Blog Post on Deciphering Pool Cleaner Branding

dallasaggie

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I came across a blog post that I hadn't seen posted here that I found very helpful. Robot manufacturos routinely private label their robots so it can be very hard to compare- this guy compiled all the different names in an easy to read format. I thought it could help others - and I'm sure someone will find a flaw in his method too. :)

The Truth About Pool Cleaners: What Your Pool Store Isn’t Telling You

Also just yet another shout out to Marina in Denver, their prices are so much cheaper than all 5 local pool stores I called in the DFW area, its shocking. About to move on an S200, very excited to have a clean pool.
 
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HeyEng

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I came across a blog post that I hadn't seen posted here that I found very helpful. Robot manufacturos routinely private label their robots so it can be very hard to compare- this guy compiled all the different names in an easy to read format. I thought it could help others - and I'm sure someone will find a flaw in his method too. :)

The Truth About Pool Cleaners: What Your Pool Store Isn’t Telling You

Also just yet another shout out to Marina in Denver, their prices are so much cheaper than all 5 local pool stores I called in the DFW area, its shocking. About to move on an S200, very excited to have a clean pool.
Good blog post...seems eerily similar to the box store mattress places. Yes, they have "the LOWEST price!!" but that's because they are the only ones that sell that model! Most people are wise to this scheme, and probably hurts business more than it helps.

Shoot, out entire pool is "branded" as Blue Haven pool equipment, when it's all just Hayward stuff.
 

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Yes, mattresses and robots. That post/link has been helpful to many over the years.

Glad you are going to pull the trigger on an S200. You won't be disappointed. Doing the Marina basket filter swap? I think you may have mentioned that you are elsewhere but wanted to make sure.
 

dallasaggie

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Jan 29, 2019
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Dallas, TX
Yes, mattresses and robots. That post/link has been helpful to many over the years.

Glad you are going to pull the trigger on an S200. You won't be disappointed. Doing the Marina basket filter swap? I think you may have mentioned that you are elsewhere but wanted to make sure.
Yep, I know about the basket filter swap, definitely going to ask about it. I heard from another vendor that Maytronics is having a bigger rebate sale this weekend so I'm going to ask them about that as well.