Pool cleaners are designed for the sole purpose of easing out the maintenance aspect of pools. Earlier, people used to refrain from having a pool for the sole reason that it requires a lot of maintenance. But, pool cleaners have turned out to be no less than a saviour here. With a range of pool cleaners being available in the market, one category that garnered attention from many is that of the robotic pool cleaners. They are loaded with features and one such feature that makes them all more a strong reason worth investing are – their ability to climb walls. If this was one among the many features that drew your attention and now you’re facing an issue with it, you need not worry any more. In this article, we’ll talk about what is the issue as to why your pool cleaner isn’t climbing the wall and how could you deal with the same. Keep reading.
There could be many reasons why the cleaner refuses to climb walls. Below mentioned are some reasons and how to handle that problem. Try out each of these and see which one works for you.
- One of the most common reasons for this to happen is when the filter bag is too heavy. If the bag has trapped dirt and debris, clean it completely and then see if the issue is resolved.
- The scrubbing brushes too can play a role when the cleaner isn’t climbing the walls. If they are worn out, consider replacing them.
- Sometimes, the presence of water in the handle could be the reason. Shake the handle to check if there’s any water. If yes, then try removing it by yourself or call an expert.
- The drive belts as well as the tracks must be well-aligned. If that’s not the case, the cleaner won’t be able to catch hold of itself while climbing, hence will fall off. Check if that’s the reason.
- A lot of attention should be paid to the motor of the pump. If it is not working properly or is in a bad condition, then that is an issue to de addressed without any delay.
- If the speed of the cleaner is too fast or too slow, then also this issue arises. Trial and error method could work here. Keep adjusting the speed till you find the right one.
- Also, ensure that there are no pressure leaks or suction leaks in the hose that connects to the cleaner.
- Pay equal attention to the hose connections. Problems arise when the length of the hose is too short compared to the size of the pool or if the hose is not tangle-free. Incorrectly placing the hose connections also creates issues. All of these not only pose problems for the cleaner to climb walls but also do not promise a better cleaning coverage of the pool.
- Lastly, check that the pool sides / walls aren’t slippery. Scrubbing such areas manually before you put in the cleaner to do its job is a great idea and the issue is solved.