Cleaning robot for indoor pool (20k gal) with steep/rounded sides

Jon123

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Jun 16, 2018
35
Massachusetts
Pool Size
20000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
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I don't know the technical term for the shape of our pool, but it's an L shape and the walls curve heavily into the floor.
In the shallow end it's less pronounced but as the depth increases into the deep end it's more pronounced and the deep end itself is very much like a bowl.

I mention all of this, because in terms of a pool robot, I want to be sure I get one that can handle these steep-ish walls/inclines.

Being an indoor pool it doesn't get a lot of big debris (basically zero leaves), but it does get a fair amount of pollen/dust/dirt - and I'm lazy and don't want to brush the pool if I can avoid it.

I saw that the Aquabot ABREIQ is at it's lowest price (in a while) on Amazon right now at $650. I don't mind spending more than this. For example the Dolphin Nautilus CC looks to be about $780.
I also found this site (elsewhere on the forum) that sells refurbished cleaners: Pool Partz LLC - I haven't checked them out in depth yet though.

Any recommendations or things to look out for here?
 

YippeeSkippy

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An E20/Active 20/Pentair Warrier SE (all identical) is an excellent moderately priced robot that MANY of us here at TFP have purchased. It will climb your sides, should have no problem with the sides. The powerful motor sends water thru vents to propel it so as long as its under water it will go! All you need is a GCFI outlet near within X distance to the pool. I forget how long the cord is? My Warrior SE was ~$699.

Call Marina Pool and Spa in Colorado- that's where most of us purchased ours. Ask for Margaret or Seth. Tell them about your pool details
and she'll help you pick. Tax and Shipping free!!! :party:

Maddie 🖖
 
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Jon123

Active member
Jun 16, 2018
35
Massachusetts
Pool Size
20000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
Thanks! Anyone seeing this in the future I also considered the Warrior SI for the Bluetooth integration, but looking at the app's ratings on the App Store - woof, that's too bad. The SI does offer the 1 and 2 hour clean times, which could be nice. Not sure it's worth $50 extra though.
 
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