Emails Clarifying My Pool Cleaner Review
Hi. Can you please clarify. Is the Turbo/Tempo/Model G one model or three different models? Is your current recommendation still to stay away form the T2? I have a 20 x 40 gunite pool, max depth is 5.5 feet. Thank you, David
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com ] Sent: Friday, July 03, 2009 2:57 PM
Hi David, the Turbo/Tempo/Model G are all basically the same machine with minor cosmetic differences. These machines are simple design with good speed and water volume for hundreds of dollars less than the more complicated T2 and Turbo T.
The repair costs are much lower as well.
For Gunite, avoid the PVA brushes, in fact, if climbing the wall is not important the Aquabot Turbo T-Jet is perfect for Gunite and has a very efficient one motor design. It is quite fast too.
I don't recommend you stay away from the T2, I think better overall value is found in the Turbo/Tempo/Model G. I think T2 is a great robot...until it breaks down and they ALL break down eventually.
Spend less on the robot and use the savings to buy disposable bags. FIRST, clean your filter bag by hand THEN try the disposables. Regards, Curt
Curt, Thank you for the quick response. Can you explain, why a robot that climbs the wall is important. Is it to clean the walls, clean the tiles, remove algae? Thank you, David
----- Original Message ----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Friday, July 3, 2009 4:19:54 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern Subject: Re: Aquabot review
For many robots climbing is how a cleaning pattern is achieved. When the robot reaches the water line, the handle floats horizontally in the water causing the robot to tilt and creep sideways so it reverses down a new track. MANY people complain that robots spend too much time on the wall instead of the bottom where the debris is.
A climbing robot is needed in pools that have graded deep ends as these areas will collect debris. Some people feel the need for a robot that will climb steps. My robot climbs steps but I ALWAYS brush the steps when I throw the robot into the pool. I hope this answers your question, Happy 4th! Regards, Curt
Curt, Don't mean to make you crazy, but will the Aquabot Turbo T-Jet climb walls and steps at all to clean the algae or just pick up debris from the bottom? Also, which unit do you use? Thanks again, David,
Hi David, The Turbo T-jet will climb IF the corners are at least a 4 inch radius curve (a dinner plate). It has wheels. It is for in-ground pools. People expect it to climb and are disappointed when it doesn't because they have right-angle corners.
A friend of mine is using mine and likes it so much he is buying it from me.
I have many cleaners. Right now at this very moment I have an Aquabot Bravo working in my pool. I am preparing to sell it. The past week I have been using an Aquabot Turbo, preparing to sell it. I used to have 2 Turbos but I sold one to a co-worker last week.
I have an Aquabot Plus with remote control that I use the rest of the time. I bought it broken and repaired it. I really like this cleaner, however it is heavy with a very long cable and replacement motors are very expensive. If it had better than a 1 year warranty I would recommend it.
I also have 2 non-working Dolphins that will remain that way due to lack of parts from the manufacturer.
I love the Turbo. It is a workhorse. The only thing lacking is smart technology to make the cleaning pattern more efficient.
BTW, if money is no object, the Aquabot Bravo is a great machine too.