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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    I could detangle the cord between every use. And I need to detangle it after a week. There are pics in post 218 of this thread of my tangled up cord.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Needsajet- its not too late. My manual calls for the cord to be laid out straight in the sun occasionally.

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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    I am biting the bullet and going with the Discovery. I figure the extra year of warranty is worth the $200 price difference over the Saturn, and any better job is does cleaning the water line is a bonus.

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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Quote Originally Posted by needsajet View Post
    I'm helping on a pool with a Maytronics robot, and wondering about the cord tangling. It needs untangling every time. I noticed in the manual that you're supposed to lay the cord out in the sun for a few hours with no "twist" tension before using the robot in the pool. The owner didn't lay it out straight in the sun before using the robot, so I'm wondering if that would have helped?

    As far as the promised precise pattern, it seems to me that the circulation in the pool pushes the robot off it's long straight runs, and/or causes it to run a curved path if the cord gets pushed by the water movement. I checked and it's not stealing any airline bottles of Crown from my test kit. It does a good job either way, but leaves me curious.
    I'm getting about 3 to 4 cycles of my cleaner, before I decide to unplug and straighten the cord. As far as pattern goes.. I've stared it for a long time and It seems like it always drives past every large leaf in the pool. Then I get tired of watching and I come back later and all the leaves are gone. I guess my robot has performance anxiety...
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    If you find that you are always unwinding the cord in the same direction, you can pre-wind the cord in the same direction and get a few more runs out of it.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Quote Originally Posted by Killer95Stang View Post
    I guess my robot has performance anxiety...
    This had me seriously laugh right out loud! Good one, Stang.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Also available in an orange/black color scheme, depending on your sports team preference, branded as a Dolphin Triton 2017 model (different from the previous Triton 2016 and prior). http://www.sunplay.com/dolphin-trito...VaGRoCi5zw_wcB

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    For Comparison: http://www.doheny.com/poolsupplies/D...hin-13416.html

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    Since the "S" models are available in so many colors based on who the vendor is, I'll probably customize mine when the time comes for replacement parts. I was thinking the blue tracks would look cool from the Active 30i. We could start a whole new hobby of customized pool robots. Maybe take one into war on the Battle Bots show! Alright.... I've gone too far.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Hey, I'm in! I want blue tracks!
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    So I'll be opening my pool in two weeks. I'm not reinstalling my cleaner's booster pump which was cut out in the fall. I'm expecting that the Discovery will again go on sale for $650 this year as it's another year older and it was at that price a few times last year. However, I want a robot at my command when I open. So after reviewing the Discovery twins, I am rolling the dice and getting a refurbished Dolphin/Maytronics Active 20 from Poolpartz.com for $499. It comes with a 1-year warranty serviced by Maytronics directly only. So I'm saving between $150 and $300 with a few strings attached. Shorter warranty, not local service, and the potential that a refurb. will be more troublesome than a new model. I'll update as the year progresses on my how things go for one particular refurbished specimen. I'm not sure why the Active 20 refurb. was priced better relatively speaking than the Active 30/S200/s300's refurbs. they had (I may find out soon!) Used Hayward booster pump and Hayward Kreepy Krauly Legend for sale!

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    That's a great deal.... I would take the risk with a shorter warranty at that price!
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    So I'll be opening my pool in two weeks. I'm not reinstalling my cleaner's booster pump which was cut out in the fall. I'm expecting that the Discovery will again go on sale for $650 this year as it's another year older and it was at that price a few times last year. However, I want a robot at my command when I open. So after reviewing the Discovery twins, I am rolling the dice and getting a refurbished Dolphin/Maytronics Active 20 from Poolpartz.com for $499. It comes with a 1-year warranty serviced by Maytronics directly only. So I'm saving between $150 and $300 with a few strings attached. Shorter warranty, not local service, and the potential that a refurb. will be more troublesome than a new model. I'll update as the year progresses on my how things go for one particular refurbished specimen. I'm not sure why the Active 20 refurb. was priced better relatively speaking than the Active 30/S200/s300's refurbs. they had (I may find out soon!) Used Hayward booster pump and Hayward Kreepy Krauly Legend for sale!

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    Thanks for the heads up on this. I have also been waiting for the Discovery to go on sale, but decided to jump on this instead. Ive never been one to purchase anything refurbised so Im a little nervous, hopefully it works out ok for us both!

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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    would be curious to know exactly which models are the same as the Discovery. I would like to find the best color/price combo on this type of cleaner to replace my ancient Polaris 280 Black Max (Fred)
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Maytronics S200 and Dolphin Triton are the same as the discovery.

    There are 3 models
    S100 which has 1 brush
    S200 which has 2 brushes
    S300 which adds blue tooth and some programming options

    All others are some version of above.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Maytronics S200 and Dolphin Triton are the same as the discovery.

    There are 3 models
    S100 which has 1 brush
    S200 which has 2 brushes
    S300 which adds blue tooth and some programming options

    All others are some version of above.
    The Dolphin Active 20 is the same as the s200 and discovery also.

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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Maytronics S200 and Dolphin Triton are the same as the discovery.
    It appears that the following are also the same:

    Pentair Prowler 920
    Dolphin Cayman
    Dolphin Active 20

    Again, I'm interested in the best price/warranty/color combo of all of these. They have the features and price-point I'm looking for. Seems with the price hike (and sales tax for TX residents) the Doheny Discovery may no longer be the best pick of the bunch
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    From Sunplay.com:

    Dolphin Active 20 = Dolphin S200 = Dolphin Cayman = Dolphin Nautilus (2017 and Later) = Pentair Prowler 920

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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    The Dolphin Nautilus seems to be consistently cheaper than the others, but interestingly has horrible reviews on Amazon??
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    It's the Dolphin Nautilus PLUS from 2017 on that is the twin. Not the Nautilus. Nautilus (with no Plus) 2017 on is a different and cheaper model.

    Ugh, I keep mixing up the Nautilus Plus. That one is NOT the same as the S200 twins. It contains two separate debris chambers not the single basket. Otherwise all is very similar.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Aside from the obvious at the end of swim season, is there another time I might could expect these robots to go on sale? We're still in our 30 day break-in period on the plaster, but I can already tell I'm going to want to pick up one of these little helpers as soon as possible. It sounds like the Discovery is highly rated, but I'd be sick if it went on sale for $650 a few days after paying $800 for it.
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