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    Dolphin hybrid platinum?

    Has anyone had any experience with the Hybrid Dolphin cleaners?
    20 x 44 vinyl IG 44,000 gal, Pentair 3hp vs intelliflo, intellichlor and starite heater.
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    Re: Dolphin hybrid platinum?

    No experience with the hybrid one here, but I just bought my second Dolphin robot yesterday (first one an old original Dolphin Diagnostic which seems to have died from a power surge, when I went to turn it on last week I found the power supply was dead, I repaired that and the robot still does not function, so it seems something is dead in the onboard control system). I found a great deal on a replacement, a now discontinued (as of last year) Dolphin Pro, which is the one or two generations updated version of the old model I had (same housing, different color, advertised as improved logic), the price was right at $350 new in box. To me it seems the hybrids are a solution in search of a problem, they are priced comparable to the lower end of the electric robot models, you still have to deal with a hose like on all suction side cleaners instead of a floating cord on the electrics, and I have to wonder about their overall cleaning ability since reviews seem to state they don't climb walls and may have problems with steep slopes. Which leaves what for advantages? No on board filter to clean, and may be lighter to lift out of the water?

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    Re: Dolphin hybrid platinum?

    My pool was a demo pool for the Dolphin Hybrid. I have nothing but good things to say about it. It does everything it says it does. I have a Fiberglass pool with 90 degree corners and it will climb my walls as well.
    Chris - In the Industry

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    Re: Dolphin hybrid platinum?

    Thanks Chris. It's a pretty attractive model, but I think I'm leaning now towards a full on robot with no pump attachment.
    20 x 44 vinyl IG 44,000 gal, Pentair 3hp vs intelliflo, intellichlor and starite heater.
    8 x 10 viking Royal hot tub
    tf100 test kit with k-1000 kit.

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