How To Install A Robotic Pool Cleaner

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tessa McHenry of Zodiac Pool Systems demonstrates how to install a robotic pool cleaner.

    Tessa McHenry: Hi! I am Tessa McHenry from Zodiac Pool Systems, one of the worlds leading pool product manufactures. Earning a pool cleaner can save a tremendous amount of time, hassle and money on maintaining your pool and proper insulation is key in ensuring optimal performance.

    There are three types of pool cleaner's: robotic, pressure and suction. Each has its own features and advantages and today we're going to show you how to properly install a robotic pool cleaner to ensure best performance and longevity. Robotic cleaners are hassle free and require virtually no installations. These cleaners are very energy efficient and easy to use and some models offer a handheld remote control for spot cleaning, easy clean filter canister and scrubbing brushes to frame the tile line and other pool surfaces.

    The first step is to assemble the carrier caddy. Once assembly is complete, make sure the caddy and control unit is positioned at least 5 feet from pool deck and the chord is plugged directly into an approved GFCI outlet.

    Once a caddy is positioned, for your safety and to obtain the best possible performance from your cleaner, connect the flooding cable to the control unit and thread the connector and tell it to snug, do not over tighten. Than simply submerge the cleaner in the pool, keeping it vertical to remove any trap there inside, then select your cleaning cycle and press start, it's that simple.

    It's important to spread out the flooding cable over the pool ensuring there are no kinks or coils in the cable. This ensures your robotic cleaner will continue to clean automatically without interruption. Also the chord is more likely to tangle in cold water than in warm since the temperature makes the material less pliable and more prone to tangling.

    Regardless of filter type, it is important to regularly empty and clean your debris canister. The cleaner won't be able to vacuum with the full debris load, so empty often. In areas where silt is prevalent, you'll need to scrub the canister to brush out any build up and prevent clogging.

    If your cleaner is shutting off prematurely, remove your filter canister and check for silt built-up. This can often be difficult to detect since the silt appears clear when wet. To check, leave canister in the sun until it dries and check again. If silt is evident, clean with the brush.

    Robotic cleaners make maintaining your pool easy. They do all the work, so you don't have to, leaving you more time to enjoy your pool.

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