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    About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Are there any good deals out there now or does anyone usually have a sale in the spring on them?

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    Re: Aout ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Haven't been following sorry. Which model are you looking at?
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    Re: Aout ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Haven't been following sorry. Which model are you looking at?
    The Dolphin Nautilus seems like the one I need. Of coarse if there's a better one for the money, I'd be interested. I'm not really concerned with the walls or the waterline, it's the bottom that gives me trouble.
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    Re: Aout ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Keep your eye peeled on epicpoolsupplydotcom.

    Also amazon is a good source.

    Epic runs sales early and late of the swim season. Got my nautilus for 500 from them.
    I belive it was May last year when I found it.







    Quote Originally Posted by SRWillis View Post
    The Dolphin Nautilus seems like the one I need. Of coarse if there's a better one for the money, I'd be interested. I'm not really concerned with the walls or the waterline, it's the bottom that gives me trouble.
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    I'll do that Divin Dave, thanks for the heads up! $500ish would be very good.
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    if you don't care about the waterline, then any of them will be fine. I got the primal X3 off of ebay, same as supreme m3. I think it was 600 dollars maybe. I liked the green color. The oasis Z5 has 3 year warranty and was on special for 1000 or a little less, it really is a much better cleaner if you have the extra money. This X3 gets the job done but its nothing like my blue diamond was.
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Thanks for the input Rob, I had seen the Primal X3 and wondered about it.
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by robl45 View Post
    if you don't care about the waterline, then any of them will be fine. I got the primal X3 off of ebay, same as supreme m3. I think it was 600 dollars maybe. I liked the green color. The oasis Z5 has 3 year warranty and was on special for 1000 or a little less, it really is a much better cleaner if you have the extra money. This X3 gets the job done but its nothing like my blue diamond was.
    where did you see a Z5 for $1000 or less? I've never seen or heard of it being that low.

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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    The place that sells them had a coupon, like 100 off, it ended up being I think 975 with free shipping, I don't know if they raised the prices. I think code was like dolphin100
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    you can also often find last years models at very reasonable prices. The models become "discontinued" due to various reasons, none of which are actually performance related. Mostly just marketing hype with an option added and call it a new model.

    I saw a Z5 open box on Inyo pool site a few days ago for I think 700. I was hard for me not to pull the trigger and buy it myself!
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Don't know anything about cleaners, but this place has the Polaris 9100 on sale. Says it is usually $699.99, on sale for $349.99

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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    I was in a store that told me rebates start on 4/1. I can't remember if that was for Dolphin or Blue Diamond. I will try to find the notes that I wrote and repost.
    Go into a smaller mom and pop store (not chain) if there are any near you and ask if they have any rebates.
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    open box might be only 1 year warranty, if not, that was a screaming deal. The 9100 I believe is the old polaris model and it only cleans in one direction. There was as of a day or two ago a blue diamond cleaner on ebay with a damaged box for 850.
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    They have went and clouded the water again for me; they've come out w/the Nautilus Plus for 2015:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/331507920286...%3AIT#ht_0wt_0
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Looks like they put a new body on it and added holes on the bottom so the water will drop out easier. Having owned a number of different robots, I can honestly tell you cheaper ones aren't as good, if you can afford the extra money, I would get one with the dual brushes on each side as they turn much much better. Also if the extra money buys a year longer warranty, its not a bad deal at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by SRWillis View Post
    They have went and clouded the water again for me; they've come out w/the Nautilus Plus for 2015:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/331507920286...%3AIT#ht_0wt_0
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by robl45 View Post
    Looks like they put a new body on it and added holes on the bottom so the water will drop out easier. Having owned a number of different robots, I can honestly tell you cheaper ones aren't as good, if you can afford the extra money, I would get one with the dual brushes on each side as they turn much much better. Also if the extra money buys a year longer warranty, its not a bad deal at all.
    Thanks Rob. Would I have to go to the Z5 to get the dual brushes?

    Epic has the Nautilus Plus for $709 now. I really wasn't wanting to spend that much, but I like the newer model.
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Yes, you would have to go Z5 or another or another of the more expensive models to get dual motors that can turn on the floor. 709 is pretty cheap for a cleaner. I paid 600 for mine but I would have bought a better one if I could. There is a big difference from my others. Not that this cleaner is bad, its just there is definitely a difference.
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    1150 with free shipping for Z5 with dolphin100 promo code. 3 year warranty, That is the best deal out there. If you figure the nautilus plus has 2 year warranty, thats a little over 350 a year. The Z5 with 3 years is very little more than that per year of warranty and its a much better cleaner.
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    I saw the new nautilus on epic. I can tell ya, after having a nautilus for a year now and knowing what I know and experience, the handle on the new one, would be worth the extra money.
    At times, if Im tired from working all day, its a bit of a pain to not have a handle on that thing for helping get it out of the water. For the money though, I still highly recommend the nautilus. Handle or not.

    Quote Originally Posted by SRWillis View Post
    Thanks Rob. Would I have to go to the Z5 to get the dual brushes?

    Epic has the Nautilus Plus for $709 now. I really wasn't wanting to spend that much, but I like the newer model.
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    Re: About ready to pull the trigger on a Dolphin Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    I saw the new nautilus on epic. I can tell ya, after having a nautilus for a year now and knowing what I know and experience, the handle on the new one, would be worth the extra money.
    At times, if Im tired from working all day, its a bit of a pain to not have a handle on that thing for helping get it out of the water. For the money though, I still highly recommend the nautilus. Handle or not.
    Dave, how well does your Nautilus perform? I was torn between the Nautilus Plus (Pro) & the Z5. I got the Z5 mostly because for only 350 more I got a better cleaner and 1 more yr on warranty.

    Let me know your thoughts on the Nautilus.

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