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Baracuda pool cleaner does not cover the entire pool

My baracuda always gets stuck at the corner of the steps. My pool is kidney-shaped. I don't have any weights on the hoses nor do I have any valves at the end of the hose that connects to the skimmer.

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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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