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    Dolphin M400

    Hi All! So I'm shopping for a robot and the local shops around here seem to carry the M400. I found one today for $1260 plus tax. That includes the robot and caddy. Is that a good price?

    Also, is it customary for the Pool Stores to allow you to test a robot prior to purchasing?


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    Re: Dolphin M400

    Hello,

    My local pool store has the M400 for $995 plus tax. I bought the M500 for $1295 plus tax.

    I've heard that some stores let you test them...but maybe not all. You'd just have to ask them about their policy.

    I think $1260 is too high for the M400, but prices may run differently in your area. I'd definitely shop around a bit though.

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    Re: Dolphin M400

    Thank you, Crystal!


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    Re: Dolphin M400

    For what it's worth I have the M400 and love it. Can't imagine having a pool without a robot!
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    Re: Dolphin M400

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBraLady View Post
    For what it's worth I have the M400 and love it. Can't imagine having a pool without a robot!
    That is definitely good to know! I think my head is going to explode from all the research I've been doing on them!


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    Re: Dolphin M400

    what pool store do you go to here in okc?

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    Re: Dolphin M400

    I have the S200 and it cleans excellently!
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    Bob. I go to Fox on S Western.
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    Re: Dolphin M400

    So, after months and hours of researching, I ended up ordering a Pentair Prowler 920 from a website for $745 (no taxes or shipping). This unit comes with a two year warranty! It appears to be similar to a Dolphin S200 which I understand is equivalent to the Doheny Discovery. Hopefully it will perform well for my needs. Does anyone have any feedback on this unit? It's not too late for me to cancel
    16k Gallon, IG Vinyl, 16 x 34 x 25 Lagoon. Pentair Intelliflo VS2, ScreenLogic 2, Pentair Sand Filter, Colorlogic LEDs, TF-100, Speedstir, Pentair 920 Prowler (Rosie), and all wine is fine.





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    Re: Dolphin M400

    Sorry I don't but I always suggest the same for people loooking in the upper price range. M500 every time.
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    Re: Dolphin M400

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnymosmile View Post
    So, after months and hours of researching, I ended up ordering a Pentair Prowler 920 from a website for $745 (no taxes or shipping). This unit comes with a two year warranty! It appears to be similar to a Dolphin S200 which I understand is equivalent to the Doheny Discovery. Hopefully it will perform well for my needs. Does anyone have any feedback on this unit? It's not too late for me to cancel
    Mind telling me where you ended up purchasing it from? I'm looking to pull the trigger on one as well. Thanks!
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    Re: Dolphin M400

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtworm_ato View Post
    Mind telling me where you ended up purchasing it from? I'm looking to pull the trigger on one as well. Thanks!
    Absolutely, I ordered it from Poolsupplyworld.com. They were very easy to deal with. I really wanted the 400 but I just couldn't justify the cost.


    16k Gallon, IG Vinyl, 16 x 34 x 25 Lagoon. Pentair Intelliflo VS2, ScreenLogic 2, Pentair Sand Filter, Colorlogic LEDs, TF-100, Speedstir, Pentair 920 Prowler (Rosie), and all wine is fine.





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