Aqua Products IN GROUND ROBOTIC SWIMMING POOL CLEANER Operating instructions

Operating Instructions For
AboveGround
Residential Robotic
Swimming Pool Cleaners
Owner’s Manual and Troubleshooting Guide
Although the appearance (colors, shapes and features) of
your cleaner may vary from the pictures shown in this
manual, the operating and troubleshooting procedures
shown herein are the same.
For Technical Support Please Call
1-800-845-4856 or You Can Visit Us on the Web
at www.AquaProducts.com/Service
Your new cleaner consists of two main parts:
FIG. 1 Power Supply (Transformer)
with Two-Hour Automatic Shut-Off
FIG. 2
Pool Cleaner
with Floating Cable
1) Fuse Holder
2) On/Off Power Switch
3) Timer Control Dial
4) Socket (for Floating Cable)
5) Reset Button
6) Power Supply Cord
1) Floating Cable
2) Fixed Axle Housing
3) Turning Wheel Axle Housing
4) Wheels
5) Jet Valve Housing
6) Valve Extension
7) Screw for Valve Extension
Rear view
Front view
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Fig.1
Detail
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Fig.2
WARNING- Your cleaner should not be used while people are swimming in the pool.
Dear Customer,
Congratulations! You have purchased one of the best pool cleaners that
technology has to offer! Your cleaner is a fully automatic, robotic pool cleaner
equipped with the patented, powerful Jet Drive propulsion system. Please
read the following carefully so that you are fully aware of all the capabilities
and features this pool cleaner has to offer!
The “Jet”, located on the top of the cleaning unit, has a patented valve mechanism that consists of just
two moving parts the valve flap and the valve lock. This Jet Valve allows the cleaner to move forwards and
backwards without the traditional wear and tear parts found in other cleaners. Although simple in appearance,
these parts are precision made and will provide many years of smooth and reliable operation. To insure the
longevity of your cleaner’s valve mechanism, never stick anything forcefully into the jet valve housing.
A powerful internal Pump Motor vacuums dirt and debris into an internal reusable Filter Bag. The Filter
Bag traps dirt and debris, including minute particles as small as 2 microns in size (20 times smaller than what
the naked eye can see) allowing only microfiltered water back into the pool. The microfiltered water is thrust
outward of either Jet Port (located at each end of the Jet Valve Housing) propelling the cleaner forward similar
to the way a jetski operates.
Your cleaner has four (4) Wheels and two (2) wheel Axles like a car. Yet one Axle is able to slide forwards and
reverse in its allotted Axle Slot. The other Axle is fixed parallel to the cleaner's body. The Turning Wheel Axle
has a Locking Pin affixed to its Axle Housing. When the Locking Pin is placed in either of its allotted Locking
Pin Holes and the cleaner moves away from the Turning Wheel Axle, the Turning Wheel Axle will slide until the
Locking Pin locks one side of the axle close to the cleaner's body while the other side of the Axle freely slides
further away from the cleaner's body. This angled Axle position will turn the cleaner in an arc motion when
traveling in this direction. When the cleaner reverses, the Turning Wheel Axle will slide closer to the cleaner's
body and will remain parallel as will the Fixed Axle. In this direction the cleaner will move in a straight line (See
cleaning pattern 1 diagram).
This straight line reverse arcing movement provides the most systematic cleaning pattern of any
cleaner today, eliminating wasted time and cleaner wear and tear, while providing you with the cleanest and
healthiest swimming water in about one hour. Reverse the Locking Pin position from one Locking Pin Hole to
the Locking Pin Hole on the opposing side of the Turning Wheel Axle with each use. This will protect the
Floating Cable from twisting in this circular systematic cleaning pattern.
To become fully aware of all the capabilities and features that your pool cleaner has to offer, please
review the entire operator manual.
