The Pool Shark is a very useful new home appliance for cleaning an inground pool. The Pool Shark is able to independently crawl around a pool and clean the walls and floor of the pool without requiring the pool to be drained. Like any appliance, there are many minor problems that can come up with the Pool Shark, but using some basic troubleshooting techniques will enable you to avoid wasting money at a repair shop.
If Your Pool Shark Moves Too Slowly
If your Pool Shark moves too slowly there are several potential problems that are easily solved. Check to see if the filter is dirty, and if it is, clean it. Next, check if the basket in the Pool Shark's pump hair and lint strainer is dirty. If there is an excess of dirt in it, then clean out the basket and see if the Pool Shark runs better. See if there is any debris blocking the bottom part of the Pool Shark, and if there is clear it away. Check to see if there are any leaks in the Pool Shark's hose, and if there are, remove that section of hose. Check to see if there is debris in the regulator, and if there is, clean out the regulator tube. Check to see if there is low vacuum through the cleaner, and if there is, close the main drain.
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If Your Pool Shark Doesn't Move At All
If you Pool Shark doesn't move at all, just pulsates slowly, or doesn't climb the walls properly, first make sure that there is enough air flowing through the cleaner hose. Check for debris in the pump strainer basket or the filter. Check to see if there is any debris in the oscillator. Also check the oscillator for general damage, missing seals or obstructed seals. Make sure that the first section of hose connected to the Pool Shark is the short, soft leader section of the hose.
If your Pool Shark climbs to the water's surface and just sits there sucking air, then you need to adjust the level of air flow. If you find that the return hose in your Pool Shark is causing the direction of the Pool Shark to be affected, then adjust the return line diverters or install the eyeball diverters that come with your Pool Shark.
If your Pool Shark moves in a repetitive pattern, causing it not to cover all of the pool's inner surface, there are several possible solutions. First check the pool return line diverter water flow and adjust it with an eyeball diverter. Check the hose for bends and crimps and straighten them. Check the oscillator for lost or obstructed seals. Check to make sure the leader section of the hose is the section that is connected to the Pool Shark itself.
If your pool is square bottomed, your Pool Shark will likely not climb the walls. There will be two indentations on the bumper. Find them and drill holes into them. This should allow the accumulated air to escape. Make sure not to do this if your Pool Shark can climb the walls!