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Thread: Dolphin only spends it's time in the deep end?

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    Dolphin only spends it's time in the deep end?

    Hi guys, our pool came with a nice Dolphin cleaner and I'm wondering if it's moody or if I'm using it wrong! I thought the dolphins are supposed to "learn" the layout of the pool and clean the whole thing, but mine seems to spend almost all of its time in the deeper areas of the pool and neglects the shallow end - even if I start it in the shallow end.

    Is there a trick to these things?

    Thanks!!
    25,000 Gallons - IG (Cement) - Brand new Pentair Sand Filter & Pump

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    Re: Dolphin only spends it's time in the deep end?

    Mine does that when the bag is dirty. Have you tried running the bag through the washing machine yet?
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    Re: Dolphin only spends it's time in the deep end?

    Nope, just been manually emptying it which still leaves a small amount of residual debris. I'll have my wife run it thru the wash tonite to see if that does the trick!

    Thanks RobbieH!!
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    Re: Dolphin only spends it's time in the deep end?

    Maytronics recommends running it through the washer about once a month.
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    Re: Dolphin only spends it's time in the deep end?

    I have this problem with mine now and it is brand new. Do I need to run it through the wash before the first time using it?
    32000 Gallon 18'X40' Rectangular Gunite pool. Pentair 60sqft DE filter. Electric heat pump. Aquamatic Pool Cover.

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    Re: Dolphin only spends it's time in the deep end?

    Ditto for mine - just bought the DX4 on Friday last and have run it three times already and each time it misses the area right on front of the steps in my shallow end. What's doubly frustrating is that that's where the jets pile up most of the debris in the shallow part of my pool.
    18ft/40ft, 29,600 Gallons, Vinyl Liner, Hayward Perflex Extended Cycle DE Filter, Hayward Super Pump (HP1), Hayward CL220 Chlorinator

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