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    Using Robot During SLAM?

    Good or bad idea to use a robotic cleaner during a SLAM? Worried about long term damage and wear.
    33K, IG, vinyl liner, 15 years old (??), 20x40, 3-8 feet deep, Hayward pump 1.5 HP, Hayward S240 sand filter (300 lbs of sand), Dolphin Triton robotic cleaner, TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Using Robot During SLAM?

    the only damage may be if something big was in there that it got stuck on or damaged, other than that it will help your SLAM along faster
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    Re: Using Robot During SLAM?

    Depends on the cleaner. Some robots have cheaply made parts, like little internal pins that corrode easily with unbalanced water...
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    Re: Using Robot During SLAM?

    OK. Thanks ladies!
    33K, IG, vinyl liner, 15 years old (??), 20x40, 3-8 feet deep, Hayward pump 1.5 HP, Hayward S240 sand filter (300 lbs of sand), Dolphin Triton robotic cleaner, TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Using Robot During SLAM?

    Another question. My robot does terrible when the pump is on. Gets stuck on the main drain, rarely gets to the shallow end and can't climb walls. So what is more important, keeping the pump circulating or allowing the robot to do the full job?
    33K, IG, vinyl liner, 15 years old (??), 20x40, 3-8 feet deep, Hayward pump 1.5 HP, Hayward S240 sand filter (300 lbs of sand), Dolphin Triton robotic cleaner, TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Using Robot During SLAM?

    5900 G Fiberglass IG pool (circa 1990), SWG Hayward Aqua Rite GoldLine (2013), IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump (2013), Hayward Pro Sand Filter (circa 1990), Well water (no iron or other metals fortunately), test with Taylor K2006C, Charleston, SC

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    Re: Using Robot During SLAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket50 View Post
    Another question. My robot does terrible when the pump is on. Gets stuck on the main drain, rarely gets to the shallow end and can't climb walls. So what is more important, keeping the pump circulating or allowing the robot to do the full job?
    Turning the pump off for a couple of hours is not going to create any problems but what's more disturbing is that there's a perceived interaction between your pump and robot. That should not be happening.
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