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    RC Pool skimmer

    As seen here
    Has anyone used this "toy"?
    My wife was joking about getting me this for Father's Day, but she won't spend that much without letting me research.
    I think it would be neat if it works decent. Also a way to get my little one helping me clean!

    Gut tells me this is probably junk so here I am asking...anyone used this?
    25k gal vinyl AquaRite T-15

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: RC Pool skimmer

    Trust your instincts!
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    May 2008
    Southwest OH

    Re: RC Pool skimmer

    I did buy one this spring when we were going to have visitors (son, girlfriend and her 4yr old) so they would have some fun at the pool because it was too cold to get in. It worked great for the first two charges all done early spring. When we were getting ready to open the pool and it was warm enough, I played with it one day and decided to run the charge down all the way or close to it. The next time we used it, one of the motors sputtered pretty bad and I just decided nah, if it isn't going to last through three charges it's going back. If it wasn't $99 it probably wouldn't be so bad. Something that price, I like it to last a little while. So that was my experience, but it was pretty cool while it lasted.
    ~_~ Sherry ~_~
    24' Round AGP, 13,500gal, 1.5hp Hayward
    TF100 Test Kit BBB Baby!!!

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    Re: RC Pool skimmer

    Well to reply to myself...
    My wife knew I was interested in this so today she went out shopping and when she got back she pulled me outside by the pool and there is was. So we start putting it together and charged the battery and everything.
    Put the battery in and before I got it to the water I tested the functions...both motors go forward and only one goes backwards so it got taken back apart and put back into the box to be returned.
    Not meant to be!!
    So No recommendation from me.
    25k gal vinyl AquaRite T-15

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