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Cheap automatic pool cleaners
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:26 PM
Last summer was our first summer with a proper pool (we bought a house with a pool) and I bought a Barracuda T5 auto pool cleaner as I was sick of vaccuming the pool every day! It was a disaster and didn't work, continuously got stuck etc. Managed to sell it on Gumtree, as we had bought it on a website and they didn't honour any warranties. I spent the rest of the summer vacuuming daily
Anyhoo. Fast forward to this year and I am already sick of vacuuming lol. So I figured I might buy a cheap auto vacuum, and even if I have to give it a really good vac on the weekends, at least the pool will be clean enough so that we can swim when we all get home from school and work on a hot day.
I have been googling and checking out some of the reviews, does anyone have a cheapish pool cleaner, ie. less than $300, ideally closer to $200, and can offer any feedback? We have a smallish fibreglass pool.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:01 AM
I saw one advertised at Aldi a week or two ago. It was around the $100. I was going to get it for our pool to trial. We are renting and I don't want to spend a lot of money on pool stuff.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:00 AM
I bought the Aldi one pp, it was $90. Not sure if it works yet though because we havent even pulled it out of the box yet!!
At the moment dh either vaccumms or throws the robot cleaner in.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:06 PM
I dunno, I reckon you get what you pay for with pool cleaners. We just bought a new one a few months ago and it copes with a lot of leaves and bark. It's a Polaris and it was around $1000.
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