New VRXiQ+ Polaris pool robot - initial impressions

SouthVirginiaPool

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Apr 26, 2020
103
Chesapeake, Virginia
After reading many reviews I purchased the Polaris VRXiQ+. I have used it twice and am happy with it.
Unboxing - it was easy to put together the caddy, it basically snapped together - glad to have it.
App - I have strong internet by the pool thanks to my EERO mesh router. It was easy to register the app and it paired with the control unit on the first try using bluetooth. I have not setup scheduling yet, but you do not need the app to run the robot. You can drive the robot with the app - it takes a little getting used to.
Pool cleaning - The cycle was 2.5 hours and the pool is 98% clean. Just a little sand from the pavers in the corners. It crawled up the wall easily, it did get onto the tanning ledge, and it scrubbed the waterline. The cord has a swivel and I did not have any issues with the cord tangling. The robot did not get stuck on the main drains. Retrieval was simple - you push a button and it crawls up the side of the pool for you to easily lift out from the waterline. I have the stock filter basket that does a great job of catching the paver sand that eventually makes its way into the pool.
I did purchase from Leslie's as they do repairs in their local shop. I did not want the hassle of mailing a robot back and forth. I do NOT use Leslie's for water testing. IMG_0846.JPGIMG_0847.JPGIMG_0849.PNGIMG_0850.JPGIMG_0852.JPGIMG_0853.JPG
 
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mickey4paws

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Apr 10, 2009
699
S.E. MI
Retrieval was simple - you push a button and it crawls up the side of the pool for you to easily lift out from the waterline.
Congrats on your new cleaner and your pool and deck are beautiful.

I recently got the Polaris F9550 Sport, a more basic model, but it does have that lift feature too which is great. I really like how it comes up the wall all on its own after you push the lift button and hold it until it's facing the wall you want, then let go of the button and it crawls up the wall and empties the water. Compared to my old cleaner that was a bottom loader with a cloth bag, it's so much easier.

Enjoy your new cleaner!
 
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