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  1. tcat

    Dolphin E10

    I'm seeing posts on this cleaner dating back to 2012. Is it still the same cleaner or have they updated it at all? 40' cord is more than enough for me. Just looking for a "cheap" backup in case my Aquabot dies. I don't care about walls or scheduling (I pull it out after 1 or 2 cycles). I'm...
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    Instapark Betta review

    That would be good to know, but I think you can do it without any signs you did. Mine is soooo much quieter now that I got it back from them, pretty sure they replaced the motor. It's quieter now than when I first got it, so a bad motor from the start. They'd probably rather have us fix it...
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    Dolphin CC Plus vs Proteus DX3

    You might check Marina Pools for prices. I know the CC Plus is less, as is the Active 20. I'm also browsing.
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    Instapark Betta review

    Took my Betta 2 to UPS August 1st, received back today (12th)! They fixed my noisy motor and it's running quietly again! Impressed with service.
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    Dolphin S50 question

    Should stop at 1.5 hours. You can turn it off or run it again or pull it out. I'm looking at robots, does this hit your entire pool? Does it do walls at all? 40' cord is plenty for me. Did you buy from Marina Pool?
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    Muriatic acid + water

    Yes, I add 8g water then 2g acid, stir with piece of PVC. Easy to tweak if pH gets too low, I just add a gallon of two of water. I was just curious if they mix well.
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    Muriatic acid + water

    Yes, about 75 now.
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    Muriatic acid + water

    Need a chemical geek. When you mix MA with water, does it stay totally mixed, or does the acid float to top? I use a 4:1 mix in a 15 gallon drum to feed with Stenner. After 4 or 5 weeks, the daily injection seems to be getting stronger. Is that possible? Or has my need for MA decreased?
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    Dolphin E20 Hack?

    $50 from Marina Pool if robot is purchased there.
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    Dolphin E20 Hack?

    Thanks. I have a 60' Aquabot and have 30' coiled up. My control sits 6' from center of 32' pool. Basically needs 16+6+8. 40' is about perfect. Is either a newer model or better built? I assume they have same filter since the same ultra first either.
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    Dolphin E20 Hack?

    Also interested. Marina quoted me same cost for the E20 and Prowler 910. I assume the E20 is a better deal? Only two difference I see is P910 has 40' cord, E20 50'. 40' is plenty for me (the shorter the better). Plus $50 for the ultra fine basket which is good. Is the CC worth $30 more?
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    Dolphin E10 vs Dolphin Active 15...need some advice

    I'm curious about the Dolphin pleated ultra fine filters. Are they difficult to hose off? I had returned an Aquabot because the filter was cloth like rather than mesh like. It was very hard to get clean because fine needles and burrs would stick to it. You had to pull stuff off by hand. I...
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    Dolphin DX3 vs CC

    The specs say the DX3 is much larger, yet they weigh the same, and take the same filter. Is the brush also wider on the DX3, or are they basically the same? Why so many similar models? 😵‍💫. I don't care so much about walls or long cord, just want reliability and easy clean filter.
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    Smorobot X10 review

    Yes, but have standard and fast mode. Fast mode barely got much of my pool. It thought it was finished after 75 minutes. My kidney shape and large radii drove it nuts (literally 🤣).
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    Smorobot X10 review

    Hard to tell the difference. There is a sticker on each S and U.
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    Instapark Betta review

    Guess I should have taken it apart farther. They only told me to take the prop off and spray WD40. Mine wasn't seized, just harder to turn than the other one. I figured why not let them fix it so they are right. Now I regret sending it on and not doing what you did! 2 weeks without it is a...
  17. tcat

    Aipers Orca 800 Mate ... or jump up. (1500 Seagull SMOROBOT Tank X11)

    Does your pool have a slope? At 12# and decent reviews, might be worth a try!
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    Smorobot X10 review

    You might run OCLT to make sure you don't have algae. Should pick up that stuff.
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    Smorobot X10 review

    Mine good at very fine dust. Make sure the filter is between the 2 ribs. Might make sure the fan is sending lots of water out the top.
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    Smorobot X10 review

    I agree, no cable is the only way to go. May try the X11 some point in the future. My Aquabot still does the corded job in the meantime.
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    Smorobot X10 review

    After 2 or 3 runs with the replacement, decided to return it to Amazon. Just doesn't like the large radii in my pool. Kept going over the same areas, barely any time in shallow end, and flipped over today and after that has the lights on with power switch off issue. Sure wish they'd work out...
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    Instapark Betta review

    My heat pump is set at 86, but hasn't run in a month or so, but pool never goes above that. Anything warmer is not refreshing! Yeah my wife would prefer 88, but once in for 2 minutes she's fine.
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    Instapark Betta review

    Yep, PITA, but provide great shade keeping our water below 86 with 2 months of 100+ degree days. Robot and Betta2 help, but 3 or 4 months a year the old net comes in handy.
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    Instapark Betta review

    My B2 started getting noisy. Left motor sounds like bad bearings. Right rotates freely, left "clicks" as you manually rotate it. Sent it back yesterday for repair. Service is great, prepaid return label, they claim 7-10 days. Didn't realize how many bugs it picks up each night looking at the...
  26. tcat

    Battle of the Solar Skimmers: Ariel vs Betta 2 Bake off!!!

    I bought a cordless Smorobot just for that reason (and not having to deal with cable).
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    Battle of the Solar Skimmers: Ariel vs Betta 2 Bake off!!!

    Keep the box! I keep all boxes of anything over $100 that might need returning. My B2 is going back next week. One motor is very noisy. Still doing it's job, but bearings seem shot. Hopefully just a defective one and not a sign of things to come.
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    Thinking about the Dolphin Explorer E30...good purchase or is there a better alternative?

    I wasn't happy with the filter material in that b200, so returned it. This is a close equivalent to my old one, but only does floors (which is ok with me): https://a.co/d/8kwpu2d In the meantime, I ordered this: https://a.co/d/7kDMDFK Which I really like. It only does floors, the X11 does...
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    Battle of the Solar Skimmers: Ariel vs Betta 2 Bake off!!!

    Anyone's Betta2 seem noisier that it was a month or two ago? Almost sounds like a motor is about to go, but keeps on doing the job! The red props are now almost faded to white. I keep finding it amazing what it picks up overnight. I think nothing is falling from trees because wind isn't...
  30. tcat

    Smorobot X10 review

    Received replacement X10 yesterday. So far ran a standard and a fast run. No problems so far! I've determined the fast "F" run is useless. Stops in 1 hr 20 minutes thinking it cleaned the pool. It spends a lot of time on the ramp from shallows to deep. I think the kidney shaped pool with...