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    cleaner recommendation

    I am getting a pool cleaner for Christmas (I know it is late but oh well) We have a few dealers here that recommend a few and was looking for your opinions on which one is best. I don't have a booster pump. The dealers recommend a Polaris, a barracuda (I think it was), and a shark (don't really remember if that is right). So which of these would be best, yes money is always a consideration, but I also want a good one. Oh I dont remember if its in my signature so here (20x40 pool, 40k gallons)
    36,000 gal. Cartidge filter, IG (inground), it is a gunite pool. Only had pool for 4 months, but it is 7 years old

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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    Do you have a dedicated sweep line and if so, is ut a suction line of a pressure line?

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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    I have a dedicated suction line built in, however its not hooked into my system at the moment, (does that make sense) I could do the plumbing myself if that is better?
    36,000 gal. Cartidge filter, IG (inground), it is a gunite pool. Only had pool for 4 months, but it is 7 years old

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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    I have to again rec the Aquabot. NJ have had 4 (traded in the old ones) and they get everything was large sticks or limbs. The Dolphin is more expensive but same principle.

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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    ThePoolCleaner
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    Ok so the dealers here sell hayward as well as polaris and pentair. I am looking at either a suction side or robotic. The price of robotic almost eliminates that option though. so which of these brands of suction side or potential robotic is best, Speed doesn't particularly matter, I just want something to clean the walls and floor and something if it breaks I can fix fairly cheap. I know it is debatable but thats what I want. I dont have a lot of twigs, no nuts, some leaves dirt, sand. oh and for some reason spiders Which is kinda gross. anyways what of these brands are best. and which model is best.
    36,000 gal. Cartidge filter, IG (inground), it is a gunite pool. Only had pool for 4 months, but it is 7 years old

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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    The Hayward Navigator is (IMHO) designed to require frequent parts replacement. It's why I switched to ThePoolCLeaner which you can buy online if there isn't a store selling it locally (where are you located?). I cna't speak to any other cleaners as these are the only two I've worked with. My father-in-law has a Kreepy-Krawly and he's had to do some maintenance on it from time to time but not what I was doing with my Navigator.
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    I am from the Boise Idaho area, I say area because I live about 70 miles away but there is no other city close by.
    36,000 gal. Cartidge filter, IG (inground), it is a gunite pool. Only had pool for 4 months, but it is 7 years old

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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    So you need to be a bit more self-reliant than some of us
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    The Pool Cleaner is very well thought of around here, though I don't have one myself. It's fairly inexpensive and can be bought online. I wouldn't restrict yourself to what's available locally.
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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    +1 The Pool Cleaner. I got one last season and its worked out great for me. I have the suction side one, the one thing I'd suggest is a leaf canister. Mine has a mesh bag inside that catches larger debris and keeps it from getting to the pump or filter. Otherwise, you'll find the pump strainer basket filing up pretty quick. (this probably goes for nearly any suction side cleaner not just the pool cleaner)
    19,600 gal, Vinyl, Grecian L, StaRite Dura-Glas 1 HP pump, 3/4hp booster, Pentair Clean and Clear 420 Cartridge filter
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    Re: cleaner recommendation

    I like my Smartpool Nitro SmartKleen. Price was right and it does a good job. Doesn't need the pump running.
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    17K Kidney Shaped Pool Concrete (Diamond Bright) Pool, 3/4 hp 2 speed 115V Sta-rite Duraglas PEA5D-180L/P2R5D-181L (Impeller C105-92PS Diffuser C1-216P), 1.5 piping, Pentair CC100 Filter , Heat Siphon 100K BTU Heat Pump Pool Heater, Flow meter Blue White Flowmeter Model No. F-30150P, Hayward Astrolight SP0581N, SWCG CalimarTitanium Edition TE45 , Dolphin Nautilus Plus with CleverClean, Lakeland Florida

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