So I'm telling my Green Monster recovery story here, if interested:
Where do I start...
One of the areas I'm working on is cleaning/sweep/robot. I'm considering a robot since my Hayward cleaner doesn't do a good job of getting up the walls. It also doesn't make it to the shallow end often, I think because of the circulation and hose attachment point. i.e. the circulation pattern pushes the floating hose to the deep end as it comes off the wall. Add to that the cleaner slows way down or stops if pressure rises much from startup. I'm already running my valve as much toward cleaner (~85%) as I can without restricting flow.
My question: If I get a robot do I still need the Hayward? If not, what do I do about the cleaner intake? If I run 100% skimmer it restricts flow. Could I just leave one section of hose attached and the leaf basket?
I would probably need to run the robot several times a week, if not every day, due to the amount of dirt, debris and leaves I get from SoCal afternoon winds.