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Automatic Pool Cleaner
Installation and
Operating Instructions
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Automatic Pool Cleaner
Congratulations on the purchase of your Davey Frill-NeckWIZARD®
automatic pool cleaner. Your new Frill-NeckWIZARD® has been designed
for hassle-free surface maintenance of all popular above and below ground
pools, so you can simply relax and enjoy swimming in a clean pool!
INDEX:
Packing List................................................................................................... 3
Flow Rate Requirement................................................................................. 3
Your Frill-NeckWIZARD® Pool Cleaner.......................................................... 3
Step1: Pre-Installation of your Frill-NeckWIZARD®....................................... 5
Step 2: Preparing your pool for the Frill-NeckWIZARD®. .............................. 5
Step 3: Assembling the Cleaning Head......................................................... 6
Step 4: Setting Up the Hoses........................................................................ 6
Step 5: Setting Up the Skimmer Box Connection.......................................... 7
Step 6: Checking the Flow............................................................................ 7
Step 7: Connecting the Frill-NeckWIZARD®.................................................. 8
Step 8: Fine Tuning....................................................................................... 8
Caring for your Frill-NeckWIZARD®............................................................. 10
Maintenance & Service Tips........................................................................ 10
Trouble Shooting......................................................................................... 13
Accessories................................................................................................. 14
Spare parts.................................................................................................. 15
Davey Water Products Guarantee............................................................... 16
IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE READ THESE INSTALLATION
& OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. To get the best performance
from your Frill-NeckWIZARD® it is essential that you set up the
pool cleaner properly.
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PACKING LIST:
Included with your Frill-NeckWIZARD® are the following parts:
1. Frill-NeckWIZARD® Head Unit
2. 12 x Hose Sections
3. Surface Cleaning Frill
4. Deflector Ring
5. Bumper
6. Hose Weight Ring
7. Hose protector Ring
8. Alternative ‘Slippery Surface’ Footpad
9. Automatic Weir Valve
10.2 x 45º Angle Joints
11. Universal Weir Adaptor
12.Flow Meter
Flow Rate Requirement
For optimum cleaning performance, your Frill-NeckWIZARD® automatic pool
cleaner requires 60-70 litres per minute (lpm) of flow from the pool pump.
Your Frill-NeckWIZARD® Pool Cleaner
1.Frill-NeckWIZARD® Cleaner Head and Engine Unit:
The Frill-NeckWIZARD® utilises a unique piston-action engine in the
cleaner head that propels the pool cleaner in a strong and constant
forward motion. Suction from your pool pump draws up dirt and small
debris off the pool floor, through the throat of the head unit, and then via
the hose to the filter.
Cleaner Head
Engine Unit
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2.Surface Cleaning Frill and Footpad: Captures debris from the pool
floor in the vacuum field whilst scrubbing the pool floor clean.
Cleaning Frill
Foot Pad
3.Deflector Ring: Assists the Frill-NeckWIZARD® in negotiating steps,
tight corners and ladders. Can be set at different heights on the bumper.
4.Bumper: Protects the extension pipe from damage whilst providing
provision for the attachment of the deflector wheel.
Deflector Ring
Bumper
5.Flow Meter: Allows you to determine the basic flow of your pump.
6.Automatic Weir Valve: Allows you to regulate the flow rate through the
cleaner for best performance in your pool.
Automatic
Weir Valve
Flow Meter
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Step 1:Pre-installation of your
Frill-NeckWIZARD® Pool Cleaner
Before you begin to install the Frill-NeckWIZARD® it is important you have
a basic understanding of how the pool water flows from the skimmer,
through the pool pump and filter returning to the pool. Below is a diagram
of a typical pool with standard equipment showing how the water usually
flows. If you are still unsure, simply refer to your local pool professional for
assistance.
