I read so many great things about the Pool Rover on this board, and had already decided I wanted the convenience of a robot that didnt need to connect to the pump and filter.
I found a great deal on the Pool Rover (not the jr.) for about 345 including shipping.
I have had the thing in use few weeks now, and I am not impressed. While there is always stuff in the filter bag, there is still so much dirt/sand on the pool floor. I watch it drive over the floor, and see dirt still there after it passes. Sure it is less dirt, but it is still a pain in the butt.
I am also having a heck of a time getting it to actually cover the entire pool. I am thinking maybe it is not liking the uneveness of the pool floor, folds in the vinyl, and the deep end. I have a deep end in the large oval pool, and what I tend to see is that it wanders over that way, then spends the 2 hours going back and forth in the deep end. You would think the deep end at least would be sparkeling, but it still has a ton of dirt too!
I am finding myself washing out the filter bag alost everry time, just hoping that will ensure it is not too clogged to effectively vacuum.
I have tried shortening the cycle of each path to try and keep it in the ground vele part, but it still manages to go over there.
I am thinking I need a pool cleaner built for an inground pool because of the non level floor, but I am already into this one $350.00!
So, anyone have tips and tricks on the pool rover they may be able to help me with?
Anyone with an AGP with a deep end or high coves or uneven floors have experience with a robot cleaner that works really well?