I've decided to quit fighting with my in-ground in-floor cleaning system. I need to get some advice on robotic pool cleaners instead. My pool is small - about 10,000 gallons. It is L-shaped to wrap around my patio. I have some built in steps, but no other underwater features. The pool dealers around here seem to agree that the Hayward AquaNaut is a good system, but I was hoping to spend less. I will buy the aquanaut if it is reliable - I've had enough of repairing pop-ups and filters and pumps and everything else - I don't want another maintenance headache.

Is the aquanaut a good system? Are there other reliable systems I should be looking at? I appreciate any advice.