Best robots for steps and benches

SoonerWing

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Jan 27, 2015
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Tuttle/Oklahoma
#1
I am about to make the jump and purchase a robot to assist with the pool cleaning. We have a 18x36 pool with an 8' deep end. There is a grotto, 2 benches, and a tanning ledge with steps. Are there any robots that will hit the benches, steps, and grotto? I understand that the tanning ledge may be too shallow for a robot but I am really hoping one will get into that grotto as it is a bugger to clean from outside of the pool.
 

JoyfulNoise

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May 23, 2015
14,489
Tucson, AZ
#2
You are the best robot for benches and ledges. I don't think any robot does then well. My S300i will sometimes get up in the sun shelf but only rarely. He does floors, walls and tile line very well.

Just brush them. That's the best way to keep them clean.


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pooldv

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Aug 10, 2012
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DFW, TX
#4
If it is more that a foot deep my robot will get on it. The shelf is 6" or so and it won't get on that. I think it would do fine in there.
 

SoonerWing

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Jan 27, 2015
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Tuttle/Oklahoma
#5
If it is more that a foot deep my robot will get on it. The shelf is 6" or so and it won't get on that. I think it would do fine in there.
Great to hear! I have been reading up on your other thread and am leaning towards giving the Discovery a shot. The grotto and benches are over a foot deep and that was the confirmation that I was looking for. Looks like I am going to make a purchase today. Is there any difference between the Doheny's Discovery and the Dolphin S200?
 

pooldv

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#6
Only the color scheme. Discovery, S200, Active 20 and Triton Plus are all the same cleaner.
 

pooldv

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#8
No, those will each be sold at different stores. Bargain prices vary often. I haven't seen a post recently.