When a suction cleaner is sluggish or slow, it’s usually a clogged pump basket or dirty filter that is to blame. Other problems include holes in the cleaner hose, sucking air into the hose, or the filter pump could be drawing in air, reducing water-flow volume.
In this regard, how do I test my pool pump suction?
Thereof, how long do pool cleaning robots last?
How often do you use a robotic pool cleaner?
Ideally, you need to run your robot pool cleaner daily or at least once a day if you’re always swimming in it. But if you don’t swim in it as much, run it at least once weekly or every two weeks. When you’re using a swimming pool cover all the time, you may wash your pool monthly.
How do they work? Robotic pool cleaners use efficient motors which allows them to operate effectively without using up too much power. When the robot cleaner sucks up debris, it is stored in a separate filter bag attached to the cleaner which can then be emptied after use.
The most common cause for a Kreepy to stop working is clogged filter sand. This is easy to diagnose because whenever you backwash the pool filter, you’ll find that the Kreepy works like a bomb for 10 minutes. Then it gets sluggish and slows down or stops again.
Your first issue is to resolve the problem of the cleaner getting stuck or going in circles. This is most likely caused when pool cleaners are left in the pool 24/7. When the water is cold or cools off from a warm day, the plastic in the hose gets a memory and curls slightly.
Bottom Line: Yes! Robotic pool cleaners are 100% worth the investment. It’ll be the best money you ever spent on your swimming pool. Any automatic swimming pool cleaner should be able to clean your pool within about three hours, depending on your pool’s size.
You can swim while your bot cleans the pool, but it’s better not to. Swimming churns up the water. If the machine is in the water at the time, the current will buffet it, making it harder for it to complete its work. It’ll have to work harder to cover the same ground.
Rule out the obvious causes of poor vacuum first. Make sure the water level in the pool is sufficient and air is not being sucked in through skimmer inlets. Add water to the pool to submerge the skimmers if necessary. Verify that the pump strainer basket and the skimmers are free of debris that may obstruct water flow.
If your robotic pool cleaner stops moving, check the power cord. It may not be plugged in properly or there may be a problem with the power supply. Check the power supply to make sure the indicator light is on. If it is and the pool cleaner is still not moving, then the problem lies with the cleaner.
The stronger the water flow, the more likely it is to get stuck in one place. You need some suction though or the pool won’t get cleaned properly. The easiest solution is a flow keeper valve. A flowkeeper valve is a valve that regulates the flow of water through the hose going to the cleaner.