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    Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    So, I have been trying to do some research on which to buy. I have read quite a bit and I still have no clue which to buy.

    This site is helpful because it lists the motor replacement costs and shows the warranty if it is full or prorated.
    http://www.poolexpress.com/robotic-cleaner-reviews

    Here is another website that lists their favorite cleaners.
    http://www.swimuniversity.com/10-bes...pool-cleaners/

    Anyone, else have any sites?
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    Not robotic... but had a Hayward navigator, replaced it with Poolvergnuegen (The Pool Cleaner). You should find a bunch of reviews of it here, I think it is the favorite, it's definitely mine. If you do choose it, don't get the the 4 wheel, it doesn't climb walls as well as the two wheel. Some good video's of it at work on Youtube as well.
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    Answered with my opinion on the other thread, but a pool as nice as yours ought to have a top of the line Robot. M4, M5, or Z5. They are just fantastic.
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    Is it worth 500 dollars more than say a Aquabot 4WD or a Dolphin Triton?
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    I purchased a smartkleen nitro and am happy with what it does for the price.
    Here's my review with a movie of it in action.
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by Schumacher View Post
    Is it worth 500 dollars more than say a Aquabot 4WD or a Dolphin Triton?
    $$$= Cleaning power. Always keep that in mind when buying a Robot.
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    1300 is a long way from 750. I don't even want to remote or caddy. I will be storing it just 6 feet from the pool. If the Z5/M5 was 1000 I would do it.
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    1300 is a long way from 750. I don't even want to remote or caddy. I will be storing it just 6 feet from the pool. If the Z5/M5 was 1000 I would do it.
    Take a look at the Dolphin Premier
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    Triton and Premier are the same thing. I looked at it. I was just wondering why the M5/Z5 is so much better. I mean I can afford it. I just don't believe in wasting money. I swear someone needs to do a sticky on robotic cleaners. There are just so many ways to go. It is quite confusing too. Warranty info, replacement motor cost, cleaning ability. Retail/internet models which are the same. Which cleaners have a warranty when buying online.
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    I give. I am going to order the Z5 this week since it is 100 off.
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    Where can I get the 100 off ? Is it at Epic ????
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    If you order the Z5, type in DOLPHIN100 in the code box @ checkout. should take another 100 off....It did a cpl weeks ago when I ordered. I paid 1299.00 others here paid 1199 about 1-1.5mo ago.
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    I just ordered an hour ago. I have a bad back due to a car wreck. The top loading filters, caddy, and not a crazy weight made this a good choice for me. Also, I am lazy as it gets. The less work I have to do the better. It is what made me decide to get the Z5 for the extra 3-400 over other cleaners.
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    Ohh yea, thank you all that helped and responded to my threads on robotic cleaners. I still think it would be helpful to list them all out. Maybe I will do it if I am bored so a mod can stick it. I found this to be the only real confusing thing to pick as far as pools go.
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    Re: Robotic pool cleaner reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by Schumacher View Post
    Ohh yea, thank you all that helped and responded to my threads on robotic cleaners. I still think it would be helpful to list them all out. Maybe I will do it if I am bored so a mod can stick it. I found this to be the only real confusing thing to pick as far as pools go.

    I couldn't agree more. BrushPup made it easier for me. I got to witness his Dolphin in action and decided it can't get better than that. Without his salesmanship I'd still be researching. Dolphin owes him some commission.
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