Which robotic cleaner for sand & debris

ccuellar4

Member
May 28, 2016
20
Albuquerque, NM
Hi All,

It's been a while since I've asked a question. After all the help I received my first years with the pool, it has been getting better. I am frankly tired of the brush vacuum routine taking a ton of time and would like to get a robotic cleaner. The problem is, which one? General characteristics is that my pool is freeform with about 16k Gallons and has a kid pool section. Since I live in the desert, it always has sand and, occasionally, we'll get a lot of leaves. I considered a pressure cleaner but do not currently have a booster pump installed. Robotic cleaners "seem" to perform well from the descriptions online/amazon but I tend to trust more what people suggest here on troublefreepool.

Any advice is appreciated, thank you!
 

RickNewGuy

Member
Jun 6, 2019
17
Beaumont, TX
Purchased a S300 today. Looked and looked for a couple weeks... had it narrowed down to a S200, S300 or S300i. Only reason for the S300i for me was the upgraded filter... but Marina swapped them out for me.

Looking forward to getting it.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
20,165
Laughlin, NV
Active20 (S200) works great for us. Lots of dust too. Will still need to brush steps, ledges, etc.
The Active20 does not come with a caddy. Need to get the S300 for that.
 

yipck

New member
Jun 8, 2019
4
New Mexico
In windy New Mexico, this year I bought a Pentair Prowler 930. I think my pool is cleaner than it’s ever been in 15 years. I dig it.
 

ccuellar4

Member
May 28, 2016
20
Albuquerque, NM
So I looked into the suggestions here. It seems difficult to find the S300 in this area. I don't see any 'authorized vendors' within a 50 mile radius. I also looked into the prowler 930 and I may have found a location that sells it. Thank you to everyone that chimed in here, I appreciate it!
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
20,165
Laughlin, NV
Many of us purchase our robots through Marina Pool Spa in Denver, Co. They take phone orders only.