STA-RITE `LIL SHARK GW8000 User Manual [en, es, fr]

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’LIL SHARKTM

Automatic Pool Cleaner

Installation

and

User’s Guide

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Customer Service

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Customer/Technical Service (8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. – Eastern & Pacific Times)

Phone: (800) 831-7133

International

Phone: (919) 566-8000 / Fax: (919) 566-8920 [Sanford, North Carolina]

Phone: (805) 553-5000 / Fax: (805) 553-5515 [Moorpark, California]

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This document is subject to change without notice.

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Pre-Installation Check List:

About your Pool and Filter System

• Before you install the c

Before installing the cleaner in a vinyl linerhave cleaned the filter and emptied all baskets.

pool, check liner closely for signs of deteriora tion or damage from age, chemicals, pool wall damage, etc. If any damage•waterAlwaysbeforeis startingfound,make surehavepumphosea. Runan

dry may cause overheatin repairsqualifiedAlso, . pool professional• The cleanerke ll isnecdesignedssary

pool. It was not designe •liner,Ifthereremovebeforeareinstallinganythemstones,thewhenroots,cleaneropeningetc. .,poolunderfortheth

Safety Instructions

This is the safety alert symbol

 

Hazardous suction.

When you see

 

 

 

Can trap and tear

this symbol on your system or in this manual,

 

 

 

hair body parts.

look for one of the following signal words and be

alert to the potential for

 

 

Can cause drowning.

 

 

injury.

warns aboutwillhazardscause

 

 

Do not play with cleaner

 

 

or hose or apply to body.

death, serious personal

 

 

 

 

Do not let children use or

 

major property

damage if ignored.

 

 

play with pool cleaner.

warns aboutcan hazardscause

that

 

Stop pump before

 

attempting to clean unit.

 

 

 

death, serious personal injury, or major property

damage if ignored.

 

 

Oscillator may

warns aboutwillhazardsorcan

 

 

 

 

injure hands or fingers. Stop

cause minor personal injury

 

 

pump before attempt

 

damage if

ignored.

 

 

clean out pool cl

Carefully read and follown

 

 

instructionsHose can trip or i

this manual and on equipment

 

entangle swimmers.

safety labels in

good condition; replace

 

or damaged.

 

 

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Do not allow swim

 

 

 

while pool cleane

About Maintenance and Care

 

Hazardous suction. Stop pump before

 

 

 

attempting to clean pool cleaner.

•becomeMakesuredeformedthat theduringcleanersto

 

that it doesn’t sit onhingthe

• Keep skimmer basket and pump strainer basket clean and free of debris. compresses them.

• If possible, do notndcoil t

• If cleaner jams with largeetc.),debris (leaves, sticks, straight.

try cleaning debris firsthis from bottom of unit. If t

• If necessary to remove osc doesn’t clear unit, remove top swivel assembly

Removal", Page 8.

(turn 1/4 turn) and clear the debris from the top.

• Remove the pool cleaner from the pool before super chlorinating (shocking) or chemical balancing. Wait at least four hours after the chemical procedure before reinstalling the cleaner.

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More About the Cleaner and Accessories:

4'

20'

8'

Swivel Assembly:

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacuum Regulator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Insert assembly

 

 

 

 

cleaner

 

 

body and

 

 

 

turn 1/4 turn clockwise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazardous suction. Can

 

 

 

 

• If you attach a unidapt

 

 

trap or tear hair or body parts. Install

 

handle to the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

regulator on all high-vacuum

swivel for manual vacuuming, be sure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

system s.

 

it is a special,

floating unidapt handle

 

 

 

(order No. GW9019; purchase locally).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Every system require

Use of a different unidapt handle will

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

regulator for safe o

hinder the cleaner’s performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Regulator provides v

Hose:

 

 

 

 

 

 

case cleaner suction

• The unit includes a 20’

 

• Black rubber diaphra

 

hose,alwaysan be8’ submergedhose,.

and a 4’ hose which will

 

providethepumpexcelwi l-

lose p

lent coverage in pools up

toculd27’.damage

the pum

• For pools larger

than

 

27’, add an 8’

 

 

 

extension hose. (Order

 

 

Flow Director:

 

 

No. GW9511;

 

purchase locally).

 

 

 

 

 

• Install the flow dir

• For pools smaller

 

 

 

24’, try the three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

existing inlet fitti

hoses together. If

32’

 

is too much hose,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

give the desired res

remove the 8’ section and use only 24’

 

of hose.

 

 

 

 

 

• For best cleaning ac

 

 

 

 

 

 

flow down 45°in a fa

• The hose was designed specifically

side (see illustrati for the cleaner. Use of a different type

of hose will reduce the cleaner’s performance.

Reducer Cone:

Adapts hose to some skimmers.

Keeps hose in place in skimmer when pump stops.

Brush Adjustment

NOTICE: Bristle wear, pool

bottom, temperature, etc., will all affect cleaner operation. Use these general guidelines

to adjust your cleaner for best performance.

Cleaner is factory set at No. 1.

4

3

2

10

4

3

2

10

4

3

2

10

Tight Circles

Moderate Circles

StraightAhead

Tight Circles

Clockwise

Clockwise

Travel

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Installation

 

 

STEP 1:

STEP 2:

 

 

Straighten Hose

Check Parts

 

 

Remove hose from box and lay it

Make sure you have

 

 

out in the sun to straighten.

all parts to pool

 

 

 

cleaner.

