Item # 4110
Doheny’s Pool Pro Pick
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Good Product Review by Tom. NJ.
Does nice job of filtering water but does not
seem to have as much suction as the 20 year old
aquavac that it replaced. It sometimes misses
some fine dirt right next to the edge of the pool.
I do like the cartridges. It makes clean up a snap.
Overall pleased with the product.
Excellent Cleaner - Excellent Price Review by Scott, Brookfield, WI
I was considering the Polaris 9400 and the iRobot cleaners. After looking at the design of Doheny's AWD, I decided to take a chance on it. It uses a similar design to iRobot and has the AWD of the Polaris - but is about 1/2 the price.
It does an EXCELLENT job of cleaning our 36X22 kidney pool. I had not vacuumed the pool in over 5 weeks - with no heater installed yet and an early opening, water was too cold to swim in, so I wasn't too worried about cleaning..... In just 3 cycles (1.5 hours each), the entire bottom was almost completely clean. 2-3 very small areas (1 foot squares) were missed. Does a great job on the bottom and getting up walls and our steep incline from deep to shallow.
However, it does not get our stairs or ledge around the deep end and I did not expect it to. The ledge is too narrow. It occasionally will make it up the first of 3 stair levels, but being circular and narrower than the lenght of the cleaner, it can not continue up to the next levels.
I definitely wanted a cleaner with baskets instead of bags. This is easy to clean - sometimes debris is hard to get unlodged in the corner of the basket where the intake to the basket meets the filter screen - but again not a big deal at all - it is only the small stick-like items that seem to get lodged there.
Bottom line, If you are looking for an excellent cleaner at an extremely good price - I'd highly recommend the Doheny AWD.
Great Product and Great Customer Service Review by Mike
First, let me say that Doheny's hands down the best customer service I have received at probably any retail place.
Without going into my whole story, they were awesome when I returned a unit, awesome with the tracking of my NEW unit, and went out of their way throughout my while process. Britany was awesome as well as the other customer service agents. Each one of them helpful, patient, and courteous.
Now the unit! My o my what a great product. I put the AWD in pool watching it roam around. At first it didn't seem to pick up much. Patience is a virtue. The dirt/grit/sand in my pool was really caked on. I know this because I've been without a cleaner for 2 weeks.
I took the hard plastic of the skimmer to loosen the dirt but it didn't work. The unit went over this area prior and did loosen somewhat but I thought it was the units lack of power. After the hard plastic skimmer scrapping that didn't do anything I now knew it was not the unit. I did the manual brushing which did loosen all this crap up finally. The cleaning was done, pool looked awesome. Opened up the cartridges and I could not believe the stuff in these EXTREMELY EASY TO CLEAN DUAL CARTRIDGES!! I had sand/grit/dirt at least 1 inch high. Bugs and tons of pebbles. Frankly, it was pretty disgusting and this unit got all of it!
I AM NOW A HUGE BELIEVER IN THIS GREAT, EASY TO CLEAN UNIT!!!
All the other robotics have a filter bag that I heard was a pain in the butt. Again, let me say this will be the easiest cleaning unit you will ever buy!!
I really hope this review help you make a wise decision. I had ordered a Dolphin but changed my mind for this unit.
YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!
Also, my pool is hour glass shaped, with several slopes around. It goes up my walls no problem. Sometimes goes half way up then reverses. Don't worry sooner or later it will make it all the way up. Just throw it in the pool and forget about it. Run some errands or clean the house!