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    Robotic pool vacuum.

    Looks like dolphin premier has best rating. Any recomendations, best value for robotic pool vacuum
    Jtwitt - New pool owned
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    Re: Robotic pool vacuum.

    In ground S200 and twins. Above ground S50 and twins. Not cheap, but value.

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    Re: Robotic pool vacuum.

    Well that is 400 cheaper than premier. So, you think it is worth it?
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    Re: Robotic pool vacuum.

    I'll let you read the Owners thread and decide for yourself. Mine is quite new but satisfaction runs pretty deep among others.
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    Re:  Robotic pool vacuum.

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    In ground S200 and twins. Above ground S50 and twins. Not cheap, but value.

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/thre...on-owners-club
    Does the S50 come with the pleated filter? Have a friend with an AGP looking to buy a robot. I am concerned that that model
    only has the mesh screen.

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    Re: Robotic pool vacuum.

    S50 only has a mesh basket. Though that's all pooldv has ever used on his S200 and he's a big fan.

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    Re: Robotic pool vacuum.

    jt,

    I have the Dolphin Premier and while it works great for me, I have very few large leaves. I most always use the pleated filters and it keeps my pool spotless. As far as I can tell it does not miss a spot. Of course, like all robots it does not do stairs or seats, at least not all the time.

    The design of the unit does not allow for it to pick up a lot of big leaves as there is just no place for them to go.

    The next robot I buy will be the newer design, with the top loading basket and no handle. Like, or similar to, the Active 30i.

    I have the remote for the Premier , but have never found a reason to use it..

    Thanks for posting,

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    Re: Robotic pool vacuum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jtwitt View Post
    Looks like dolphin premier has best rating. Any recomendations, best value for robotic pool vacuum
    For your pool, I woukd suggest one of the M Series, or the Oasis Z5. Cant beat em, but they aren't cheap.
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    Re: Robotic pool vacuum.

    Thanks all
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