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    Dolphin Hack for extending cycle time????

    I thought I recall that there is a setting where the robot can start cleaning when power is applied. That is so you can use your home automation. I would then plug it into some smart plug that you can program to cycle the power on and off as many times as you like.
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    New member - johntniman

    Get that robot in there with your fine pleated filters. It will help clean up the dead stuff.
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    Selection Advice

    You’re killing me Smalls. I will not be the first to buy one, somebody needs to give me a really positive review and it better be cheaper than 1800 euros. But in the end I will probably get sucked into one. I cant resist this stuff. Anybody want to buy a lightly used 1 year old M500
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    Selection Advice

    Hmmm, watched the video again. It claims to have dual drive motors which is a big selling point on the M series and an upgrade from the S series. But I still consider it having 2 brushes not 4. The 3rd brush was one of the big selling points for me, and that is still missing. But let me tell...
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    Selection Advice

    The Polaris seems interesting. Slightly more advanced than the Maytronics in terms of WiFi integration. It seems to only have one brush, which I am not sure is a big deal. I just happen to like that my M500 has 3 brushes since I hate brushing and that is a big part of why I have a robot. Also I...
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    Selection Advice

    The 600 seems nice. Looks like an upgraded S300. If money is no object and it really is coming out in June I would go for that.
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    Which filters to use?

    If you got a 30 model, didn’t you get the combo filter? That is the best of all worlds you have the mesh to catch the big stuff and the fine pleated filters for really small stuff.
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    Yet another CYA testing question

    So I read the forums constantly trying to keep learning. I think I am pretty good. I even try to answer a few questions when I pretty sure I have something to add. Yet I still make rookie mistakes. I know now that I should test the CYA under the same conditions all the time. Same time of day...
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    Trying to bring back a neglected pool

    Just a quick note on the M400, are you using the mesh filters or the fine pleated filters? The pleated filters will help you clear the pool up faster. It just acts like you have another filter in the pool. The mesh might not pick up all the dead algae.
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    How much better are robots vs suction cleaners?

    When my old M5 was stolen it was a disaster at our house. The pool never looked so bad. I managed to last about 2 weeks before I completely lost my mind. Ordered a nice new M500 and restored balance to the Force. When this one goes I will buy a new one, hopefully one that is cloud connected...
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    It’s arrived

    Good call on getting the NX2 over the previous model. It is MUCH better than the NX. Would love to hear your experiences after you get it.
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    Quality Poles and Brushes that can purchased on Amazon?

    I have a net made by PoolTuff products that I bought from Amazon. It was very highly rated and has a lifetime guarantee. I think when I registered it I am now on their mailing list and they are supposed to launch a kickstarter type thing for a pool pole with a same type of lifetime guarantee. I...
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    Input System for Outdoor Speakers

    I totally forgot about the Echo Input. Actually the OP could use that to solve their problem. It is the Chromecast of the Amazon ecosystem. I guess fundamentally you just need to pick one way or another. Amazon, Google, or Sonos and just build on top of that. With Sonos you can hybridize a bit...
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    Input System for Outdoor Speakers

    They go on sale periodically so I am not concerned. Besides I have an extra one that I am willing to sacrifice.
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    Input System for Outdoor Speakers

    I have had Sonos for about 8 years and the multi room integration is the best. Back then they were the only ones that could stream internet music well, and be controlled by a phone or iPad. Most of my speakers are wired to Sonos amps. Also the iPhone/ipad apps are great and very easy to use. The...
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    Dolphin S300i Pool Cleaner - Any Good?

    I will be in NC tomorrow, where can I buy it.
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    Input System for Outdoor Speakers

    If the speakers are wired to the AV closet then Sonos is a good option. Or Amazon makes a Connect Amp that is much cheaper. If you go the Amazon route then you can do multi room with Echo devices. Or with Sonos multi room with Sonos wireless devices. Both can be controlled by your phone or...
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    It’s arrived

    There actually is a screen, and the filter on this is very similar to the mesh filters on the M500 I have. It picks up quite a lot of debris.
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    It’s arrived

    There is no timer option. Also this new unit seems like it has better construction than the previous models did. So I actually expect it to live longer, but only time will tell. As for draining the battery all the way down, I think it has logic in it that does not let the battery go all the way...
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    I have to clean my filter once a week and can't keep CYA up

    Well it turns out it actually was the filter. I ran another OCLT and passed so I just replaced the filter anyway. I figured if the new filter presented the same way then I could just do a SLAM. The new filter pressure is holding steady. I have also added skimmer socks so that is probably...
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    Algae in my travertine

    So I have moss/mold/algae growing in the joints of my travertine pavers. What is the best way to clean or remove this? I have seen a product called Wet and Forget, does that work? It’s starting to drive me crazy.
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    How much better are robots vs suction cleaners?

    M500 for the floors and walls. I do have a little envy for the folks with the 20/30 models that have a single basket and that basket has the dual mode filters. It does take me 2 extra minutes to clean 2 baskets instead of 1 ( I know that sound ridiculous but it does bug me). However, love the...
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    How much better are robots vs suction cleaners?

    Robot, robot, robot. I like robots so much I have 2. If there was another type of robot I could add that would help the cleaning I would.
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    Possible a heat pump can lower CYA?

    I am noticing a similar effect. We use the spa section of our pool quite a bit and it heats that section to around 100 degrees F. I am noticing a drop in CYA also. Not sure that I can attribute it directly to the spa usage but it seems like a good coincidence. We have a propane heater and I am...
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    Need new robotic cleaner with remote capability - HELP please!!!

    Hmm, don’t know why your M400 dumped stuff back in the pool when you lifted it out. It shouldn’t. My M500 also has the flaps and they work very well at keeping the dirt inside the robot. Although the Bluetooth is not great for driving the beast around, it is useful for setting a 3.5 hr clean...
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    Initial Impressions of the Solar Breeze NX2

    I turn off the NX2 while the robot cleans. When I know the landscaper is coming. I run the M500 in the morning. Pull it to the side, and start the NX2. I then go golfing. When I come back I turn off the NX2, run the M500. Then turn the NX2 on again. I am OCD about the pool, and this is a...
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    Maytronics iO cleaner

    When they make one that will climb out of the pool go onto its caddy. Then rinse itself and it filters off and then go hide in the corner, I am buying that guy!!!! I don’t care what that one will cost.
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    Initial Impressions of the Solar Breeze NX2

    I am absolutely loving the NX2. I have had mine for about 30 days now and it is working great. The old one seem to get stuck a lot, but not this guy. It picks up a lot of debris and the surface of the pool just looks cleaner. The solar panels, motor, batteries are all improved and it seems to...
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    It’s arrived

    It definitely runs a lot longer than the older models. When I left the house at 5:30 this morning it was still going. So the obvious benefit of it skimmering for 20-24 hours instead of the 6 when my pool pump is on.
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    I have to clean my filter once a week and can't keep CYA up

    Great idea for the skimmer socks. I just ordered some and will try that out. Cheap way to save me some time. Also since I plan on increasing my puck usage, I am going to need to test my CYA more often. I think I read somewhere that the mix of pool water to reagent is 50/50. That way I can mix...