Robot owners with existing manual suction/pressure setups: Are you even manually or spot cleaning anymore?

Mike Hawk

Well-known member
Oct 28, 2014
98
Tulsa OK
I've got a Maytronics S200 clone (Explorer E30) on order to replace my aging suction Poolvergnuegen cleaner. Can't wait!

I guess I'll see how it performs this season but I'm hoping I can just get rid of all the dang hoses, leaf canister, and Milliard manual 19" vacuum head I attach to the end of the pole? As always YMMV I suppose. I'm guessing the only time I'd ever want to do a manual clean again is right after a storm dumps a ton of debris or we have a last minute pool party show up and I need to do a bit of spot cleaning? Hmm. Still seems it'd be easier to just drop the robot in and in under 2 hours presto it's clean again. Knowing my luck as soon as I got rid of all the manual stuff I'd need it. I know I could have gone with a control enabled robot but the reviews make them sound very temperamental and clunky.

So do you robot owners manual clean much now a days?
 

Oly

Gold Supporter
Jun 28, 2017
2,316
Fresno, CA
Pool Size
27000
I still have my Rebel suction side cleaner, hoses and even my old vacuum head. I kept them as a backup but have never used them since getting the bot over 2 years ago.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
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May 3, 2014
43,985
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
So do you robot owners manual clean much now a days?
Bought my robot in May 2017. The vac hose and attachment have not left the garage since.
 

Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
690
Athens, GA - USA
Pool Size
19000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
My robot was out for repairs for a few weeks recently. I used it then.
 

Bperry

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Aug 20, 2020
862
Knoxville, TN
Pool Size
27000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-60
I use my hose and vac head when I open the pool, but that’s it.
 

pjt

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Jan 7, 2012
365
The Woodlands, TX
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I used to have a Poolvergnuegen as well, and now have a Warrior SE (S200 clone). The robot is significantly better. I don't even own a vacuum.
 
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