Worth getting a used Dolphin S200?

xcfmx

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Jul 27, 2019
11
Houston, TX
I can get a used Dolphin S200 that was used for one season for $360. I know the warranty doesn't transfer and that's my hold-up.. Should I pull the trigger? I have an old pool with only suction cleaner availability sharing the skimmer.
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
15,884
Bedford, TX
X,

My first question is why is the owner selling it? I would buy it, if I could see it run for a full cycle.

I have bought several older Dolphins and found the prices often did not include the power supply, which is about $150 bucks.

That said, I am not a risk adverse person...

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

xcfmx

Member
Jul 27, 2019
11
Houston, TX
Seller says they no longer live at a house with a pool. It is a gamble, yes. Just wanted to get the opinion of everyone if that price was good enough to take on the risk.
 

poolnoobgrandma

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Sep 15, 2018
273
Seminole, FL
Seller says they no longer live at a house with a pool. It is a gamble, yes. Just wanted to get the opinion of everyone if that price was good enough to take on the risk.
I would have thought if they owned the house and sold it, they would throw in the robot. If they were renting, selling it to landlord would make sense.... Ask to see their test records and original receipt for the 'bot.
 

Flying Tivo

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Jan 24, 2017
1,230
Monterrey, NL, Mexico
I bought a refurbished from ebay for 100 less plus an ebay cupon 20%, so it was a deal and had warranty for 1 year. Has not failed me yet, im about to change the cord but that due to several terrorist attack from my belgian waffle dog.