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    start up and robot

    Just opening my pool. I have a new Blue Pearl and was wondering when I should start using it? Do I need to wait until the water is clear, or go ahead and put it in to help clean?
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    Re: start up and robot

    If your pool is an awful mess with tons of leaves, solids, etc., the Blue Pearl (or any cleaner) will be overwhelmed. Get out ALL the solids that you can rake out with a leaf net and then put your robot in there.

    If it gets clogged up from too much junk, mine cuts off before the 90 minute cycle is up and I have to clean the bag and then restart it.
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    Re: start up and robot

    I dont have alot of solids, mainly just dead algae. Thought it might help keep it stirred up and filter out better? Just worried at this high chlorine level it might damage the bot?? Thanks for the reply.
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    Re: start up and robot

    Just worried at this high chlorine level it might damage the bot??
    How high is it?
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    Re: start up and robot

    Free chlorine is 8
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    Re: start up and robot

    Should be fine. Should be able to use the bot at full mustard levels also.
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    Re: start up and robot

    Robot should be fine. Just remember to take it out and give it a good rinse with a garden hose.

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    Re: start up and robot

    Had more leaves than I thought. Only ran for a few mins then kicked off. Guess I better dig most of the leave out first?
    IG 30,000 gal vinyl
    sand filter
    1.5 hp 220 volts

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