Cleaners aren't meant to stay in the pool 24/7. This is true for all cleaners. Pressure side cleaners run on a schedule every day so why take it out? Leaving the cleaner in the pool 24/7 increases its exposure to corrosive chemicals in the water, such as chlorine or shock.
While the unit can remain in the pool during use of the weekly timer function (if available on your model), we do not recommend leaving the cleaner in the pool for long extended periods of time.
You should allow the vacuum to run until it has cleaned the entire pool, including the bottom and the sides. This averages between two and six hours. The better your pool has been maintained -- for example, if you vacuum every week -- the less time it takes.
You should also take the cleaner out of the pool and lay the hose in a straight line in the sun to relax the memory. Leave it there for the best part of a day. When you place the cleaner back in the pool, check that you have the proper hose length.
All Kreepy Krauly cleaners are have an inbuilt steering system, coupled with a unique Ultra Flex Hose to give the cleaner the freedom to travel all over your pool.
Regular Maintenance will often be once a week, unless you are a pool owner with heavy usage. Getting on a weekly cleaning routine will make vacuumings faster and help keep algae from sporing.
The Main Cause: A Coiling Hose
You have taken your hose out of the pool and stored it. It coiled. Over time the top layer of your pool water has slowly reset the memory of your hose.
For pools 4′ deep or less, use 1 hose weight 4″ to 12″ from the cleaner. For pools of 4-7′ deep, use 2 weights, one 4″ to 12″ from the cleaner and one 6′ from the cleaner. For pools from 8′ to 12′ deep, use a third weight, placed 10 ft. from the swivel end of the cleaner.
Ideally, you need to run your robot pool cleaner daily or at least once a day if you're always swimming in it. But if you don't swim in it as much, run it at least once weekly or every two weeks. When you're using a swimming pool cover all the time, you may wash your pool monthly.
The manual says you should put it away after each use and I usually do. I haven't seen any adverse effect from leaving it in the pool occasionally.
Running the pump at night should only be when you are doing a major chemical treatment such as algae clean-up. Your pool is more vulnerable during the day, plants don't grow at night the way they do during the day–that's true of ALL plants including Algae.
The size of your pool, the efficiency of your pump and filter, and how dirty your pool is are just some of the factors you need to consider. Nevertheless, most pool cleaning professionals would advise against running a pool pump for more than 8 hours a day.
To keep your pool clean, all the water must run through your pump's filter system at least once a day. This is called turnover rate. It's simple: in order to run your pump effectively for eight hours, your pump should be able to process all of your pool water during that time.
You can get electrocuted in a swimming pool as a result of: (1) faulty electrical wiring to pool equipment such as underwater lights, pumps, filters and vacuums; (2) no GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters) protections for outlets and circuits; and (3) electrical appliances and extension cords entering the water.
In general, it's a good idea to vacuum your pool once a week. You should also vacuum your swimming pool any time you notice large amounts of debris, dirt, or leaves on the floor of the pool (for example, your pool may need vacuuming after a heavy storm).
A. For your safety DO NOT USE an extension cord with your Dolphin pool cleaner. Extension cords present a fire hazard, reduce pool safety levels and impair equipment performance.
Remember: vacuuming your pool regularly will help keep your pH balanced easier and more controlled. Skim your pool for debris, such as leaves, bugs, etc. and be sure to check your skimmer and empty that regularly as well.
Vacuuming to WASTE can only be accomplished if a multiport valve controls your pool filter system. This position bypasses the filter and sends all the unwanted debris through the waste line. Note: Vacuuming to WASTE drains the pool, so keep an eye on your water levels.
Bottom line, the filter must be backwashed on a regular basis to ensure that your pool water is clear. "When do we need to backwash?" - It is recommended to backwash your filter once every 4-6 weeks of regular use.
Measuring the ideal length for your hose is a matter of calculating the distance of the two furthest points in your swimming pool. So, for example; If your skimmer is located 30 feet from the furthest corner, and your pool has a depth of 5 feet, you will need a 35-foot-long vacuum hose.
What causes automatic pool cleaners to flip or do wheelies? The water level in a pool is one of the most common causes for this problem. When the water level is too high, the water line is very close to the coping. So when the cleaner starts to climb the wall, it hits the coping and flips on to its back.
The cleaner does not reach all areas of pool, stays in deep end. Hose length is incorrect. Adjust hose to required length using the measuring tape included with the cleaner.
Excess hose will cause the cleaner to twist and tangle during operation, measure the hose to ensure that it is adjusted to the proper length for the pool size. You also need to make sure that the feed hose is floating. Any part of the hose that is waterlogged should be replaced.
Your first issue is to resolve the problem of the cleaner getting stuck or going in circles. This is most likely caused when pool cleaners are left in the pool 24/7. When the water is cold or cools off from a warm day, the plastic in the hose gets a memory and curls slightly.