We are in the build process and the PB has included a Polaris 280 with booster pump. I have read all the recommendations for a robot and am working on convincing hubby. PB has tried to discourage me from "spending extra money that isn't necessary". It looks like the Polaris credit would be in the neighborhood of $500-600. If I can get a great robot for an even(ish) swap, I think hubby would be agreeable. PB will get over it. Doubtful that he will return the cost of the Polaris, but I could shift those monies to some extras I'm paying for out of pocket.
What would be the best one to go with at this price point?
How soon after the pool is completed and filled should I plan on having it available to use?
PB said I would need the Polaris within 4-5 days. Somehow, I don't really believe him. I seem to remember reading that the pebble needs to have 30 days or so before anything with wheels goes in it to avoid making marks. Is this correct?
Something long lasting and easy to repair would be good as I am most likely the one doing all the "stuff".
Thank you for your help!