Common Issues to Watch Out for When Using Automatic Pool Cleaner

Cleaning a swimming pool regularly is a significant responsibility that must be approached with the seriousness it deserves. Luckily, robotic cleaners make pool cleaning effortless, which might explain their rising popularity among pool owners. That said, no automatic pool cleaner is 100% fail-safe; therefore, proper maintenance is crucial for extended service life. If you do not take good care of a robotic pool cleaner, it could develop problems down the line and struggle to perform optimally. This article highlights issues you should watch out for if you rely on a robotic cleaner for pool maintenance.

A Slow Moving Cleaner — Most robotic pool cleaners come with a speed control valve that allows you to adjust the machine's speed while underwater. Therefore, most pool cleaners often believe that the speed-control valve is incorrectly configured when they notice their pool cleaners moving slowly. While it could be the case, the causes of a slow-moving pool cleaner are varied. One of the most common culprits is a clogged filter or clogging at the intake hole located beneath the device. Notably, you should inspect and clean the filter and intake hole to improve a robotic cleaner's speed. The correct way of doing it is to take a pool cleaner out of the water and flip it to expose the intake hole and remove accumulated debris. Additionally, take out the filter and tap it against your palm to remove excess dirt.

A Cleaner Falls Backwards When Climbing Pool Walls — Most advanced robotic pool cleaners are designed with climbing capabilities to clean pool walls. Ideally, the machine should remain vertical while cleaning the sides of a pool. However, if you notice that a pool cleaner constantly flips backward when climbing swimming pool walls, there could be a problem. The most common cause for the behaviour is the presence of water in a robotic cleaner's handle, which causes balance and buoyancy issues underwater. It usually happens if the handle has a crack and allows water to leak and fill the hollow space inside. To establish the problem, move the handle back and forth and listen for sloshing sounds. Replace a robotic pool cleaner's handle once you find water in it.

A Cleaner Does Not Cover an Entire Pool Floor — When you buy and submerge a robotic cleaner in a pool, it scans the entire floor and chooses a route that allows it to clean the whole pool floor quickly and efficiently. However, a robotic cleaner might begin to skip certain sections of a pool floor, leaving them dirty. The issue is caused by various agents, the simplest of which is a tangled hose that you can easily untangle. Notably, if you modify the path of return jets in a swimming pool, a robotic cleaner might struggle to cover the whole floor. Therefore, it is advisable to reset a cleaner's system to rescan a pool floor and map out a new route using its AI (Artificial Intelligence) functionality.