Step 2:Preparing your Pool for the
Frill-NeckWIZARD®
A.Clean the filter and empty the skimmer baskets
B.Completely close off main drain and / or second skimmer box
C.Ensure the pool water is chemically balanced
D.Adjust water returns jets sideways to minimise turbulence which can
influence the hose, and the free movement of the Frill-NeckWIZARD®
NOTE:Some skimmer boxes require the use of an expanding or threaded
plug to effectively close off the main drain line. If you are unsure,
simply ask to your local pool professional.
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Step 3:Assembling the Cleaning Head
A.Fit the Cleaning Frill over the base and footpad of your
Frill-NeckWIZARD®. Ensure that the word “TOP” is facing upwards.
B.Make sure that the Frill rotates freely once fitted.
Step 4:Setting Up the Hoses
A.Firmly connect the hose sections together with enough lengths to reach
from the skimmer box to the furthest point in the pool, plus additional
1-2 lengths. For a secure fit the female socket must cover the 4th ring
(corrugation) of the male end.
If the furthest point from the skimmer box is the steps, use the lowest
step as the furthest point.
NOTE:If you require extra lengths, please contact your Frill-NeckWIZARD®
dealer and refer to spare parts code on page 15.
Female cuff
Male cuff
B.Slide the hose weight ring over the first hose (that will connect onto the
cleaner head) and position it approximately 30cm up from the male end.
30 cm
Female
Cuff
Cleaner
Head
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C.Place the hose protector ring approximately 10cm from the female
end of the last hose (closest to the skimmer box). The position can be
adjusted later for best hose protection.
Step 5:Setting Up the Weir
(Skimmer Box Connection)
A.Ensure that the pump is switched OFF.
B.Place the Universal Weir Adaptor firmly into the weir / skimmer plate.
C.Connect 2 x 45 elbows to the weir adaptor and insert the weir valve
into it. Ensure the “Water Flow” arrow on the side of the valve is
pointing towards the skimmer plate and the valve bypass flap is pointing
downwards.
Step 6:Checking the Flow
Use the flow meter supplied to measure the flow going through your
Frill-NeckWIZARD® before you attach the cleaning head.
A.Attach the flow meter to the first length of hose (that connects to the
cleaning head).
B.Feed the cleaner hose vertically in to the pool so that it fills with water.
Helpful Tip: Place the end of the hose over a return jet to quickly fill the
hose with water.
C.Connect female cuff (fitted with hose protector) to the weir valve.
D.Submerge the flow meter and switch ON the pool pump.
E.Read the location of the black disc. For optimum cleaning performance
the reading on the flow meter scale should be 3-4 (MEDIUM).
F.If flow is too high or too low, refer to Step 8 - Correct Speed and
Performance.
NOTE:If flow is too low, it will affect the performance of your cleaner.
If flow is too high, premature failure of the engine unit may occur.
Ideal Range
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Step 7:Connecting the Frill-NeckWIZARD®
A.Feed the cleaner hose vertically in to the pool so that it fills with water.
B.Submerge the Frill-NeckWIZARD® cleaner head under water and rotate
to allow any air to escape (bubbles will be released)
C.Push the male cuff end of the hose firmly onto the outer extension pipe
of the cleaner head of the Frill-NeckWIZARD®.
D.Connect female cuff (fitted with hose protector) to the weir valve.
E.Lower the cleaner head gently and gradually into the pool
F.Switch the pump on and watch the WIZARD clean like magic!
Step 8:Fine Tuning
Correcting the Angle of the Cleaner Head
A.The pool cleaner must be angled so that the Cleaning Frill is flush with
the pool surface.
B.The hose weight is used to neutralise the buoyancy of the pool hoses.
C.Correcting the angle of the head must be done in the deepest area of
the pool.
D.Adjust the hose weight up or down to ensure that the Cleaning Frill sits
flush with the pool surface.
Correct Speed and Performance
A.The auto weir valve has 3 settings – high, medium or low.
B.The auto weir valve is preset at the factory to achieve maximum
cleaning ability on the medium setting.
C.Only adjust the auto weir valve setting if dissatisfied with pool cleaner
performance – see table on page 9.
