Ever since I bought my pool 3 years ago I have had to manually vacuum it. It came with a Ranger vacuum but every time I connect it to the skimmer it somehow takes in air and runs dry. It also runs itself into a corner and stays. I have tried different hoses too and nothing works. My ranger has less than an hour run time on it for this very reason. I plan to trash it this year.
So, this year I am all about automation. I want something that will clean the bottom of my 18x34 with 8ft deep end that connects to my return line, not the skimmer. I am open to all suggestions. Do not take money into consideration. While it is a valid concern I have no problem saving for a decent product that will last a good while. I can still manually vacuum the pool if needed until then.