Pentair Rebel Reliability


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Aug 24, 2018
Tampa, FL
1st time pool owner. In ground. About 11000 gals. Pentair Rebel came with house/pool. Think it was about 3 years old when I got it 1 1/2 years ago. Have had to have it repaired 4 times since I got it. One repair was a complete rebuild. Is this normal? Are there better cleaners out there?


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
My opinion is a suction cleaner like the Rebel is the least effective pool cleaner. I would not put money into one.

Look at robot pool cleaners like the Maytronics Dolphin.


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Jul 16, 2012
Central MD
Agree. Ditch it and don't look back. I mistakenly installed a pressure side cleaner on my new pool 7 years ago. After 4 years I'd had enough. Went with a Dolphin Active 20 (S200/Pentair Warrior SE/etc.) twin.