The house we just bought still has the original Pentair Legend (pressure) pool cleaner, but it has seen it last days going on 8 years old now. Weighing my options of buying a new Polaris 280 for $465 OR buying a new robotic Dolphin Nautilus Plus for $700. I would hate to buy the Polaris then have something break on the booster pump and spend an extra $250-400 replacing the pump down the rode. I figured it's almost a no brainer to just forget about the pressure line and pump all together and just go with the new Dolphin. I have a lot of landscaping around my pool and 3 banana magnolia trees that tend to drop a lot of debris in the pool (leaves and flower buds) and I would think the Dolphin would just do a much better job at picking it all up from everything I've read. Just looking for some input from you guys. Thoughts?
Also, if I decide to go with the Dolphin, is there anything I need to do with my pressure return line or booster pump? Like capping it off, cutting power off to booster pump, etc? Or should I leave it open? Thanks!