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Where is the return line diverter located on an orbit pool cleaner

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SOURCE: return line flow blocked by pool light

Odds are you have an "Aqua Luminator" or "Johnny Light" style light that has replaced your factory style return or discharge on above ground pool. It usually contains two lens, bulb with fixture and step down transformer/switch. These lights usually contain a fountain attachment that makes circulation even worse. If it is this style of light you have a couple of options.

1. Rotate the housing 90deg (from top to side) so that the slotted discharge is pushing the water into the pool in a direction that helps circulation. Be careful to rotate only the outside housing. You do not want to twist the liner into the return/light fixture. Usually you will have to loosen or remove the light bulb prior to doing so.
2. If you want to remove the light and discharge, unplug the transformer/power. Unscrew and remove the lock nut on the outside of the pool that holds the bulb in. Once removed the bulb is connected with two terminals these simply pull apart. Once removed the discharge will push water into the pool without direction. This will help prevent algae build up from poor circulation.
If you want to remove the light fixture once and for all, drain the water level below the discharge port. Once the bulb and slotted cover is removed you will see a flange inside the pool. The flange inside the pool will have 4 tabs, simply grasp and turn counter clockwise. This will remove it from the casing and you will be able to replace it with a standard directional return or discharge. Bear in mind certain pools have different size gaskets and parts, so it is best to know this information prior.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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SOURCE: My Pentair legend pool cleaner is not moving

On this automatic pool cleaner, this is usually an easy thing to fix. First, make sure that your filter bag is clean and free of obstructions. Next, take of your head float and shake it. If you can hear water inside, you will need to order a new head float and install it. They are usually inexpensive and easy to replace. Make sure the hose floats are evenly placed and make sure that the cleaner is not getting too much pressure from the return lines.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Dolphin Orbit diagnostic pool cleaner

It is either going to be that your impeller is blocked or your drive system has something stuck in it. Check your wheels, axles, etc. for obstructions. If it is not either one of these, it is going to be an issue with the electrical system and you are going to have to take it into a pro that specializes in robotic pool cleaners.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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My pool cleaner only sweeps the deep water zone. It never comes up to the shallow half part of the pool. By the way, the approximate size of my pool is 18 ft x 36 ft.


This should be an easy problem to fix with this type of automatic pool cleaner. Add return diverters or divert return inlets downward. This will use flow to move cleaner to opposite end. Move hose weight away from cleaner head slightly. You might also have to add additional hose weights.

Apr 17, 2011 | Zodiac BARRACUDA G3 IN-GRND CLEANER

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My Zodiac pacer prefers to clean the walls of the pool instead of the bottom, and as a result it gets stuck on the walls over the water outlet


Here are a few things that you can try to get your pool cleaner to cover the entire surface of the pool. Add return diverters or divert return inlets downward. You may need to use the Pool Pulse feature to lower your flow. You might also need to add hose weights.

Dec 19, 2010 | Zodiac Pacer Pool Cleaner

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Cleaner comes to the sides and top of pool, and won't stay on the bottom.


Cleaner won't leave or rim of edge of pool. Use Pool Pulse to lower flow. Utilize return flow to move cleaner. Adjust hose weight.

POOL PULSE (metering flow)
The Pool Pulse is a flow meter that measures the volume of water flowing through your Zodiac cleaner. It must be used to properly set the flow and can be used as a diagnostic tool when the cleaner isn't running properly. This piece should have been provided with your original box, but if you have lost or discarded the pool pulse flow meter, then you will need to purchase another one either online, or at your local swimming pool retailer. For the following steps (using 2 people is recommended; one poolside and the other at the plumbing manifold.) Vacuum and skimmer valves are located at your plumbing manifold. • Remove the cleaner head. • Attach the Pool Pulse to the end of the hose and keep it under water. • Turn on the filtration system. • For pools with one skimmer, flow is automatically regulated by the Flowkeeper Valve. Insure the blue indicator of the Pool Pulse is in the ideal range (when viewed from the side). • For pools with two or more skimmers, leave the selected skimmer open and slowly close the other skimmer(s) until the blue indicator of the Pool Pulse moves into the ideal range (when viewed from the side). • For pools with a wall vacuum fitting, leave the wall vacuum fitting fully open and slowly close the skimmer valve until the blue indicator of the Pool Pulse moves into the ideal range (when viewed from the side). • Keeping the hose under water, remove the Pool Pulse. Submerge the cleaner head, and when the bubbles stop coming from the extension pipe, attach the hose end. Your installation is now complete.

