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    Newbie looking for BEST AG pool cleaner...Help!

    Wondering if everyone would give me there 2 cents about AG pool cleaners. Seems there are so many choices and I am new to this...so it makes for a tough decision. If you wouldn't mind...just let me know what works or doesn't work for you. Thanks.
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    Re: Newbie looking for BEST AG pool cleaner...Help!

    ddpool,

    Did you read the article on pool cleaners in pool school? It won't tell you which one to buy but it will tell you what you'll be paying for when you get one.
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    Re: Newbie looking for BEST AG pool cleaner...Help!

    I had the Dirt Devil Automatic Above Ground pool cleaner and hated it. I upgraded to a Pool Rover Jr (PRJ). and I love it. Now I just start it and let it do it's thing. With the Dirt Devil, I had to constantly observe it because it kept getting stuck. Keep in mind that the pump systems on above ground pools are not necessarily designed to run a pool cleaner. I had this exact problem as I could never maintain enough suction for my Dirt Devil. This is the reason I changed to the PRJ. I bought my PRJ for about $300 from Doheny's Water Warehouse online. When I bought it, they had a free 3 month payment plan.
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    Re: Newbie looking for BEST AG pool cleaner...Help!

    We have the Pool Rover and love it . Had it about two years with no problems.
    15x30x54 AGP, Hayward 1hp 2 spd pump, cartridge filter, Royal Entrance steps,Pool Rover Jr

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    Re: Newbie looking for BEST AG pool cleaner...Help!

    I have the Lil Shark by Sta-rite & it works just fine, but then i have a large pump (1.75 hp) but it's turned down to probably like 1.25, it doesn't work well when the filter needs backwashing so you would need to make sure you have enough suction power, I can attach it by myself/hooks in to the skimmer, we have a 27 ft. AG, I think this only cost 126.00 last summer from 1 of the pool stores, I shopped around carefully. Good luck!

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    Re: Newbie looking for BEST AG pool cleaner...Help!

    Thanks everyone! I made the choice and will be getting the Pool Rover Jr. I like the idea of not worrying about tying it into my skimmer. I will let you know how it works and give review here. Thanks again!
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    Re: Newbie looking for BEST AG pool cleaner...Help!

    Just an update....received our Pool Rover Jr. today! Outstanding! This is definately the one to get. Not a speck of anything on our pool floor! Cleaned entire 24' round in about 1hr...although it runs for 2hrs automatically. So, very happy with the Pool Rover Jr. Thanks again!
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