Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

Killer95Stang

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Aug 17, 2012
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Pretty excited, I just ordered my first robotic pool cleaner. I chose the Doheny Discovery, which appears to be the same model as the Maytronics Dolphin S 200 / Active 20 models. As of today, the Doheny's Discovery was on sale for $649.00 with free shipping and no tax, which helped smooth over the cost of the cleaner itself. I chose not to get the S 300 or S 300i models, because I really don't think I have a use for the remote. I can't see my pool from a balcony and the whole point of the cleaner is to not have to sit and babysit it while it works. Not to mention, I don't have large trees or anything else that falls in the pool.

I will update and add a review (maybe video) once it arrives.

 

trmiv

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Jun 6, 2016
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Wake Forest, NC
Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

Mine will be here tomorrow. Not quite the quick shipping I expected since I ordered it on the 15th, but at least it's coming.
 

Killer95Stang

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Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

I had my robot shipped to my wife's office, so that will add another day for me. Earlier in the year I had some lowlife steal a package from my front porch and didn't want that to happen again with such an expensive purchase.

Can't wait to hear how yours works.
 

Robl

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Jul 19, 2011
56
CT
Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

Just ordered that myself. Hopefully it will work well. Far too many models to choose from in all price ranges.
 

trmiv

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Jun 6, 2016
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Wake Forest, NC
Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

Got mine today. Nice cleaner. Pretty much the S200 from what I can tell. Ran it through the pool once and it really picked up a lot from what I thought was a clean pool and cleaned a ton of pebbles and sand. I also ordered the caddy which is nice, but it's not really designed for the control box for this model. I'm going to get some stainless screws and make a little mount for it on the back of the caddy. I'd post pics but my power went out, difficult to do by phone. Will try to post some later.
 

Robl

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Jul 19, 2011
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CT
Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

Mine is working great! I don't have the caddy but might mount the power on the deck railing. So much better than a Pool Rover Jr and the $1000 Polaris P825 from Leslies Pool.
 

Killer95Stang

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Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

Mine arrived earlier today while I was at work. Wife thought I was crazy when I immediately unboxed it and proceeded to put it the pool for a test run. I think part of her problem was that it was 12:30am when I got home. So far so good. I let it work for 30 minutes, then pulled it out to check the basket. Surprisingly it was full of dirt and small leaves. I'll run it through a couple cycles and report back tomorrow.

For the comment above, this is a Maytronics Dolphin S200 / active 20 that has been rebranded to be sold as a Doheny Discovery. This model is only sold at Doheny pool stores or Doheny.com . My unit was delivered in a box that was marked as a Maytronics Dolphin with a small sticker that says Discovery. The literature does not mention the name Discovery or Doheny and directly says that it it serviced and warranted by Maytronics.
 

MrJonMan

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Sep 17, 2013
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Ordered me be this morning, only downside is I had to pay tax, $54 worth....guess they have a location or are in TX
 

Killer95Stang

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Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

So after running my Doheny Discovery through its first couple cycles, I must say that I am seriously impressed by how this thing makes its way around the pool. Even with a pool that was pretty much crystal clear, I was still able to pick up a bunch of dirt and debris each time I pulled the robot out of the water. Only time will tell how long it lasts, but so far I think my $649 investment was well worth it.





Robot in action


Cleaning the waterline tile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM04hMAzM_o
 

Geebot

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Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

I know this has been mentioned a zillion times but the crazy quick cleaning of the basket/filters makes this series a no-brainer. I went through years of trying to keep my bottom-access canvas bag clean and it got to the point where I really had to think about whether the pool really needed vacuuming before I went through the hassle. Now I don't hesitate to pop it in for a cleaning even if there's minimal stuff in the pool. It's absolutely worth the money, especially at $650.
 
