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Category Archives for Reviews & Comparisons

Best Pool Pumps 2021 — Reviews & Top Picks

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It takes about eight hours for your pool pump to circulate all the water in your pool, and it’s recommended that you do this every day. That adds up to 2,920 hours that your pool pump is expected to work each year! Your poor pool pump doesn’t get to take any days off, and all […]

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Best Pool Filter Sand 2021 – Reviews & Top Picks

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Every three to five years, the granules of sand in your pool filter become smooth and lose the ability to trap the particles they’re meant to remove. When this happens, it’s time to get some fresh sand for your filter. Once you take a look at the price difference, it may be tempting to try […]

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Dolphin Nautilus CC vs Nautilus CC Plus: Which One’s Best?

Dolphin Nautilus CC with filter

It’s probably no surprise that the Dolphin Nautilus CC and Nautilus CC Plus are basically the same robotic pool cleaner. The Plus model comes with a couple of little extras…at a higher price. Both are excellent robotic pool cleaners and highly regarded by pool owners, based on a design that was a difference-maker when it […]

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Zodiac MX6 vs Zodiac MX8: Which One’s Best?

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Zodiac’s MX6 and MX8 pool cleaners are related models, with the MX6 being a more compact version of the MX8. Both are designed for small pools and both operate on a limited amount of suction power. Both do an adequate job of cleaning. The choice comes down to size. Do you want a smaller pool […]

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Polaris 280 vs 380: Which One’s Best?

Polaris 280 cleaning leaves

At first blush, you’d think that a comparison and contrast between Polaris’ 280 and 380 pressure side pool cleaners would be a no-brainer. The 380 is a newer version of the 280, and the 280 is still a great product line. So unless the people at Polaris lost their minds, it would have to be […]

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Zodiac Baracuda G3 Review – Pros, Cons & Final Verdict

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Zodiac Baracuda G3 – A Quick Look Quiet operation There are no moving parts for the Zodiac Baracuda G3. Connect it to the suction side of your pool’s circulation system and let it go. That means a simple, low-hassle operation. As a pool owner, that offers a pretty serious upside, which is quiet operation. The […]

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Polaris 380 Vac-Sweep Review – Pros, Cons & Verdict

Polaris 380

Polaris 380 – A Quick Look   Thorough cleaning The Polaris 380 was designed to take the old 280’s reputation for doing a fast, outstanding job of cleaning floors and walls and apply it to the entire pool. It uses three nozzles instead of two and is designed to dig into corners and clean stairs. […]

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Polaris 280 Vac-Sweep Review – Pros, Cons and Verdict

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Polaris 280 – A Quick Look Filter bag to prolong operational life The Polaris 280 comes with a filter bag where debris is filtered through before it reaches the internal chambers of the pool cleaner. Depending on which kind of bag (it comes with a standard one, but there are ones available to accommodate the […]

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Hayward Poolvergnuegen “The Pool Cleaner” Review

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Hayward Poolvergnuegen – A Quick Look Versatile tires Patented knobbed tires let this pool cleaner move around the pool, climbing over things like toys and tools on the pool’s floor while executing 90-degree turns to clean in hard-to-reach places. These tires also help keep traction as the Poolvergnuegen climbs walls, scraping algae and dirt as […]

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Polaris F9450 Review – Pros, Cons & Verdict

Polaris F9450 – A Quick Look ActivMotion Sensor The F9450 features the ActivMotion sensor system that incorporates an accelerometer to speed up cleaning and correct its own course so that it cleans your pool rapidly and efficiently. This feature also keeps tabs on the cleaner’s location in the pool so that you can let it […]

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