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Thread: New Pool Owner, in market for robot... help?

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    New Pool Owner, in market for robot... help?

    Just bought a house with a pool - hasn't even been opened yet, but I figure I should grab a robot cleaner now before it is professionally opened next week.

    Growing up we had a 50K gallon IG pool and the countless hours of vacuuming by hand still give me nightmares, so I definitely want automation.

    I thought signing up here would give me a quick and easy solution of what I need, but having spent a few hours now reading other threads and links, I am even more clueless what to get than before I started!

    Looking for some guidance....

    Current pool:
    -Liner
    -I assume Chlorine
    -I estimate 25,000 gallons
    -Kidney shape, believe max depth is 6 feet per the seller

    That is about all I know until I have it opened.

    I was planning on just getting this from Amazon (I do almost all shopping on Amazon anyway) - Dolphin Nautilus:
    Amazon.com : Dolphin 99996323 Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner with Swivel Cable, 60-Feet : Swimming Pool Robotic Cleaners : Patio, Lawn Garden

    Either that one for 582 or the "Plus" version for 695 seemed reasonable and carry a 4.5 rating on 100+ reviews...

    But other forum talks of Dolphin of M4 or M5... which I cannot find (is that same as Z5?), and to complicate apparently these manufactures have multiple labels??? Ugh...

    I see another thread touting the "Dolphin Premier" which sounds great according the website... but no price given and I have to enter all this personal info to find a dealer! Is that the same as M5? How much will this cost?

    Advice is greatly appreciated!

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    Re: New Pool Owner, in market for robot... help?

    One caveat. Maytronics is very rigid with their warranty and they have a big disclaimer on their boxes that Internet purchases will not be honored for warranty service. Some people report success with warranty service for their online purchase, but if that's a concern for you then you may want to reconsider an online purchase. I got my local dealer to drop very close (within $25) to the best online price I could find. Doesn't hurt to ask.
    Geebot
    Chicago, IL
    30K gal, InGround Plaster Finish, 3.5'-9.5', Maytronics S300 Cleaner

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    Re: New Pool Owner, in market for robot... help?

    Also, one good thing we did when we bought our house with pool is get a whole house warranty that covers the pool equipment. We never pay more than $100 for a service call on the heater or pump.
    Geebot
    Chicago, IL
    30K gal, InGround Plaster Finish, 3.5'-9.5', Maytronics S300 Cleaner

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    Re: New Pool Owner, in market for robot... help?

    Maytronics is very rigid with their warranty and they have a big disclaimer on their boxes that Internet purchases will not be honored for warranty service.
    That is only for some of their cleaners. Maytronics has different cleaner lines - some are meant for online sales and you will have no issue with warranty services, and others are for brick-and-mortar sales only. Just need to check with the dealer/seller to verify first.

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