How to assemble the Gemini Twinsweep
How to assemble the Gemini Twinsweep, follow the following instructions. Cleaning Pattern. The float arms screws can be removed and the float arm exchanged. Short arm random pattern (perimeter) and Long arm random pattern accentuates diving + climbing. Both of these cleaning patterns can be tested for superior cleaning. (The pool sweeper head is supplied with the long arm float attached).
ASSEMBLING THE GEMINI TWINSWEEP. Ensure the skirt is flat, if not, due to packaging, lie the skirt on a warm, flat surface for approx. 1 hour (e.g. bricks alongside the pool). Then chill with water to set. Place the skirt over the top of the Pool Sweeper and slide it down towards the mouth of the Pool Sweeper. Secure the skirt beneath the flange of the mouth of the Pool Sweeper. The Pool Sweeper is now assembled. Attach the hoses securely together, male to female coupled, leaving the last hose female to female by removing the loose hose connector. Attach end hose to the swivel connector at the top of the Pool Sweeper. Ideally the hose length should stretch from the weir to the furthermost diagonal corner plus one or two lengths of hose.
INSTALLING THE GEMINI TWINSWEEP. Remove air from the system by slowly feeding the Pool Sweeper and hose straight down the side of the pool or feed water into the Pool Sweeper and hoses using the return water jet from the filter. Attach the free end of the hoses to the Gemini adjustable valve with arrow in direction of water flow. Fit Gemini adjustable valve to weir vacuum lid/vacuum connection. Switch on the filtration system and the Pool Sweeper will start to operate.
WARNING!! DO NOT DETACH POOL SWEEPER FROM HOSE WHILE PUMP IS ON. FINE TUNING YOUR SETTING!! Each pool is different and the movement of the Pool Sweeper will be unique to your pool. The efficiency of the filtration system, the weir valve setting, the pool hose used and the shape and depth of the pool will influence the Pool Sweeper’s performance. In order to find the best settings for your pool, follow this guide.
WEIR VALVE ( CAUTION THE LIFE AND PERFORMANCE OF POOL SWEEPER CAN BE DRASTICALLY REDUCED IF THE WEIR VALVE IS NOT FITTED OR INCORRECTLY ADJUSTED!!!) – The Pool Sweeper has an optimum flow and is supplied with an adjustable valve, preset at its lowest setting, but can be adjusted by changing the positions of the springs, one notch at a time, to achieve optimum movement of the Pool Sweeper.
DEBRIS – to ensure optimum performance of your Pool Sweeper, keep your weir basket, pump strainer basket, sand filter, cartridge filter (as applicable) free of debris and clean. Backwash your filter at regular intervals. As your filter accumulates dirt the water flow through the filter will be reduced and this will affect operation of the Pool Sweeper. It may be necessary to adjust the weir valve accordingly.
WEAR-AND-TEAR – Ensure that the Pool Sweeper’s skirt, footpad, bump strip and hammer are in good condition. As the skirt and footpad become shiny and very smooth (or even tear), the Pool Sweeper will lose its ability to adhere to the pool and the parts should be replaced. The bump strip will wear as it comes into contact with pool edges, steps or the wall. It will likely wear in specific spots. To prevent damage to the Pool Sweeper body the dump strip should be moved to accommodate high wear points. When necessary, the part should be replaced. The hammer should last for a considerable period, but nevertheless should be regularly inspected for wear and when necessary be replaced.
HOSES – your hoses should be straight and flexible. If they are not straight, place them in a straight position in the sunlight for a few hours. Make sure they are always stored straight and out of direct sun light. If they are brittle or have leaks they should be replaced.
CHEMICAL USE AND THE GEMINI TWINSWEEP – the harsh effects of chemicals could affect the coloring of your Pool Sweeper. This will however not affect the performance of the Pool Sweeper. In order to minimize discoloration and damage, ensure your pool is kept at the correct alkaline and PH levels. When shock treatments are employed, remove the Pool Sweeper for a minimum of 4 hours.