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    Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    It's about 80 here today and beautiful. I just finished manually vacuuming the pool for the first and hopefully last time. Im hot, tired and frustrated by doing it that way. I have researched til my head hurts on the right Vinyl pool robot vacuum, and still undecided! My price range is about 700 bucks top! Who recommends what and why? Thanks!
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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    I guess I can't edit my HEADER can I???

    No, but I can

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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    It's an oldie but a goodie and still available.

    I have had Hayward Navigators at two different homes / pools.

    The vinyl version has cork shoes.

    It's a suction side that plugs into a skimmer pipe...I have a hayward leaf canister just prior to that to catch everything so it doesn't go in my pump basket.

    I think they cost about half your budget.

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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    I've had a dolphin. It randomly died in year 3 and no means to fix it other than finding a service and cost to repair was going to be $300+. (2.5 stars on amazon)

    Switched to kreepy Krauly and 3/5 of my pool was very clean. Unless a small stick or leaf hits it the right way. Did this for the last 2 years.
    Wish I could be of more help.
    I am going to explore Borjis's suggestion !
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    My circupool SWG exploded.

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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    The Pool Cleaner

    I have the 4X and a Hayward W530 leaf canister.
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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    The Pool Cleaner

    I have the 4X and a Hayward W530 leaf canister.
    I have the same setup and love it
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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    The pool cleaner is a suction side cleaner??
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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    it is a suction side cleaner, I have mine in the pool all the time, any time my pump runs it is cleaning It comes with parts to connect to your skimmer or a dedicated suction. I have mine on a dedicated line.

    this is what my pool looked like after the winter slumber


    And this is after 4 hours, you can see it cleaning away


    this is after 24 hours
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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    Very nice Casey!! I am wanting a robot I think, as I don't run my pump all that much!!
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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    Robots are nice, they work really well, but you pay for that and then they don't last much over 3 years, some do but most do not.. But the people that have them would fight you tooth and nail if you tried to take them away...

    I run my pump for the SWG and the poolcleaner is just along for the ride I usually do about 6 to 8 hours a day on low to chlorinate the pool..

    Both will work, the nice thing about the robots is they "scrub" and the poolcleaner does not
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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    Casey, your cleaner will vacuum on Low and do OK??
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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    it does a good job on low, not great... I have my suction side on a valve between it and the skimmer, I have to send 70 to 80% of the suction to the cleaner for him to work good... on high I can send it 50/50 and he works great
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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    I bought a Dolphin Nautilus about 3 months ago and I absolutely love it. Just throw it and plug it in. And the best part is you can get one in your price range. Like you, I only run my pump a few hours a day so this works independently and I didn't want to add another pump
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    Re: Just manually vacuumed pool (for the last time I hope)

    Robots are nice, they work really well, but you pay for that and then they don't last much over 3 years, some do but most do not..
    My Aquavac TigerShark robot will be staring its 11th year next month.
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