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Thread: Pool blaster Volt FX 8

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    Pool blaster Volt FX 8

    Just saw this unit in the store (no longer selling the pool blaster max) while I was refilling my CL. I have been on the fence about the pool blaster max, only because of the battery issues I have read about. This is a little more powerful / little bigger, but it's not clear to me if there are any improvements as far as battery life / durability are concerned. I am leaning towards picking it up, even with the battery life issue, I think it's a handy tool.

    Anyone know anything about this one?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Pool blaster Volt FX 8

    I used the max blaster commercial version before I got my robot and didn't have any battery issue. Its a handy tool for spot cleanups etc. even when using a robot, eg n stairs. I say go for it
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    Re: Pool blaster Volt FX 8

    I love my Blaster Max! I only charge it when I am around to keep an eye on it. As soon as it turns green I unplug it. Also make sure you keep the plug well lubricated so water doesn't get inside the battery area.
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    Re: Pool blaster Volt FX 8

    I did buy this thing and would also recommend it. I vacuum every time there is a cup of debris in the deep end, rather than waiting for the whole process of hoses etc to be worth while. I used to just let it build to a small pile before I bothered. 3 hour charge time too, has been my experience, and be sure to quick set the alarm on your phone as a reminder to unplug the charger! Thats how I remember.
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    Re: Pool blaster Volt FX 8

    I have a Max for about 2 1/2 yrs, and the battery lasts <20 min now. The battery and the suction weakens when the bag gets clogged up are my main complains. Plus, I'm kinda tire of doing the vacuuming - I'm looking to buy a robot now.

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