Aquabot S2-40 flips over

Hmelton

Well-known member
Jun 4, 2015
45
Round Rock, TX
I've had a aquabot cleaner for two seasons and this season started to flip over after trying to climb the walls (which it is not supposed to do). The fine dirt on the bottom also is not being picked up. It scoots along just fine so appears to have plenty of power. I added a rock to see if weight was the issue with no change. I'm now thinking the float may be not as buoyant anymore. Anyone experience this?

I was thinking about a brushing bot but choked at the prices...... :)
 

JoyfulNoise

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
15,497
Tucson, AZ
Sounds like you have no suction. These robots climb the pool wall by using the suction force to hold it against the surface. If your bot is flipping over and not collecting debris, then there’s no suction happening.
 

Hmelton

Well-known member
Jun 4, 2015
45
Round Rock, TX
This bot is a floor only bot. Impeller rotates to expell water through a one way flap, then reverses through the other flap. Intakes on the bottom through the filter bags.



I added a bit of pool noodle to provide mor buoyancy. Seems be better.