We are in the middle of our build right now, http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...untain-Retreat, and are looking for a recommendation for a robotic cleaner. We’ve decided not to include a dedicated suction or pressure side connection to save money.
I have looked into 4 cleaners: Hayward Tiger Shark RC9955GR, Pentair Kreepy Krauly 830, Polaris 9550, and the Dolphin M5. As you can tell, all come with a remote control (my treat to myself) . I’m leaning toward the Hayward at the moment basically because of the reviews I’ve read. My original choice was the Dolphin; however it seems to be a bit more difficult to come by unless you go to a local pool store which is going to be more expensive.
I’m not thrilled with the Kreepy Krauly as it seems to be on the heavy side, over 40lbs, and the reviews on the Polaris weren’t as good as the other 3.
So, my list from top to bottom would be the Hayward, Dolphin, Pentair, then Polaris. If anyone has had experience with any of the cleaners I’ve mentioned, I’d love your input. If you have a different suggestion for a robotic cleaner, I’d love to hear about that too.
The pool will be approximately 16k gallons and there will be a SWCG.
Thanks everyone for any insight you may have.