Welcome To The Family of
Lock Pin in
preset position
Lock Pin
(Top View)
Curves counter
clockwise in
this direction
Cleaning Pattern 1
Turnign Wheel Axle
Goes straight
in this direction
Lock Pin in
Forward position
In Preset
position, the
unit will clean
in this counterclockwise pattern
Fixed of moving straight
Axle in one direction and
arcing slightly in the
reverse direction
Please Note: After your unit completes its
cleaning cycle, remove it from the pool
and transfer the Lock Pin to the opposite
side of the Turning Wheel Axle. Once this
is complete, the next time you use
your unit, it will clean in the opposite
direction of the prior use.
Curves on a
greater angle in
this direction
Cleaning Pattern 2
Turning Wheel Axle
In Forward
position, the
unit will clean
in this pattern of
moving straight in Fixed
Axle
one driection and
arcing slightly in the
reverse direction.
Goes straight
in this direction
For Technical Support Please Call
1-800-845-4856 Or You Can Visit Us On The Web
At www.AquaProducts.com/Service
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Cleaning
The size of your pool, and the amount of debris in it, will
determine the length of time required to clean the pool. The time
may vary from one to two hours.
When your cleaner slows down considerably or constantly
reverses direction before reaching the sides of the pool, it is
sending a signal that it is time to clean the Filter Bag.
Removing Your Cleaner From The Pool
After two hours, the cleaner has completed cleaning the pool
and will automatically turn itself off.
Turn off the Power Supply by pressing the ON/OFF switch to
the OFF position. Unplug the cleaner's Floating Cable from the
Power Supply, and gently pull the cleaner toward you using the
Floating Cable. When the cleaner is within reach, remove it from
the water using the side-plate handle only, never remove or carry
the cleaner by its Cable! Removing the cleaner by its Floating
Cable may cause severe damage to the cable requiring costly
repairs.
Important: Always reverse the locking pin position to the
alloted hole on the opposing side of the turning wheel axle
after each use to protect the Floating Cable from twisting.
In-Season Storage
Tilt the cleaner on its side to allow water to drain from its
body. Do not leave your cleaner in the pool when not in use.
Doing so, will reduce the life of your Filter Bag and pool cleaner.
After removing your cleaner from the pool you should clean and
re-install the Filter Bag. Then rest the cleaner in a dry, shaded
area along with its Power Supply and correctly coiled Floating
Cable.
Helpful Tip For Preserving Your Cleaner
We suggest that you rinse your cleaner inside and out after
removing it from your pool to remove the chlorine and preserve
its appearance.
Off-Season Storage
When the Pool Season is over you should thoroughly clean the
Filter Bag, make sure that there is no water in the cleaner,
completely untangle, and then properly coil the Floating Cable.
Your cleaner and Power Supply should be stored in a dry,
sheltered area that does not fall below 32° F/ 0° C.
LABEL
Bottom Lid Assembly
Filter Bag
Fine Filter Bag Part #8100
Mesh Filter Bag Part #8200*
*Sold Separately
CLEANING OR CHANGING THE FILTER BAG
When removing the cleaner from the water, make sure that the Power Supply is turned off and that the cleaner's Floating Cable is
unplugged.
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Place
the cleaner on its back on a soft non-abrasive surface to protect your cleaner from scratches. Using your thumbs, push the two
Lock Tabs away from the center of the cleaner to unlock the Bottom Lid Assembly (FIG. 10). Remove the Bottom Lid Assembly (FIG. 11)
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Remove the Filter Bag from the bag support Wire Frames (FIG. 12).
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Turn the Filter Bag inside out (the Fine Filter Bag has a soft felt surface on the inside) and wash off visible dirt using a garden hose or a
faucet. Gently agitate the bag in your hands to help remove fine particles. Continue cleaning and squeezing the Bag gently until rinse
water is clear. Use of a washing machine (cold water only) is recommended when visible dirt will not rinse off by other methods. DO
NOT USE DETERGENT or BLEACH! DO NOT MACHINE DRY!
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Turn the Filter Bag “right side out” (felt surface on the inside) remount the Bag on the Wire Frames making sure that the Label on the
Bag is centered on one of the long sides of the Bottom Lid Assembly (FIG. 14). Pull the Bag toward the middle of each Wire Frame so
that the
bag corners are snug against the corners of the Wire Frame. Tuck the excess bag into the lower points of the Wire Frames
(FIG. 14).
