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My navigator seems to stay primarily in the deep end. doesn't seem to be able to get to the shallow end.

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Could be several things. If no blockage at inlet hole, feet are in good condition, springs in place and moving freely, etc., I would suggest too little suction. Use the gauge that came with the unit to check for acceptable level. If you don't have that, it will just be trial and error to get it right. Unfortunately, you can't set these once and expect them to remain functional. Suction is always changing depending on filter pressure (blockage), skimmer baskets full, etc..

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