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    robotic pool cleaner mod?

    Is it possible to purchase a waterproof cable swivel seperately and slice it into you robotic pool cleaners existing floating cable? If so does anyone know if/where one can purchase this type of swivel? I am happy with my current robotic cleaner but I hate untangling the cord so often.
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    Re: robotic pool cleaner mod?

    My Tigershark is a similarly designed robot. I don't have many issues with tangling. Are you changing the handle position before each time you run it?

    I don't believe there is a reliable way to add a swivel to a robot that does not have one.
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    Re: robotic pool cleaner mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by JVTrain View Post
    My Tigershark is a similarly designed robot. I don't have many issues with tangling. Are you changing the handle position before each time you run it?

    I don't believe there is a reliable way to add a swivel to a robot that does not have one.
    no..I don't change the handle position often...maybe about once a month.. I know i should change it more often
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    Re: robotic pool cleaner mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by echo View Post
    Is it possible to purchase a waterproof cable swivel seperately and slice it into you robotic pool cleaners existing floating cable? If so does anyone know if/where one can purchase this type of swivel? I am happy with my current robotic cleaner but I hate untangling the cord so often.
    2 Wire Cable Ez Swivel For Aquabot Pool Cleaner Power Cable

    They have different kinds for 2-wire and 5-wire
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    Re: robotic pool cleaner mod?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geebot View Post
    2 Wire Cable Ez Swivel For Aquabot Pool Cleaner Power Cable

    They have different kinds for 2-wire and 5-wire
    the swivel in your link seems like the type of swivel that one would use to help with an already tangled cable. I am looking for something that would help prevent tangling during the robotic cleaners use. (probably something that you would have to cut and splice wires and install closer to the robot itself rather than closer to the power pac.
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    Re: robotic pool cleaner mod?

    They don't sell them because the manufacturers would go nuts. It's not a good idea to splice the cord.
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