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    Redoing concrete around pool

    Gotta say that $3,500 sounds pretty reasonable to me.
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    To heat or not to heat [the pool]

    I'm going with "not a chance." You will be burning fuel 24/7 and still likely not hitting swimmable temps in cold weather. The almanac shows temps ranging from 20 to 40 through much of the winter and you'll be losing heat as quickly - or quicker - than gaining it. An inflatable dome (in addition...
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    Changing brushes and tracks on S300

    I ran mine daily in pool season (Late April-Early October) for 4 years with no perceived degradation.
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    Month 1 with bot

    I had 4 solid summer seasons in Chicago with my S300 and when the motor blew (I left it in the pool 24/7 for the last 2 years) I bought an S200 to replace it. It was pretty clear that more features didn't result in better cleaning. I'ms till using my caddy and the original power supply and now...
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    Next question on Active 20

    Only 2 possibilities: Power Supply or motor. More likely a power supply. Any friends or neighbors who will let you borrow one to verify?
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    Will a robot really solve my suction cleaner problem?

    Ditto. I get sucked in pretty easily by bells and whistles, but in this case what you want is a simple no-frills vacuum that reliably cleans your pool. The S200 does that.
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    Looking for a *better* pool vac system

    Google "commercial pool vacuum." They run about $1,500 and up. I vote for a robot.
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    Pump Speed and Booster Pump

    Two different loops. The booster is a separate system, poorly named.
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    S200 vs M400

    The S200 is also about 10-12lbs lighter than the older models (and about 8 lbs lighter than the M400).
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    Best filter configuration for S200/Warrior SE/Active 20?

    The most effective is to use the pleated paper filter in conjunction with the mesh inner basket. The robot vacuums debris through the bottom opening, the mesh captures larger debris and particles allowing the pleated to handle finer particles without also dealing with larger stuff.
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    S200 vs M400

    The official recommended method of retrieval is to pull it by the cord until just before it breaks the surface, then reach in and pull it out. The cord is very strong and there's a stress connection inside the unit that ensures you aren't going to loosen any connections. It's also a "lazy man's"...
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    First time pool owner: In-floor vs. robot

    You plug the power supply into an outlet (120V) and then the robot into the power supply (12V). So you have about 6-8' of power cord to the supply (that's where the caddy comes in handy - you can mount the supply to it) and then 30'+ of cable to the robot. Maytronics has been teasing a new...
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    S200 vs M400

    I'm in the "go simple" camp. I can guarantee that the S200 will do every bit as good a job as the M400. It may take a second cycle (or it may not), but that's hardly a deal-breaker. The more I see of added "features" the less compelling they seem.
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    does anyone actually LIKE doing a manual vacuum of their pool....

    I used to find it meditative until I realized my robot was a time machine. It took the hour that I usually spent on vacuuming Saturday mornings and freed it up for other tasks - dropping off clothes at the dry cleaner, picking up drinks for the cooler and snacks for the weekend and the...
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    Pool Cleaners (robot, etc)- how long have you had yours?

    Had an OLD Dolphin Diagnostic that still runs but is heavy and a pain to clean. Purchased an S300 which worked perfectly for 4 years until the motor went (I sort of blame myself because it was in the pool 24/7). Bought an S200 to replace it almost immediately. Would never ever go back to...