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Thread: Dolphin Supreme M4 will not climb walls

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    Dolphin Supreme M4 will not climb walls

    I have just installed a new vinyl liner in ground pool. I purchased a refurbished dolphin supreme m4. I've tried to put it in upside down making sure all the air bubbles came out, I've tried the handle in various positions, I've tried one float out/one float in on both sides and still I can't get the little fellow to climb the walls. When it comes to a wall it tries to go up the wall but just sits there and spins. I've posted a video of it trying to climb a wall on you tube. This video is of it getting stuck in a corner of the deep end but the same thing happens on a flat section of the wall deep end or shallow end. Anyone have any ideas??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClfFBp5H ... ata_player

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Dolphin Supreme M4 will not climb walls

    Mine only acts like that when it's full.

    Let me ask you this though, your water appears to be cloudy. I can see a situation where if your walls have algae and are slimy, it might not be able to climb up. Is that a possibility?
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: Dolphin Supreme M4 will not climb walls

    The pool definitely is cloudy, so it certainly is a possibility, I just ordered the TF100 today. My installer shocked the pool and added salt when he finished and the salt level is reading green on the generator so I suspect it has enough salt. But yes it may well have algae. So I guess the algae is enough to keep it from climbing the walls? The pool has only been in for about 3-4 weeks now.

    Billy
    Lazy L In ground pool
    vinyl liner
    ~21000 gallons
    no test results yet, just ordered the tf100
    Variable speed pentair pump
    Sand filter 350 lb
    Date of build 9-15-2012

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    Re: Dolphin Supreme M4 will not climb walls

    You mean he put some stuff that says "shock" in your pool.

    I have to run, I'll let someone else explain... sorry for the short answer.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: Dolphin Supreme M4 will not climb walls

    re. "Shock"
    Standard response:

    "Shock" is a verb, NOT a noun. Dumping in a bag of "Super Shock" in a 20,000 gallon pool will NOT shock it.
    Step 1: See Pool School "How To/Shock Your Pool
    Step 2: Have the ability to test chlorine levels above 10
    Step 3: Buy lots of bleach

    You can take it from there
    Dave
    Sacramento
    1980's 15,000 Gal IG Plaster; 1 1/2 hp Hayward Northstar; Hayward Swimclear C3025 Cartridge Filter (325 sq ft, nom.); Pentair Legend; Polaris PB4-60; Equipment 40' from pool. p.s.: it's an aye-aye.

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    Re: Dolphin Supreme M4 will not climb walls

    my dolphin does the same thing, but sometimes it makes it. I think its because of the curvature of the wall.
    17,000 gal inground
    vinyl
    swg
    3hp 8 returns
    heat siphon heat pump

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