Firstly, the review by RGB is top class and should be cross referenced in the TX30/35 reviews as comprehensive comparison of models.
I've had my OT15 for over a year and can't speak highly enough of it. We have a smallish (7.5m x 3.5) kidney pebblecrete pool. We get a moderate amount of leaves but I just let them sit there and put the robot in every two weeks which probably helps with the life of the unit. I'm amazed but it picks up mostly everything in one cycle, sometimes I put it on for two if there are a lot of leaves. It sometimes misses ...only longer palm leaves but if soft can get them too. Probably because I leave it for the longer, it can get the softer leaves and debris, but honestly I don't know why people spend so much time daily cleaning to get a spotless pool. We also live near a busy road and the beach and I find it picks up lots of finer sand and grit. It also does a great job climbing up the side of ours - its about 1.8m at deep point. Sometimes goes sideways, backwards, flips and cartwheels but I think the randomness does a great job. Just set it and grab it out 2 hours later. It doesn't always get some of the steps, but whatever you can't expect everything. It gets them eventually. Cord length is fine for us. We have a power point about 5 metres from the pool. I just chuck most of the cord in the centre of our pool and it doesn't get too tangled. I always take it out of the pool after use and rinse it thoroughly with fresh water which might be why I haven't had any problems. Anyone leaving any equipment like this in harsh sunny environment or saltwater is asking for problems. Best of the all the price is awesome! I haven't had to touch a pool scoop for months! This is my first robot but did read reviews of expensive robots with people complaining about the same things.
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Here is the bottom line: with a few adjustments to your technique, this robot is reasonably effective as a pool cleaner (3*). It is seemingly without peer below $900 (5*). So overall it earns 4*. Now for the detail. First, note that the Zodiac TX30 (TX 35 without trolley) is with three exceptions identical to the Zodiac OT15 and FX18 cleaners. The exceptions are:
(i) price: the TX30 is intended to be sold through full-service pool shops, so it is much more expensive than the OT15 and FX18 which are intended for on-line stores and available on ...
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