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Thread: Do I need a Robot?

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    Jan 2015

    Do I need a Robot?

    Our pool comes with an MX-8 but I don't know if I need a Robot in addition or instead or at all. I don't have any tree's near my pool so leaves wont really be an issue but being in Oklahoma, blowing dirt is. I guess I don't really understand the differences between a suction side cleaner and a robot. Any help would be much appreciated.
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Do I need a Robot?

    You do not need the MX-8 AND a robot. Usually you only have 1 cleaner. I would see how the MX-8 does for you maybe in the future consider a robot.

    I had 2 robots, both died, and now I have a suction PoolCleaner. The suction is less work as far as cleaning the cleaner, but does put the dirt into the filter so it needs more attention. I have a tendency to want to leave the cleaner in the pool, no problem with the suction cleaner ... could be why the robots died after a few years.

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    Jun 2011
    Carlsbad, NM

    Re: Do I need a Robot?

    I too have ThePoolCleaner. Best cleaner I have owned. I leave it in the pool 95% of the time. Like Jason said, it does lead to more back washing. That is the only downside I can think of.
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