Wall climbing robot for AGP?

MITBeta

Well-known member
I understand that AGP robots are not designed to climb walls because they can't overcome the sharp transition between the floor and the wall.

My question is: how "soft" does the transition have to be, and is there any way to tell if any robot will climb my pool's wall?

My pool has a softer transition between floor and wall where it drops 6" over a 19" span going away from the wall. The attached picture shows some of this slope.

Is there a robot I can buy - or test before buying - that might climb my wall? If I'm going to spend money to reduce work and save time, I'd rather spend a bit more and save more time and work.
 

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Panzer

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Jun 2, 2009
43
South Chicago burbs
Wish I could give you a better answer but, here goes. I've had a robot for the better part of 5 years now. I haven't used it in over 2 yrs on my AGP. The fact that I have stairs (occasionally would get trapped) but, mostly due to the fact it didn't do a great job at removing the pollen & fines off the bottom of the pool. It would run for hours... pool would look great & then the next morning after things settled back down, it'd look dirty again.

I considered one of the suction side vacuum cleaners that should do part of the walls in an AGP (Kreepy Krawly) but, in the end...I wound up with a standard vacuum head & I climb in with a beer in one hand and vacuum it myself. I can do a better job of getting small sand, pollen, silt than the robot ever did (I never really get many leaves, or bigger stuff that the robots are better at). I am not aware of any AGP robots that will do walls. Sorry.
Best of luck in your search.
Respectfully,