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    Robotic cleaner for Vinyl pool?

    We have a 17 x 41 Splash vinyl pool. We would like a robotic cleaner but what we keep seeing is for in ground pools. Does anyone here have a robotic cleaner that they safely use in a vinyl pool? Would love to hear your experiences!
    20,000 Gallon Vinyl Splash AG pool. Goldline SWG. Two sand filters w. 1.5HP Sgl Spd pumps. Lexan Aqua Shield dome. Solar heating, with propane back-up.
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    Re: Robotic cleaner for Vinyl pool?

    It seems there isn't a large selection of AG robots like there is for IG pools... There are several folks here who I believe use the Aquabot AG cleaner, but thats all I can really provide, other than search the pool cleaner pages for AG robotos.....

    maybe some other folks will also chime in.
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    Re: Robotic cleaner for Vinyl pool?

    Thanks. We were wondering if there were any IG robots safe for above ground use. Figured folks here would know! ��



    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    It seems there isn't a large selection of AG robots like there is for IG pools... There are several folks here who I believe use the Aquabot AG cleaner, but thats all I can really provide, other than search the pool cleaner pages for AG robotos.....

    maybe some other folks will also chime in.
    20,000 Gallon Vinyl Splash AG pool. Goldline SWG. Two sand filters w. 1.5HP Sgl Spd pumps. Lexan Aqua Shield dome. Solar heating, with propane back-up.
    Camas, WA

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    Re: Robotic cleaner for Vinyl pool?

    Personally, I dont know why they wouldnt be ok for AG pool. My have a vinyl pool but its inground and my Dolphin works fine.

    I know at least 1 or 2 others here have posted the same question as you, but I dont know what the final outcome was.
    Hopefully someone else will chime in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whidster View Post
    Thanks. We were wondering if there were any IG robots safe for above ground use. Figured folks here would know! ��
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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    Re: Robotic cleaner for Vinyl pool?

    The only thing I can think of is that the sides on an I ground pool are stiffer. Glad to hear your works on your vinyl pool. Thanks for your replies!

    Elaine



    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    Personally, I dont know why they wouldnt be ok for AG pool. My have a vinyl pool but its inground and my Dolphin works fine.

    I know at least 1 or 2 others here have posted the same question as you, but I dont know what the final outcome was.
    Hopefully someone else will chime in.
    20,000 Gallon Vinyl Splash AG pool. Goldline SWG. Two sand filters w. 1.5HP Sgl Spd pumps. Lexan Aqua Shield dome. Solar heating, with propane back-up.
    Camas, WA

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    Re: Robotic cleaner for Vinyl pool?

    I have an above ground and use the Dolphin Supreme M5.
    24' X 54" Sunburst by Artesian all Resin Above Ground ~ 13,600 Gallons ~ SR Smith Rouge GrandRapids Slide ~ 1 HP SP15922S Hayward Power-Flo Matrix Pump ~ Hayward 27" S270T Pro Series Sand Filter ~ Compupool CPX24AG ~ Dolphin Supreme M5 ~ TF-100 and SpeedStir

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    Re: Robotic cleaner for Vinyl pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by computerman View Post
    I have an above ground and use the Dolphin Supreme M5.
    Thanks. My husband went with the Aquabot. Hopefully we will be happy with it.
    20,000 Gallon Vinyl Splash AG pool. Goldline SWG. Two sand filters w. 1.5HP Sgl Spd pumps. Lexan Aqua Shield dome. Solar heating, with propane back-up.
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    Re: Robotic cleaner for Vinyl pool?

    I have an Intex Ultra Frame and use the Aquabot Pool Rover Jr. It works perfectly!
    Intex Ultra Frame 20'x52" pool (10,600 gallons); Sand filter (Model SF80110); Krystal Clear SWG (Model CS8110); AquaBot PoolRover Jr. Pool Cleaner; TF-100 Test Kit with SpeedStir

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    Re: Robotic cleaner for Vinyl pool?

    The only physical difference and limitation would be that in general one could argue that a robot with a narrower stance would do better on AG pools due to the walls having a curvature rather than flat walls. However, some IG also have curved walls but curvature would be lesser than small AG pools. My uneducated guess would be that in large AG pools with a lesser curvature due to the larger circle would do fine with most any IG designed robot. A small AG pool is where a larger IG robot might not do as good of a job, just because of the increased wall curvature.
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