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    Advice on equipment

    If you have an automatic cleaner, what brand is it, what do you like and dislike about it? Would you purchase again and if not what other brand would you purchase?
    21x40 Legacy Mountain Lake about 17,000 gallons, Slate Gray Liner. Hayward S 200 Series Sand filter, Hayward Goldline Aquarite SWG T-Cell 15) , and Hayward Super Pump. Automated on a timer system! Dolphin M400 cleaner. Taylor K 2005 test kit and K-1766. Stamped concrete and pool house.

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    Re: Advice on equipment

    I have the Polaris 280 and it does the job for me. I run it about 90 minutes a day and have no problems.
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    Re: Advice on equipment

    Have Polaris 9550 sport. Really works well. Can set to clean just bottom, just sides, or both. Can select normal or intense clean. Max clean time (which is what I usually use) is 105 minutes (1:45). I bought the optional "fine" filter, as I live in GA so red clay does get in on occasion - not as much now as grass is doing well. It can only clean until about 1/4 of the way out of the water, so does not clean top two steps or loungers, built in table, or much above existing water line. Does not directly get into rounded corners well, but has a water jet (which helps it climb), which helps move stuff. So I still need to occasionally brush the corners, steps,... before I start it. Also, turn off pump so returns don't blow it over when climbing the walls. When done, you can press "lift" button and direct it to climb up wall by you to remove. Then can easily remove pretty large basket and rinse out.

    I have not used any other robotic cleaners, but I would purchase again.
    38'x16' Fiberglass pool - 3.5' - 8' deep - 19,000 gallons. AutoPilot Total Control SWG (RC-52 cell), Pentair SuperFlo VS, Pentair SD70 Sand Filter, Coverstar Automatic Cover, 10' board, PAL Treo lighting, Polaris 9550 Sport robot, Lamotte ColorQ Pro 7 test kit.

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    Re: Advice on equipment

    I have a Dolphin Nautilus. Its easy to clean the filters, it does a great job of cleaning the pool, has a no-tangle cord, and it's 'reasonably' priced as far as pool cleaners go. 3 full seasons on it now and it's still going strong.
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    Re: Advice on equipment

    A it looks like the Dolphin brand is pretty good then...
    21x40 Legacy Mountain Lake about 17,000 gallons, Slate Gray Liner. Hayward S 200 Series Sand filter, Hayward Goldline Aquarite SWG T-Cell 15) , and Hayward Super Pump. Automated on a timer system! Dolphin M400 cleaner. Taylor K 2005 test kit and K-1766. Stamped concrete and pool house.

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