Okay, pool pros ... I need your help! Here's my list of needs for a pool cleaner (must be compatible with an IG, vinyl pool), in order of importance:
1) Durable. I don't want something that might break in two years. This is an investment for me, so I want it to last. That said, I won't be leaving it in the pool 24/7, I will be checking it occasionally as it runs, and I will take good care of it.
2) Capable of filtering pollen, and picking up multiple leaves.
3) Easy to use. I like the drop-in-and-go idea.
4) Under $1000, ideally under $700. But, I'm okay with brushing the sides and steps, so it doesn't need to climb walls (but it does need to climb up the steep slope from deep to shallow end).