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    Dolphin Active 30i

    Does anyone have this guy? What's the difference between this and the S300i? Looking into making a purchase but can't tell the difference between the two and wanted any opinions you guys might have. Thanks in advance!



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    Effectively the same model. I have the S300 (not the "i") and love it. I'm missing a few of the functions of the "i" but none that really matter to me.
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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    You might want to check out this article. I found it in one of the other posts in this forum. It does a good job at explaining how manufacturers produce different models for specific dealerships, so the same features may be sold under 2 or more model names. In your case, it appears the 2 models are the same!!

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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    I have the 30i. Before purchase I called Maytronics and they said it's the same as the S300i. Different colors etc. I would have bought either one. I went with the best price as local as possible. Call around as some pool stores will deal on these. It's really worth a look as it is a top load, dual basket, lightweight unit. It's easier to use than asking my teenager 400 times to clean the pool. I have pics if intrested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road scholar View Post
    I have the 30i. Before purchase I called Maytronics and they said it's the same as the S300i. Different colors etc. I would have bought either one. I went with the best price as local as possible. Call around as some pool stores will deal on these. It's really worth a look as it is a top load, dual basket, lightweight unit. It's easier to use than asking my teenager 400 times to clean the pool. I have pics if intrested.
    That's the truth about teenagers! please post pics if you have some! I guess the only difference I can find is one has a basket and the 30i has a bag. Hmm!



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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    Quote Originally Posted by Geebot View Post
    Effectively the same model. I have the S300 (not the "i") and love it. I'm missing a few of the functions of the "i" but none that really matter to me.
    Ohh good.. Glad you love it! I'm patiently waiting to throw a cleaner in. I really want the dolphin.. Just don't think Polaris is as good as it once was



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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_pool_newbie View Post
    You might want to check out this article. I found it in one of the other posts in this forum. It does a good job at explaining how manufacturers produce different models for specific dealerships, so the same features may be sold under 2 or more model names. In your case, it appears the 2 models are the same!!

    The Truth About Pool Cleaners: What Your Pool Store Isnâ€t Telling You | Sunplay
    Thank you.. This article was really helpful!!



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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    According to the Maytronics website the A30 and A30i are pretty much the same. The A30i gets you a multilayered basket (not a bag), delayed start, an additional cleaning cycle of 2.5 hours and a slightly better warranty. Same goes for the difference between the S300 and S300i. Nice units either way. I'd post a pic of my A30i but can't seem to do that from my iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Road scholar View Post
    According to the Maytronics website the A30 and A30i are pretty much the same. The A30i gets you a multilayered basket (not a bag), delayed start, an additional cleaning cycle of 2.5 hours and a slightly better warranty. Same goes for the difference between the S300 and S300i. Nice units either way. I'd post a pic of my A30i but can't seem to do that from my iPhone.
    Wait it's a basket? Is it on the top or bottom? Not sure where I got that it was a bag.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gustafsa View Post
    Wait it's a basket? Is it on the top or bottom? Not sure where I got that it was a bag.


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    I did it.. Got the Active 30i!!



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    Gustafsa, congrats. Great unit isn't it. I've sat and watched mine clean for a few times but now I'm confident I can throw it in the pool and come back after its done. We just had a storm here in MD and I threw it in for the short cycle to clean up the debris. Did as good a job as I would have but with no real effort on my part. The 2.5 hour deep clean is pretty thorough. If you have a big pool this thing is awesome.
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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    Quote Originally Posted by Road scholar View Post
    Gustafsa, congrats. Great unit isn't it. I've sat and watched mine clean for a few times but now I'm confident I can throw it in the pool and come back after its done. We just had a storm here in MD and I threw it in for the short cycle to clean up the debris. Did as good a job as I would have but with no real effort on my part. The 2.5 hour deep clean is pretty thorough. If you have a big pool this thing is awesome.
    Yes our pool is a good size, 21x36 there was so much muck in the pool! Couldn't wait to throw this thing in and it was a hard 28 days to wait to vacuum! I'm confident it will do a wonderful job! How do you pick up rocks and such? Is there a tool or just dive in and hands? New pool owner here.



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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    Okay.. So I've been using it for about a week now, but I'm getting a problem that it keeps capsizing.. Why? If this is going to be the case I will return it.



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    Interesting, my s300i has never capsized once. Where are you finding it on it's back?
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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    Quote Originally Posted by Ocgasman View Post
    Interesting, my s300i has never capsized once. Where are you finding it on it's back?
    Found it in the deep end and shallow end on its back.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gustafsa View Post
    Found it in the deep end and shallow end on its back.


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    Definitely not normal behavior. Something's likely wrong with your unit.
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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    Mine flipped on its back once climbing up the steps but it righted itself pretty quick. This doesn't sound right. Can you try to recreate the scenario and see if you get a repeat?
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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    Gustafsa, have you been able to make any headway on your robot going belly up?
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    Re: Dolphin Active 30i

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    Gustafsa, have you been able to make any headway on your robot going belly up?
    I haven't yet... After a little researching.. I believe the filter is getting clogged - due to all the dust they've made from the patio. I have not used it last week and might put it in this weekend after I give it a good clean. Maybe it doesn't like that fine dust



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