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PERFORMANCE
CAUSE
CORRECTION
The WIZARD is moving too fast
and / or is climbing above
water level
Too much suction
Adjust springs on
automatic weir
valve to Low setting
The WIZARD is moving too
slowly and / or not climbing
the low walls
Not enough suction
Adjust springs on
automatic weir
valve to High setting
LEFT
VIEW
RIGHT
VIEW
LOW SETTING
LEFT
VIEW
RIGHT
VIEW
MEDIUM SETTING
LEFT
VIEW
RIGHT
VIEW
HIGH SETTING
The left spring is
Both springs are
connected to the free end
Both springs are
connected to the button
of the rotating arm and the connected to the fixed
on the free end of the
right spring is connected buttons of the rotating
rotating arm (both
to the fixed button (one arms (both springs are
springs are at
spring is short and one
at maximum stretch)
minimum stretch)
spring is long).
Fitting the Deflector Ring
A.The deflector ring enables the pool cleaner to manoeuvre itself away
from pool steps and severe pool wall angles.
B.Position the deflector ring by clipping it into one of the three positions on
the bumper below the lowest step of the pool.
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Improving Suction Performance
Your Frill-NeckWIZARD® has been supplied with an alternative footpad
(Dark Silver / without channels) that is designed to give better suction on
slippery pool surfaces such as fibreglass, gel coat, vinyl liners and tiles.
Simply remove the standard footpad and fit the alternative footpad for
better suction performance.
Correcting Pool Surface Coverage
All return jets should be adjusted sideways however it is sometimes
possible to adjust the flow from your return jets so as to guide the
Frill-NeckWIZARD® away from steps, ladders and corners.
Caring for your Frill-NeckWIZARD®
DO NOT EVER:
1.Remove the Frill-NeckWIZARD® from the pool while the pump is running as this will introduce air to the pump and cause it to lose Prime.
2.Put any oil, grease or other lubricants on the engine unit. Water is the
only lubricant required.
3.Leave the pool cleaner in the pool when
“shocking” it with aggressive chemical
treatments. This could lead to chemical
damage.
4.Store cleaner hose in a coiled position. It is
manufactured using special materials which
enables hose memory and may cause the
hose to lie awkwardly on the water preventing
the Frill-NeckWIZARD® from moving freely
around the pool.
Maintenance & Service Tips
Operating Time: It is good practice to operate your Frill-NeckWIZARD® for
the amount of time required to clean your pool only, to maximise the life of
the product.
Ladder (Above Ground Pools): To prevent Frill-NeckWIZARD® being
caught behind ladders in above ground pools, the ladder could be removed
when the Frill-NeckWIZARD® is operating, or an obstacle placed on pool
floor on both sides of the ladder feet to prevent Frill-NeckWIZARD® moving
behind the ladder.
Remove Frill-NeckWIZARD® pool cleaner when backwashing: To allow
optimum flow rate through filter and to avoid debris clogging the filter
backwash system.
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Protect the Frill-NeckWIZARD®: When not in use, store in a safe, shaded
area with the hoses laid straight.
Removing trapped debris from the Engine Unit: Removing trapped debris
is simple.
A.Recover the cleaner head and rotate it while still submerged in the water
to show the underside and throat.
B.Check for large, trapped debris in the throat of the cleaner. If there is
trapped debris, remove it by using your finger to move the rubber ball
back and forth until the obstruction is removed.
Removing and replacing the Engine Unit: The engine unit is the heart of
the Frill-NeckWIZARD® and the ball beats up to 7 times per second as it
propels the cleaner around your pool.
The engine unit or just the rubber ball may require replacement if:
• It has wear from many years of operation
• It has been running at too high a speed
• Has suffered from attack from unbalanced water chemistry
• Has been damaged by large debris such as sticks
ENGINE UNIT REMOVAL
A.Unscrew the back nut two full turns in an anticlockwise direction.
B.Firmly hit the back nut with the palm of your hand forcing it towards the
main body. Remove the back nut by continuing to unscrew it.
A
B
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C.Remove the end cap.
D.Use your finger to angle the engine unit slightly down and then remove it.
