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Thread: Robot getting stuck on main drain...

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    Robot getting stuck on main drain...

    Any suggestions on how to keep my TigerShark from getting stuck on the main drain? Had a "ring" that fell apart on year 3. I see the Smart-Ring, but wonder if anyone else makes something similar. Smart-Ring looks a bit "pricey" for what it is. All your thoughts are much appreciated!!
    16,000 IG, SWG, 175 sq. ft. cartridge, 1.5 hp pump, vinyl, Charlotte NC
    TF-100, Pool School, Pool-Calc

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    Re: Robot getting stuck on main drain...

    What type of drain cover do you currently have? A new California-compliant drain cover helps spread out the suction..and typically helps cleaners from getting stuck. You can take a look at covers by DrainSafe or AquaStar.

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    Re: Robot getting stuck on main drain...

    Blake..I really have no idea at this time. Too cold for me to get in and go look with a mask. Would that be your suggestion or just going with something like the Smart-Ring? I doubt my paperwork from the install (5 years now) would have that info, but I can look. You thinking just replace the drain cover itself??
    16,000 IG, SWG, 175 sq. ft. cartridge, 1.5 hp pump, vinyl, Charlotte NC
    TF-100, Pool School, Pool-Calc

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    Re: Robot getting stuck on main drain...

    How many gpm are you pulling from the MD?

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    Re: Robot getting stuck on main drain...

    Probally 25-30+ with a clean filter. I have two skimmers, one main, all 2" PVC. 150 gpm max running 5-10 psi to six returns.
    16,000 IG, SWG, 175 sq. ft. cartridge, 1.5 hp pump, vinyl, Charlotte NC
    TF-100, Pool School, Pool-Calc

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    Re: Robot getting stuck on main drain...

    Try reducing the flow through the MD to see if that helps.

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    Re: Robot getting stuck on main drain...

    Got the High Velosity Adaptor from Hayward and haven't had a drain stick ....yet! Will keep trying to see if it works. I know I'm loosing some volumne thru the tigershark, but looks to be covering the pool very well. Will keep you guys posted!!!
    16,000 IG, SWG, 175 sq. ft. cartridge, 1.5 hp pump, vinyl, Charlotte NC
    TF-100, Pool School, Pool-Calc

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