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    What pool cleaner to get?

    I am still learning about how to care for a pool. I will be moving in to a house with a pool in a few weeks, and attached is a picture of the pool. I am somewhat low on time and am looking for a pool cleaner if it is a time savings.

    I do have a screen enclosure and am located in central florida.

    Will I benefit for a pool cleaner with an enclosure, or am i saving 30 mins a week? If there is a time savings of a few hours I'm all for getting a pool cleaner.

    Budget is 1000, but hoping I can get this done for less. I am pretty handy with gadgets if that helps.
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    Re: What pool cleaner to get?

    You may choose just to manually vac that pool. With the screen, it will stay pretty clean.

    I'd say you are probably saving 30 minutes weekly with an auto-vac....experience will tell you.

    There is an article in Pool School that describes the types of auto-vacs......it may be helpful to you.
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    Re: What pool cleaner to get?

    I read the article, thanks for the recommendation.

    Given that it is not that much of a time savings, I guess if I can find something for 500 or less I would really consider purchasing it.

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    Re: What pool cleaner to get?

    On your budget you can afford a fairly good robot cleaner, which is what I would generally suggest if the budget allows. In general I would suggest a tracked style model over the "wheeled" rover type. You can generally find ones in the $500-$800 ballpark, I just received a couple of mail order pool sales flyers in the mail a few minutes ago, and just dug them out of the trash, "In the Swim" is advertising an Aquabot JR for $599 for up to 40 ft pools (not sure the size or yours) or standard Aquabot for $849 (flyer includes a 10% off cupon code that you are welcome to if you want it, PM me) They also have a Dolphin Nautilus for $689, and Advantage RC for $939. I also have a Doheny's flyer with a 20% off promo code with the same Aquabot at $719, and Nautilus at $620 so as you can see it pays to shop around. Generally here Maytronix Dolphin and Aquabot get the best reviews.
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    Re: What pool cleaner to get?

    I see a different price for the aquabot jr....

    http://www.backyardpoolsuperstore.co...FaVxOgodwAEADQ

    http://www.poolcenter.com/p/aquabot-...FehQOgodKWUAqw

    They also have a 100 dollar price difference. Is one them an older model or something? The backyard pool is cool cause I can drive to the store if need be.

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    Re: What pool cleaner to get?

    I am leaning toward the Kreepy Krauly Prowler 820. It is appears rebranded Dolphin Nautilus but it comes with a caddy. I found it for $645 after a $100 rebate at hydropool.com. They have the Nautilus for $593
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    Cleaner: Pentair Kreepy Krauly Prowler 820

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    Re: What pool cleaner to get?

    We recently got the AB Junior and are very happy after the first couple cleanings, the pool was very dirty for the gravel and paver install and the cleaner got it all in just a couple hours of runtime.


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    Re: What pool cleaner to get?

    You may want to try to look on craigslist as well. May be able to find a good deal.
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