One of the drawbacks of owning a pool is dealing with regular maintenance. If you do not keep your pool or pay close attention to the chemical levels, it could pose a health hazard. As a result, most pool owners are resorting to using robotic pool cleaners. These cleaners are an innovative and efficient method of cleaning your pool. They relieve you from the busy pool maintenance schedule.
While this cutting edge technology has appealing features, it comes with several setbacks. One of the main problems is when your pool robot’s cable gets tangled. Do you want to learn how you can avoid the tangle and make your cleaner work smooth? This article will show you how to minimize this problem.
How to Keep Pool Hose from Tangling
Tangling in robotic pool cleaners is caused by the back and forth movement. Other times it is because of handling during storage. To be precise, some user fails to wind the cable well and store carefully.
Stretch Out The Hoses
After using your cleaner, you should disconnect the cable from the power source. Next, unwind and lay the cable flat on the ground. Ensure that you untwist every section of the wire and remove the kinks by bending the folds.
If you run your pool cleaner when the weather is cold, the hose and cable can harden up increasing the likelihood of tangling. If you have to operate it in cold water, try exposing them in the sun for a while before running the cleaner.
Bake in The Sun
Some of the cables and hoses tangle because of stiffness. This is where the power of the sun comes handy. Disconnect the power cable and float hose on a sunny day.
Stretch the cables and hoses out and ensure they are entirely laid out. Straighten the tangles and kinks and leave them to stay in the sun for several hours. This helps to maintain the untangled structure. It also makes them more pliable and able to move better as you work with your pool cleaner.
Reduce The Hose Length
Another way to deal with tangling problem is by checking the hose length. Hoses that are too long will cause tangling, which can be quite inconveniencing. However, the hoses should be long enough to allow the pool cleaner to move freely.
Simply connects your cleaners hose to pool wall disconnect and move to the farthest point. You can add an allowance of about six inches. You will need to cut them if they are too long.
Checkout The Connectors
Hose segments allow the hose to move freely. A small bearing located inside the connectors provides the swivel movement. The ball bearing should roll, enabling the connectors to swivel. Otherwise, you will be dealing with the tangling problem. If the connectors are not moving freely, you can remedy the problem by applying lubricants on the ball bearing. If that does not solve the problem, you will have to replace the connectors.
Some robotic pool cleaners have an exclusive anti-tangle swivel feature. With Anti-tangle swivels cables are the least of your worries regardless of the path your cleaner takes. You do not have to monitor it. You simply leave it and go about other businesses.
Another cause of hose tangling is wheels moving faster than they should. Adjusting the revolutions per minutes (RPM) of the wheel can prevent tangling. You can find the recommended RPM for your cleaner modeling the owner’s manual.
It is important to keep an eye on your cables and hose and entangle any known as soon as it occurs. Tangling prevents you from reaping all the benefits of a robotic pool cleaner by inhibiting its functionality. The good thing is that there are solutions to these problems and ensure you get things done. Try the above solutions, and you will be glad you did.