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    Derryank from Boston

    Hi everyone,

    New pool installed towards the end of last year...and no swimming done! LOL...This we already knew and cant wait for the 2016 season.

    We installed a Hybrid pool---half in and half out---or otherwords, The Foxx Ultimate Pool---it's a saltwater for the kids etc...(the installer sold me tbh).

    All this said, I'm very curious on which pool cleaner/robot to purchase for the upcoming season. I will say that we have some steps on the pool also, so i'd imagine that the robot would need to be strong enough, torque, to manoever around the entry steps and the walls of the pool.

    Oval pool with steps- 15ft x 30ft--3ft to 6ft deep.

    Any recommendations and valuable information, previous experiences is greatly recommended. I will say the only thing I know thus far is that Dolphin appears to be the most reliable and trustworthy product out there....possibly looking to spend in the $600 range.

    Thanks everyone. Have a wonderful day.

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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    HI! So glad to see you! Boy do I have a great place for you to start! Look here:

    Pool Cleaners

    You can read threads and do a search in the box at the top for LOTS of info.

    We would LOVE to see your pool so we really understand what you are dealing with.

    I can't wait to see your thread in the forum!

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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    I can't provide a cleaner recommendation because in my house, "I" am the automatic cleaner. Wife says the pool looks a little dirty, and I automatically clean it. But hey, welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    Hi Kim, thanks for the link.

    Here are a couple of pictures. My concern is the walls and steps....notice the ramp in the deep end that may allow the robot to climb the said wall.

    Thanks for all your help....I've a feeling I may be hanging out here foe the next decade or so Pool steps.jpgPool without water.jpg

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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    I can't provide a cleaner recommendation because in my house, "I" am the automatic cleaner. Wife says the pool looks a little dirty, and I automatically clean it. But hey, welcome to TFP!
    Thanks Texas...I did that when we closed the pool last year...I'd rather have a robot do it....HA

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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    No cleaner will successfully keep your steps clean. Many will do walls but walls don't get really dirty.

    The problem I see is a cleaner chugging up and down that pretty steep incline. I think you are going to have to try them one by one until you find one that will work......that means likely buying from a dealer and not online.
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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    No cleaner will successfully keep your steps clean. Many will do walls but walls don't get really dirty.

    The problem I see is a cleaner chugging up and down that pretty steep incline. I think you are going to have to try them one by one until you find one that will work......that means likely buying from a dealer and not online.
    Thanks Duraleigh....I had no idea the incline was rather steep, I'll be sure to discuss with with the manufacturer reps when I'm seeking options/solutions with a recommended cleaner.

    As you may have noticed, rather new with the whole pool thing. I'm still unsure if the pool above is deemed ABG or IG?

    Many thanks




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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    I would call that an inground vinyl pool.

    Update, based on new pics I change my answer to a partially buried above ground pool.
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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    Derryank, That is what I call a very pretty pool!

    Give us a shot from your back door looking at the pool and from the back of the pool to the house please. I would love to see how you have it set up. I also think it would be called an inground but am not sure. (I also just want to see more of it LOL)

    How about you start a thread in "just getting started" so we can teach you how to balance your pool the right and cheapest way??? You will love it and your pool will look better than ever!

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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    Hi Kim....here you go. uploadfromtaptalk1456277361714.jpg



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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    I will be sure to join the other forum you had suggested... I've so much learning to do for 2016...



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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    I change my answer to a partially buried above ground pool. Nice pool!
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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    I change my answer to a partially buried above ground pool. Nice pool!
    Ha ha ha...very good! Thanks for the kind words



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    Re: Derryank from Boston

    I love how it sits with the house.

    The main thing is the vinyl liner as far as your chemical levels are concerned. Once you get the other thread started we can start teaching you! It will be fun!

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