleaner with light-blue accents. This model is designed for most pool materials (vinyl, concrete, fiberglass and mosaic tiles) and all shapes (rectangle, round, kidney and customized up to 1.600 sq. ft.). The robot has one rubber roller brush in front for scrubbing the pool’s surface. For quick retrieval from the pool, you may use the handle on the top of the robot or retrieval hook with the extension pole (the pole should be purchased separately) from the package. You can control the AIPER Scuba S1 using the switch buttons near the filter basket. For night cleaning, the robot has an LED light.

It moves around the swimming pool using truck wheels (caterpillar treads) and navigates in a neat S-path on the floor and N-path on the walls using WavePath 2.0 technology. It can climb the steps (but not clean) and clean uneven surfaces, with drainage up to 4 mm, and slopes. Moreover, it climbs and cleans sloped walls up to 105 degrees. The robot covers up to 98% of the swimming pool walls, floor, and waterline.

To ensure longer use time and to be more energy efficient than other robotic cleaners, the S1 has a brushless motor (75W). The suction power is 70 GPM, which is more than enough to suck all debris and dirt through the large suction power on the bottom. Everything is accumulated in the fine filter basket. To access the filter, you need to open the top shell covering the filter basket.

The robot cleans the floor, walls, and waterline. There are special modes for cleaning all areas together or separately. In auto mode, the robot cleans the walls and waterline more than 50% of the time. The battery lasts 150 minutes; after that, it will charge for four hours using the charger from the package (100-240 V. 60/50 Hz).

Pros
  • Designed for most types of in-ground pools
  • Cordless design
  • Simple control with several buttons
  • 4 cleaning cycles
  • Top loaded large fine filter basket
  • Eco mode for scheduled one-week cleaning
  • Battery pack for 150 minutes of cleaning
  • Activation with one button
  • Easy for retrieval
  • LED lightning for night cleaning
Cons
  • Only one active PVC roller brush
  • No remote control
  • No separate waterline cleaning
  • No delay feature
  • No full filter indicator

AIPER Seagull Pro Lite Cordless Robotic Pool Vacuum Cleaner

AIPER Seagull Pro is a black ergonomic cordless robotic cleaner for cleaning floors, walls and waterline. The robot is designed for in-ground pools of up to 10 ft of all shapes and materials with water depths of up to 10 ft. It can clean the pool with slopes up to 30 degrees and drains with a height maximum of 1.2 inches. It can clean all pools up to 1600 sq. ft.

During scrubbing by a front rubber brush consisting of two parts, all dirt and debris are collected and trapped in the top-accessed filter basket. There are rubber bristles around the suction port to guide all debris properly. To pull in and out of the water, you may use the handle on the top or provided in the package hook—the specially designed spring plate in the drainage port for rapid water release.

This model has a chassis of four wheels (4-wheel drive system) for moving that works from a quad-motor system. Two motors are responsible for ensuring high suction power up to 130 gpm, while two others are used for two brushes. The motor power has a peak power of 200W. Such technology ensures climbing the walls and waterline. The LED indicator helps to control the status of the robot and analyze the malfunction. The color code of the indicator shows the battery capacity: green (more than 90%), blue (50-89%), yellow (10-49%) and red (below 9%). When the LED indicator is red during cleaning, the robot automatically parks. Then, you need to charge it using a charger from the package (charge input is 100-240 V, 60/50 Hz, 5A). During all alarms, mode selection, improper operation or shutdown, you will hear corresponding sounds.

The robot can work from a single charge for up to 150 minutes. Using WavePath technology, it is designed to clean the floor in an S-shape path, while the walls are cleaned in an N-path. The fixed pattern ensures full coverage of the swimming pool during cleaning.

Pros
  • Dedicated port for quick water release
  • One-click activation
  • Dual-scrubbing brush roll
  • Three cleaning modes
  • 150 minutes of autonomous cleanings
  • Retrieval with a hook or handle
  • Waterline cleaning
  • 4-wheel drive system
  • Powerful suction up to 130 gpm
  • Informative LED indicator
Cons
  • No timer
  • No delay feature
  • No fill filter indicator
  • No separate mode for waterline cleaning

Buyer’s Guide

You have already seen that robotic pool cleaners can clean waterline, floors, and walls. But you may ask why you need to pay more for these cleaners and what the difference is with other types of pool cleaners. We want to summarize the main pros and cons of robotic pool cleaners compared to other models. In general, there are two types of cleaners – automatic and manual. Moreover, the automatic models could be pressure-side, suction-side, and robotic cleaners. We consider robotic cleaners to be more advanced than other automatic cleaners so that we will compare them as a separate type.

