Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: The right robot cleaner

  1. Back To Top    #1
    Martha_D's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Putnam, NY
    Posts
    67

    The right robot cleaner

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a robot cleaner in the $700 range for a 20x40 gunite pool? Does the size/material of your pool matter when choosing?

    ...or a website where I can read some reviews?

    thanks!
    34K gallon, Hayward S240 sand filter, in ground, gunite... not sure of pump size and flow rate

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Isaac-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Louisiana
    Posts
    6,711

    Re: The right robot cleaner

    Ok, here are my thoughts:

    Sizing is going to depend on couple of things:

    1 cord length / outlet location, I have an older Dolphin Diagnostic robot in my 20x40 ft pool, I have it plugged into an outlet near the shallow end corner, this model was offered with a 50 or 60 ft cord, mine has the 60 ft. which is just long enough to allow it to clean the opposing corner of the pool with the power supply sitting about 6 feet from the edge of the pool. If mine had the 50 ft cord, I would have to place the power supply midway along one side of the pool for it to reach.

    2, How much stuff gets into your pool, and partly how long the robot runs on a single cycle.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
    I use and endorse TFtestKits TF-100 from http://tftestkits.net
    ~Remember TFP counts on your donations to keep this site ad free~

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Martha_D's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Putnam, NY
    Posts
    67

    Re: The right robot cleaner

    I would say my power supply is about 10 feet from the corner on the shallow end. I can use an extension cord, correct?

    I dont think the pool gets a ton of debris... currently there is a lot of sand from a section of the coping which is eroded... aside from that, not much.
    34K gallon, Hayward S240 sand filter, in ground, gunite... not sure of pump size and flow rate

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Isaac-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Louisiana
    Posts
    6,711

    Re: The right robot cleaner

    The wet side low voltage floating cord will be the limititation, you also want a power supply side cord that is short enough that the power supply box can not be knocked into the pool while it is still plugged in (think running kids snagging the low voltage floating cord), so the use of an extension cord on the supply side is quesitonable depending on if you have it safely located. (I think the instrucitons on mine say to keep the power supply box at least 10 feet from the edge of the pool, this is not practical where my outlet is.)
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
    I use and endorse TFtestKits TF-100 from http://tftestkits.net
    ~Remember TFP counts on your donations to keep this site ad free~

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •