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Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40 – Frequently Asked Questions

The Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40 is a robotic pool cleaner that is made by Aquabot. Learn answers to common questions about this product int this article.
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The Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40 is a robotic pool cleaner that comes from the reliable company Aqua Products. Made in the USA and with a great reputation, there are few cleaners that compare with the Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40 for both above ground pools and in-ground pools. Robotic cleaners were a market that was once very expensive and out of budget for most pool owners but have now become much more reasonable in price. Below are some troubleshooting tips and frequently asked questions.

Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40 Tips

What do I do if my cleaner moves slowly or doesn’t seem to be vacuuming?

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This is the most common question. The solution is to make sure that the filter bag is thoroughly clean. Also check to see that the suction ports are not clogged or blocked on the Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40.

What does it mean when all LED lights are blinking on the power supply?

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  • Check to see if the unit is out of water.
  • Check to see if the filter bag is stuck in the screen.
  • Check to see if the propellers are stuck.
  • To restart, press the power button once.
  • Cleaning program will resume from where it left off.

The floating cable is coiled up, how can I prevent this?

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Change the axle set-up. Unit is most likely turning too sharply. Use the E-Z Swivel to straighten out the cable.

My unit is not sucking up debris, what is the problem?

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  • Check to see that you’ve properly set-up the unit and power supply.
  • Check to see if the propellers are stuck.
  • Adjust the suction ports on the bottom of the unit.

Unit is stuck in the middle of the pool but the unit still pumps out water.

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  • Check to see that there is nothing obstructing the Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40 cleaner or that the cleaner is not stuck on any loose objects in the pool.
  • The suction ports are far too low to the pool bottom.

My cleaner looks like it is moving in the same area of the pool and does not clean other areas.

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  • Change the axle set up by adjusting the pin configuration. This will help move the cleaner in a different direction to cleaner.
  • Check axle and turning pin configurations.

My cleaners do not cover the entire pool, how can I fix this?

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  • Check to see that the Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40 filter bag is thoroughly clean.
  • Adjust the timing cycle on the power supply.
  • Check to see that the axle area is not clogged.
  • Check axle and turning pin configurations.

Additional Safety Tips from Our Pool Experts

Do not turn the Power Supply on, unless the pool cleaner is in the water.

Do not operate your machine while people swim in the pool.

The Power Supply must be placed at least 12 feet / 4 meters from the pool’s edge at all times! See diagram below.

To prevent possible electric shock hazard this unit must be connected to an RCD (Residual Current Device – more commonly known as a GFCI) with a related residual operating current not exceeding 30mA.

Before performing any troubleshooting maintenance procedures, your Cleaner should be disconnected from the Power Supply (transformer) and the Power Supply should be unplugged from the electrical outlet to prevent the possibility of personal injury or damage to your Cleaner!

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COMMENTS 4
  • May 19, 2015 at 4:06 PM
    cheryl green

    I am interested in the Pentair creepy krauly lil shark auto cleaner. We have a 27ft above ground pool with steps inside of pool. My question is will this be strong enough to clean the pool and if it runs into the side of the steps will it bounce off or get stuck until someone moves it manually ?also will it clean the walls also

    • May 22, 2015 at 1:38 PM

      Hi Cheryl,

      The Lil Shark is a pool bottom cleaner and will not clean the walls of your pool. When it runs into you pool steps it will usually bounce off. If there are spaces between the steps and the pool wall that the Lil Shark can fit, it may get stuck and you would need to adjust the position of your pool steps to prevent that from happening.

  • August 28, 2015 at 6:33 AM
    Michael pepin

    I have an s2 – 40 pool cleaner it works momentarily and then after a short period both lights are flashing on the large and small pool cleaner lights

    • September 1, 2015 at 11:42 AM

      Hi Michael,

      Blinking power supply lights are usually caused by the filter bag being stuck in the screen, or the propellers are stuck (usually with leaves, twigs, or other debris).

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