Manual cleanersAutomatic cleanersRobotic cleaners
Pros
  • Cheap
  • Can achieve all parts of the swimming pool
  • Good for above and in ground pools
  • Suitable for all pool sizes and shapes
  • Time-consuming
  • Easy maintenance
  • Autonomous work
  • Budget-friendly
  • Cleans all areas including hard-to-reach
  • High scrubbing abilities
  • Repair parts are widely available
  • Autonomous work
  • Do not require pool equipment for work
  • Do have timers and delay feature
  • Remote control is possible
  • Clean walls, waterline and floor
  • High scrubbing abilities
  • Can be without cords
Cons
  • Physically challenging
  • Time consuming
  • Possibility to miss spots for cleaning
  • Requires other pool equipment for work
  • Cables and hoses can cause tangling
  • No scheduling
  • No remote control
  • Expensive
  • Complicated maintenance
  • Not all models have all the top features

We have to admit that we described the average models. You need to check your particular models for the availability of some of the features. Going back to our AIPER cleaners, you have already seen their differences and descriptions. Below, we wanted to compare them face-to-face and show the advantages of their differences.

Design

AIPER Scuba S1 Design

AIPER Scuba S1 is a black compact robotic pool cleaner (15″L x 8″W x 17″H) with weight of 20 pounds. It has a flat top shell with golden AIPER letters, push buttons for control, a handle and an LED light.

A water outlet is also located on the top, which helps the robot climb the walls. On both sides, it has black rubber track wheels, and on the front, there is one brush roller.

AIPER Seagull Pro Design

AIPER Seagull Pro is a modern-looking robot without cable and sizes – 16″L x 10″W x 16″H and 20.9 pounds. On the angled top shell, it has a golden AIPER letter and a handle.

Near the handle is located a control knob and two exits with impellers for water extraction during waterline cleaning. In front is located a rubber dual brush; on both sides, there are four black rubber wheels (two on each side).

verdict

There is no significant difference in sizes between Aiper Scuba vs. Seagull. However, the Scuba S1 has LED lights for night cleaning and truck wheels for better wall climbing. We also like Scuba S1 for its flat design. The AIPER Scuba S1 is the winner in this round.

Cleaning modes

AIPER Scuba S1 Cleaning modes

AIPER Scuba S1 has four cleaning modes: eco, auto, walls, and floor. In walls and floors, the robot cleans only the corresponding areas. Walls are cleaned with waterline.

The eco mode is the best way to maintain your swimming pool for the whole week. One charge is enough to clean the floor for 45 minutes every 48 hours.

AIPER Seagull Pro Cleaning modes

AIPER Seagull Pro has three cleaning modes: walls, walls and floor, and floor only. In the walls and floor mode, the robot cleans first the floor (until the battery reaches 50%) and then the walls.

In the walls and floor modes, the robot cleans only these zones. During wall cleaning, the waterline is also covered.

verdict

AIPER Scuba S1 has more cleaning modes; it is the winner. Even though the robot is not equipped with a timer function, eco-mode allows you to clean your floor regularly throughout the week without your control.

Control functions

AIPER Scuba S1 is controlled using five buttons on the top of the robot. The power button should be pressed to turn on/off device. Around the power button, there are buttons for each four cleaning modes. Unfortunately, the robot does not support Wi-Fi, so there is no remote control option.
AIPER Seagull Pro has a control knob on the top to turn the robot on/off and switch between three control modes. You need to turn it clockwise around for a quick start. There is no possibility for remote control using a smartphone app, only using the control knob.
verdict

Both robotic cleaners are controlled only by the robot’s control panel. The buttons are easy to press or turn. We can’t call the winner, as both cleaners are comfortable to use and can be started with one click or turn.

Filter

AIPER Scuba S1 Filter

AIPER Scuba S1 is equipped with a 180 µm fine filter basket 3.5 L. It can handle large debris and small particles. To remove the basket, you need to pull it with the handle. To open the basket, you need to unlatch the top cover and remove all debris.

The fine dirt particles and residues should be removed using water from a garden hose. After that, the filter should be left to dry.

AIPER Seagull Pro Filter

AIPER Seagull Pro goes with a standard 180 µm fine filter basket, but you may purchase separately a 250 µm basket of the same size. To release it from the pool cleaner, you need to open the top shell and detach the fasteners that hold the basket in place.

You need to open the tab to release all large debris; the small ones are cleaned with pressurized water.

verdict

There is no difference in mesh and basket size between the filters in these robotic pool cleaners. You can also purchase additional baskets with larger mesh sizes. There is no winner in this part of the comparison.

