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    Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Well after tons of research, one bad purchase, then lots of advice (and prodding ) here I went ahead and ordered the M500 Dolphin. The place I got it from did not have it in stock but its supposed to be at the store on Tuesday... cant wait to toss that guy in my pool Tuesday afternoon... I hope!
    Pool... IG 16,500 gal fiberglass, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Pentair Superflow 1 speed pump, Pentair control box, Installed 4/2015, Test strips! HA! ;-), SWG, hot tub (spa) freestanding on deck, fill it from my well, sometimes through my water softener. Oh, and a HydroNet radio control leaf skimmer boat! AND... A brand spankin new Dolphin M500 robot! ;-)

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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Very nice! To help pass the time look at the picture here and go to the website listed at bottom. Read all the segments and watch the videos. Should give you a good head start.




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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Congrats!

    I love mine.
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    Thanks Daxton, I could not find the manual on the Maytronics site!
    Pool... IG 16,500 gal fiberglass, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Pentair Superflow 1 speed pump, Pentair control box, Installed 4/2015, Test strips! HA! ;-), SWG, hot tub (spa) freestanding on deck, fill it from my well, sometimes through my water softener. Oh, and a HydroNet radio control leaf skimmer boat! AND... A brand spankin new Dolphin M500 robot! ;-)

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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Hey! Congrats on a very smart purchase. Sorry about the prodding, but I've been so happy with mine, I just want everyone else to have the same experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Hey! Congrats on a very smart purchase. Sorry about the prodding, but I've been so happy with mine, I just want everyone else to have the same experience.
    The prodding was fine, probably what I needed to get off the fence!
    (im)Patiently awaiting the guy to call me and tell me its in!
    Pool... IG 16,500 gal fiberglass, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Pentair Superflow 1 speed pump, Pentair control box, Installed 4/2015, Test strips! HA! ;-), SWG, hot tub (spa) freestanding on deck, fill it from my well, sometimes through my water softener. Oh, and a HydroNet radio control leaf skimmer boat! AND... A brand spankin new Dolphin M500 robot! ;-)

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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Congrats! Picked mine up over the weekend. Don't forget about the $100 rebate Consumer Rebate - Maytronics US, Inc
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    is the only difference between the M400 and M500 the pro remote? if the power supply is the same, I could just pick up the pro remote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darin.brown View Post
    is the only difference between the M400 and M500 the pro remote? if the power supply is the same, I could just pick up the pro remote?
    A difference in runtimes also, not sure the remote will run all the same functions as the 500, but it might.

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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Yes. Had a long conversation with a regional sales rep when I was buying mine- the only difference is the remote (so long as you're talking about the most recent models, not the M4). The hardware itself between the two without the remotes are identical- and the M400 of course can use the M500 remote if you wanted to buy it separately.
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    After all the rain we just had in Houston, I woke up to find about 30-40 earthworms on the bottom of the pool. I knew the robot would probably get most of them, but after one cycle, I saw nary a worm remaining! A.O. did you pick your M500 up today?
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkTX View Post
    After all the rain we just had in Houston, I woke up to find about 30-40 earthworms on the bottom of the pool. I knew the robot would probably get most of them, but after one cycle, I saw nary a worm remaining! A.O. did you pick your M500 up today?
    No, I called at about 4;30 and it hadn't come in yet, hopefully tomorrow!
    Pool... IG 16,500 gal fiberglass, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Pentair Superflow 1 speed pump, Pentair control box, Installed 4/2015, Test strips! HA! ;-), SWG, hot tub (spa) freestanding on deck, fill it from my well, sometimes through my water softener. Oh, and a HydroNet radio control leaf skimmer boat! AND... A brand spankin new Dolphin M500 robot! ;-)

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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Can anybody tell me what voltage these run on please? I'm thinking I would like to buy one from the U.S at more than half the price to what they are here in Australia if the voltage is suitable.
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmw1 View Post
    Can anybody tell me what voltage these run on please? I'm thinking I would like to buy one from the U.S at more than half the price to what they are here in Australia if the voltage is suitable.
    Cheers,
    John
    Their documentation says 100-250v but I have no personal experience using these outside the US (and don't know if warranty coverage exists if you ship abroad).
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Quote Originally Posted by johnmw1 View Post
    Can anybody tell me what voltage these run on please? I'm thinking I would like to buy one from the U.S at more than half the price to what they are here in Australia if the voltage is suitable.
    Cheers,
    John
    The label on my power supply that came with my Triton Plus says 100 - 250 VAC 50/60 Hz which is typical for a lot of switch mode power supplies. You would need an adapter to go from the North American style plug on the power supply to the Australia/China AS-3112 socket.
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    will this robot clean pebbletech as well as a brush does, i noticed that it has those rubber flaps.
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Just got it home... here we go..............................
    Pool... IG 16,500 gal fiberglass, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Pentair Superflow 1 speed pump, Pentair control box, Installed 4/2015, Test strips! HA! ;-), SWG, hot tub (spa) freestanding on deck, fill it from my well, sometimes through my water softener. Oh, and a HydroNet radio control leaf skimmer boat! AND... A brand spankin new Dolphin M500 robot! ;-)

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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    AO, I would be curious to determine what was your "bad purchase"? Just your experience - good luck w your robot and let us know how it does?
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    Dom,

    I have the QC Shark Robot. It also has the rubber flaps. I had at least a solo cup of earth worms in the bottom [that I couldn't see bc the Houston rains darken the water w mud/mulch/etc runoff] leaves, mulch and other. In two runs [3-4 hrs each], the robot got it all...I did scoop a lot of the palm plant debris off the top of the water w the net inbtw the lightning shows...The main thing is to really clean the two filters so it can clean more effectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkTX View Post
    After all the rain we just had in Houston, I woke up to find about 30-40 earthworms on the bottom of the pool. I knew the robot would probably get most of them, but after one cycle, I saw nary a worm remaining! A.O. did you pick your M500 up today?
    Mark, how far are you from cypress creek? this seems to be the epicenter of all the major flooding in NNW Harris Cty...glad to hear you only had earthworms
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a Dolphin M500

    I am 1400 feet from Cypress Creek, but only 600 feet from Cypress Lake. Right now, they are one and the same. Probably closer to more like 550 feet from the lake at the moment.
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