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    Has anyone purchased the Dolphin M5

    Hi everyone- I am looking for a robotic cleaner for my gunite pool, its relatively large at approximately 58,000 gallons. Does anyone have any experience with the M5? looking to make the investment if its worth the money you pay.

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    Re: Has anyone purchased the Dolphin M5

    The M5 is last years model, new version is labeled M500. I can tell you that the new M400 is now a 3 brush unit, if avoiding hang ups on your drains is a concern.

    I recently purchased the M500 and have been happy with it so far. It took me a few uses to get it set up properly and understand what the programmed settings offered in the remote do. As others have noted, in various posts here, the instructions are very limited.

    Many others have purchased a similar (less functionality which may or may not be things you want) Z5 Oasis from an online retailer.

    I'll offer my general considerations in post 12 in the following thread which includes a bunch of comments from others as well. Robot for 20x40 IG

    What are you specific concerns/questions?
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    Re: Has anyone purchased the Dolphin M5

    I've had mine a year and I feel it's worth every dime. That said, your pool is big enough for a commercial model. The M5 might still do pretty well, but that is really pushing the limits.
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    Newbie looking for robotic cleaner

    Hi Everyone, I just moved into a house with a 58,000 gallon/150,000 liter pool that is surrounded by 2 dozen trees (picture attached for reference).

    I am looking for a "top of the line" robotic cleaner and have heard good things about the Dolphin M5. Just want to hear what everyone else thinks and if there are any other options I should consider.

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    Re: Has anyone purchased the Dolphin M5

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    Re: Has anyone purchased the Dolphin M5

    Gorgeous pool.
    Lagoon 40x22, Vinyl, 27,000 gal, 1HP WhisperFlo Pump, Pentair 60 gpm Sand filter, Hayward Brominator (used for chlorine pucks only when away), Rheem gas heater, Dolphin M4 Robot
    Waterfall on separate dedicated pump

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