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    Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    Just picked up a Rapids 4WD. My first cleaner. What was I doing messing around vacuuming by hand? This thing is nice.

    Prior to purchasing I did as much research as I could, and couldn't be happier with my choice. I have a vinyl lined 16'x32' IG. I just opened it last week. I had all the big stuff skimmed out but tons on dirt on the bottom. After a couple of hours with the robot it looks awesome. My sand filter just wasn't cutting it, allowing the fine dirt to return to the pool. The aquabot is doing the job. It only climbs a foot or so vertically but honestly the dirt and debris settle on the bottom so in my opinion it's all I need it to do. A buddy has a pool company and gave me his discount. $560 plus tax. Coincidently, when I picked it up I noticed a $30 mail in rebate for Aquabot on the counter. Time to play the lottery I guess.

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    Good to hear! I have the same problem with dust and fine dirt settling to the bottom, and my Aquabot 4WD is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow morning! Excited to see it in action.
    20,000 IGP, Vinyl Liner, Hayward pump, Hayward sand filter, RayPak RP2100 Digital Heater.

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    I still have no clue which bot to buy. I guess I have about 40 days to decide. Hope to see you two post what you think of them.

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    Quote Originally Posted by Schumacher View Post
    I still have no clue which bot to buy. I guess I have about 40 days to decide. Hope to see you two post what you think of them.
    For the first night running, I was quite impressed with this little bot. It picked up tons of dirt/sand/dust off the floor of the pool. When I was cleaning out the cartridges literally mud was coming out. My wife was impressed as well as come from the Polaris 380, this thing does a much better job at capturing the dirt. I noticed it doesn't pick up all of the dirt from all of the little creases in the liner. I think this is mainly because the dirt was just caked to the bottom of the pool. Will give a better review once I have a little more time with this in my pool.
    20,000 IGP, Vinyl Liner, Hayward pump, Hayward sand filter, RayPak RP2100 Digital Heater.

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    Why did you choose it over others?

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    I have the Aqua bot Supreme...not found online but is a dealer item. Brand new pool and brand-new pool owner. It was recommended by my pool installer when I inquired about cleaners. All I can say is wow!!! We had a lot of sand in pool after install and it did a awesome job.

    12 x 26 Viking FG IG, Bermuda Model, 3 1/2' to 5', 7000 Gallons, Diamond Series Maya, Hayward 1 1/2 HP Maxflo VS, Hayward Stay Clear Plus Cart Filter C17502(S), Hayward Aqua Rite SWG w/T3 cell, Color Changing FIBERSTAR Lighting, Aqua Bot Supreme Robotic cleaner, Brushed Concrete with CCI Liberty Tan color, Taylor K-2006 test kit, Armor Foundation penetrating concrete sealer(lifetime warranty).

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    You can find the Supreme online. It is just under a different name. Xtreme Just like the Breeze is the Rapids.

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    The extreme is not just like the supreme. The supreme Will do more than the extreme and its also recommended for fiberglass where the extreme is not. Go compare them on the aquabot website. They are similar, but not the same thing

    12 x 26 Viking FG IG, Bermuda Model, 3 1/2' to 5', 7000 Gallons, Diamond Series Maya, Hayward 1 1/2 HP Maxflo VS, Hayward Stay Clear Plus Cart Filter C17502(S), Hayward Aqua Rite SWG w/T3 cell, Color Changing FIBERSTAR Lighting, Aqua Bot Supreme Robotic cleaner, Brushed Concrete with CCI Liberty Tan color, Taylor K-2006 test kit, Armor Foundation penetrating concrete sealer(lifetime warranty).

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    Oh yeah t he supreme does floors walls and waterline plus 2 yr warranty.
    The extreme floors partial walls and 1 yr warranty

    12 x 26 Viking FG IG, Bermuda Model, 3 1/2' to 5', 7000 Gallons, Diamond Series Maya, Hayward 1 1/2 HP Maxflo VS, Hayward Stay Clear Plus Cart Filter C17502(S), Hayward Aqua Rite SWG w/T3 cell, Color Changing FIBERSTAR Lighting, Aqua Bot Supreme Robotic cleaner, Brushed Concrete with CCI Liberty Tan color, Taylor K-2006 test kit, Armor Foundation penetrating concrete sealer(lifetime warranty).

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    Quote Originally Posted by Schumacher View Post
    Why did you choose it over others?
    Just by comparing value and performance. There are so many to choose from. I finally got to the point of only looking at 2 name brands. Then shortened the list by how much I wanted to spend. I found a lot of positive feedback on the rapids 4wd and pulled the trigger. 2 year bumper to bumper warranty helped as well.

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    I have one month to figure it out. I just signed my contract today. Aquabot 4WD, Aquabot Surpeme, Dolphin DX6, Hayward Tiger Shark. So many decisions... lol

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    Re: Aquabot Rapids 4wd

    I just purchased a 4WD as well, hope to have it in a couple days. I also did tons of research and ended up buying the 4WD because of price and the decent reviews.
    I paid a little more, $628, but as you said there is a rebate form I filled out on the Aquabot website. Still price is better than most websites I seen selling the Breeze and Great Escape selling the MRT2 which is the same unit for $799. The Aquabot website says it climbs the walls... I was hoping it would do the waterline, so that's not the case?

    I considered the Polaris new 4WD but that is twice the price, same with the Dolphins I almost purchased. Aquabot has a new Icon coming out any day now, but some guy I spoke with at Aquabot said he would not recommend it because it is a brand new product and there may be issues with it.

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