Help, Pool Cleaner

Oct 28, 2007
Missouri City
I moved into a home last year, never owned a pool and used a pool service. This year, I want to try to maintain it on my own. What type of cleaner do you recommend? A friend mentioned the Dolphin at Leslies because it runs on electricity and does not use your pool pump. Your thoughts?


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Apr 4, 2007
SW Indiana
Many people have problems with robotic cleaners. I think this is MOSTLY a customer service issue. Most of these are made in Israel, and they are very similar. Rather than Leslie's, I'd go with Costco as they have a very liberal return policy.

Dolphins have the most reported problems I've seen, but that may be only because they sell the most. Just not sure.