Dolphins are undoubtedly the highest selling pool cleaners across the world. But, there might be certain issues that you might have to face, like any other electronic device. Almost all electronic devices are prone to undergo repairs. Same is the case with Dolphins. If there are some minute problems faced by your Dolphin, repairing it is probably the most obvious solution. And it isn’t a strenuous task as well. Wondering how? In this article, we’ll help you get through this without you having to worry much.
When to repair and when to replace
Understanding when should you repair and when to go for replacement is critical. The best way to figure this out would be to address the issue considering it to be a repair and even after trying every possible method to fix it, no fruitful results are achieved, it is the time to get that part replaced.
Some of the most common issues faced which can be solved by repairing your Dolphin are –
- The dolphin isn’t picking up the dirt and debris
- The cleaner gets stuck
- Problem with the wheels (traction)
- It moves slowly (starts, stops for a while and then moves again), etc.
The reasons for most of the issues are – clogged filters (full bag), the pump of the pool is on, the cable length is too short, and the pH balance of the pool is unbalanced. Hence, most of the problems can be addressed when all the above are taken into account – clean filters are in place, pH level is balanced, adjust the cable length as per the size of your pool, turn off the pool pump.
When repairs pertaining to filters, wheels, tires, are to be dealt with then you need to open the Dolphin. For example, if the filters are clogged or if the wheels seem to get stuck, the tires seem to create any issue for that matter any issue that demands the Dolphin to be opened.
How to open the Dolphin to repair it?
No wonder, the Dolphin needs to be opened to see what’s with the trouble. You need not get an expert for this. You yourself can open your Dolphin and proceed with the repairing aspect of it. In most cases, the only tools you require are a screw driver and a flat head. Each model is different and has separate instructions to be followed. For example, in case of Dolphin Nautilus, you’ll have to start by opening the access doors followed by removing the filter cartridge, removing the impeller cover using screw drivers. Most dolphins have screws which will have to be unscrewed to remove the outer casing.
There’s nothing much to worry about, as your Dolphin comes with a manual / user guide will help you tackle the most common repairs and how to open the cleaner to start repairing. If after repeated attempts, you’re not able to fix the issue, call an expert who’d better deal with this.