Is robot worth the expense?

Swim138

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Mar 14, 2018
30
Tucson, AZ
Our creepy crawly is constantly clogged, not in the mesh bag but in the part that is touching the pool floor. Palo Verde needles and misc leaves seem to clog it up constantly.
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
19,174
Bedford, TX
138,

I love mine, but have to admit I don't have Palo Verde needles... It might be best to find a friend with a robot, or see if a pool store will loan you a test model, and make sure it works for you before investing in one.

I have been using robots for about 12 years and find it the best way to keep my pools clean..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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Puertex

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Jan 8, 2016
45
Pearland, Texas
Our creepy crawly is constantly clogged, not in the mesh bag but in the part that is touching the pool floor. Palo Verde needles and misc leaves seem to clog it up constantly.
My Active 30i has a slot in the bottom that is rectangular a few inches long by about 1 to 1.5 inches wide.
If the debris is not relatively flexible, it may not fit through the opening.
I have bamboo in my back yard and the robot will pick up the leaves but not the bamboo branches.
For me, the great value of Tony (the robot) is that it picks up the finer dirt that accumulates at the bottom but is hard to see.
It even picked up some earth worms I didn't know I had, sand, and stuff that is blown into the pool daily.

Puertex
 
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MrsHanson

Active member
Jun 19, 2017
31
Massachusetts
The best thing in the world is my robot!!!!!!!!! The Polaris could not pick up the fine particles. My robot can. Keeps my pool way cleaner. Well worth the expense. Would not get a pool without it.

If you want the cleanest water, get a robot
 

5odaw1s

Active member
May 6, 2019
40
Gainesville Georgia
Not to mention that you can clean the pool even when the pump isn’t running. Robots run off of electricity. So you’ll need a GFI protected 115 volt outlet close enough to the pool to use a robot.