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trmiv

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Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

I know this has been mentioned a zillion times but the crazy quick cleaning of the basket/filters makes this series a no-brainer. I went through years of trying to keep my bottom-access canvas bag clean and it got to the point where I really had to think about whether the pool really needed vacuuming before I went through the hassle. Now I don't hesitate to pop it in for a cleaning even if there's minimal stuff in the pool. It's absolutely worth the money, especially at $650.
Yep. My parents had a bottom loading one with a big mesh bag on their pool. I helped my mom with it a few times when we were over there swimming and that was enough for me. When we bought our new house with a pool those few experiences were enough for this basket system to sell me. So easy to use.
 

Killer95Stang

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Another post that we cost me a bunch of money.
Might cost my friend a bunch of money to. After I had cleaned my pool enough times, I got bored and walked it over to my friends pool a couple houses down. I started him off early with the tfpools methodology, so I know his pool is a safe place to leave my robot for a couple hours.
 

IrwinK

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Apr 25, 2016
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Orlando, FL
Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

I was going to get a suction cleaner for my new pool but reading this thread has changed my mind. The Doheny Discovery seems to me to be a better choice and good value for a robotic cleaner.

Actually it may have some of the S300 features - I see it has the LED light and weekly timer.

Anyone know how soon this can be used with new pebble finish plaster? I've heard 30 days but might miss the sale if wait till then.


Ordered 7/17 delivery scheduled 7/21
 
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Killer95Stang

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Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

So a little update:
Today I went outside to make an updated video of my Doheny Discovery to kinda show how it functions in the pool. As soon as I plugged in the control module, I thought I heard a little fuse type pop, but I'm not really sure. I started filming , let the robot sink to the bottom of the pool and then went to hit the power button and NOTHING! No power lights went on. So I scrambled around checking to make sure I had power at my GFCI protected outlet (that was okay). I even pulled the unit into the house and plugged it in and nothing again. My guess, an internal fuse is either blown or something inside is just bad. This box does not have any type external fuse or reset switch.

So I called Maytronics to see if we could trouble shoot the issue. I spent about 2 minutes on hold and then was greeted by a nice English speaking employee (funny, I know). Since I hadn't registered my unit online or by mail, she registered it for me using the serial number on the back of the warranty card. She then looked up the unit and found that it was a Discovery. She then located the proper power supply and advised that a new unit would be shipping out today and I would receive it within five days (not bad). She also said that unit control module would work out of the box, but I would have to pair it with my phone for the weekly timer to function. Not an issue, since I don't leave it in the pool.

So, I'm kinda bummed that I couldn't finish making my video, but I was happy with the customer service I received. I figure issues like this happen, so how the manufacture resolves the issues is what counts.

I was told that once I receive the new box, and I verify it works that I can throw away the old and do not need to return it. Being the Engineer, I'll probably crack open the old and see if I can fix it and isolate what the issue was. Probably post some pics of the guts, so others don't have to void their warranties by cracking their own cases.
 
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_Eric_

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Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

I'm definitely interested in this thread as I just purchased the same cleaner. I'm also interested in you cracking open the power supply (Comp Sci guy here). Subbed, and looking forward to updates :)
 

IrwinK

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Apr 25, 2016
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Orlando, FL
Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

Got mine delivered yesterday. Placed it in the pool and it worked right out of the box. Only problem was it got stuck on the top step right under the handrail. Might have cleared itself but I helped it get out.

I'm using the pleated filters. What do you need the fine filters for?
 

Killer95Stang

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Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

Maybe run a cycle with the pleated to pick up the larger items... then throw in the fine filters to get every last crumb...?
 

tj_shopper

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Re: Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

I have an above ground pool. Would this be too much of a pool cleaner for an above ground? I had purchased the Pool Rover 10 years ago and loved it. It finally broke and I bought a replacement two years ago and it just isn't the same. It doesn't pick up dirt like the old one did. It just moves the dirt around the pool and I must also say that I hate cleaning the filter bag.

Thanks.
 

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