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    Stingray Automatic Pool Cleaner Stay On The Same Path

    Hello
    I have purchased the Stingray Automatic Pool Cleaner - http://www.ebay.com/itm/281033166073...84.m1439.l2649 tried to use it last night and it stays on the same path all the time. What might cause it?
    30'x54" Quest Above Ground Round Pool , About 21,000 Gallons , Hayward Perflex EC50 D.E. Filter System 1.5HP Power-Flo Pump , TF-100 Test Kit , Two Hayward Main Drains on the Bottom , Hayward CL200 In-Line Above-Ground Chlorinator.
    77"x77"x21.5" Hot Tub

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    Re: Stingray Automatic Pool Cleaner Stay On The Same Path

    I have virutally the same cleaner, it came "free" with my pool.....I know why.
    It has limited value, it will basically follow the same path over and over which, as far as I can tell, is 2 different circular paths. One way to alter the path, if yours came with hose segments (mine came with a bunch of 2-3 foot hose segments that are peiced together) is to add or remove segments every so often, that will loosen or tighten the path it takes.

    This cleaner can help but it only has limited value, in my opinion.
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    Re: Stingray Automatic Pool Cleaner Stay On The Same Path

    I do have sections of hose. I removed enough of them so the cleaner will reach other end of the pool. I tried anything. Nothing helps
    30'x54" Quest Above Ground Round Pool , About 21,000 Gallons , Hayward Perflex EC50 D.E. Filter System 1.5HP Power-Flo Pump , TF-100 Test Kit , Two Hayward Main Drains on the Bottom , Hayward CL200 In-Line Above-Ground Chlorinator.
    77"x77"x21.5" Hot Tub

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    Re: Stingray Automatic Pool Cleaner Stay On The Same Path

    Start with all the hose and occasionally remove a peice until its too short to do anything, this will tighten the path each time and cause it to move into some new areas.
    The unit only accomplishes so much, it will never clean the entire pool bottom, it's just the way it is.
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
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    Re: Stingray Automatic Pool Cleaner Stay On The Same Path

    I think I will sell that **** then
    30'x54" Quest Above Ground Round Pool , About 21,000 Gallons , Hayward Perflex EC50 D.E. Filter System 1.5HP Power-Flo Pump , TF-100 Test Kit , Two Hayward Main Drains on the Bottom , Hayward CL200 In-Line Above-Ground Chlorinator.
    77"x77"x21.5" Hot Tub

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    Re: Stingray Automatic Pool Cleaner Stay On The Same Path

    I've contemplated the same thing, the one good thing I can say about the unit is that occasionally the pool needs a vacuuming and I have other things around the house to do, so I hook this thing up and occasionally come out to remove a section.
    In that case it helps because the pool gets somewhat cleaner and I get to do something more important. So it's better than nothing.
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
    Foam Cove, Taylor K-2006 kit, BBB method, 8'X20' Fafco Sunsaver Hard Plumb, DIY Fountain, Margarittaville Fiji


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    Re: Stingray Automatic Pool Cleaner Stay On The Same Path

    Mine is close to that it came with 2 yellow hose weights.
    Without the weights the cleaner stays on the outside with the weights the cleaner seems to move more to the middle
    --- Greg----
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    Re: Stingray Automatic Pool Cleaner Stay On The Same Path

    I too deploy the Remove sections of Hose. I also Fine changing the direction of the return jet, (Say from Clockwise, to Counter clockwise, to pointed at the bottom) also forces "Suckie" (the name my kids give it) into a different path altogether.

    One other thing I do is loop the hose once or twice in the middle, (effectively creating a figure 8 with the hose in the middle of the pool) This forces Suckie to take some meandering tours around the pool.

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    Re: Stingray Automatic Pool Cleaner Stay On The Same Path

    Just got a wanda the whale

    Im amazed

    This never got caught on my wedding cake steps
    Cleaned the entire bottom of my 24 AGP in like 3 hours

    BYE BYe to that old cleaner
    --- Greg----
    24 x 54 Round Cozumel AGP with Grand Entrance Step 14500 Gal
    Running ntex Krystal Clear Saltwater System with E.C.O.
    A/G Cristal Flo II Sand Filter Tank w/ 2HP, 2-Speed Dynamo pump -Zeobest
    TFT Test Kit---Gorilla Floor and Foam Pool Cove--Half Deck

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