C
D
RUBBER BALL REPLACEMENT
A.Pull the clear Fastening / Wear Ring down, away from the ball. Be
careful not to damage the ring.
B.Peel the ball off the engine unit by lifting it from the seal lip.
C.Replace the rubber ball if necessary and then slip the fastening ring back
over the top. The four small pins should be facing towards the engine unit.
A
B
ENGINE UNIT REPLACEMENT
A.Rinse the engine unit with water before refitting.
B.Align the two side nipples of the engine unit with the holes in the sides of
the main body.
C.Insert the engine unit and snap two nipples in to the holes.
D.Refit the end cap.
E.Firmly screw the back nut back onto the engine unit in a clockwise
direction.
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Troubleshooting
Problem 1: Frill-NeckWIZARD® is not working/moving too slowly:
Cause
Solution / Action
Pump not
switched on
Check if the pump is ON and / or primed. If not, turn ON
and wait for it to prime
Remove obstruction from engine unit. See maintenance
tips on page 11 and 12
Ensure the cleaner hose is assembled tightly
Adjust the automatic weir valve to medium or high
Lack of suction setting
Clean the filter and empty the skimmer baskets
or engine unit
obstruction
Ensure the universal weir adaptor is seated
properly in the skimmer vacuum plate
Ensure the vacuum plate is correctly seated in the
skimmer
Check that pump is in good working order
Problem 2: Frill-NeckWIZARD® is moving too fast/always up the walls:
Pump suction
too high
Adjust automatic weir valve to a lower setting
Problem 3: Frill-NeckWIZARD® will not climb walls:
Pump suction
too low
Adjust automatic weir valve to a higher setting
Clean the filter and empty the skimmer baskets
Problem 4: Frill-NeckWIZARD® does not clean the whole pool:
Not enough hose Add more hose sections. Refer to Step 4 of instructions
Turbulence
from return jets
Adjust the return jet flow sideways so it doesn’t influence
affecting free
the direction of the hoses
movement of
hose
Problem 5: Frill-NeckWIZARD® moves in a repetitive pattern:
Adjust the return jet flow sideways so it doesn’t influence
the direction of the hoses
Twist each hose a half-turn in the opposite direction to
each connection point
Hose is set in a Straighten hose and pour hot water over it to relieve
coiled position hose memory
If water flow is too high it may stiffen the hoses. Change
Flow too high
automatic weir valve to a lower setting.
The hose may
be influencing
direction
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...cont. overleaf
Troubleshooting continued
Problem 6: Air bubbles are noticeable in return jets:
Cause
Solution / Action
Ensure the cleaner hose is assembled tightly
Ensure cleaner head is not removed from the water
Air has been
while pump is running
introduced into
Ensure the automatic weir valve flap points towards
the system
the bottom of the pool and is under water.
Ensure the hoses are not damaged.
Accessories
Part
Description
Davey Code
Is installed on to the hose and is
designed to assist the Frill-NeckWIZARD
Large Deflector Ring
in avoiding stairs, difficult corners or
ladders in above ground Pools.
32605
Is installed on the hose line and
catches large leaves and debris
before they get to the pump,
preventing build up in the pump
In-line Leaf Snatcher
basket. This is ideal for pools with
heavy leaf litter and where the
cleaner is connected to a dedicated
(unfiltered) vacuum port.
M5975
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Spare Parts
Part
Davey Code
Surface Cleaning Frill
401819
Standard Footpad (Silver)
401820
Footpad for slippery surfaces (Dark Silver)
401821
Bumper
401822
Deflector Ring
401827
Engine Unit
M5958
Engine Rubber Ball
M5959
Ball Ring
M5970
Grey Cleaner Hose x 12
M5910ST
Grey Cleaner Hose x 1
M5911ST
Hose Protector Ring
M5963
Hose Weight Ring
M5964
Weir Elbow x 45 degrees
M5966
Automatic Weir Valve
M5967
Universal weir Adaptor
M5972
NOTES
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DAVEY WATER PRODUCTS GUARANTEE FOR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
This Davey product is guaranteed to be free of material or manufacturing defects at the time of original
purchase. Should the cleaner head fail as a result of such defects within 3 years from the original
purchase, the product will be repaired free of charge. NOTE: Hose guaranteed for 1 year.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This guarantee applies to all states and territories of Australia and New Zealand only and is subject
to the provisions of the Trade Practices Act (Aust.), the Goods and Consumer Protection Legislation
of the various Australian states and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (NZ) as applicable.
