Pool Cleaner scraping plaster off


Well-known member
Apr 13, 2017
Little Elm Texas
I have a section in my pool that the cleaner will get stuck in. It will stay there until the back flow kicks in and pulls it out.
Unfortunately while it is stuck, the wheels will turn, and I am assuming it is scraping plaster off, and I will find some in the bag.

Any ideas on how to prevent this? Maybe some type of "wall" to prevent the cleaner from going that far into the section of the pool?
Some how rubberize the wheels?

This is an old pic (from the first acid bath they did when pool was installed). The section is on the far left, between the sun bathing platform and wall.



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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
The backup valve working?

The 280 has plastic wheels that should not be damaging to plaster unless you have a plaster problem.

Do you see any gouges in the plaster? What makes you tie what you see in the bag to the wheels damaging the plaster In that area?


Well-known member
Jul 25, 2010
I have a 380 and does same thing in a particular area. In my case the pool plaster is 22 years old so I'm figuring it's nearing end of life.