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Thread: Hayward evac vs Zodiac MX8

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    Hayward evac vs Zodiac MX8

    I'm trying to decide bewteen the MX8 which currently has a $150 rebate so effectively around $450 in Canada, or the Hayward evac robotic for $700. I was interested in the MX8 since it is advertised as need less suction power to be effective and I've had bad luck with the membrane suction cleaners. Is the evac a low quality robotic cleaner? I ask because generally the robots are upwards of $1000. I have a new VS pump so was thinking I could dial in the right suction to use with the MX8.

    Does anyone have any experience with the evac?
    Pool size: 25000gal inground Vinyl
    Hayward eVAC pro
    Pentair Intellifow VS
    Jacuzzi Laser250 sand filter

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    Re: Hayward evac vs Zodiac MX8

    After a bit more reading I've started looking at the Dolphin line. I found a Dolphin Neptune for $700 (Canada), are these equivalent to the DX3? At this price range the only other option I've seen locally is $800 for the Hayward evac and given the choice between the two I would think the Dolphin is the better option?

    Hopefully someone can give me a bit of guidance...
    Pool size: 25000gal inground Vinyl
    Hayward eVAC pro
    Pentair Intellifow VS
    Jacuzzi Laser250 sand filter

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    Re: Hayward evac vs Zodiac MX8

    Yes, the Neptune and DX3 are equivalent robots. From what I have read here at TFP I would stick with the Dolphin robots over the Hayward robots.

    For the most part, the more you spend on a robot you get a longer warranty, more cleaning power, and the remotes are included and have more controls on them.

    If you wanted to go the suction cleaner route, take a look at "The Pool Cleaner" by Poolvergnuegen.

    You can read this link, Pool School - Automatic Pool Cleaners, for a little more info.
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