 

 

 

 

Reducer

Swivel

 

 

Cone

Assembly

 

 

Hose

Vacuum

 

 

Regulator

 

 

 

 

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STEP 3:

STEP 4:

 

 

Clean System

Assemble Cleaner Long Hose Cuff

A. While the hose is

A. Insert swivel assembly into

 

relaxing, clean and

cleaner body and twist 1/4

 

backwash your filter

turn clockwise to lock.

 

 

system, skimmer and

B. Set brush adjuster to ‘0’.

 

pump baskets.

C. Slide long hose cuff Swivel

 

B. Close Main Drain if

over swivel assembly

Assembly

 

 

 

your pool has one.

to install hose.

 

 

C. Start Pump.

 

 

 

 

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STEP 5:

Submerge Cleaner

A. Start pump.

B.Turn cleaner upside down, submerge, and feed hose down

side of pool wall to fill hose with water.

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Installation

STEP 6:

Connect Hose

With filter system running, connect hose to skimmer or to suction port. See below for various connections.

STEP 7:

Extend Hose

For best results:

With cleaner running and submerged, pull hose to opposite end of pool and release.

Hose Connections

Follow drawing that most closely resembles your skimmer installation.

Water

A

Elbow

B

Water

C

(User

Level

 

Supplied)

 

Level

Skimmer

 

 

 

Water

 

 

 

 

Level

Vacuum

 

 

 

 

Regulator

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacuum

 

 

Vacuum

 

 

 

Reducer

Regulator

 

 

Regulator

 

 

 

 

Lid in

 

 

Reducer

 

Cone

 

 

 

Vacuum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cone

 

 

Position

Reducer

 

 

Skimmer

 

 

Skimmer

 

Cone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skimmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suction

 

 

 

 

 

Port

 

 

 

 

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Final Checks (while cleaner is operating):

For Safety: No Bathers!

For Best Results:

A. No ladders.

B. No toys.

C. No floating chlorinators.

D.Close main drain if your pool has one.

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Troubleshooting

Situation

Solution

Cleaner moves slowly or not at all. • Backwash and clean filter. Empty

Clear debris from oscillator or h

If hoses from skimmer reto lessfiltertha 1-1/2"diameter, replace"hosswith. 1-1/2

Pump in filtration systempoolmay be professional.

If your pool has a mainitdrainduring(f cleaner operation.

Cleans only perimeter of pool.

Make sure vacuum regulator is ins

Set brush ring adjuster to a high

Cleaner hovers in one area with hose fully extended.

• Hose is too short. It shouldlonger betha

the full length of thefrpoolm.yourBuy dealer to give adequate length.

Cleaner turns in clockwise circles

• Set brush ring adjuster to a lowe

only and only covers one section of pool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oscillator runs too fast.

• Make sure vacuum regulator is ins

 

(the regulator marked “50” will s

 

• If your system has a reiturntilvalve

 

oscillator runs at the desired

sp

 

 

Hose keeps coiling up.

• For

best

results,

whent flathose andis nos

 

• Lay

hose

out in the sunfew (flathours.and

 

• Hose is too long;.

remove 8’ secti

 

 

 

 

Pool not completely clean in four hours.

• Any

cleaner may miss atachingspot.Spoa

 

vac-pole (telepole) to Pageclaner6). an

 

• Try

different brush ringntil adjusterthecle

 

gives the desired results.

 

• The cleaner was not designedarcoversto.w

 

• Strong winds may interfereoveragewith. c

Cleaner flips on its side when

• This is normal if

filterssuresystemurged

pump stops.

when the pump stops. Thewhencleanersystem

 

is restarted.

 

 

Hose comes loose when pump stops.

• Use reducer cone in skimmer.

 

 

 

Cleaner sticks to pool bottom or

• Install diaphragm marked. “50” in

pool main drain.

• Check inner brush ring for exces

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please call 1-800- 831- 7133

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Repair Parts – Model GW8000

Optional Accessories

1

Vacpole

Unidapt

Handle

No. AT5119GW9019

2

3

7

 

 

Key

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Part Description

Qty.

Part No.

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Swivel Assembly

1

GW9012

 

 

 

2

Pool Cleaner Body (with Bristles)

1

*

 

 

 

3

Ring Adjuster

1

41100-0026

 

 

 

4

Oscillator Impact Bumper (Pkg of 2)

1

41100-0027

 

5

4

5

Oscillator Seals (Pkg of 2)

1

GW9004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Oscillator Kit (Includes Seals)

1

GW9003

6

 

 

7

Axle Shaft

1

GW9002

 

 

 

Flow Director

1

GW9014

5

 

 

Replacement Host Kit

1

GW9510

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1 each 20', 8' and 4' Hose)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacuum Regulator

1

GW9018

 

 

 

Reducer Cone

1

GW9015

 

 

 

Unidapt Handle

1

GW9019

• Not Shown.

* If body fails, order GW8000.

Oscillator Removal

To remove Oscillator fromitscleaner,side tipsuportcleanersideonof shaft out of body.

Oscillator will now slidellatoutrimpaofcleanertbumpersbodycan.Oscb cleaner body (they slide. towards bottom of cleane To replace, reverse procedure.

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