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    Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    So I dropped my wanda the whale on the deckduring the last cleaning before i winterized the pool. She hit the deck and broke the ring and a few wheels
    I know I can get replacemnent parts.

    But I am toying with the idea of going with a robot.
    mainly one of these

    Aquabot Pool Rover S2-50 Advantage has brushes 2015 Model
    Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40i no brushes and is older model but $100 cheaper
    Aquabot Pool Rover Junior Has been around longer and seems to get good reviews

    Anyone use these in the past, all are sub $400 Cleaners, Im thinking they will be better then the Wanda or Diver Dave
    Plus I like the idea that they supposedly circulate the water while cleaning more evenly then the suction type cleaners'

    Or if someone has success with a different robot on their AGP let me know

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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    I just received my new pool robot yesterday from Specialty Pool Products. I ordered this one. http://www.poolproducts.com/SPP/prod...sp?pf_id=E1602

    It is made by the same company that makes the Aquabots. I think they just made it special for "In the Swim" because that is the name that is on it but the manual indicates it's an Aquabot. I Loooove it, yep, who doesn't love something new the first day. LoL. This thing churns the water while it is working and it totally cleans the smaller particles that my Kreepy Krauly Lil Shark could never get. I feel that it definitely will help reduce the work that my pump and filter have to do.

    What I love most is being able to plug it in and walk away. It does not weigh much at all. It does not get stuck on the stairs or the mat like the LS did. Pretty quickly, the cord got stuck under the tire (even though the cord floats) but I knew to put a pool noodle on the cord and now, the cord really floats and never got stuck again.

    Why did I choose this over the actual Aquabot? No matter how much reading I did, I found that in the sub $500 range, all of the machines seem to have a 50/50 review rating. Some love them and they last a long time and other hate them because they last one day longer than the warranty or break several times before the warranty ends. So, I figured I would take a chance on one that was off the beaten path.

