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Thread: Advice on getting Maytronics Premier (branded Dolphin M5?) to stop 'circling'

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    Advice on getting Maytronics Premier (branded Dolphin M5?) to stop 'circling'

    I just got my new cleaner and the guide says it 'learns' the shape of your pool in the first 20 minutes of operation. Problem is, mine seems to spend alot of time just going in circles. My pool is 20/40 with a deep end (sloped walls, not a drop off). I can't even get the thing to travel a straight line using the remote.

    I was wondering if I need to play with the float settings - the manual is pretty light on instructions, but it looked like for the PVC brush it wanted both floats out.

    Any thoughts, advice or plan ole crazy ideas would be helpful - I really don't want to think I just wasted $1200. My cheap $500 robotic did a better job so far - it just wasn't built to last. Thanks in advance!
    21x41 Oval Doughboy Autumn Breeze installed mostly inground
    Vari-depth Vinyl liner (4ft/6.5ft - about 30K gallon)
    1HP Jandy ProFlow / Jandy CV460 Cartridge Filter
    Maytronics Dolphin Premier Robotic Cleaner
    TF-100 for chemistry / BBB Method / Borates

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    Re: Advice on getting Maytronics Premier (branded Dolphin M5?) to stop 'circling'

    I have the M5. It has no brain and any attempt to "learn" the pool is a ludicrous marketing gimmick. Mine does 270 degree turns in the middle of the pool.......maybe that just recess in between learning.

    It is a well built machine and the best cleaner I have used, but "learning"?.........not mine!
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    Re: Advice on getting Maytronics Premier (branded Dolphin M5?) to stop 'circling'

    Dave - I used to be in marketing, so I always take that product propaganda with a grain of salt anyway. I'm thinking my floats or the cable (not kinked - brand new) is pulling it wrong.
    21x41 Oval Doughboy Autumn Breeze installed mostly inground
    Vari-depth Vinyl liner (4ft/6.5ft - about 30K gallon)
    1HP Jandy ProFlow / Jandy CV460 Cartridge Filter
    Maytronics Dolphin Premier Robotic Cleaner
    TF-100 for chemistry / BBB Method / Borates

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    Re: Advice on getting Maytronics Premier (branded Dolphin M5?) to stop 'circling'

    If you solve it, let me know. Mine has wandered aimlessly for the past 6-7 months. I still like the cleaner a lot but I see no sign of learning my pool.....it goes around just like the day I bought it.

    The floats made no obvious difference to me, either. I ignore them.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Advice on getting Maytronics Premier (branded Dolphin M5?) to stop 'circling'

    from what i saw on the youtube video
    it wanders around seemingly not knowing where it is going,
    but eventually covers whole pool
    SWG inground peanut shaped eco-bright concrete pool
    50,000 litres 13,000 gallons
    Lincoln Salt Chlorinator, 25 gram cell Sand Filter with glass media
    Taylor K2006-C test kit, Taylor K-1766 salt test, Dolphin M500 pool cleaner
    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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    Re: Advice on getting Maytronics Premier (branded Dolphin M5?) to stop 'circling'

    one thing to remember is to run the cleaner when the filtration is OFF as the flow of water can affect the direct of the cleaner.

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