Doheny Advantage robot

mlaspina

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Jun 8, 2010
17
Scottsdale, AZ
Moved to a new house with an existing pool. Decided I need a robot since there's plenty of leaves that make it in the pool. I ran across this vac on sale and it says 'powered by dolphin', so I assume it's just a Dolphin cleaner re-branded.


Anyone have any experience with these or the equivalent Dolphin? Also, I have popup heads in this pool - how do these vacs do on those? Will they get hung up on them? I plan on running the vac at night when there's no filter going.

Really sick of the hose, manual vac game!

Pool specifics:
~20,000 gallons
pebble-tec
kidney shaped
8ft at deep end
useless popup heads that push dirt around and not much else
 

YippeeSkippy

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The presence of those pop ups threw out my initial response of "Get One, You'll love it!"

Call Margaret at Marina Pool and Spa in Colorado- not only can she sell you the right model for your specific needs, she'll send it to you tax and shipping free. Many, MANY TFPers shop with her.

Maddie :flower:
 

milesvdustin

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Any trick to getting the folks at Marina pool and spa to return an email or answer the phone? I have called many many times over the last 4 days.
 
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trivetman

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The one linked to dohenys site might be on the small size for your pool. Only one brush and a 50 ft cord. Maybe the cord is long enough if you have an outlet right midpoint of the pool? Not sure how much multiple brushes matter but the larger units all have at least two if not 3.

my pool is 24k gallons so a little bigger than yours. The S200/Active20 had worked well. I think it’s probably one step up from that one and also will cost a bit more
 

milesvdustin

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Actually found one at another place too and was quoted the same price there as well. I may get a regular vac....
 

milesvdustin

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Dohenys is selling the advantage ultra which has a swivel cord and is for pools up to 50 feet. 849 right now. Looks like an S200. If anyone can confirm I'm going to go ahead and buy it.

 

trivetman

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yes looks like an s200. Hard to say for sure but its a 60 ft cord so its gotta be an upgrade from the s100 which is what i think your first link was. Go for it!

It says its got 2 brushes. Yes s200
 

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milesvdustin

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I bought a robot from Amazon so I'm good now. I'll let you all know my first impressions
 

mlaspina

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Jun 8, 2010
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Scottsdale, AZ
I think based on eveything I've read here, the S20 seems to fit the bill for me. Wifi is spotty at best near my pool and I really don't need all the bells and whistles. Just looking for something to vac the pool for me. Just e-ailed and called Marina to see if they have it in stock or not. Hopefully I'll be the proud owner of a pool vac soon!
 

mlaspina

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Jun 8, 2010
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Scottsdale, AZ
I do have one near the deep end where the equipment is. Worst case scenario for now, extension cord with water proof box for the connection and then maybe some proper electrical work when it's cool enough to run conduit. I've got a lot of options on the W side of the pool for placing a plug/cord.

Looks like Marina is out of the S20 until next month. With the blast furnace coming next week (forecast is going over 115), I'm not wanting to manually vac it anymore. So, now my choices are the Doheny Advantage Ultra mentioned a few posts above which apparently is a white label S20 for $849, or the Explorer E30 for $769 which Marina has in stock.

I'm leaning towards the Doheney unit as it has 2 brushes, but would like all of your input before I pull the trigger.

What are your thoughts? (besides "115 degrees - oh my god!")
 

trivetman

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Anything with one brush is probably just like that first one from doheny which you were thinking about. Id go with the two brush from doheny
 
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Dabrodas

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Marina advised the Explorer E30 was the same as the S200 as well, with two brushes
 

milesvdustin

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I just got the advantage ultra last week. It cleans way better than I ever expected it to. It has the two brushes, one active and one passive. Does a fantastic job on the pool. It's just an s200 or active 20 etc branded differently.
 

Killer95Stang

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Funny, how they just renamed the Doheny Discovery the Advantage Ultra. Either way, I received my Doheny Discovery (S200) on November 13th of 2016 and it is still humming along.
 

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