The Solar-Breeze NX2 Operates Perfectly in Infinity Edge Pools

Solar Pool Technologies frequently receives questions from customers about how well the Solar-Breeze NX2 operates with infinity edge swimming pools. Fortunately, infinity edge pools are no obstacle for the Solar-Breeze NX2, and understanding how the robot’s navigation system works helps customers understand why.

How Solar-Breeze NX2’s Navigation System Works in a Standard Pool

The front bumper wheels and tires of the Solar-Breeze NX2 turn in opposite directions. When the unit hits the edge of a standard pool, the wheels make the unit turn in a different direction to keep it moving. If the unit gets caught on an obstruction that does not allow the rotating bumper wheels to meet a wall, such as a rock-outcropping or handrail, the unit will determine within 60 seconds that it is stuck and will reverse away from the obstruction. The unit will typically turn 60 to 180 degrees so that when it moves forward it will have fully escaped the obstacle.

How Solar-Breeze NX2’s Navigation System Works in an Infinity Edge Pool

In an infinity edge pool, the front bumper wheels will not encounter the edge of the pool, so that portion of the navigation system will not cause the unit to turn. However, after the lower portion of the unit rests against the edge for less than a minute, the unit will determine that it is not going forward, will begin to reverse, and will turn in a direction away from the infinity edge.

Some customers find that Solar Pool Technologies’ easy to install ‘turn assist’ attachment helps the unit navigate more effectively in an infinity edge pool.  The Turn Assist causes the unit to turn before the bottom hits the pool edge, so that it does not get stuck and have to reverse cycle in order to escape.

To  learn more about attachments and adaptations that are available to help the Solar-Breeze NX2 navigate easily around more complicated pools, please email customerservice@solar-breeze.com, or call (623) 582-2825.

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