Since we have resurfaced our pool surface to pebbletec finish, our Zodiac MX8 simply isn't cutting it. We have already received a replacement head and even with flowmeter at 3.5, it still would not climb up the walls like it used to do. We could live with this, but the worst thing about this now is that our MX8 is completely unable to roll over our new "safe" pool drain cover which looks exactly like this http://www.swimming-pool-information.co ... -drain.jpg .. the cleaner simply gets stuck over drain cover. Unacceptable in our opinion, we don't want to keep tagging at the hose to get it unstuck.
So now, we're looking for quick recommendations for a new cleaner for our pool. A couple of details about our pool:
1) PebbleTec finish surface
2) salt water pool (with SWG)
3) Our pool is inside a screened enclosure, so there's no big leaves or anything like that. Mostly, what our cleaners pick up are a few dead insects (that made it through the screens somehow), particles coming in from outside enclosure (like tree/plant debris).
4) Suction cleaner (something that depends on our existing pool pump as a source of energy)
I think I've seen a cleaner that cleans both bottom of pool and also at top of pool, alternating between those modes.. are they any good?