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    Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    Hi All:
    Just bought a new pool cleaner (robotic one..Aquabot Elite). Anyway, I want to keep it in as good a shape as possible so I roll it outside and back inside my basement every time I use it. I am thinking a vertical deck box cabinet would be perfect to keep it near the pool. So, wondering what you all do? Thanks.
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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    Turn me into the authorities, I keep mine in the pea gravel next to the pool! haha! It's happiest underwater, so I don't figure a little weather is going to hurt it.
    24', Above-ground vinyl, 14,000 gallon, 1HP 2-speed Jacuzzi Magnetek pump, Jacuzzi Brothers CFR75 cartridge filter, Tork EW103B timer, Hayward 100ID gas heater, Junior Pool rover T robot

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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    I keep mine in my shed. I only use it Saturday mornings for about three hours let it sit a couple of hours in the sun to dry and then put it back. I believe leaving it out in the weather will make it deteriorate quicker. I have a zodiac mx-8 and I'm afraid that the sun will dry up all the plastic and make it brittle, specially the hoses.
    23K gallon, IG, Vinyl, Hayward DE-3600 Filter, Raypak 406A Heater, Hayward 1.5HP SP2610X15 pump aka AO Smith UST1152, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    I keep Mr. Robot, my Dolphin m500, in the garage and wheel it out (it sits on a caddy). I let it dry before putting it back in the garage.
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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    Mine stays in the pool.
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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    I have a large deck box next to the equipment pad. I just put a couple small 2 x 4's on the bottom to elevate the robot without crushing the rollers. Since its ten feet or less from the pool, no need for a caddy.
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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    We use ours 1-2x a week and bring it in between uses. I think the same as you that the heat and weather exposure will degrade it quickly and want to protect our investment!

    12,000 gallon Blue Hawaiian 'Hamilton' fiberglass IG 15x34 freeform, Pebble Beach finish, Pentair Clean & Clear 100 filter cartridge, Pentair SuperFlo 1.5HP pump, Stenner pump, Raypak 266k heater
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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    Mine stays in the pool.
    Given that it's meant to stay in the pool you aren't really storing it.
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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    I keep my dolphin m200 in the mud room on its side nice clean and dry!
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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    Keep Robocop Dolphin s300i on its caddy on covered patio next to pool. I have to use it almost daily due to lots of trees. I clean it, let it dry then cover it with a trash bag
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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    I built my Dolphin a little bed in the garage. I use it, clean it and the filters and let dry, then put him to bed until next use. I have a 2x6 block under it so it doesn't sit on the rollers or tracks.

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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    Quote Originally Posted by kywildcats View Post
    I built my Dolphin a little bed in the garage. I use it, clean it and the filters and let dry, then put him to bed until next use. I have a 2x6 block under it so it doesn't sit on the rollers or tracks.

    Well that's awfully fancy. Looks great, actually. I guess I won't complain. I have a caddy and roll it into the basement (which isn't far). I have no leaves but lots of dirt at the bottom of the pool due to the ridiculous winds we get. I have farmland on the back and sides of me, so it is a daily chore. I will keep rolling it up and back.

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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    My Polaris 280 lives in the pool unless I have a party and take it out.
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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    Thanks for the pic, tricializ! I like that. I don't have a caddy and need something similar!

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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    Garage in it's caddy. I'm OCD about not leaving it in the pool and sun.
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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    Mine is stored near the pool on its caddy....then covered with a vertical smoker grill cover. This is when it's out of the pool...sometimes it's in the pool for 3-4 days at a time.
    16 x 31, Approx. 12,000 Gal Freeform IG pool; Flagstone coping; Quartzscapes Super Blue plaster finish; Tanning ledge w/2 bubblers; 1 HP Pentair Whisperflo pump, Pentair sand filter; (2) Pentair Intellibrite LEDs w/controller; Easytouch8 w/IC-40 SWG; Salt finish concrete decking.

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    Re: Where do you store your Pool Cleaner?

    I leave mine under the back porch. I does get a little of sun in the afternoon, but it's been ok.

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