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    Zodiac DEAD. which dolphin should I get? Or just buy a new Zodiac?

    Hi guys, my Zodiac just died. The black tracks kept slipping over and over and then finally the clamp that holds the tube together just broke apart. I was meaning to eventually upgrade to a dolphin. Is that the best robot out there?

    Which models do you guys suggest for a 25,000 gal inground? I want something that would be able to scrub a little too.

    Also, where would be the best place to buy on the cheap?

    Thanks!
    Approximately 25,000 gal + spill over spa, IG, Gunite (I think), Hayward C4025 Cartridge filter, Pentair VS 3HP 011018 Pump, Raypak 399 BTU NG Heater, TF-100 Testing Kit

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    Re: Zodiac DEAD. which dolphin should I get? Or just buy a new Zodiac?

    Dolphins arenít cheap, as you request, but Marina Pool and Spa by phone is a good choice and they are the best choice of robots.

    For refurbís you can try poolpartz.com. Thatís what I did.

    Iíd recommend frankly either the S or M series. The S series has many twins as well. Some may say the S is not as suited for large pools but ours is 27K and itís fine. Goes top to bottom side to side. A longer cycle might be nice but two hours is fine unless itís really dirty.
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    Re: Zodiac DEAD. which dolphin should I get? Or just buy a new Zodiac?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    Dolphins aren’t cheap, as you request, but Marina Pool and Spa by phone is a good choice and they are the best choice of robots.

    For refurb’s you can try poolpartz.com. That’s what I did.

    I’d recommend frankly either the S or M series. The S series has many twins as well. Some may say the S is not as suited for large pools but ours is 27K and it’s fine. Goes top to bottom side to side. A longer cycle might be nice but two hours is fine unless it’s really dirty.
    Thanks!

    I Just talked with the guys at poolpartz.com. Great knowledgeable people! They have a refurb M400 for $999. What do you think? Its 2017 model. Is it worth it? Anything the new models have that I will miss not having?
    Approximately 25,000 gal + spill over spa, IG, Gunite (I think), Hayward C4025 Cartridge filter, Pentair VS 3HP 011018 Pump, Raypak 399 BTU NG Heater, TF-100 Testing Kit

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    Re: Zodiac DEAD. which dolphin should I get? Or just buy a new Zodiac?

    The M Series thread has a comment that the refurb price on that model currently is not competitive with a new one from Marina.
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    Re: Zodiac DEAD. which dolphin should I get? Or just buy a new Zodiac?

    Just paid 999 for m400 new at marina. So a refurbished one for the same price may not be a great deal.....
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    Re: Zodiac DEAD. which dolphin should I get? Or just buy a new Zodiac?

    Quote Originally Posted by eric99gt View Post
    Just paid 999 for m400 new at marina. So a refurbished one for the same price may not be a great deal.....
    Roger that, I'm buying the new one from Marina today!

    Thanks!
    Approximately 25,000 gal + spill over spa, IG, Gunite (I think), Hayward C4025 Cartridge filter, Pentair VS 3HP 011018 Pump, Raypak 399 BTU NG Heater, TF-100 Testing Kit

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