I would have to say ditto to this.waterbear said:180 or Letro. Stay away from the Hayward.
el duderino said:thought I might attempt to revitalize this thread a bit. We're in the same boat here, looking for a good pressure side cleaner. I had a 280 in my last pool and liked it. It is a parts hog, that's for sure, but works well.
I'm also considering the Letro and my PB seems to like the Phantom (when it's working....which scares me). He said he tried The Pool Cleaner, but had some issues with it and was never able to connect with customer service. That goes against some other reviews I've read on POOLVERGNUEGEN. My own attempts to get some info from them have gone unanswered as well, so I'm probably going to remove that from the short list.
The other cleaner I'm curious about is the Baracuda Mars HP. Looks interesting, but haven't heard much about them.
Is there anything "new" on the market in this space? I find it hard to believe that there isn't more innovation at this price point.