Robotic Pool Vacuums-what do you recommend???

Jimstinger5

Active member
Jun 3, 2008
26
Dracut, MA
#1
I am in the market for a robotic pool cleaner and I'm wondering what type of vacuum have people had luck with.

My neighbor swears by his robot(irobot verro 300- $700). My pool store offers the Prowler 720 for about $1200.

Has anyone had experience with these or other automatic vacs?


One other question- I have a 32K Gal Gunite Pool that has the mushroom caps on the bottom(i call them toe stubbers!!!) Will these vacuums have any problems with these?


Jim
 

JohnT

Admin
Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Apr 4, 2007
9,448
SW Indiana
#2
I think most people are pretty happy with the Blue Pearl and Blue Diamond. I think the Prowler 720 is the same as one of these, but I'm not sure which.

By the mushroom caps, are you talking about an infloor cleaning system?
 

Jimstinger5

Active member
Jun 3, 2008
26
Dracut, MA
#3
I think that is what they are, but i don't think they are really cleaning much. They rise up off the floor by an inch or so and I was wondering if the vacuums can work around these...
 

akelley

Active member
May 17, 2008
36
#4
I have these jets in my pool as well. What mine do is come up and shoot a jet of water in a specific pattern as to push any dirt on the floor towards my main drain and skimmer where it gets vacuumed up. They work quite well in my pool. I don't have a robot yet, but my system is easy to turn on and off (that is, they run on their own pump so I can continue to filter even with the infloor system off), so I would just keep the floor vac system off when the robot is running. Besides, I wouldn't want it on because it moves the dirt around which would make it that much time consuming for the robot to get all up.