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    Cleaning

    Manual cleaning or Robotic cleaning... which do you guys prefer?

    I am considering a Aquabot or similar.....
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    Re: Cleaning

    It's your choice. Most auto vacs do a good job of getting out most of the debris from the pool. It becomes a question of "is having the auto vac save you 1/2 hr/ week vacuuming worth the cost of it?" However, even with the best auto vac - there will be times you have to vacuum manually

    A lot of folks find it a nice break and even relaxing to vacuum the pool manually, but if you don't have the time or find it to be a PITA and can afford it, get the auto vac 8)
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    Re: Cleaning

    A lot of folks find it a nice break and even relaxing to vacuum the pool manually, but if you don't have the time or find it to be a PITA and can afford it, get the auto vac
    Yep, and I'm one of them, it's the only time I can enjoy the pool by myself

    Plus i don't even know if my pump would be able to handle the auto vac!!!
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    Re: Cleaning

    If you do decide on a robotic think about a remote control. I have a Dolphin w/o a remote, and wish I had one.
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