"Antique" Aquabot® Mark V
by SmoothHead Johnny
Dread Rolly Polly!
My brother & sister-in-law gave us our 'bot present WELL over 10 years ago & it performed flawlessly for ~8 seasons. Without the benefit of this site, I didn't realize that 'not climbing the wall' was a relatively simple fix with a few replaced parts. That's where the party began!
I took the 'bot to Leslie's & was informed (when I called 2 weeks later!) that the machine was beyond their repair skill set but as a courtesy they'd ship it directly to AquaProducts. After a whole 'botless season, after Labor Day, after Thanksgiving - it was returned to Leslie's. It's been quite some time, but the 'bot never performed at anywhere NEAR the level prior to breakdown. (Frankly, after having been out-of-hand for months AND costing a small fortune to mail/repair/return I was never convinced Leslie's even sent it!). It was exiled to the basement a few years back & there it remained - until...
Found this site after my wife suggested a web search (BRILLIANT!) & am looking forward to seeing our silent sentry once again tirelessly patrolling the depths of the cement pond ferreting-out the most minuscule of those armadillos of the insect world - the dreaded Rolly Polly!!