A bit disappointed here on Father's Day - put my Blue Diamond in the pool this morning before family arrives for the day and while the motor worked it would just sit in one place. There are two motors for the wheel belts, one for each side, and one of them had a crack in the cap. I presume this is supposed to be sealed against water so the motor likely will need replacing.
I feel like I've made a big mistake with this Blue Diamond. I got it used off of ebay about 4 years ago for $700. It worked great for a couple years and then the main motor burned out. I sent it out for repair ($300). Last year I had to buy a new filter bag for it ($60). At this point I don't think putting at least another couple hundred into this thing (and waiting a few weeks for it be repaired and sent back) is worth it.
So I'm in the market for another cleaner but first and foremost I really want to avoid another piece of junk. I need a robotic cleaner with it's own bag, as I don't have a dedicated cleaning line. I want something that will be of high quality but would like to keep it around $1000. I took a quick look at the Verro robots and the Polaris 9300 but really would like some opinions from the great community here on these. I really appreciate any input, thanks !