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    Polaris VRX iQ+

    i thought that stock Polaris filter was fine. With the option of upgrading to an ultra fine basket if needed?
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    Polaris VRX iQ+

    uograded from a P965iQ to VRX iQ+. The VRX has several significant improvements. Was surprised to see Polaris improved upon an already solid, modern model. The VRX has improve navigation. It’s not a gimmick. After only the initial run (smart cycle), it already seems like a game changer. It...
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    Polaris VRX iQ+

    Seems the VRX iQ+ gets over the air firmware updates. The P9650iq (previous gen) did not. The VRX iQ+ smart cycle and navigation seem significantly improved over the previous models.
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    Using Dolphin Oasis Z5 in an above ground pool?

    Have a spare Dolphin Oasis Z5 pool robot. Was thinking of giving to a relative for their above ground pool. This model cleans the bottom as well as the sides and waterline of an IGP. Could it damage an above ground pool? It always got caught on my drains in the deep end and spun in circles...
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    Polaris VRX iQ+

    That’s a significant detail. You’ll want to know. It’ll be needed.
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    Polaris VRX iQ+

    So I’ve come from a Dolphin Oasis Z5 with treads that constantly perched itself on top of my drains to a Polaris P965iQ (Leslie’s white version) with 3 year warranty, rebate, etc. same as the new VRX-iQ+ without the extra gimmicks to break (blue light, etc.). Anyway, the 4WD Polaris is...
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    IC60 Chlorinator: Communication Lost?

    As luck would have it, my IC60 was failing. The service tech was instructed by Pentair to first attempt a flow switch replacement. Once they did that the cell died completely. Fortunately Pentair has agreed to replace the SWCG under warranty. Still the frequent alert behavior and com link errors...
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    IC60 Chlorinator: Communication Lost?

    Thanks Jim R. Will be sure to echo back with what I find out. I did not a few older posts on the forum with similar com link errors, however no one ever confirmed back their issue and resolution unfortunately.
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    Pentair IC40 Comm Link Error

    Did you ever resolve this issue? Am experiencing exactly the same problem. Thanks!
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    IC60 Chlorinator: Communication Lost?

    Hi - have been running my Pentair EasyTouch, ScreenLogic2 and IC60 SWCG for 3 years now without any real issue. Though last year had my IC60 flow switch replaced under warranty. After reinstalling the IC60 this season (was kept in storage during winter, swapped in dummy cell), there was also no...
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    Pentair IntelliCenter Review and Information

    TLDR; seems the new Intellicenter is coming along but still a ways to go. Glad to at least see Pentair trying to evolve their products. The EasyTouch and ScreenLogic 2 are bulletproof. Is there a simple upgrade kit/path for converting existing ET4 panel and ScreenLogic WiFi kit to this in...
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    Pentair IntelliCenter

    Exactly. Any new news on this? Has anyone successfully “upgraded” from EasyTouch to Intellicenter? Any info to share?
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    Buying teak patio furniture online?

    Has anyone had success doing this? Time has come to replace our aging power coated furniture around SWCG pool with newer furniture. Preferably something more durable and less prone to the elements. Overstock seems to have quite a bit of it with free shipping. How is their quality? Is it real...
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    TA raised over the winter - best approach?

    Thank you both. I didn't realize if my CSI was in range, I wouldn't need to push for each, individual number to also be in its respective range. This is great news.
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    TA raised over the winter - best approach?

    Hi - this is first year since we've had pool that we've left it open over the winter. While Pool Math app indicates my CSI is acceptable -0.16, my TA has increased to a level it's never hit before (110). Removed SWCG and moved to liquid chlorine, like usual, during the off season. This is...
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    Pentair Easy Touch Freeze Protection Setting

    Yes, in our cases we’re not trying to disable it but rather raise or lower the temp before Freeze Protection is activated.
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    Pentair Easy Touch Freeze Protection Setting

    Hi JimR, I’ve actually tried to do this a few times on my Pentair ET system without success. If I go into the config and calibrate air or water temp, apply it, a few mins later, they return to their original values which I assume are the air and water reading being taken by the sensors at the ET...
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    Pentair Easy Touch Freeze Protection Setting

    Good question. I’ve tried manipulating my EasyTouch temperature as a workaround. Unfortunately my temp settings don’t ever stick. At least they’re a bit more conservative.
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    Dolphin M500 vs Polaris 9550

    Check out Epic Pools online for the Dolphin Z5 with 3 year warranty.
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    Dolphin getting stuck

    Understand. My PB too recommended same. I eventually opted for a dedicated side port for a suction cleaner only to go with a robot quickly after. Also to clarify I don’t have an iAquaLink system but rather use the iOS app only to control the robot. Sorry for confusion.
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    Dolphin getting stuck

    Hi IcemanK2, I was on the fence but ultimately picked up the Leslie’s version (965iQ) which is identical. Since it’s already end of season where I am, I’ve only unboxed and run the unit about 3X to test it’s in working condition and to see whether it remedied my drain-sticking problems (so I...
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    Dolphin getting stuck

    Ended up replacing my Dolphin Z5 with a Polaris 9650iQ. Although not inexpensive, problem solved with other benefits.
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    robotic warranty experience and thoughts

    Yes, I am able to monitor my pool remotely. Only if I were away, had the cleaner in the pool and running on a daily schedule, could still run the risk of cord tangling...but wouldn’t be local to deal with it. Will experiment more next season with best cord routing path to minimize risk of tangling.
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    robotic warranty experience and thoughts

    Leslie’s system updated today and reflected my 3 year warranty certificate. A very smooth purchase and warranty registration process overall. Even used my rewards to get a fine/silt filter. Got to test the robot once, but will likely store it until next season, continuing to use my Dolphin this...
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    Polaris 9350

    Am eager to see what the next update of iAquaLink will include. Seems the myDolphin app includes push notifications, probably the most requested feature in the reviews I’ve read. Would be nice to have a clean bottom-only cleaning cycle too. Yes, please let us know whether the controller pulls...
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    Dolphin M500 vs Polaris 9550

    Yes, I’ve noticed the Polaris power cord isn’t quite as pliable as the one used by Maytronics. Having a new 9650iQ, I cannot imagine not having the cord swivel in-line. It would be an absolute tangled mess. Am still curious whether I could trust the cord not to tangle if left in the pool while...
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    Polaris 93/94/95/9650 Owners Club

    Thanks very much. This is helpful considering I had to drive a few hours to get a 965.
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    robotic warranty experience and thoughts

    Picked up the P965iQ from Leslie’s this afternoon. Their exclusive 3 year extended warranty was a significant benefit as any unit purchased online wouldn’t have any manufacturer warranty. Seems I need a Leslie’s Warranty ID #, but I’ve been unable to locate it on my receipt. Hope I call tomorrow...
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    Dolphin M500 vs Polaris 9550

    Pulled the trigger on a P965iQ robot from Leslie’s today. While I’ve only had an opp to run one cleaning cycle with it, and can’t speak to the durability, it ran for a full 2.5 hr Deep Cleaning cycle in our pool today without getting stuck once. Something my Maytronics Dolphin Oasis Z5 cleaner...
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    Dolphin M500 vs Polaris 9550

    Wow. Just watched the Dolphin M500 promo video. That’s basically my Dolphin Oasis Z5, only with a center brush. That brush is mission critical. Maytronics should not even manufacture the Z5 or any robot without a center brush. If only I had purchased that model in first place, I wouldn’t be...