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    Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Anyone think that I could buy something better? I've been obsessively researching robot cleaners for two weeks now and I think my mind is made up. Thoughts?

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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    I am not familiar with that model.....is it large enough for the size of your pool?
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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Did you order it? I'm about to pull the trigger on one too.

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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Dolphins are proven. Look into the new Oasis Z5. Love mine!


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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Love my Polaris 9550. The 9450 is basically the same. You won't be disappointed.
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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Cruzr, enjoyed reading your posts on the 950. How much are you using the remote?

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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Glad to hear you enjoyed the review largent. I have used the remote a few times to spot clean, instead of running a full cycle before company comes over. Or for a few leaves, or worms. I really don't use it that often because the cleaning cycles completely clean the pool. The 9450 will do a thorough job of cleaning your pool without having a remote.
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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Thanks. Your input has helped make my decision easier.

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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Largent/Cruzr....

    I'm looking closely at these two cleaners, and am wondering if either of you can post any update on how they're working for you?

    I'm looking at the third Dolphin DX4 power supply that's failed in three years, and if I can't get it handled under warranty, I'm moving to a different brand.
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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    I don't want to duplicate what I already posted on, but if your interested here were my thoughts on the Polaris 9400, which from what I can tell just the last year model of the Polaris 9450. At least all the specs I saw were the same. We really like it. http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-a-Polaris-P94
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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Thanks, Javaverses....

    I am a bit concerned about the cord on the Polaris vs. the Dolphin I've been using....I'm guessing Maytronics has a patent on the swiveling power cord, which is why the others don't offer it. Still no issues you've noticed with the power cord tangling up? (I'm especially cautious about this, as my Dolphin would often get hung up on one of the floor main drains...spinning in circles until it eventually got free...I can't imagine what would happen to the power cord on a cleaner that didn't have a swivel connection).
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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    My old Dolphin didn't have a swivel, and never got tangled.
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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Thanks Robbie....I'm thinking I shouldn't worry much about the lack of swivel, then.
    16 x 31, Approx. 12,000 Gal Freeform IG pool; Flagstone coping; Quartzscapes Super Blue plaster finish; Tanning ledge w/2 bubblers; 1 HP Pentair Whisperflo pump, Pentair sand filter; (2) Pentair Intellibrite LEDs w/controller; Easytouch8 w/IC-40 SWG; Salt finish concrete decking.

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    Re: Pulling the trigger on a Polaris 9450

    Quote Originally Posted by mhosborn View Post
    Thanks, Javaverses....

    I am a bit concerned about the cord on the Polaris vs. the Dolphin I've been using....I'm guessing Maytronics has a patent on the swiveling power cord, which is why the others don't offer it. Still no issues you've noticed with the power cord tangling up? (I'm especially cautious about this, as my Dolphin would often get hung up on one of the floor main drains...spinning in circles until it eventually got free...I can't imagine what would happen to the power cord on a cleaner that didn't have a swivel connection).
    Sometimes it gets a little twisted, but it never seems to effect the performance. I think the reason it gets twisted is due to the way we coil it when we put it up. If it isn't uncoiled right it retains the twist once in the pool, but like
    I said it never seems to stop it from working properly. We have no problem with it hanging up near our drain, but it does have a little trouble doing our pool steps. We usually just manually brush those.
    Java - Learning that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!- Houston Tx - 22,000 gallon IG gunite pool running a DE Hayward filter DE-4800 (48SQFT 96 GPM), Hayward Vari-flo multi-port valve 715XR60, Pump - Century Centurion 0-177215-04 1hp. Polaris 9400 Sport Robotic Pool Cleaner. 1 skimmer, 1 main drain, a pool light, diving board. Age of pool &equipment unknown, pool age est. ~ 20-30 yrs, equipment probably newer.

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