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Thread: Pool Rover Jr Demise Dates and what did you replace with?

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    Pool Rover Jr Demise Dates and what did you replace with?

    We have had our PRJ for probably 5-6 years and it finally bit the dust - the seal went, oil began to leak and it took water into the pump/motor. It was GREAT while it lasted. Hubby tried to take it apart, clean/dry the unit but it really just had given up I think. How long did your Pool Rover Jr last? What did you replace it with?

    So we shopped around and hemmed and hawed while tree pollen and junk would settle on the bottom of my pool and I worked when I should have had a robot doing it for me. So finally settled on the Doheny Jet Drive (which I'm pretty ssure is basically a branded Aquabot Pool Rover S2 40) - I do have to say I am pretty impressed. Light weight, top load filter bags (2) comes with a set of the microfiber bags and a set of the mesh, has just 2 settings (small pool/large pool) moves FAST but still gets all of the stuff. I had a layer of tree pollen/small pine cones/pine needles on the bottom of the pool from a storm on Sunday and when the cleaner came today, out of the box and into the pool it went - it had the pool clean in 40 minutes. Lightweight to remove too, top comes off easily to clean the filter bags that velcro closed at the wide end with good elastic where it fits on the unit. Nice. Done and done. I'm liking this one.
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    Re: Pool Rover Jr Demise Dates and what did you replace with?

    I was using my rover jr. today and the cord broke off at the plug. Bought it in 2010. Not sure if it is worth buying new cord and fixing or just replace whole thing. I'll check out your recommendation.
    30 ft. round Conquest agp, 19,800 gal; Pentair Easy Clean 1 hp DE EC60 filter system
    Hayward H250N gas heater; TF100 Test Kit
    2 Fafco 4x20 sunsaver solar bear solar panels
    Dolphin E 10 ~ Zoomerang slide
    Majestic 8000 Above-Ground Pool Step

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    Re: Pool Rover Jr Demise Dates and what did you replace with?

    Another question. Does the cord twist in knots like the rover jr.?
    30 ft. round Conquest agp, 19,800 gal; Pentair Easy Clean 1 hp DE EC60 filter system
    Hayward H250N gas heater; TF100 Test Kit
    2 Fafco 4x20 sunsaver solar bear solar panels
    Dolphin E 10 ~ Zoomerang slide
    Majestic 8000 Above-Ground Pool Step

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