I'm not sure if anyone will find this helpful or not, but I thought I would share in case anyone is looking to purchase an M5. I know the warranty probably won't be valid but I don't have any local dolphin dealers in my area. Finding one online wasn't easy, it took many hours of googling! I purchased it in June from azwholesalepoolequipment.com, paid $1,191.26 and it arrived in 2 days after order. Dolphin is currently offering a $100 rebate on the M5, so I filled out the online submission and attached my receipt. I figured it would get denied since I purchased online, but less than a week later, I had a check for $100 (usually rebates take 4 - 6 weeks). So I got the the unit for $1,091.26, which is less than the Dolphin Oasis Z5! I'm sure it's overkill for my 24' AG but it does an awesome job. The top load filters are so much easier to clean than the bag on my Smart Pool NC22 (which died after only one season of use).