In one of my other threads I mentioned my Kreepy Krauly isn't doing such a great job. It's about 5 years old and was here when we bought the house.
Our situation. We have an auto cover. It's on 90% of the time or more when we aren't in the pool. Keep in mind This is our first pool so we have nothing to compare it too. Every time I open the pool, there is debris on the bottom. It's never perfectly clean. We leave the KK in the pool at all times and it is hooked to the skimmer for now. It runs when the pump is on everyday pool open or not (SS pump) The skimmer rarely runs without the KK attached. This how we were told by the previous owner. Really the circulation is done a majority through the KK and not the skimmer alone. As Ive been reading other posts regarding a replacement motor and run times, I've noticed most people run there cleaner maybe an hour a day or even a few times a week with an uncovered pool!!
So I'm assuming we've been running the KK way to much and the skimmer not enough on its own? And if so, what should the ratio be Cleaner to skimmer,
We do have a dedicated suction port, not being used right now, hoping to have that fixed with a valve shortly. Is it recommended to leave the skimmer be and run it off the suction port? If not, do you just disconnect and connect the cleaner at the skimmer every few days, or whatever your cleaning schedule is?
I've watched the KK on occasion and it seems to get stuck in a pattern...missing a lot of the pool....it gets hung up on the main drain often also.
My assumption would be with the auto cover on so much, and as much as the KK runs, the pool would be near perfect upon opening it up to swim.
Maybe we are doing something wrong, or maybe it's time for a new cleaner...
If new cleaner... Is there generally problems cleaning with a suction cleaner like we are having?
Do all cleaners need to run as much as we are running ours?
I notice robots are really popular, but you can't leave them in the pool and they are $$. I'm gone a lot so putting it in and taking it out everyday would be tough I would thinks your experiences?
Guess My options are :
1. figure out what's wrong with our set up.
2. Get a new suction side cleaner and set it up correctly
3. Get a robot and figure out how I'm gonna get it in and out when need be.
Any experiences, cleaning schedules, routines, recommendations appreciated as always.
Can't wait until all of these issues are figured out. Who said having a pool was easy, lol