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    Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    I have a 24' above ground pool that is 4' deep all around. I have two 40-50 trees (one maple) that drop stuff into the pool all season long.

    Currently, I have a lady bug (no clue who made it as it came with the house, but it looks like a lady bug_ side suction cleaner that runs for about 5 minutes and stalls usually because my filter is clogged. I have to empty the filter and start again. This makes cleaning a chore for me.

    I would prefer to have an independent unit to clean the pool with its own filter. I have a budget of up to $750 for the cleaner. I have seen a lot of recommendations for the pool rover jr. Are there any others to look into or is this the standard for an AGP.

    Thanks in advance
    Scott
    24' AGP, 13500 gallons. 1 HP Hayward Economy Pump, Hayward 50 GPM DE Filter, ChlorEase SWG.

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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    why look any further? the PRJ does a great job and fits your budget
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    I was just looking for opinions, also saw a few recommendations for robo-kleen.
    24' AGP, 13500 gallons. 1 HP Hayward Economy Pump, Hayward 50 GPM DE Filter, ChlorEase SWG.

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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    I haven't heard too much about the Robo Clean units one way or another except with regard to them not working in cold water, such as when you open for the spring. They apparently slow down or do not operate at all once the temp is below some level like 70 or something. I don't know the exact particulars.

    What I do know is the reason I specifically chose our PR Jr is that it DOES operate just as well in 50 degree water as it does in 80 degree. We often have issues in the spring at opening with pollen/tree drop and pine needles, twigs, etc. We like that we can use the PRJ in that really cold water to clear up that mess even before the water level is topped off up to the skimmer so the pump is not even operating and we are able to get our bottom nice and clean. The bag also gets that really fine silt and any algae. Our spring temps can be very cool at night so it is often a while before the water temps get up there but being able to keep it clean with this unit makes me feel a lot better.
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    I have decided on getting a pool rover, but don't know if I should get a jr, regular model or the plus. Anyone know what the differences are?
    24' AGP, 13500 gallons. 1 HP Hayward Economy Pump, Hayward 50 GPM DE Filter, ChlorEase SWG.

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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    Jr and the regular model are made to work best on flat bottom AG pools with some slight depth differences, ripples or foot prints. If there are steep depth variations, such as a deep end AG pools or IG pools then the Plus model for IG pools is recommended. Both the Jr and regular model have a 40' cord.

    INYO pools has info on their site that states the following: "We spoke with Aqua Products the manufacture of the Pool Rover and Pool Rover Jr. and they stated the only difference between these 2 cleaners is cosmetic differences on the body of the cleaner. Aqua Products told us that both cleaners will function identically." http://www.inyopools.com/Products/07800005031460.htm

    The Plus model is intended for AG or IG pools so that depth may be dealt with and has a 51' cord.
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    Thanks, I will go with the Jr then.
    24' AGP, 13500 gallons. 1 HP Hayward Economy Pump, Hayward 50 GPM DE Filter, ChlorEase SWG.

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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    you'll love the jr ...say bye bye to manual vacuming
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    I can tell you I just got my pool roover jr and I'm in love with it. It arrived thursday. I ran it once thursday night. then my daughter ran it on Friday once in the morning and again in the afternoon. Then I ran it on Saturday morning. Sunday I did a manual to waste as I had alot of fine stuff on the floor. Pool looks really great now. I can't wait to allow jr to do all the work this summer.
    Above Ground 30ft x 4.5 ft deep, vinyl liner, hayward 1.5hp sand filter

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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by TNBandmom
    I can tell you I just got my pool roover jr and I'm in love with it. It arrived thursday. I ran it once thursday night. then my daughter ran it on Friday once in the morning and again in the afternoon. Then I ran it on Saturday morning. Sunday I did a manual to waste as I had alot of fine stuff on the floor. Pool looks really great now. I can't wait to allow jr to do all the work this summer.

    You got me so excited reading your experience with this, I jumped on Ebay to see if I could find maybe a used one since I can't afford a new one right now, and found one new never opened for $200 shipped. Can't wait to get it and hope I have good success like you
    24' x 52" AGP = 13.5k gallons
    Dynamo 2.0 HP pump,Sand Dollar sand filter
    Polaris 65 vacuum (good when there are a ton of leaves on bottom), Pool Rover Jr. (LOVE it, but power box dead right now), AquaCritter (an excellent suction side cleaner)

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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    You got me so excited reading your experience with this, I jumped on Ebay to see if I could find maybe a used one since I can't afford a new one right now, and found one new never opened for $200 shipped. Can't wait to get it and hope I have good success like you
    Yeah! I'm digging this. My daughter beat me home today so she's already put jr in the pool. We had a pretty good rain all day yesterday so this morning there was quiet a bit of leaves, pine needles and these other pine things we get this time of the year. I just went out and checked as I was going to try to put together a video for the other poster and see if I could post that. Jr's almost got the pool clean. Now I just need it to quit all this raining on weekends and these cold snaps so I can actually get in and sleep/read on my float.
    Above Ground 30ft x 4.5 ft deep, vinyl liner, hayward 1.5hp sand filter

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    Re: Help me decide on a new cleaner for AGP

    sorry I posted here a bit too late..I have a robokleen and my neighbor has the newer superrobokleen...they BOTH work just fine in cold water....I've had mine running once a day this spring in 47-60 degree water with o problems whatsoever. My neighbor..the same. They are excellent units, that pick up fine fine sediment and large leaves, acorns and pine needles..I am VERY happy with mine...and it's super easy to clean, and it's lightweight unlike other pool robots.
    33' x 52" Swim and Play Inc. PARAGON AGP. Hayward H200 Heater. Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump. Sta-Rite Cristal Flo T-210WF Sand Filter. Stenner 45M5 chlorine pump

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