REGULATING RETURNS Divert the pool return inlets downward - Your Zodiac Automatic Pool Cleaner must move randomly throughout the pool and water circulating at the surface will influence the hose and limit coverage. • To adjust the return inlet: loosen the lock ring and redirect the eyeball downward, then retighten the lock ring. If the eyeball is difficult to adjust, insert a screwdriver inside the eyeball and gently adjust downward. • If the return inlets cannot be pointed downward, then you MUST install Zodiac return line diverters. They are available online or through you local retailer.
This is what a diverter looks like. zodiac_return_line_diverter.jpg
Adjusting weight on cleaner: FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES BELOW FOR YOUR SPECIFIC CLEANER MODEL. (Model number is stated on the cover of the manual that came with your cleaner) MODEL# W83251 - Hose weight is not required for this model cleaner in most pools. As a troubleshooting technique to improve coverage or prevent the cleaner from climbing the walls excessively, snap (1) hose weight onto the first hose section, one meter from the cleaner head. MODEL# W03000 - Snap (1) hose weight onto the middle of the first hose section, 1/2 meter from the cleaner head. MODEL# W83215 & W83216 - Snap (2) hose weights onto the middle of the second hose section, 1 1/2 meters from the cleaner head.

If you are still experiencing issues with your cleaner, you have a full 1 year warranty on the cleaner and Zodiac is happy to help you with the ownership! They can be contacted at: 1-888-786-779

Sure hope this takes care of that issue for you, and I look forward to your feedback! Thanks for allowing us to help you out!
Brian Morris, The Ugly Pool Guy www.WeFixUglyPools.com

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I have a G4 unit. Can not get it to clean the shallow end. It likes to orbit the deep end mostly on a kidney shape in grd pool. I have change hose lenghts. I have moved the hose weight at different...


Try moving the water inlets around. Down the wall if you can. They will set a current in the pool the cleaner with floating hoses can't over come. If you don't have eyeball returns you can get diverters to do this for you. That should fix your problem.

Sep 27, 2010 | Zodiac Baracuda G4 Automatic Pool Cleaner...

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Areas go uncleaned on the floor


If you have areas of your pool not getting cleaned when using these pool cleaners, first check to make sure that the return line water flow is correct and adjust it as necessary with the eyeball diverter valve. Also, make sure that you have enough hose to reach all corners of the pool. Check for proper hose balance.

Aug 27, 2010 | Universal Kreepy Krauly In-Ground Pool...

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Baracuda X7 stays at the deep end of the pool


With these pool cleaners, there are several things that you can try to get your cleaner to move around your pool. Check to make sure the hose is long enough to reach all ends of the pool and that it has proper hose balance. Check the return line water flow and redirect as necessary with an eyeball diverter.

Jul 23, 2010 | Zodiac Baracuda G3 Automatic In Ground...

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It wont stay in the deep end


If these automatic pool cleaners are staying on one end of the pool, there are a couple things that could be causing it. First, check the return line water flow and redirect as necessary with an eyeball diverter. Also, make sure that the hose is long enought to reach each end of the pool. Also check the hose balance.

Jul 14, 2010 | Universal Kreepy Krauly In-Ground Pool...

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Climbs the walls and does not cover floor of deep end


If these pool cleaners are not covering one end of the pool, it is likely a problem with your hose. Check to make sure that it is long enough to cover the entire pool. Also, check the hose balance and make sure that it is correct. It could also be a problem with your return line water flow. It might need to be redirected with an eyeball diverter.

Jun 13, 2010 | Zodiac Baracuda G4 Automatic Pool Cleaner...

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It only stays one side of the pool and does not pick up well


First, make sure that your flapper is clean and clear of debris that could cause the pool cleaner to not change position properly. Next, check the return line water flow and redirect it as necessary. Your clean should have come with an "eyeball diverter" to help you regulate the water flow. If you don't have this, you can buy a "wire diverter" from your local pool store (pretty inexpensive). This might seem obvious, but make sure that you have enougth hose to stretch to every end of your pool. Finally, make sure that your cleaner has a proper hose balance.

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Baracuda pool cleaner does not cover the entire pool


With these pool cleaners, there are several things that it could be. Check the return line water flow and redirect as necessary with an eyeball diverter. Make sure the automatic regulator valve is installed properly and is not clogged. Make sure the cleaner has proper hose balance.

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