The folks gave my wife (our pool girl) a 'voucher' of sorts for a Hayward 925ADV. Basically they talked to their friends who were over the moon about that cleaner, and my folks said they'd buy it for us (or we could pick another for around $400 or less).
Their friends live in Florida and have a screened in pool, so their situation is very much different than ours http://www.troublefreepool.com/my-be...cs-t30362.html.
As you can see, we have large trees surrounding our pool and as much as my wife loved having our own pool for the first time this past summer, she absolutely hated having to manually vacuum it every day.
We have a single skimmer in the middle on the side, but we are not plumbed for a separate cleaner. This Hayward says it can be used just on a skimmer which is appealing, although we also have electric outlets nearby that we could use for an electric model.
So, does anyone have any experience with the Hayward 925ADV? And if not, what would you get with $400?
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