Battery

AIPER Scuba S1 Battery

AIPER Scuba S1 has a 7800 mAh battery pack. It is charged for 3-4 hours. To insert the cable, you need to take out the silicone plug. If the battery is low, the robot will automatically dock near the nearest walls and stop until you take it out for charging.

AIPER Seagull Pro Battery

AIPER Seagull Pro has a 9000 mAh battery pack. It can be charged for 3-4 hours only. Before charging, you need to switch off the robot and remove the silicon plug protecting the motor from excess water. If the battery is low, the robot will automatically park near the nearest wall.

verdict

There is no difference in mesh and basket size between the filters in these robotic pool cleaners. You can also purchase additional baskets with larger mesh sizes. There is no winner in this part of the comparison.The AIPER Seagull Pro has a more powerful battery with the same charging time as the AIPER Scuba S1. The working time (150 minutes) is also the same for both models. So, there is no winner in this part as well.

How to choose the best pool robotic cleaner?

If you have decided after reading this article to choose a robotic pool cleaner, we recommend going through this part. It describes how to choose a robotic pool cleaner for your swimming pool. You may already like one model from the comparison pair—Aiper Scuba vs. Seagull—but before making the purchase, please check if it is suitable for you. This is the questionnaire that should be checked from the first point to the last one.

What is your pool size, material, and shape?

Not all robotic pool cleaners can clean slopes, stairs, or oval swimming pools. Moreover, some are designed for in-ground pools only.

Which areas do you need to clean?

The robotic pool cleaners with the most expensive models can clean the waterline, floor, and walls. However, you can save some money by choosing the floor and wall cleaning model and cleaning the waterline manually. Unfortunately, the waterline is the dirtiest part of the pool.

Do you want a corded or cordless model?

Cordless models are more expensive and limited in working time and suction power. Corded models are normally more powerful, but the cable can tangle and limit the size of the pool.

What size of debris and dirt do you have?

The robots’ standard package normally includes one filter. If you have large debris, you need filter baskets. If you have more fine particles, you need filter cartridges with a small mesh size. Sometimes, you may purchase an additional filter that is more suitable for your needs.

How many cleaning modes do I need?

If you have a lot of debris and dirt, you need frequent cleaning. Sometimes, you may require short cleanings. The more choice you have, the more expensive the robot will be.

What type of control do you prefer?

Some robots are controlled with a separate control pad, some with buttons on them, and some with a smartphone app.

How smart should your robotic pool cleaner be?

Suppose you want to integrate the robotic pool cleaner into the smart house and control the cleaning progress. In that case, you need the latest models (also the most expensive), with Wi-Fi connectivity and support for a smartphone app.

It is obvious that the more features a robotic pool cleaner has, the more expensive it will be. AIPER cleaners are the golden standard, allowing you to have the most essential features for an adequate price.

6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to dry the Aiper Scuba S1 before charging?

faqYes. The device should be fully dried before charging, and all residue water should be removed from the charging port. The LED indicator shows the charging status: a blinking indicator shows charging, and a non-blinking indicator shows a fully charged battery.

2. What are the water requirements for AIPER robots?

All AIPER cleaners should be used for better performance with the following water characteristics: pH – 7.0-7.4, temperature—50-95 F, Chlorine—4 ppm, and NaCl—maximum 5000 ppm. If you do not follow the recommended parameters, the warranty will be voided.

3. Why have I received my new AIPER Seagull Pro wet inside the box?

All AIPER robotic cleaners are subject to 100% water testing and retesting before shipping to the customer. Customers receive only fully inspected models tested for all shop defects.

4. Can I buy a Scuba S1 not in black color?

The Scuba S1 is manufactured in two options: total black with small blue highlights and black with more blue highlights in the track wheels.

5. What is the main difference between Scuba SE and Seagull Pro and Scuba S1?

Scuba SE works only 90 minutes without charging. During this time, it cleans only the floor without intelligent planning. It has a filter tray (not a filter basket) and doesn’t have a scrubbing brush. It moves using four small wheels on each side of the robot.

Conclusion

The comparison of Aiper Scuba vs. Seagull has shown that these models are worth their money. They can efficiently clean walls, floors and waterline using rubber brushes. The more advanced model in this comparison is Scuba S1, as it has an eco-mode that allows one to clean the pool for a week. But Seagull Pro has the four-quad motor for dual-brush, which promises better scrubbing abilities. The upgraded navigation of Scuba S1 allows one to miss only several per cent of the swimming pool surfaces, while Seagull Pro has last-generation technologies. However, other parameters, such as control abilities, suction port size, and filter basket, are the same. You may also prefer the design or wheels of one model over the other. Any of these models is a good choice! We suggest searching for the best deal on Amazon.

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