After a successful first, albeit short, pool season at our new house I'm preparing for our first FULL season. Last year cleaning was a major hassle b/c the previous owner had planted a ton of debris causing plants and mulch all around the pool area. Constant cleaning out of mulch, leaves, etc.
This year I'm taking care of the landscaping issue. I removed the majority of debris causing plants and will be utilizing river rock around the pool to replace the mulch.
That being said, I'm in the market for a robotic cleaner. All of the information I can find suggest these things are extremely over priced pieces of equipment that tend to break down often and at a hefty cost of repair.
The main responsibility of the robot I'm looking for is to clean the bottom of the pool, and if it can brush the sides that is a bonus. The other main criteria is the robot (which im sure most people have) has to be reliable. I dont want to dump 1k into this thing only to be yelling next year when it breaks down.
So far, I've come across two that seem ok:
1 - EcoJet Turbo
2 - Aquabot Turbo T2
Any thoughts/recommendations are greatly appreciated!
25000 gallon concrete/plaster pool with D.E. filter
I'm also in the market for a new pump and filter, but i'll start a thread in the appropriate section for that.