Buying a new Robot. Which is your recommendation?

Lisabdou

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Jul 21, 2019
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South West TN Memphis Area
I sold my Dolphin Dx6 to a friend because I have back problems and was thinking I’d be happier with one that has a top access basket. Maybe lighter weight too. Now after browsing the different models I’m confused on what I should get and wondering if I should have kept what I had! 🙄
~ I have no trees in my back yard but my neighbors do and they are not a problem
~ more interested in good cleaning of walls and finer debris and dirt than leaves for the next few years anyway.
~ Aquabright finish gunite pool. Baja ledge too
~ Bluetooth isn’t a big deal, I probably won’t use it. I’m fine just manually starting it up or setting to work a few times a week.
~ more interested in what cleans the pool itself bottom and walls and what’s easiest to clean out the filter...

Who has which models and what do you like, not like about them. Help me decide. 😊
 

HermanTX

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Have you called Marina Pool & Spa? I am sure if you ask those same points they can direct you to what is best.
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NCMike

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Jan 31, 2020
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The most recommended robot here is the dolphin S200 and based on your criteria is probably best for you. Its 16.5lbs vs your 22lbs DX6. Also, when retrieving the robot from the pool, I like to pull mine up on the edge of the coping to allow it to drain fully before picking it up. Will definitely save your back. Most order from Marina Pools and Spas. Home - Marina Pool Spa & Patio They ship all over very quickly.
 
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bmoreswim

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Did you make a purchase? I find our Active 20 (S200) does a fantastic job on fine debris.
 

Lisabdou

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Jul 21, 2019
94
South West TN Memphis Area
Yes I did end up with an Active 30.
it’s ok, just ok. Gets stuck reared up on my sun ledge and also on the bottom drains, something the DX6 never did. I get sad I sold the DX6 until I remember how much heavier it was and what a hassle the bags were.
 
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