The Volt FX-4Li is Water Tech's latest update for their retail pool store only Pool Blaster Battery Powered Vacuums . Note that the box says Volt FX-4 as the new version is just being produced and should be available for purchase. The Volt FX-4Li as mentioned is only available at your local pool store.
Over 600 retail pool stores carry the Volt FX-4Li so finding it shouldn't be a problem. The new FX-4Li has a power rating of 275 vs the Volt FX-4 rating of 250. It also comes with 2 debris bags and sports a new 2 year limited warranty making this a solid choice for a Pool Blaster cleaner.
I really like the Pool Blaster cleaners and use them everyday on my pool route. Currently I carry the Pool Blaster CG and the Pool Blaster Max HD in my truck and use them in spas, water features and to spot vacuum pools. My Pool Blaster Max CG is over 2 years old and still working fine. It is all in the proper care of the unit.
I make sure I drain out the cleaner after every use, I store it in the back seat of my truck and keep it out of direct Sunlight. I also charge it only until the light on the charger turns green, and promptly unplug it. And last, I use a lot of silicone lube on the charging port O-Ring. Doing all of these things should help prevent your Pool Blaster from failure.
I also have the Pro 1500, the Catfish, Aqua Broom and now the FX-4Li and FX-2. I can't carry all of them in my truck but I have added the FX-4Li to the rotation along with the Max HD and Max CG. I like the FX-4 because it is compact like the Catfish but it has a large debris bag like the Max CG. The nice handle makes it very easy for me to carry it around.
Large debris chamber
Charge time: about 3 hours
Run Time: 45 minutes
It weighs only 3 lbs.
It is compact and has a very nice handle to carry it
It comes with a 2 year limited warranty
I like the fixed hard plastic vacuum head
As mentioned, it is a retail pool store only vacuum so you will have to get in your car and pick it up, which is a not a bad thing. By shopping at your local pool store you are helping your local economy and helping out your neighbors who work in the store. To honor your choice to shop retail verses online, Water Tech will extend the warranty from one year to two years.
I would recommend the FX-4Li for you spa, small above ground pool and to spot vacuum your standard pool. It is light weight and compact and it runs for a solid 45 minutes between charging. Just the overall build quality and effectiveness make the the FX-4Li a great choice for a battery powered vacuum.
Let me touch on the debris bags briefly. The Xtreme Multi-Layer bag is good for dirt and debris but it can wear out over time. The All-Purpose bag is sufficient for leaves and larger debris but is probably not your everyday bag. I prefer the Sand and Silt bag as it is good for both dirt, algae dust, sand, silt and leaves and is very durable. This is the one I use primarily on my pool route in all of the Pool Blaster cleaners I have.
Pool Blaster PBW022SS Max CG Sand and Silt Bag – Review: http://youtu.be/3k5f68A1_Q8
I highly recommend ordering this bag – even though it says it is made for the Pool Blaster Max it fits fine in the Volt FX-4Li.
So if you are looking for a compact, effective and reliable battery powered vacuum check out the Volt FX-4Li. I also have reviewed several other Pool Blaster products over the last 2 years.
Related Playlist and Videos:
Water Tech Pool Blaster Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsvsTjbpoT-foAH3gBNlBhH1lI-64qI1r
Pool Blaster FX-2: https://youtu.be/bCZu9Jgl5L4