I am thinking about upgrading our pool cleaner. We have a Hayward pool cleaner now. I keep an eye on our pool water and have it tested at Leslies each week (just around the corner). Yesterday I noticed there was A LOT of green in our pool, mainly on the bottom on the shallow end. I added a bunch of conditioner, Chlor Brite, and Acid per Leslies recommendation. I then started up the cleaner but it's just not cleaning that well. The guys at Leslies looked at Hayward and said technically there is nothing wrong with the unit - just old and very worn. They said that I can go on the cheaper side, or on the more expensive side they recommended the Dolphin cleaner. Does anybody have any recommendations to get or not get with regards to my pool. Please see below for my pool specs.
- Pebble-tec botttom - I'm VERY concerned with this as I've read other reviews from people saying that certain cleaners ruined parts of their floor and they had to get it refinished
35, 000 - 40, 000 gallon pool
Spa is connected to one side and overflows into the pool
There are 2 benches in the water - one is under the waterfall
There is also an alcove on the deep end that is about 16" deep. It has a rock in the middle where we put in a Umbrella.
Leslies provides a full warrant on the Dolphin unit. So if anything happens to the unit I take it to them and they fix it for free. They have the unit on sale and ends today. I was debating on picking it up for the price and returning it if necessary..