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Thread: Is it ok to leave the robot in the water for a long time?

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    Is it ok to leave the robot in the water for a long time?

    With the cold weather we've had here in Houston, I have not taken the robot out of the water in a long time. I have the Pentair Platinum Robotic Cleaner. Will the robot be damaged in any way?

    Thanks for the comments...
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    Re: Is it ok to leave the robot in the water for a long time?

    Mine is essentially a permanent resident of my pool floor. It only comes out for parties; too lazy to take it out daily.

    The finish of the plastic body is a bit dull after 15 years but otherwise continues to suck (in a good way)

    Marc
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    Hayward DE Filter + DE Separation Tank
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    Re: Is it ok to leave the robot in the water for a long time?

    Same here in Little Rock. My Pentair Platinum is a resident of the bottom for the last 3 yrs and it looks as and runs as new. Only reason to take it out is for non-family swimmers who might no respect it!
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    Re: Is it ok to leave the robot in the water for a long time?

    Quote Originally Posted by hodapmj
    Same here in Little Rock. My Pentair Platinum is a resident of the bottom for the last 3 yrs and it looks as and runs as new. Only reason to take it out is for non-family swimmers who might no respect it!
    • I don't know. Mine keeps trying to climb out. Poor thing doesn't know he's tethered in place. Maybe he's trying to tell me something?
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    Re: Is it ok to leave the robot in the water for a long time?

    ok..great comments...so now I know mine will be spending sometime underwater..since we are here, other than the tire and tail (foam) rotation , any maintenance tips?
    Inground with 7x7 spa (spillover)
    20k gal plaster (sunstone)
    pentair 3/4 hp (filter), 1 hp (spa), 1/2 hp (features)
    cartridge filter
    SWCG IC-40
    Polaris Platinum (with booster)

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    Re: Is it ok to leave the robot in the water for a long time?

    My Legend has been pretty maintenance free. From time to time I have to remove a twig stuck in on of the wheels. The debris bags seem to only last about a season (lots of sticks from overhanging live oaks). And last year I had to replace the backup valve. But other than cleaning the bag when it is full, I don't do much to it.

    I'm guessing that the best preventative maintenance is keeping the water chemistry in check (especially pH).

    Marc
    My Pool
    15k Gal Gunite Pool w/8 ft Spa w/Spillover
    Hayward DE Filter + DE Separation Tank
    Legend Sweep, Pentair Gas Heater
    Stenner Metering Pump for Liquid Chlorine Injection (15 gallon tank)

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