Pentair Warrior SI

vgomez1

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Oct 13, 2017
36
McKinney, TX
Received my Pentair Warrior SI today - it is a 2018. Ran it through two cycles, standard and quick, after a very windy week. Initial thoughts - it cleans much better than my old Polaris but not as much of the pool as the Polaris. Maybe it's the shape of the pool, but there are definitely areas it missed, even after two cycles. I find the app to offer zero value. Unless I have an outdated app, Prowler 930, it is not responsive to the remote operation. If anybody has some tips or lessons learned, please let me know. Thx.
 

revitup

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Nov 30, 2019
608
Pawleys Island, SC
Pool Size
8500
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
My lesson learned is that indeed the app is useless and spending an extra $50 for it was a waste. Used it once, never again.
Regarding it missing areas, it seems the path programming is inadequate to deal with irregularly shaped pools. Many times it will get stuck moving back and forth on the same path over and over, especially when running the 1 hour program. You will find that the regular program, where it climbs walls, will help it cover more of the pool just because it seems to be able to escape the repetitive path by climbing a wall.
The actual wall climbing/scrubbing feature is a cheap party trick IMO. It gets disrupted by any irregular feature it encounters, jets, skimmers, seats, stairs, etc. and accomplishes little.
 

vgomez1

Silver Supporter
Oct 13, 2017
36
McKinney, TX
Thanks for the feedback. I am impressed with the level of cleaning it does. It cleans the pool very well with the exception of the missed spots. Pretty pleased.
 
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geh

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Nov 28, 2020
106
New Orleans
I have the SI and the app works but its rather slow to respond. I think if you have a couple trouble spots its almost just as quick to grab your vacuum and manually vacuum those spots and put it away. It seems to turn right much better than turning left. You would think that it turns by each tread moving in the opposite direction. It seems to turn my moving forward and backward several times with one tread moving and the other one stopped, so its a rather long process to make a 90 degree turn. It does work, but you need a little patience. That having been said, mine does a great job of cleaning without using the app. We had some storms this past week that dumped a ton of debris in my pool. In one cycle it got virtually all of this debris, even in the spots that the Polaris never touched.
 

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Mendy48

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Apr 27, 2018
947
Midland, MI
Just got the SI...

it missed some spots, but overall, I’m pretty happy with it. I’ll manually vacuum the areas it missed.
 
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