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    Best pool robot for bulk cleaning/leaves

    Hey guys,

    I am am new to the forum and am looking for some advice regarding pool robot cleaners. I recently bought the dolphin sigma and am disappointed at its ability in clearing the leaves from the bottom of the pool. The leaves seem to get clogged near the entrance of the filter and after a couple hours the leaves are spread throughout my pool rather than getting sucked up in the cartridges. I was under the assumption given the reported large cartridges that this would be a good cleaner for leaves. Now I am looking into other robotic cleaners that are superior in sucking up leaves as I have tons of trees in my backyard which means a lot of bulky debris/leaves at the bottom of my pool in the fall. Any advice would be appreciated!

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    Re: Best pool robot for bulk cleaning/leaves

    I have the Rover Jr (link to my review here: Pool Rover Junior review-aka Lil Kim) and many leaves. It even gets up the huge magnolia leaves! Just know I have an above ground pool and am not sure how she would work with a slope. They might make one for in ground pools.
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    Re: Best pool robot for bulk cleaning/leaves

    Quote Originally Posted by Jcam0016 View Post
    Hey guys,

    I am am new to the forum and am looking for some advice regarding pool robot cleaners. I recently bought the dolphin sigma and am disappointed at its ability in clearing the leaves from the bottom of the pool. The leaves seem to get clogged near the entrance of the filter and after a couple hours the leaves are spread throughout my pool rather than getting sucked up in the cartridges. I was under the assumption given the reported large cartridges that this would be a good cleaner for leaves. Now I am looking into other robotic cleaners that are superior in sucking up leaves as I have tons of trees in my backyard which means a lot of bulky debris/leaves at the bottom of my pool in the fall. Any advice would be appreciated!
    I have the S300 and I generally subscribe to the rule that the best way to vacuum leaves is to stay on top of surface skimming and never let them get to the bottom. Having said that, we waited a long time to close this year and there were a ton of leaves at the bottom. The S300 handled them well, but it took at least 6 passes, with a very full basket each time (the S300 basket is pretty large).
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