I purchased a house in December with a 52k gallon pool (at least that's what the old pool guy said). This is my first pool, so I have been learning all of the stuff that goes along with owning one. I've successfully learned all of the pool gear, what valves do what, how to work the heater and the Polaris that was loaned to us. The previous pool guy let us use his 10 year old Polaris 280 and it did a great job of keeping the pool clean, but he just picked it up last week.
My boss' brother had a 2 year old Polaris 280 black version that he was selling because he just purchased a robot, so I tried it over the weekend. There were multiple things wrong with it (only one wheel spinning, constantly getting stuck, swivel leaking water). I know these are all problems that can be corrected, but I'd rather just invest money into a new unit since I don't know how they treated that one, it looked pretty beat up for only being 2 years old.
My brother in law is suggesting that I get a P9550 since that is the same model he has, but it does not get as many good reviews as the others (Dolphin).
I'd like to go the route of a robot that can scrub since I've just noticed little patches of algae.
32k gallon Pebbletec pool
Prefer robot that can scrub and climb walls
No budget constraints, but I don't want to go all in if I don't have to.
Thanks ins advance!