Sorry to bring up an old thread, but does anyone have any additional information on this model or the similar sounding Aquatron Cobia XL? I understand that these seem like gimmicky "solutions without problems," but they seem like they may be a decent fit for my scenario. I recently bought a house with a pool. I have no automatic cleaners installed and a regular chlorine system. Due to the nature of my job - sometimes very long hours and/or travel - and quantity of debris that gets blown into the pool, I'm in need of an automatic cleaner to keep it in decent shape. I'm also interested in going the salt water route to both reduce chemical usage and to make it easier on my sensitive eyes when I get water in them. However, the installation of a conventional SWG system is out of my current price range. At $700 it seems like these robots could be a nice stop-gap system for a couple years until I can afford to do everything I want. However, if they neither vacuum well nor do a reasonable job of maintaining proper chlorine and salt levels then it's simply money down the drain.