A pool cleaner is bought for the sole reason that it eliminates the necessity of you manually doing things to maintain your pool. But like every electronic device, this too might face some issues. One of the common issues faced by the customers is that the pool cleaner keeps floating and doesn’t clean the pool. However, this isn’t that big an issue. You can deal with this all by yourself. Read on to know what things should be kept in mind and what is to be done to solve the issue of pool cleaner floating.
- When you set the cleaner into action, ensure that there isn’t any air in the head of the cleaner and also the hoses. If not paid attention to, this might lead to the cleaner floating in the pool. Pull the hose to release the bubbles.
- The length of the hose also plays a pivotal role. Ensure that it is not too short and neither too long. The length should be good enough that the cleaner is able to cover all parts of the pool.
- Keep a check on the return lines as well. They shouldn’t affect the cleaner or the hose.
- Extra attention needs to be paid to the hoses. Any leak in the hose will lead to this problem. To check whether the cleaner is floating because of a leak in the hose, remove each section and see if there any bubbles or trickles of water. Slight leakage is fine and not an issue to be bothered about. However, if the leakage is heavy, you’ll need to replace that section of the hose.
- If your cleaner has an adjustable thrust jet nozzle then an issue with this can be the reason why your pool cleaner floats. You’ll see that this adjustable nozzle helps your cleaner move across the bottom of the pool by emitting a continuous water stream. Since this nozzle is adjustable, if turned in the wrong direction invites problems. It is because of this that the cleaner might flip or just move away from the floor / bottom of the pool. However, this isn’t a point of concern. You can fix this easily. All that you have to do is to turn off the cleaner and remove it from the pool. Check the direction of the nozzle. Adjust it to the right position (check your manual to know what’s the right direction). After that, put the cleaner back into the pool and it should work fine.
- If your pool cleaner has a back up valve then an issue with this too could be one of the reasons why the cleaner is floating. The purpose of this back up valve is to enable the cleaner to move and collect the debris. If it is broken, call an expert to see whether it can be repaired. If repairing it isn’t possible, replace it.