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[quote user="osie"]What are your thoughts on a robot - Robot piscine Patriote
http://www.piscine-center.net/robot-piscine-patriote/50/4691

I am looking for something under 1000€ and this came up as an option.

osie

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A lot of the robots which apparently learn your pool and clean in the most efficient route possible don't!

I like the manual steering control so you can guide it where it needs to go but if you do that you may as well use a manual cleaning head on a pole and a skimmer sock to trap the extra debris. One good point on robots is that the big flow of water from the top ensures good chemical mixing especially in pools with poor circulation like Desjoyaux, Waterair and Magiline.

I did see a new pool robot at the Lyon show this year which impressed me compared to the rest, I will dig out the info later and give you their contact info if you wish.

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Let me see... given the choice between standing up for an hour and going backward and forward with a sweeper or sitting down to a cocktail with a remote...

I think I will go with the remote.

Nevertheless.. the positive response will probably mean that I will go for this...

 cheers

osie

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Yep! if your pool takes an hour to clean I agree, especially with the overwhelming fact that you have a remote to  reach the areas missed by the programme. It only takes me 35 minutes to clean my pool manually compared to setting up and cleaning down, emptying the robots bag and rinsing that through then  packing away again, oh and going back to the bit's it missed! [:)]

The model I saw at Lyon this year that looked good (better than some of the junk being pushed) was the Smartpool The simplified construction means the filter bag is bag shaped as it doesn't have to wrap around the drive motors so fills and empties easier. It's also a lot lighter in weight and designed to be serviced at home if required. The drive motors are built into the front and back rollers (and left and right sides if you go for the steerable one) so no belts to brake and replace. Of course it also has a remote, all in all a good well thought out pool robot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8_FaqEu3sc

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From the Smartpool link you gave I couldn't see a distributor in France

Osie, a simple solution to reducing standing-up hoovering time could be simply to buy a bigger 'pro' hoover head than the one which was perhaps supplied with your pool kit.

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In the end I got the patriot... gave it a test run...and it did the job...

It is much more effective than a hydraulic.

I will use the hydraulic during the colder months where it stays permanently in the water and does the job for free when ever the water is circulating.

Then in the summer when it is not nice to be chased round by a hover I will get the electric to do the rounds.

There is not much space if it has lots of leaves to suck up but I guess this is normal.

The manual movement is cool too...

osie

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Don't forget that a robot will only collect what is on the surface of the pool, so if you have swimmers in ther stirring up the carp in the water it goes uncollected apart from the main pool filter. So basically, if you have a robot in the pool then you don't have people in with it, what ever kind it is.

We have a Dolphine Sys 2000. Chuck it in the pool at the beginning of the day and leave it to get on with it. If we want to get in before it's finished it comes out. Simple really.

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Yes true.. but with a hydraulic it just goes round and round all day and all night.. even if people are in there or not.  So it do its job at some point.

So in theory it is perfect however it does tend to chase people around the pool...

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What I should have said was the pool surfaces, walls and floor, and if the muck is disturbed by the swimmers the robot will not collect it. It will be pulled into the filter, or at least some of it will.

I have to admit that I can of better things than sharing a pool with a cleaning robot. Ours comes out before we go in.

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