    Good luck with your decision. When you get your robot, you will ask yourself, why didn't I do this sooner!
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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    Thanks
    It looks a lot like the Aquabot Pool Rover Junior same wheels anyway
    Ill look inot it more
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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    Take a look at this. Seriously, every other review positive and negative. Select the most recent tab. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/reviews/...=1&*entries*=0
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    I bought the S2-50 last month but it will be a couple of more weeks till I can give you my review.. I was just done dealing with the set up of my Lil Shark and other small issues. I took my time...literally...researching ect. I decided on Aquabot. based on their reputation and reviews.. and that it was made in the USA was gravy. Then I took a bit longer..and decided on the S2-50 because of the brushes. So far I have taken it out the box..it is nicely sized...not heavy..best part is the ease of opening the top part to change the bags..ect. I tried another brand at my local pool store and the tabs that hold the bag cover in felt like they would break easily...turned me off real quick.. I paid around $369 for it. Good luck on your search.
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    Good point about the tabs. I already thought they are going to become brittle and break in due time. As far as the bag, I was able to take the robot out of the pool and nothing got back in the pool. I'm happy about that because I saw complaints about debris leaking back in when the robot is taken out.
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSiGirl View Post
    I bought the S2-50 last month but it will be a couple of more weeks till I can give you my review.. I was just done dealing with the set up of my Lil Shark and other small issues. I took my time...literally...researching ect. I decided on Aquabot. based on their reputation and reviews.. and that it was made in the USA was gravy. Then I took a bit longer..and decided on the S2-50 because of the brushes. So far I have taken it out the box..it is nicely sized...not heavy..best part is the ease of opening the top part to change the bags..ect. I tried another brand at my local pool store and the tabs that hold the bag cover in felt like they would break easily...turned me off real quick.. I paid around $369 for it. Good luck on your search.
    I look forward to your review
    I wont be opening till the maple trees helicopters are done
    So i have some time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makdaddy View Post
    I look forward to your review
    I wont be opening till the maple trees helicopters are done
    So i have some time
    We have a huge Maple tree in our backyard. It is the bane of my existence.. helicopters in the spring..drops lots of branches during storms..and the leaves during fall are hard to keep up with. It's finally coming down this week...very exited about that. With the tree gone..I will truly get to keep the pool open until the water cools down enough.
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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    I've been using my oringal Pool Rover jr. going on 6 years now. I really only use it when there's a bunch of bigger stuff in there or I wanna entertain the cat (or myself). If and when it ever dies, I'll probably go up to one of the new brush models (even though I really have no reason to do so.) Does a pretty dang good job. Diver Dave is too much trouble for me to set up and use but it scrubs pretty good though. 90% of the time I just use my Pool blaster Max though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    90% of the time I just use my Pool blaster Max though.
    I hadnt looked at that
    But no cords and no HOSES no backwashing YADA YADA sounds enticing.
    I assume you really like it if you use it 90% of the time.
    Any down fall? Things you dont like about it. Like the battery being dead when you go to use it.
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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    Keeps all the crud from going to my filter. Battery charges pretty quickly if not totally dead. Can usually do my pool twice on one charge if it's in a good mood. On my second one in 6 years-------I'll replace it AGAIN before anything else if I need to! Great for quickie cleanup before a "gathering". Definitely use the sand filter extra baggies and it gets pretty dang fine stuff just fine. Ain't that high dollar either if ya' catch one on sale or FleaBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Keeps all the crud from going to my filter. Battery charges pretty quickly if not totally dead. Can usually do my pool twice on one charge if it's in a good mood. On my second one in 6 years-------I'll replace it AGAIN before anything else if I need to! Great for quickie cleanup before a "gathering". Definitely use the sand filter extra baggies and it gets pretty dang fine stuff just fine. Ain't that high dollar either if ya' catch one on sale or FleaBay.
    Cool it may be perfect for the quickie like you mentioned, Prob still need a rover, just cause Im ANAL
    Ill look into it some more. might be a good idea to have both
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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    please let us know what you decide and why. I will be looking to get one later this year. Last fall when I started looking, it seemed like there was not one that had overall positive reviews. It seemed very mixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makdaddy View Post
    I look forward to your review
    I wont be opening till the maple trees helicopters are done
    So i have some time
    So far...so good!! I love it! Set up is easy...drop in the pool...and I can go off to take care of other things.. I love the ease of taking the top off and cleaning the bags..when I opened last week I had minimal debris in the bottom, but we have had lots of windy days lately and it is doing an awesome job keeping up!

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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    Thanks
    Im still on the fence. havent opened yet due to maple trees
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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    Quote Originally Posted by Makdaddy View Post
    Thanks
    Im still on the fence. havent opened yet due to maple trees
    Tell me about it...got one in the backyard that we were supposed to take down last month..
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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    I got this and love it: Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40I
    It does multiple cleanings before I need to empty the bags. Just takes a second to plug in and off it goes.
    I didn't know about the model with the brushes, that would've been a nice extra but I just give the pool a quick brushing once a week or so when the filter is on and the pool stays sparkly.
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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcdtucson View Post
    I got this and love it: Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40I
    It does multiple cleanings before I need to empty the bags. Just takes a second to plug in and off it goes.
    I didn't know about the model with the brushes, that would've been a nice extra but I just give the pool a quick brushing once a week or so when the filter is on and the pool stays sparkly.
    I still hand brush once a week as well! The S240 is awesome!
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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    Well Im following WoodyP advice
    I ordered a Blaster HD today
    Pools open last weekend, Clean and clear
    I think the blaster will do the job.
    If not Ill get the auqa bot next

    Thanks for all the input
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    Re: Auqua Bot robot for AGP ? Pros Cons

    Love my AquaBot Pura 4xi! Easy to run, easy to clean filters, and really helped me clean up the dust from the bottom of my pool on opening!
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