Active 30i not picking up leaves


New member
Dec 24, 2020
Dallas, TX
So I've had the Active 30i for a few months now based on recommendation from Marina. But I've noticed when there's a lot of leaves in the pool, it doesn't pick them up. A lot of leaves will get stuck in the "slot" on the underside of the robot but not get sucked all the way into the bag.

Has anyone else had this happen? Is there a fix or do I need a different model that has a bigger opening?


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
Bedford, TX

Robots are not really designed to pick up a bunch of leaves, that is what a leaf net is for... :mrgreen:

I suggest that when you have a lot of leaves, you temporarily remove the little cloth "floppy thing" from the bottom of the basket. This should allow it to pick up leaves better.

Let us know how that works.


Jim R.


Silver Supporter
In The Industry
Aug 15, 2017
Spring Valley, NY
Removing the flap thing may let it grab leaves but as Jim said for lots of leaves that is clearly not the go to tool. Keeping the flap off will probably let dirt back into the water when the robot turns off.
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