Tiger Shark QC vs Dolphin Diagnostic vs Aquabot Turbo

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Frustrated Dolphin User

Don't buy Dolphin

Postby Frustrated Dolphin User » Tue 18 Mar, 2008 23:23

I have had three Aquabots in the past, and decided to buy a Dolphin. I did like the design and just assumed, like the Aquabot, that you could purchase the parts. The Dolphin lasted about two years, and now needs a circuit board. Called Dolphin (Maytronics) and they will only sell the ENTIRE motor unit, at a cost of $395.00. I will not only not fix this thing, I will go back to the Aquabot. There are very few parts for the Dolphin. I will learn to check next time.


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Postby jemae » Thu 20 Mar, 2008 12:16

hi guys, trying to decide between aquabots and dolphin. more incline towards dolphin because i can easily get it from australia where the voltage is the same with my country.

now i think twice, i have 20ftX30ft inground concrete pool with mosaic surface, some help please, will be visiting perth next month to buy one.

thanks
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Postby jemae » Thu 20 Mar, 2008 12:34

sorry guys, perhaps i should be more specific, the aquabot model is aquabot turbo and dolphin 2001.

after reading post from Frustrated Dolphin User, need some other info on the aquabot.

thanks
Guest

Re: Klean-A-Tron

Postby Guest » Sun 10 Aug, 2008 19:27

Viv wrote:We recently bought a robotic cleaner called "Klean-A-Tron" from SSP. I believe they are the only place selling them right now. It is WONDERFUL. It does have the PVA rollers and although it cleans the walls and floor in 3 hours and floor only in 1.5 hours, it is very gentle on the vinyl liner. It is made by Aquabot and SSP and sold by SSP,exclusively, as I understand.

We had also read the reviews of the people having slits in the liner after using the Dolphin so we researched all the cleaners we could find and finally settled on this one. It came with a remote (usually not used because it never leaves a speck in the pool), and cart with cord wrap to make rolling it to the pool easy. The remote is used to change over from "floor only" mode to walls and floor mode.

It is very attractive while cleaning, (nice sophisticated colors rather than the screamming-at-you colors all the rest seem to be...

It leaves the water polished looking and the filter bag is easy to clean (can be washed in the washer). The best part is that none of that stuff goes near your pool filter!! Saves wear and tear and also chemicals since the pool is so clean. I would buy it again in a heartbeat, even though it was expensive. It also has a 4 year warranty which is much longer than most.

No, I don't sell them!! I just enjoy the extra time it provides my family!
Who is SPP and where are they located?
\I 'm interested in buying a Klean-A-Tron
TomD

Dolphin Diagnostic

Postby TomD » Sat 30 May, 2009 15:26

I would never purchase another dolphin. It does a poor job climbing walls but the absolute worst feature is the power cord. It tangles, it twists and halfway through each cycle the dolphin has a limited range due to the twisted cord. It is impossible to restraighten completely, nor should you have to. Changing the filter bag is a chore - you would think that for 700-800 dollars they could supply a decent cord. The company answers no emails - I consider the dolphin JUNK
Guest

What is best robotic cleaner for D.E. filter?

Postby Guest » Wed 03 Jun, 2009 00:05

Hello. what is the best robotic lceaner for inground 18 x 36? I had the Dolphin which lasted 5 seasons (midwest), but after reading all the posts, I am now inclined to use Aquabot instead (v. Tiger Shark-- which someone says is bad for D.E. filter).

Any adivce is greatly appreciated!
Guest

Tiger Shark QC vs Dolphin Diagnostic vs Aquabot Turbo

Postby Guest » Wed 24 Jun, 2009 20:57

I had an aquabot turbo and was impressed, but I want a radio remote so I upgraded to the Dophin with radio remote, what a piece of junk, the cord tangels which was never a problem on the aquabot, it does not climb walls well, and has no power. I still use my old aquabot and have sidelined the overprice piece of junk.

Rob
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Tiger Shark QC vs Dolphin Diagnostic vs Aquabot Turbo

Postby radworkers » Sun 13 Sep, 2009 15:08

Two years ago I bought an Aquabot Turbo T4 (comes with a remote for a few hundred extra bucks) to use in my in ground indoor pool. The remote is a waste of money. It otherwise has worked fine, but plan on having to install a few hundred dollars in belts and scrubbers every year. Also, you can't program it to clean each day - you have to manually turn off the machine, turn it on, push the reset button and punch in the number of hours you want it to clean each and every time you want it to clean. Given other peoples bad experiences with the other products, I believe this is probably still the best to buy, as I now need a new one…

Unfortunately, the T4 now only cleans a small 3-foot circle at the bottom f the pool on account of one of 2 motors on the thing being burned out. I contacted the seller over a week ago asking to get the pro-rated warranty honored on the purchase of a new one - I am still waiting for a reply. I really like the idea of getting it from Hammacher.com given the lifetime unconditional guaranty from a reputable retailer, but the price is $700 more than what it is sold for on ebay, and the ebay sellers seem to be offering even lower prices, claiming that they are being discontinued...
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Tiger Shark QC vs Dolphin Diagnostic vs Aquabot Turbo

Postby annieK » Tue 23 Nov, 2010 23:03

My first cleaner was a dolphin. It broke after a year. So I'm not advising you to buy one. I've been using my aquabot turbo for 3 years now. It never broke nor caused me any troubles. I haven't tried using tiger shark. I'm already satisfied with my aquabot turbo.
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Pool cleaners - pool robots

Postby Guest » Wed 16 Mar, 2011 10:44

Korey wrote:Tiger Shark QC - has a choice of quick cleaning or heavy cleaning cycle. 5 micron filtration. Comes with a 3 year unconditional warranty.
Dolphin Diagnostic - poorest filtration of up to 20 microns.
Aquabot Turbo - filters down to 2 microns. Great track record.

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