Thinking of getting a robot vacuum

rlefig

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Apr 29, 2013
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Reading, MA
Good morning, hope y'all are healthy. Now that we are inching towards spring I am thinking of getting a robotic pool vacuum. I have a 16x32 at its widest kidney shape gunite pool with a 9 foot deep end and no deep end bottom of pool drain as that is plugged due to leaking pipe. It looks like many dolphins are considered top choices. I want a vacuum that will not need filter to run. These just look way easier than vacuuming by hand, which at 53 I don't do frequently enough.

Thanks

rob
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
Rob,

Call...

Margaret Mills
Marina Pool, Spa & Patio
7777 West Jewell Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80232
303-985-0077

You have to call, they do not do Internet sales on the Dolphins.

Ask her what will work best for you.. I recommend the S200 style robot. About $700 bucks, 2 year warranty, free 2 day shipping. It is the basic unit and works well for me.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

rlefig

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Apr 29, 2013
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Reading, MA
Thanks Jim. That is what I was looking at. I imagine its fairly easy to use. In all my years of being around a pool as a kid at my parents house and now the last 10 I have never had one. Looking forward to it
 

albertg

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Nov 3, 2019
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Marietta, GA
I did it through email this past week, but be prepared for a response rate of 1 per 1-2 days during this crazy time. So yeah I would call next time.
 

DanF

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Mar 17, 2019
28
Chandler, AZ
Just ordered my first robot, an S200, from Margaret at Marina yesterday. Should be here in a few days. Looking forward to no brushing, a cleaner pool, and an even cleaner DE filter! Thanks to everyone for your answers to my noob questions in several threads recently. :)

ETA: I asked Margaret about the filter mod and she didn't recommend it, unless I had a large tree that continually shed its leaves. She recommended using the fine (pleated) filter all of the time, except when the pool had lots of leaves.
 
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Dman77720

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Jan 22, 2020
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Henderson, NV
Rob,

Call...

Margaret Mills
Marina Pool, Spa & Patio
7777 West Jewell Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80232
303-985-0077

You have to call, they do not do Internet sales on the Dolphins.

Ask her what will work best for you.. I recommend the S200 style robot. About $700 bucks, 2 year warranty, free 2 day shipping. It is the basic unit and works well for me.

Thanks,

Jim R.
It appears I can buy the Warrior SE online, is there an advantage or something I am missing that would add value by calling in.
 

Zamsaf

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May 2, 2018
68
Orlando/FL
Just wanted to follow up on this, Marina does appear to sell dolphins online. Is there a pro to buying it from Marina vs Amazon?

On amazon I can also purchase extra warranty coverage. Seems their prices are identical to Amazon.
 

markayash

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Mar 21, 2016
995
Marrietta Ga
Just wanted to follow up on this, Marina does appear to sell dolphins online. Is there a pro to buying it from Marina vs Amazon?

On amazon I can also purchase extra warranty coverage. Seems their prices are identical to Amazon.
Make sure it's the same model..They sold one that didn't really climb walls and had a 33' cord for the same price when I bought mine.
Marina upgraded mine to the better filters for no charge, not sure what the upgrade cost..At first I didn't care but it has trapped a lot of pollen that would have normally clogged up my cartridge filter
 
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