Just purchased a Aquabot S2-50 and it arrived yesterday. Set it up and put it in the pool right away. I have been running it on 2 hour cycles. After each cycle has run then I pull it out and clean out the filter bags (I put the larger hole filters in for this initial cleaning). So far it is bringing out a lot of green sludge for lack of a better explanation. Our pool is a green swamp, we are still in the process of bringing the water level up before we can turn on the pump and filter. There has only been about a hand full or so of actual leaves. I don't believe there is leaf debris on the bottom, I believe it is mostly just the green sludge, however, we can not see the bottom.
So out of curiosity I have watched the robot off and on. It seems to travel about 3' away from the pool wall, then stop and sit there for about a minute or so and then will come back to the pool wall and sit at the pool wall for another 30 seconds to a minute.
Is this how it is supposed to work?
I have even picked it up, but kept it under water and just held it there for a while. The motor isn't running, then all of a sudden it will run, then it stops for a brief second then seems to be pushing water out of the other direction. Sorry, I am not explaining this very well.
I have tried watching YouTube videos (we have limited internet access, so have to be careful watching videos) and I haven't been able to find a video that shows this same robot when it is stopping and restarting. So I guess that is why I am questioning if this is working correctly or not.
Any help would be appreciated. THANKS!!!