I got my new Solar-Breeze off the Kickstarter today. I popped it into the pool, switched it to on and off it went! It looks very well-built. It must have great battery storage because it is running into the night. However, I'm not sure it's working right. Reverse doesn't really work. The turbines do reverse but the cleaner just stops moving forwards. It doesn't visibly backup. The cleaner is getting caught on the hose of my PoolCleaner suction cleaner and can't get unstuck because it doesn't reverse. Also, it seems to go in reverse a lot even when it is NOT stuck on anything.
The SolarPool recommend either taking the suction cleaner out or putting weights on the hose. I don't think it's advisable to put weights on the hose. The PoolCleaner is designed to work best with a floating hose I thought.
The Solar-Breeze manufacturer has a blog and it indicates that the pool will be clean without the suction cleaner in it all the time but I don't quite get that because I have heavy debris around the pool as well as the stuff that floats. It would be great if I could do that because I could decrease the speed of the pump and save electricity but it doesn't sit right with me.
I'm not sure what to do. Waiting on customer service to get back to me. Maybe if the reverse issue gets sorted out, the cleaner will be able to unstick itself from the hose.