First post, I have been lurking a long time absorbing the great info. Finally have a question that I can't answer with the search function.
I have decided to take the plunge on a robotic cleaner. Our pool is small, only about 35 feet long and 11K gallons. It is kidney-ish in shape and finished with pebble-tec. I fight a constant battle against tons of super fine dust the blows into the pool leaving a fine sediment. Six months of the year I also battle oleander leaves. The leaves can be as large as 7 by 1.25 inches, but they fold up pretty easily for a cleaner with decent suction.
The Dolphin primal looks like a good value at $630. It is essentially a Nautilus with a 2-year warranty and weekly timer function. The "Doheny's AWD Powered by Aquabot" looks nice for around the same price. However it is a wheeled cleaner, and I don't think it would do as well on the pool walls. The fine sediment in the pool tends to settle in the pebble-tec walls so good wall performance is important to me.
Anyone have any experience with the Dolphin primal (or the Nautilus) they can share? Do you think it would be a good fit for my needs? Any reviews, advice, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.