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Pentair legend moves slow.

Hi, my pool sweep has never flowed properly in the pool since pool was built in 2006. when it works it just goes in circles. never picks anything up. I have only seen it go to the shallow end of the pool a hand full of times. Lines are clear pump booster was replaced twice. have no idea whats wrong. pool company will not help

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