Robot Brain Weather/Waterproof?

RaleighDawg

Member
May 2, 2020
17
Raleigh, NC
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-30
I have a DOLPHIN Nautilus CC Supreme and the instructions say/imply to not leave the head unit out in the weather or let it get wet. When i talk to people they don't seem to be worrying about bringing the head unit in and out depending on the weather. I am currently bringing it in every time there is a chance of rain or if it is already wet and will freeze overnight. Because of that, i am moving it back and forth almost every other day.

I guess i am just trying to understand if it is a big deal if the head unit gets wet from rain while plugged into power and the robot. I have it setup to run every morning before my wife swims and would love to keep that pattern, but many nights it doesn't stay out so can't start up the robot at 4 am. I guess there would also be a chance of rain that would freeze overnight too.

The head unit sits on top of a retaining wall most of the time when plugged in.

I leave the robot in most all the time, well all the time actually, and clean the filters about twice a week or so. It does such a great job, but just wasn't sure how worried about weather i need to be with it.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
36,295
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
The Power Supply is not water proof. It is sort of weather resistant, but I bring mine in when the robot is not in use.
 
  • Like
Reactions: RaleighDawg

RaleighDawg

Member
May 2, 2020
17
Raleigh, NC
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-30
Yes, wanted to build a pool that was a little for the wife and a little for the kids. And all the up keep for me :) She is saving hours every week not having to drive to pools everyday. Need to update the picture since that was the day after it was filled and still looked a little green from the city water... I'll be glad when the air gets warmer and i'll start using it too. I am not as hard core as my wife :)
 

Dirk

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Nov 12, 2017
8,624
Central California
Pool Size
12300
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
You gave her a pool, and take care of it for her too, just so she wouldn't have to drive to a pool? I hope you got a handful of get-out-of-the-doghouse cards for that!! ;)
 

Jimrahbe

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
20,896
Bedford, TX
Dawg,

It can get a little wet, just not soaking wet.. The one at my house is mounted to a wall, about two feet off the deck, and under the eve of the roof.

I have a couple of rent houses and their power supplies are off the ground and inside little "dog houses" that keep them out of any direct rain..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
Thread Status
Hello , There was no answer in this thread for more than 60 days.
It can take a long time to get an up-to-date response or contact with relevant users.