2. The guarantee period commences on the date of original purchase of the equipment. Evidence
of this date of original purchase must be provided when claiming repairs under guarantee. It is
recommended you retain all receipts in a safe place.
3. This guarantee does not cover discolouration of the pool cleaner caused by a reaction with pool
water chemicals. The performance of the Frill-NeckWIZARD® is not affected by discoloration.
4. This guarantee does not cover damage to or failure of the unit due to pool water chemistry balance
or over chlorination.
5. This guarantee does not cover the replacement of failed components caused by improper
installation, misuse, neglect or tampering by unauthorised service persons.
6. This guarantee covers parts and workshop labour only. Goods should be forwarded, with proof
of date of original purchase, to an Authorised Davey Service Centre freight paid. Any travel and
removal/reinstalling charges for goods repaired infield will be to the owners account. Guarantee
may be denied on goods not readily accessible for service personnel or mounted on exterior walls
above single storey level.
7. The guarantee for commercial applications such as hotels, motels, caravan parks, health clubs,
public pools etc. is for 12 months (1 year) only, subject to equipment sizing in accordance with
Davey’s recommendations.
8. This guarantee is subject to due compliance by the original purchaser with all directions and
conditions set out in the Installation and Operating Instructions. Failure to comply with these
instructions, damage or breakdown caused by fair wear and tear, negligence, misuse, incorrect
installation, chemical or additives in the water, inadequate protection against freezing, rain or other
adverse weather conditions, corrosive or abrasive water, lightning or high voltage spikes or through
unauthorised persons attempting repairs are not covered under guarantee. The product must only
be connected to the voltage shown on the nameplate.
9. Without limiting the original purchaser’s entitlements under the Trade Practices Act (Aust.), the
Goods & Consumer Protection Legislation of the various Australian states, or the Consumers
Guarantee Act 1993 (NZ), Davey shall not be liable for any loss of profits or any consequential,
indirect or special loss, damage or injury of any kind whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from
the product or any defect.
10. Where the Trade Practices Act (Aust.), the Goods and Consumer Protection Legislation of the
various Australian states and the Consumers Guarantee Act 1993 (NZ) does not apply. Davey shall
not be liable for any loss of profits or any consequential, indirect or special loss, damage or injury of
any kind whatsoever suffered by the purchaser arising directly or indirectly from the product or any
defect and the purchaser shall indemnify Davey against any claim by any other person whatsoever
in respect of any such loss, damage or injury.
11. Nothing in this guarantee is intended to have the effect of contracting out of the provisions of
the Trade Practices Act (Aust.), the Goods and Consumer Protection Legislation of the various
Australian states and Consumers Guarantee Act 1993 (NZ) except to the extent permitted by the
various Acts and this guarantee is to be modified to the extent necessary to give effect to that
intention.
12. Davey may be collecting personal information from you in order to provide you with a service.
Davey Water Products Pty Ltd promises only to use this information in accordance with the
Provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Privacy Policy of Davey Water Products Pty Ltd
which is available at davey.com.au.
1.
© Davey Water Products Pty Ltd 2010.
® Davey and Frill-NeckWIZARD are registered trademarks of Davey Water Products Pty Ltd.
Davey Water Products Pty Ltd
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AUSTRALIA
Head Office and Manufacturing
6 Lakeview Drive,
Scoresby, Australia 3179
Ph:
+61 3 9730 9222
Fax: +61 3 9753 4100
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Penrose, Auckland 1061
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Customer Service Centre
Ph:
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Fax:
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Customer Service Centre
Ph: 0800 654 333
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REST OF WORLD
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Ph:
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