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    Temp limitations on Robots

    By Monday, my pool water temp will be around 42-45 degrees. The documentation (it's horrible) for my Dolphin Premier lists no temp limitations for operating the robot in water that cold.

    Anybody, regardless of brand, have a manufacturer's limitation for a robot?
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    Re: Temp limitations on Robots

    On dolphins and the Hayward tiger sharks I believe it's anything under 49 F. They won't climb the walls or really steep slopes.
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    Re: Temp limitations on Robots

    Something I had not considered. What exactly could be damaged by running in cold water? (although I doubt my water ever gets that cold)
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    Re: Temp limitations on Robots

    The manuals show 41 F as the low temperature limit.

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    Re: Temp limitations on Robots

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW
    The manuals show 41 F as the low temperature limit.
    Well, shoot, I might have a couple of degrees to spare!

    I doubt they have a cold temp sensing limiter but I imagine the increased resistance of all the cold parts might load up the motors too much and cause them to shut off.......we'll see.
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    Re: Temp limitations on Robots

    The 41f might be for storage. They show 54 f as a lower limit for "optimal" operation. I can't find a definite lower operating temperature.

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    Re: Temp limitations on Robots

    I ran it yesterday......probably around 50 degree temp......it appeared a bit sluggish but it may have been my imagination.
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    Re: Temp limitations on Robots

    As far as I know it just won't climb the walls under 50. Should operate fine other then that
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    Re: Temp limitations on Robots

    I have a Polaris 9300 I just got end of this years season. Pool wasn't finished till early Nov and it appeared to work ok in 45 degree water.

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