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    Help! Dolphn Flipping

    Hi everyone,

    I have a Dolphin Nautilus pool cleaner that flips over very frequently. This typically happens in the shallow end of the pool and essentially makes its useless as intended. Its basically impossible for us to drop it in the pool, turn it on, and let it do its thing without waiting for it to flip and then fixing.

    Does anyone else have this issue? Any insight into what is causing the problem?

    Thanks as always for your help.
    28k gallon AG pebble sheen, Pentair Triton II Sand Filter, Intelliflo 3HP, SWG, TF-100 test kit, spa
    Pool installed 2005/2006 (we bought house in summer 2014 so our knowledge of pool history is limited)

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    Re: Help! Dolphn Flipping

    Is the coping causing it to flip over? Any clue of why is it mostly in the shallow end? As in maybe fighting the cable?

    Mine never flips upside down. When it gets stuck it turns off the suction and floats down to the bottom, more or less right side up.
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    Re: Help! Dolphn Flipping

    As an update, it turns out that the Dolphin Nautilus we bought was missing two critical Styrofoam pieces that help control its buoyancy.

    If you happen to have the same problem, you can buy them from the INYO pools website at these links:

    http://www.inyopools.com/Products/14701352075177.htm

    http://www.inyopools.com/Products/14701352075176.htm

    Install took 10 minutes and was very easy. Problem appears to be completely solved and robot is working well.
    28k gallon AG pebble sheen, Pentair Triton II Sand Filter, Intelliflo 3HP, SWG, TF-100 test kit, spa
    Pool installed 2005/2006 (we bought house in summer 2014 so our knowledge of pool history is limited)

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    Re: Help! Dolphn Flipping

    Nice update! Thanks,
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