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    Pool Rover Replacement Options/Recomendations

    I have been happy with my pool rover for last 3 seasons. Having an issue now, I have a dust on the bottom of my pool and Rover goes so fast it makes a dust cloud. He does clean since his bag is dirty, but not like I expect and the dust clouds the pool. I do manual vacuum but don't always have the time. I was wondering about maybe getting a suction side like Diver Dave. I have enough pump to do it. Any thoughts? Or would consider something with brushes for an AG pool that is not to expensive (under 400).

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    Re: Pool Rover Replacement Options/Recomendations

    I know they run slower as the bag fills up, so maybe get the bag dirty before you start. Kinda seems illogical, seeing as the bag is supposed to help it clean, not get it dirty. But hey, why not?
    Obviously you'll have to experiment with how much and what not. I'd use DE to "pre-dirty" it. Or maybe just stuff it full of nylons, socks, old briefs, boxers, etc..
    I don't know if it'll slow it down enough, but I do know that is a real problem with many an automatic pool cleaner, they go too fast to keep from stirring up the fine stuff. It's not about speed, it's about accuracy and detail with these guys.

    The only other thing I could think of is to modify your power supply so you have a variac type resistor on the DC side, this way as you turn down the voltage, it will slow down the rover. Since you're just grabbing fine dust and the wheels run off the vacuum motor, being that it doesn't take much suction to pull up fine dust, you should be good.
    But you'd have to be good with electronics or know someone that is to perform this. Do not attempt it yourself if you aren't.
    Or buy a variable output bench power supply off Fleabay.
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    Re: Pool Rover Replacement Options/Recomendations

    No one else commented on this with automatic cleaner answers. HUH, odd...

    OP, were you able to slow yours down, what did you end up doing?
    Thanks for reading... - Tony
    Da' Pool: Intex 15'x42" 3284gal AGP EasySet (Inflatable Ring) - (Summer 2014: 27' round EW /w 6.5' deep end @ 22,500gal)
    Pump & Cart Mod: 1000gph Cart. 5ft² - 2 nylons, 24/7 OP. Traps bugs/bits, lasts longer/cleans easier = Happier Pool Owner!!
    The Bible for a "Trouble Free Pool" life = PoolSchool, the BBB method a TF100 test kit(Recommend Kits Compared). - Cleaning a Sand Filter
    Water looks like GLASS, if yours doesn't...SLAM IT! Feels nice and never been happier!!! :D

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