Best robot cleaner that is *available now* (we waited too long)

jlsmith123

Active member
Jun 11, 2020
27
Northeast Ohio
Our pool is
  • 40'x16' rectangle shape
  • stairs on both sides
  • gentle slope to ~5' max depth in the middle
  • has an automatic pool cover that we keep closed except when in active use, due to our small children (can we use a pool roboto while the cover is on, if we keep it just open enough for the cord?)
We have some tree debris, a fair amount of bugs (gnats, spiders).

We waited too long this season to buy a robot cleaner, and I see e.g. that the well recommended warrior SE is difficult to find.

Anyone have recommendations for a robot cleaner that is *available now* to buy? We can be flexible on our price range, but want to try and get value for money. (e.g. we would rather not pay $1000 for a $700 in value cleaner).
 

proavia

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TFP Guide
Feb 6, 2015
2,500
Chandler AZ
Pool Size
12300
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Contact Marina Pool and Spa in Colorado. They should be able to help you determine the best robot for your pool. Many here at TFP have purchased from and their prices are competitive.
 

jlsmith123

Active member
Jun 11, 2020
27
Northeast Ohio
Contact Marina Pool and Spa in Colorado. They should be able to help you determine the best robot for your pool. Many here at TFP have purchased from and their prices are competitive.
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll do that. Do always like to get an objective thought too...
 

KJB1

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Jan 8, 2021
82
Temecula, CA
Pool Size
12500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
If you have white plaster don’t get a black plastic robot. It will mark up the bottom. I’m working on trying to stop my Dolphin from making the bottom of my pool look like a kindergartner had a crayon.
 

BkdGrain

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Apr 30, 2021
34
DFW, Texas
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Took couple of days to get hold of somebody at Marina only to be told that Warrior SE won't be available till end of July.
 

PoolGate

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Jun 7, 2017
6,437
Damascus, MD
Pool Size
29000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
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Jul 16, 2020
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My mom was looking for a robot cleaner for her similarly sized pool as the OP. Marina told her the Explorer E30 would do well. $769 shipped.

I'm trying to figure out what the difference is between the E30 and the S200/Active 20, and I'm not seeing much of a difference.
 
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