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Re-install the Bottom Lid Assembly. Make sure that neither debris nor the Filter Bag itself interferes with complete closure of the Bottom
Lid Assembly.
TROUBLESHOOTING
For Technical Support Please Call
1-800-845-4856 Or You Can Visit Us On The Web
At www.AquaProducts.com/Service
Does not vacuum as well as it should
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Check to see if the Filter Bag is thoroughly clean.
NOTE: Use the Fine Filter Bag to trap smaller debris such as algae, bacteria and silt. Use the Mesh Filter Bag (sold separately) to trap
larger debris such as leaves, acorns, twigs and pine needles. It may be necessary to rinse the Filter Bag in a bucket of clean water. Rinse,
then squeeze dry and repeat until the rinse water becomes clear.
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Check to see if the Intake Valve Flaps on the Bottom Lid Assembly of the cleaner is free to open and close. These Flaps should move
easily to allow the entry of water and debris.
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If you are not satisfied yet, remove the Bag, and reinstall the Bottom Lid, and run it in the poolwithout the bag. If it moves quickly, your Bag
is not clean enough, and you must repeat the cleaning instructions until the Bag is clean.
Does not cover the entire pool
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Check to see if the Wheel movement is free of obstructions like hair, string or accumulated debris.
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Check to see if the Filter Bag is clean and not clogged with debris.
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Adjust the timing cycle so that the cleaner reaches the other side of the Pool and stays at the opposing pool wall for at least 2 seconds
before reversing direction.
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Check to see if the Floating Cable is tangled, or hooked on, anything not allowing free movement of the cleaner.
Does not reverse direction
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Take a garden hose with the pressure set on “high”, spray it into the Jet Valve Housing at each opening. This should free the Jet Valve
System of any debris. If this does not solve the problem, there is most likely debris wrapped around the impeller beneath the Jet Valve.
Cleaning The Impeller
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Remove Valve Extensiont (2 horizontal screws)
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Bend a common “giant” paper clip into a hook as shown in (fig. 16) Push the center flap back, look at the Impeller.
You may find debris like hair, string or a small twig caught in the Impeller. Use your paper clip to hook or free the
debris, and remove it as shown in (Fig. 18)
Reverses before reaching the opposite end of the pool
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Turn the Time Control Dial (located on the Power Supply) clockwise a few degrees to increase the time between reversals. Repeat if
necessary.
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Check to see if the Filter Bag is thoroughly clean and installed properly.
Waits too long at the side of the pool before reversing
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Turn the Time Control Dial on the Power Supply counter-clockwise a few degrees. Repeat if necessary.
Floating cable is twisting
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Your new automatic pool cleaner was designed to clean most pools without any issues, but some shapes of pools may cause the Cable to coil,
or tangle. This cleaner operates in a systematic cleaning pattern that is circular in nature, which may cause the Floating Cable to twist. For this
reason we have added a new feature to your cleaner. This feature will allow you to untwist your Cable easily. Fig. 15 First, disconnect the Cable
from the Power Supply and place your cleaner on the ground outside of the pool. At the end of the Cable, located near the connection plug .to the
Power Supply, is a plastic handle called the E-Z Swivel and the Cleaner is secured so it will not roll during this process (please note this part is not
available on all cleaner models but is an available option as a separate purchase). Grab the E-Z Swivel firmly as shown in the illustration below.
Fig. 15 Walk away from the cleaner while pulling the E-Z Swivel. This will cause the Cable to rotate within the E-Z- Swivel and force the Cable to
untwist itself. For best results remember to pull the Swivel until the Cable is completely untwisted.
E-Z Swivel
Impeller
Warranty Statement
A Message From Aqua Products
Please read the following warranty statement
carefully before taking any actions pertaining to
repairs, servicing and especially returns. Aqua
Products will not accept any cleaners from any
sender without proper authorization codes and
procedures being placed into effect. If you
proceed without fully reading this statement, you
may be placing your warranty in danger of
becoming voided.
