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    How do you keep the robot from staying in the deep end?

    My kidney shape pool is 3.5ft shallow and 9ft in the deep end, I have a Dolphin cleaner that always find itself in the deep end and stay there. It would try to go back to the shallow but the slope always steer it back into the deep. Anyway to fix this issue?
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    Re: How do you keep the robot from staying in the deep end?

    Quote Originally Posted by dannieboiz View Post
    My kidney shape pool is 3.5ft shallow and 9ft in the deep end, I have a Dolphin cleaner that always find itself in the deep end and stay there. It would try to go back to the shallow but the slope always steer it back into the deep. Anyway to fix this issue?
    I have the same pool configuration but not the same problem. How old is your cleaner?
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    Re: How do you keep the robot from staying in the deep end?

    If the Dolphin is more than a year or two old you may want to replaces the tracks and brushes, this can make a huge difference in its climbing ability.
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    Re: How do you keep the robot from staying in the deep end?

    We have the same problem... I've found by switching the ballast far right, then the next time far left, that helps some. Also if it becomes heavy from debris it's prone to stay in the deep end. Our Dolphin is 9 years old, have never thought about replacing tracks or brushes. It's had this problem since day one. However, I love it. It's never failed to clean our pool with an occasional help in direction with the remote.
    My pool… 30K gunite free form, 3 ft. to 11 ft. deep, with 700 gallon spill over spa. White plaster, Jandy 60 sq. ft. DE filter, 2HP Jandy Stealth Pump, 3/4 HP booster pump, Jandy color changing lights, Jandy 400,000 BTU heater, Polaris EOS command center with in-house controls, and shortcut remote next to spa. Hayward goldline valve actuators. 2HP Polaris QT blower for spa. Dolphin Dynamic robotic cleaner. Inline Chlorinator which is used with trichlor pucks ONLY when I need to raise my CYA, which I try to keep around 30 to 40 ppm.

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    Re: How do you keep the robot from staying in the deep end?

    I found a resolution, my return is on the shallow end and if my pump is running full speed it pushes the robot back to the deep. I put my pump in the lowest setting or run the robot when the pump is off did the trick.
    SF Bay

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