Maytronics is no stranger to robotic pool vacuums. In fact, a quick review of the robotic pool vacuum section here on botdb.net suggests that these products spawn mostly from just two companies: Maytronics and Aquabot, the good folks who claim to have invented the device in 1982. Maytronics first burst onto the scene one year after Aquabot's debut, and has largely dominated the automatic pool sanitation market with a diverse line of Dolphin products ever since.
The Dolphin Hybrid line in particular is a rather interesting innovation. The bot actually uses the flow of the pool water as it circulates about the pool to at least partially power its cleaning expeditions — so not only can you relax instead of worrying about pool upkeep, you can pat yourself on the back for making a smart use of clean potential energy as well while you're at it.The Hybrid RS1 uses the same algorithmic-based technology to cover the span of your pool, and claims to get the job done in an hour and a half in this way. It also has a brush appended to it to scrub all of that caked-in dirt loose for the suction.
While a clever product that's also likely – considering the wealth of experience Maytronics can boast in this domain – a good product, the Dolphin Hybrid RS1 has been met with a fair few complaints. For this, Maytronics offers a two-year warranty for all of the parts, so if something does go wrong, it would seem they've got you covered.
I have an RS1 and love it. I got the leaf canister and it hasn't missed a beat. Running it under a solar cover with no problems.
Nothing but trouble. Would never buy another one. To be fair the service was great they gave me another one but it's starting having the same problems
I am very impressed with how well it is cleaning the whole pool. I was finding the Baracuda missing corners, this one doesn't.
The swimming pool was cleaned in approximately an hour and the pool bottom was noticeably smooth and debris free.
Have you looked into the Dolphin Hybrid RS1? Best of both worlds in my opinion.