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    what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    I'm considering the Polaris P825. Lesli's has it for $879. My pool is pretty big and I get a lot of leaves. I'd rather not spend that much but I want to make sure I get something that really works and will last a long time. This will be my first bot.
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    my pool is a 18x36 inground with Romans style ends. 8' deep with steel walls and a vinyl liner. 26,730 gallons

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    Re: what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    I really like my Doheny's Discovery Robot. More about it in my pool thread, link in sig. Also, more here, First Robotic Cleaner, Doheny's Discovery
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    Re: what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    I gotta say, Skippy and I are pretty darn impressed with "Sheldon" <the new improved name> our new Doheny Discovery Robot. We sat there today watching him go up to the scum line full of pollen and just scrub away happily. This was a HUGE challenge on my part to find a robot that could handle the low ledges around my fiberglass pool and most of the stairs (he fritzes out on the top two, but that's 'cause he's sucking air by that time). Just a nifty device!

    I haven't even taken him out of the pool yet except once to empty the basket. In <plop!> he went back.

    Anyone have the cart? Do you feel it necessary? I'm debating whether we actually need it..... ?

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    Re: what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    No cart for me.
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    what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    I have no cart. Some people use them, I don't really see a need for one my situation. Cleaner stays in the pool unless people are swimming, then I simply store behind my hot tub. I thought about a cart, but for me it would actually take up more room than not having one. Cord coils up right around it and basically takes up no room at all. Powerhead stays under my pizza oven, out of the weather, the same place it stays while in use so it never moves.


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    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    I have the Dolphin S200.... think it's the equivalent of the Doheny. Only have a cart because the pool store had one and gave it to me for free... haven't used it yet, but probably will in the future. But wouldn't have paid for one.
    15k IG gunite, built 1999, RiverBend Sandler, attached spa, Dolphin S200, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Wet Edge Prism Matrix in Constellation with extra ocean shells handcast, Pentair MasterTemp 400, my remodel

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    Re: what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lykly View Post
    I have no cart. Some people use them, I don't really see a need for one my situation. Cleaner stays in the pool unless people are swimming, then I simply store behind my hot tub. I thought about a cart, but for me it would actually take up more room than not having one. Cord coils up right around it and basically takes up no room at all. Powerhead stays under my pizza oven, out of the weather, the same place it stays while in use so it never moves.


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    The primary purpose for the cart (aside from slight convenience) is that it supports the robot from its center keeping the treads/brushes elevated to prevent flattening/damage. If you store your robot on its side you can avoid this potential problem.
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    Re: what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    Thanks for all the input on the cart. I think I'll skip it too. It would take up more room than if I just turn the robot over or on its side. I see that now.

    Isn't this place great for helpful information!?

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    Re: what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    The best pool cleaner I ever had was my son. Since I had to f Ed him anyway, he was effectively free! Lol
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    Re: what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    Quote Originally Posted by madwil View Post
    The best pool cleaner I ever had was my son. Since I had to f Ed him anyway, he was effectively free! Lol
    Well... knowing how boys/young men eat, you were paying for it...but it wasn't in dollars.

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    Re: what's the best pool cleaner for the money on the market for 2017?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geebot View Post
    The primary purpose for the cart (aside from slight convenience) is that it supports the robot from its center keeping the treads/brushes elevated to prevent flattening/damage. If you store your robot on its side you can avoid this potential problem.
    I'll leave mine in my pool virtually all the time, I hope I'm not causing damage by doing this. When I do take it out of my pool to swim, I do store on its side.


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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