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    pH and robots

    Is it true that pH is important so that automatic robots can climb walls? And IF this is true, why please?! I'm puzzled!
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    Re: pH and robots

    pH is important but not so robots can climb walls!

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    Re: pH and robots

    Exactly what I thought!! But dealers always ask 'What was the pH?' when I say robot climbs wall once or twice when it's first started, then makes efforts but gets nowhere except the floor!
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    Re: pH and robots

    OK -
    I'm going to be characterized as a nut for this one, and I do ck my pH regularly, but... when I was a teen, I could tell when the pH was high in our pool by the feel of the water. If I rubbed my finger and thumb together on the surface of the water, a higher pH would feel slippery while a normal pH would feel "clean". Also, the pool plaster felt "slippery" to my feet, and I had less traction if I tried to run in the water, with high pH. It was my cue to tell my dad to add acid. Maybe this is what the dealer is suggesting?

    Anyway, I have to think that a robots ability to climb depends on lots of other things besides pH.... seems like a stretch to me.
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    Re: pH and robots

    I would think the pool store employee was suggesting that an algae build up on the walls might prevent traction. For most APC's a failure to climb indicates a need for tweaking of the APC.
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    Re: pH and robots

    Quote Originally Posted by budster
    For most APC's a failure to climb indicates a need for tweaking of the APC.
    Exactly!

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