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Dolphin Oasis Z5 Review – Pros, Cons & Verdict

Dolphin Oasis Z5

Oasis z5 – A Quick Look Tracks and brushes Like a tank, the Oasis z5 operates on tracks, not wheels. The tracks help keep it gripped to the sides of the pool while spinning brushes on the same drum that power away grime and algae in its path. It also has a dual-track system so […]

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Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review – Pros, Cons & Verdict

Pool cleaner in pool

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus – A Quick Look Clever Clean The Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus comes with the Clever Clean scanning system. It will use onboard sensors to scan your pool and figure out the fastest way to clean the entire pool and will get it done in about two hours. What’s more, Clever Clean […]

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Polaris F9450 vs F9550: Which One’s Best?

Polaris F9550 filter

Polaris has two great, effective robotic pool cleaners in the F9450 and F9550. Both incorporate features that pool owners have for years been dreaming of. They are programmable and can change course mid-cleaning to get the job done more effectively and faster. They both have nice wide intake mouths and easy to empty debris canisters […]

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Polaris 380 vs Polaris 3900: Which One’s Best?

Polaris 3900 upper part

Once you wind your way through pressure-side pool cleaners, at the top you find the Polaris 380 and the 3900. The 380 is an improvement on Polaris’ popular 280 model, replacing the shaft-drive mechanism with a belted one. This cuts down on maintenance times and replacement part costs, adding benefits to an already well-received pressure-side […]

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Polaris 360 vs 380: Which One’s Best?

Polaris 380

Polaris took its highly popular, successful 280 model of pressure side pool cleaner and split it off into two different tool lines, the 360 and the 380. The 380 is basically the 280 but with three jets instead of two, which makes for faster, more complete cleaning. They also added a few hundred dollars to […]

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Zodiac MX6 Review – Pros, Cons & Verdict

removing hose of mx6

Zodiac MX6 – A Quick Look Cyclonic cleaning The MX6 comes with a single, powerful turbine that kicks up dirt and debris from the bottom of your pool so it can get sucked into the cleaner. This doesn’t just aid it in aggressively cleaning your pool surfaces, it also helps it climb walls and stairs […]

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Polaris 360 Vac-Sweep Review – Pros, Cons & Verdict

Polaris 360

Polaris 360 – A Quick Look Booster pump free operation The attraction of a pressure side cleaner is that it places less strain on your pool pump because it’s using water that the pump is already pumping. The flip side of that is that pressure side cleaners usually require an additional booster pump to build […]

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Polaris Vac-Sweep 3900 Review – Pros, Cons & Verdict


Polaris 3900 – A Quick Look TailSweep PRO The Polaris 3900 is the first pressure-side pool cleaner that comes with the TailSweep PRO as a standard feature. TailSweep PRO disperses high-pressure water jets through a center diffuser, thereby significantly cutting down on water splashing outside the pool. It also directs those jets into corners and […]

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Hayward Aquanaut 400 Review – Pros, Cons & Verdict

Hayward Aquanaut 400 front view

Hayward Aquanut 400 – A Quick Look Adjustable roller skirt The Aquanaut 400 comes with an adjustable roller skirt that helps maintain consistent pressure over uneven surfaces. If there’s a wrinkle in the way or some other obstacle, the skirt will adjust itself to cover it without sacrificing much of the suction necessary to clean […]

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Zodiac MX8 Review – Pros, Cons and Verdict


Zodiac MX8 – A Quick Look Built for mobility Its X-Drive directional control gears allow the MX8 to go everywhere in your pool, including those hard-to-get corners and stairs. If it ends up in a corner, it will turn itself around without your help. Its X-Trax mobility system delivers superior climbing ability for walls and […]

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