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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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Pump surging, air bubbles in return


You have a leak in the suction allowing air to enter and emasculate the pump - find it and fix it!

Jan 19, 2011 | Sta Rite Pool & Spa

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I am setting up my pool and it is 15 x 36.intex easy pool. Do I need to put any shock treatment or chemicals in the water. I heard you can pour in bleach?


yes i put pure bleach in my pool....I only use one bag of shock it about every month or so and i use 1 and half gallons of water each week. U can about tell when u will need to add it..when the water starts getting cloudy. My pool is a 20 round...8,800 gallons, so if u have a smaller pool for instance a 15 round.....5,000 gallons, i would only put maybe 3/4 of a gallon and a smaller pool about half a gallon of bleach per week.

Now how to put the bleach in the pool is what u need to focus on. The way i do it is where the water is returned to your pool i open the bleach and make sure u r wearing old clothing because i didnt once and i had bleach spots on my shirt due to the water splashing back up through the return. Well just pour slowly where the water comes back in the pool.....this is to prevent the liner from bleaching. So i suggest that u do it as slow as u can...its a lil but tidias when u pour it in compared to just dumping a bag of but its well worth the money u save. Pouring it over the water that returns to ur pool is to make sure it doesnt hit the liner and bleach it.....the water from the return will mix in with what u are pouring so that wont happen.....It will save alot of money...i dont use any other thing in my pool but bleach and shock it like i said about every cpl months and all the shock it is for is to settle everything to the bottom so i can vacuum it up. My pool is sparkling clear. i can see every lil spec. Good luck and I hope this helps.....Let me know!
God Bless

Jun 20, 2010 | Intex Easy Set Pool 15x36

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Baracuda does not clean the entire pool. Seems to be stuck in a certain pattern


If you change the direction on your return eyeballs you will change the current in the pool that could be stopping the cleaner from having free roam. Set them give half an hour then ck it again. Keep this till you see the results you want.

Sep 08, 2009 | Zodiac BARRACUDA G3 IN-GRND CLEANER

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The barracuda will not go to the shallow end of the pool


reset your eyeball returns to different positions, their may be a current stopping it from going where you want it to.Reset them give half an hour or so and ck again. Do this till you get results.

Sep 07, 2009 | Zodiac BARRACUDA G3 IN-GRND CLEANER

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Our KK. will work great for maybe 5 minutes, but then stops. It is still chugging, but does not move. Had this problem last summer and bought a new KK. Had the pool replumbed. Have put new gasket on leaf...


There are a couple of things that will cause Kreepy to not move. Basic things to look at to resolve this issue:
1. Check the Footpad, the very bottom part of the cleaner, there should be raised sections on the clear rubber ring. There should be texturing on those sections, should feel like a soft sandpaper. If the sections are smooth, that needs to be replaced.

2. Is the Seal flat on the pool surface? If not, you may need to move the first weight about 8 to 10 inches from the Swivel Head.

3. Does the cleaner stop moving in the same area? When your system is running, can you see the water "rippling across" the top of the water from the return lines? If so, the issue may be your return lines. The cleaner follows the hose, so where the hose floats the cleaner will follow. If the return lines are not allowing the hose to move, then the cleaner will stop moving. Pentair recommends that your return lines should be angled downward at a 4 to 7 o'clock angle, all going in the same direction. This will take a day, or so, to re-direct the flow of water in the pool. However, by moving the flow of water from the top, or toward the center of pool, to a downward circular movement will allow the hose to float freely around the pool.

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Dolphin pool cleaner won't go up to top of the pool , only half way up the wall


Most times when a cleaner won't reach the water level in a pool it is usually due to the internal floats being removed or they are no longer in good condition.
Turn the machine upside down, and remove the bag assembly. Should be foam in the plastic housing, underneath, if not replace.

Jul 03, 2009 | Dolphin Maytronics Diagnostic Robot...

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I got a legend platinum poll cleaner this week and it dosent come up to the shallow end.my slope isnt very steep and the cleaner seems to have plenty of power because it climbs the walls fine.ive tried...


The first thing I would check is the swivels in the hose line. Make sure all of them spin, it not then replace that swivel. You may also want to check the length of the hose, if it was not adjusted to the proper length, this could be the issue also.

Another place to check is other reurn lines. If your pool has more than one return line, check to see if that line is shooting water across the top of the pool, if so, you may want to adjust the flow downward at on angle. The returning water may be stopping the hose and the unit from going to the shallow end.

Jun 27, 2009 | Pentair White/Gray Legend Platinum...

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Hayward pool cleaner; it travels to 1/2 of the pool; when I put it in the other 1/2, it crawls back to the other half. There is no debris inside. I have tried it on all 3 settings.


You probally have to redirect your returns. They may be causing a current in the pool that keeps the cleaner in one end of the pool. If you point them straight down this will often help. Or just in another direction. It will take half an hour or so to break the current up. I hope this helps. Good luck.

Apr 30, 2009 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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