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    Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    Hello all...I'm close to pulling the trigger on a robotic cleaner, but wanted to ask the experts if there are any considerations/concerns or anything special I need to be aware of since I have a glass tile pool.

    I'm thinking about the Dolfin Active 20 or 30 and saw something about the Maytronics "Wonder Brush"? Is that required/recommended/necessary?

    Thank you all in advance for your assistance.

    JG

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    Re: Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    All robots will perform just fine on a glass tile pool.
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    Re: Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    I have the S300 and glass mosaic. No issues whatsoever.
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    Re: Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    Thank you both! Just ordered an Active 20 and am looking forward to the robotic adventure!

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    Re: Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    That's a good one!
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    Re: Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    Ah, that's my Earl's 1st cousin. I need to go pull Earl out now.
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    Re: Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    If you watch videos on YouTube from Maytronics on any of the S series robots (Active 20,30 , discovery, s300..) the pool in videos is a glass tile pool.
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    Re: Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    Quote Originally Posted by JGeorge027 View Post
    Hello all...I'm close to pulling the trigger on a robotic cleaner, but wanted to ask the experts if there are any considerations/concerns or anything special I need to be aware of since I have a glass tile pool.

    I'm thinking about the Dolfin Active 20 or 30 and saw something about the Maytronics "Wonder Brush"? Is that required/recommended/necessary?

    Thank you all in advance for your assistance.

    JG
    The all foam wonder brush things on the rollers are for extra climbing ability on slick surfaces in different pools. Very expensive too.
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    Re: Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    Active 20 (not yet named) arrived Saturday and I put 'em through about 4 or 5 cycles over the weekend. Works beautifully!!! Thanks to all for the assistance!

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    Congrats! Hope you love him. Her...
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    Re: Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    I have an all glass tile pool and the Dolphin Maytronics m500 doesn't climb the walls with the pleated filter. It sometimes climbs the walls with the non pleated filter but significantly less often that I was hoping for. I have rounded corners where the floor meets the wall so not sure if that is causing the problem I did purchase from Marina Pool in CO and they have been awesome.
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    Re: Glass tile pool - Any concerns with Robotic Cleaners?

    I have a dolphin db3 which is a pool builders model here. It climbs the walls but wonít climb all the way to the top if the bag isnít perfectly clean upon starting the cycle. I tend to clean mine at the end of each cycle so itís good to go next time. I donít have the pleated filter just the bag. Also have rounded bottom where floor meets walls and it handles it beautifully. Will get right up the waterline tile and clean under the coping.


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