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    New to robots...

    I am DONE with my Polaris pressure cleaner. I hate it. I borrowed my in laws Aquaclean RC today and it gave me that "I have been missing out" feeling. Kinda like when you first buy a zero turn mower. LOL. Please, give me a good suggestion for my first robotic cleaner. I have researched until my brain is tired. I don't want to excede 800-900 bucks. Is the caddy a must? TIA
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    Re: New to robots...

    I went with a Dolphin S300i which is a little above your specified price range but I have to say I love it and regret not doing it sooner. It has the caddy and I think the caddy is a must-have for ease of use and not squashing the bristle rollers but other don't feel the same way. They're only about $100 depending on the model so it's a small fraction of the overall cost.


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    Re: New to robots...

    We live in the woods with lots of trees and varmints. The Doheny's Discovery is great. Same as the S200. More about mine in my pool thread, link in sig. Also, more here, First Robotic Cleaner, Doheny's Discovery

    With a vinyl pool you could use the S100 or the Doheny's Saturn and save some bucks. They only have 1 brush vs two brushes on the S200/Doheny's Discovery.
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    Re: New to robots...

    Yes, vinyl here and no overhanging trees. Mainly the debris I get is just general junk that blows in off the concrete around my pool (gravel from the crete) and bugs or grass clippings.
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: New to robots...

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    We live in the woods with lots of trees and varmints. The Doheny's Discovery is great. Same as the S200. More about mine in my pool thread, link in sig. Also, more here, First Robotic Cleaner, Doheny's Discovery

    With a vinyl pool you could use the S100 or the Doheny's Saturn and save some bucks. They only have 1 brush vs two brushes on the S200/Doheny's Discovery.
    Which one is this? Thoughts?:
    https://www.amazon.com/Dolphin-99996...l+cleaner+s300
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: New to robots...

    Nautilus 2016 and prior. Unrelated to any of the Dolphin S series robots.
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    Re: New to robots...

    Can I talk you into spending just a little more?
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