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    Please Help. Pool store and Google are useless. I

    I want a robotic cleaner. One of those cool ones that does everything. Looked at the polaris 9650iq it seemed perfect. Then the pool store tells me. "oh no. not for vinyl." I have an inground vinyl liner 28/20ml. The pool store says they don't make a robotic for vinyl. My Hayward just can't keep up with the cleaning and the leaves. I only have a 1/2 hp pump and it's one of those suction lines that you have to pull out the basket to use. The whole thing is a mess. Please does anyone know what kind of robots work for vinyl. I've searched Google but all info is several years old.

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    Re: Please Help. Pool store and Google are useless. I

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    This one ought to be good for vinyl, Doheny's Saturn Powered by Dolphin-Doheny's Pool Supplies Fast . it has one less brush so it will be easier on the vinyl. It is easy to clean the basket and does a great job. More about the Discovery , two brush model that I have here, First Robotic Cleaner, Doheny's Discovery. Also more about my cleaner in my pool thread, link in sig.
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    Re: Please Help. Pool store and Google are useless. I

    Maytronics Dolphins are an excellent line of clearners. They makes some fine robots that are very reliable and that work wonders when used on Vinyl. You do have to be a bit careful when selecting one though. The ones with HIGH power scrubbers, or 3 or 4 scrubbers on them, might be a bit harsh on a liner. The Nautilus Plus, Discovery, S200 thru S300 and the Triton would all be just fine for a vinyl pool.

    I have a Nautilus and love the thing. Going into year 4 on my liner and never had a problem with either the liner or the robot

    A robot with 2 soft scrubbers would be great, but I would stay away with those that have 3 or more.

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    I want a robotic cleaner. One of those cool ones that does everything. Looked at the polaris 9650iq it seemed perfect. Then the pool store tells me. "oh no. not for vinyl." I have an inground vinyl liner 28/20ml. The pool store says they don't make a robotic for vinyl. My Hayward just can't keep up with the cleaning and the leaves. I only have a 1/2 hp pump and it's one of those suction lines that you have to pull out the basket to use. The whole thing is a mess. Please does anyone know what kind of robots work for vinyl. I've searched Google but all info is several years old.
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    Re: Please Help. Pool store and Google are useless. I

    well I sent this question from the pool store. I only have Sundays off. I ended up buying a polaris 9650iq. Anyone have any opinions on this cleaner?


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    Re: Please Help. Pool store and Google are useless. I

    My local pool store only sells polaris and I don't like to buy anything over $200 online.


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    Re: Please Help. Pool store and Google are useless. I

    Polaris has the Prowler 920, which is the same as the s200, Discovery, Triton (in a cool color way). Might see if they have that available.
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