Thank You,
Aqua Products, Inc.
Servicing
On a Yearly/Seasonal basis we recommend that you have
your cleaner inspected by Aqua Products Inc. or an
Authorized Service Center. This will help ensure that your
cleaner will continue to provide you with years of trouble free
operation. Contact our Service Department;
Toll-free at:1-800-845-4856, or via e-mail to:
CustomerService@AquaProducts.com.
In order to service properly, a Return Authorization Number
must be assigned to your cleaner. To receive this number
please call 1-800-845-4856. NO CLEANER can be serviced
without a prior authorization number from Aqua Prodcts Inc.
Warranty
This automatic pool cleaner has been manufactured, tested
and inspected in accordance with carefully specified
engineering requirements. Aqua Products Inc., warrants that
your automatic pool cleaner is free from defects in
workmanship and materials under normal use and service,
subject to qualifications, conditions and limitations as
described below.
Duration of Limited Warranty: One (1) year from original
date of purchase. Subject to the warranty conditions below,
during the first twelve (12) months from the original date of
purchase, Aqua Products Inc., shall make any necessary
repairs, including parts and labor without charge, except for
transportation costs which shall be paid by purchaser. Wear
and tear items, such as Wheels, Axles and Filter Bags shall
not be covered.
TO WHOM EXTENDED: This warranty extends to the first
consumer purchaser only for the specified period from the
date of the original purchase.
PARTS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY: The Filter Bags,
Wheels and Axles require replacement in the ordinary course
of use due to normal wear. Therefore, these parts are not
covered by this warranty
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Your cleaner requires a
minimum amount of preventative maintenance as outlined in
your operator’s manual. Failure to observe this will void the
warranty.
IMPROPER USE: This warranty covers only normal use for
private residential pools only and is not intended for
commercial use. Damage, defects malfunctions or other
failures arising from its use without the original Power Supply,
or any use which does not comply with the instructions in the
operator's manual are excluded.
UNAUTHORIZED REPAIR: Damage, defects, malfunctions or
other failure caused by repair, which is done by anyone other
than an authorized service representative of Aqua Products
Inc., shall not be covered.
LEGAL LIMITATIONS: No agent, representative, dealer or
employee of Aqua Products Inc. has the authority to increase
or alter the obligations of this warranty.
TO VALIDATE THIS WARRANTY: The enclosed warranty
registration card must be mailed within ten (10) days of
purchase accompanied with a copy of the original proof of
purchase or sales slip. No warranty service will be performed
unless Aqua Products, Inc. has received the warranty
registration card.
NOTE: This limited warranty is in lieu of all other express
warranties, obligations or liabilities.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, OBLIGATIONS OR UTILITIES,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE
UNLIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIOD OF TIME OF
THIS WRITTEN UNLIMITED WARRANTY. ANY ACTION
FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, MUST BE BROUGHT
WITHIN A PERIOD OF TWELVE (12) MONTHS FROM DATE
OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE.
IN NO CASE SHALL AQUA PRODUCTS, INC. BE LIABLE
FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitations of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion
may not apply to you.
This limited warranty is valid and enforceable only in the
United States of America on units owned and normally
operated in the United States of America.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights, which vary from state to state.
Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service, contact an authorized Aqua
Products Inc. dealer or call the Aqua Products Inc. Service
Department at 1-800-845-4856 to arrange warranty repair
work.
Aqua Products Inc. 25 Rutgers Ave. Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Email: CustomerService@AquaProducts.com
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK-DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE ELECTRICAL
COMPONENETS, MOTOR or POWER SUPPLY
SCREWS. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO AUTHORIZED SERVICE
PERSONNEL ONLY.
WARNING Improper connection of the polarized
3-prong grounding type outlet can result in a risk of
electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or
service person if you are in doubt as to whether the
outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug
provided with the cleaner if it will not fit the outlet.
Have a proper outlet installed by a qualified
electrician. To protect your home's electrical system,
a Ground Fault Current Interrupter (GFCI) should be
installed.
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