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    Aquabot vs dolphin

    I'm trying to decide which robotic cleaner to get. We have 3 large oak trees over our pool, so there are always leaves. I'm looking at both the aquabot T2 and the dolphin premier, and our pool is 40,000 gallons. Any recommendations?

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    Re: Aquabot vs dolphin

    I have owned both brands over the years, and now prefer Aquabot as their replacement treads, brushes, etc. tend to have a lower street price than those for Dolphin robots. Unfortunately the same can not be said for major components like motors, power supply boxes, etc.
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    Re: Aquabot vs dolphin

    If you have a lot of leaves you do not want the Premier, which is what I have now. I suggest you look at the new Dolphon S300 series. Specifically look at how the basket and filters work.

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    Re: Aquabot vs dolphin

    I just switched to the Polaris 9550 Sport. I previously had the Aquabot Bravo Fury. I just got the Polaris Today, however, I feel it has already done a better job cleaning the pool than the Aquabot Fury. I also like the debris canister vs the bag the Aquabot uses. It's easier to clean and when you remove the Polaris from the pool it doesn't let any debris fall back in. With the Aquabot, I always had to quickly pull it out of the pool and let it drain outside the pool because small dirt particles would fall back into the pool. Plus the Polaris has a remote, so if it does miss something, you could always direct it to the spot it missed.

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    Re: Aquabot vs dolphin

    Thanks for the info! I've been through 2 Polaris' in 3 years! I refuse to spend money on them anymore, and that is why I'm looking at other brands.

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    Re: Aquabot vs dolphin

    Quote Originally Posted by Esmeaux View Post
    Thanks for the info! I've been through 2 Polaris' in 3 years! I refuse to spend money on them anymore, and that is why I'm looking at other brands.
    I have the S300 and I think it's great, especially for lots of leaves. It has a capacious easy-to-clean basket:

    Dolphin S-series - quick user guide - YouTube

    Check out the video at 1:35.



    This video is more exhaustive:

    Maytronics Dolphin S300i Robotic Pool Cleaner Unboxing, Use and Review - YouTube
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    Re: Aquabot vs dolphin

    Quote Originally Posted by Esmeaux View Post
    Thanks for the info! I've been through 2 Polaris' in 3 years! I refuse to spend money on them anymore, and that is why I'm looking at other brands.
    Out of curiosity, which model did you have, and what went wrong with them?

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    Re: Aquabot vs dolphin

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    I have owned both brands over the years, and now prefer Aquabot as their replacement treads, brushes, etc. tend to have a lower street price than those for Dolphin robots. Unfortunately the same can not be said for major components like motors, power supply boxes, etc.
    I was scoping out replacement parts for the current generation of Dolphins and the prices have dropped appreciably (replacement motors excepted).

    Maytronics Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner Replacement Parts | Marina Pool Spa & Patio
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    Re: Aquabot vs dolphin

    I've owned MANY...and the Dolphin wins hands down over the Aquabot. I have the Dolphin Diagnostic for my 33ft AGP..and it works like a champ..it'll pick up leaves, twigs, pinecones, etc. and climbs the wall to the water line to clean.
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    Re: Aquabot vs dolphin

    Quote Originally Posted by smiticans View Post
    Out of curiosity, which model did you have, and what went wrong with them?
    They were the sport 9400 or whichever number. We replaced probably 5 wheels, went through 3 motors, before my pool company got Polaris to give us a new one that has already lost its scrubbing brush and now something else is wrong with it. They wouldn't warranty this one. Not to mention the debris baskets are junk and come apart quick (we've been through probably 5 of those). Will not own another Polaris!

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    Ok thanks everyone, it looks like I'm going to go with the dolphin s300. Appreciate the help!

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    Re: Aquabot vs dolphin

    Love my Dolphin s300i!
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