I am interested in either, which one should I consider, or none at all?
I had a Kreepy Krauly for several years that worked ok, but, did not save me that much time as I had to get it out, and hook it up to the skimmer, and get it started, etc. Then, I still had to go back and manually hit a few spots the KK would miss. I ended up selling it on Ebay a few years ago.
I am willing to pay more for something that I know is: reliable and cleans the whole pool, saves me about all of the time I would normally spend getting out the hose, setting it up and vacuuming.
I understand the only time spent with either of these units is a few minutes placing it in the pool and turning it on, cleaning the debris bag out, and every couple years replacing a part or two?
I vacuum about 35 times a year, manually, at about 45 minutes spent per vacuum. Then in the fall, I spend about two to three hours using a leaf rake to scoop out hunks of leaves. That's about 35 hours a year for manual cleaning of the pool.
If the Dolphin 4 or Blue Diamond (residential) can knock my time down to easily under 10 hours per year... I'm interested.
Thanks for any comments.