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Thread: Initial Pool Cleaning - Automatic Robot?

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    Initial Pool Cleaning - Automatic Robot?

    Hi All,

    I'm still in the process of turning my pool from Green to Clean, and it's going better then ever this season (thanks to all of you). The guys at the pool store use to tell me not to use my robot on initial clean, but I can't trust them anymore... So I wanted to verify with you guys. I've been putting chlorine and scrubbing my pool daily, but there's still debris on the bottom. I have a vacuum hose that attaches to the skimmer & filter, but whenever I use it, it seems to just clog up my filter within a few mins and priming it has always been a pain (I honestly hate that thing with a passion). So can I just use my robot or is there generally too much debris on the bottom during the season opening and it's going to kill my poor robot?

    PS. I have a Aquabot Turbo

    35,000 gals. vinyl pool, SwimPure SWG, Hayward 1HP Pump, no heater
    Long Island, New York

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    Re: Initial Pool Cleaning - Automatic Robot?

    Yes, you are killing your robot. You must manually remove all that debris and then let the robot clean within it's capabilities.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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