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#1 zande

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  rolleyes.gif

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.

#2 tidey2

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.

#3 3mummy3

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.

#4 credence

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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