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    Doheny's Discovery (Maytronics S200) Dolphin Question

    I just purchased this unit and am curious as to what I should be doing with objects in the pool such as my poolskim device (connected to one of the returns) and the two floating frog logs I have hanging off the sides of the pool. As the robot moves up to the tile line, will it try to eat my frog logs? I'm guessing it would make sense to remove these prior to cleaning, but just wanted to check to see if anyone else has run across this potential issue.
    20x40 33k gal in-ground Bella Blue Pebble Fina pool w/diving board, 1 HP Hayward pump, Raypak RP2100 335k BTU NG mV heater, Pentair Quad DE 60 filter, Pentair 261173 multi-port valve, Stenner 45MPHP10 pump w/15 gal tank, Intermatic ET1125CR dual electronic timer, 1.5" lines, two skimmers w/socks, Poolskim, vacuum line, ColorQ Pro 7 kit, TF-100 kit, speedstir, 2 froglogs, Dolphin Discovery Robot. Wine is the answer, what was the question?

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    Re: Doheny's Discovery (Maytronics S200) Dolphin Question

    yeah remove that stuff. The robot will either try to eat it, or the cord get tangled on it. Forgot to take out my thermometer which had a string tied to it, and it got ate. Didnt do any damage but was a pain to get the string out from round the tracks
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery (Maytronics S200) Dolphin Question

    Thanks for the feedback. Anyone know if this cleaner can be set to do the floor only and ignore the walls?
    20x40 33k gal in-ground Bella Blue Pebble Fina pool w/diving board, 1 HP Hayward pump, Raypak RP2100 335k BTU NG mV heater, Pentair Quad DE 60 filter, Pentair 261173 multi-port valve, Stenner 45MPHP10 pump w/15 gal tank, Intermatic ET1125CR dual electronic timer, 1.5" lines, two skimmers w/socks, Poolskim, vacuum line, ColorQ Pro 7 kit, TF-100 kit, speedstir, 2 froglogs, Dolphin Discovery Robot. Wine is the answer, what was the question?

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    Re: Doheny's Discovery (Maytronics S200) Dolphin Question

    Quote Originally Posted by skimmerswimmer View Post
    Anyone know if this cleaner can be set to do the floor only and ignore the walls?
    Look in your power supply info for a "Fast Mode" selection that is supposed to be a one-hour program to only clean the floor.

    I think this is the correct page and info if you don't have the instruction handy.
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    Re: Doheny's Discovery (Maytronics S200) Dolphin Question

    I just received my robot and tried it out. It doesn't look like fast mode is enabled on this model. It did pretty well cleaning the pool, but it eventually got wedged behind my ladder and apparently it doesn't have the smarts to get out of this. The programming it used to back out did not change at all over a 15 minute period. You would think, after a minute or two trying that they could use the jets or some other program modification to try to back it out/sideways rather than just try 5 seconds of reverse tractor motion, stop, 5 seconds in reverse, stop, etc.

    I will have to try to figure out a way to block the sides of my ladder below the water line to prevent this from happening again. Maybe I can find some PVC saddle Tee fittings that can clamp around the SS tubing of the stairs and build a rail down each side with 1" PVC to prevent the robot from getting wedged in there.
    20x40 33k gal in-ground Bella Blue Pebble Fina pool w/diving board, 1 HP Hayward pump, Raypak RP2100 335k BTU NG mV heater, Pentair Quad DE 60 filter, Pentair 261173 multi-port valve, Stenner 45MPHP10 pump w/15 gal tank, Intermatic ET1125CR dual electronic timer, 1.5" lines, two skimmers w/socks, Poolskim, vacuum line, ColorQ Pro 7 kit, TF-100 kit, speedstir, 2 froglogs, Dolphin Discovery Robot. Wine is the answer, what was the question?

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