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Method and System for Enabling a Pool Cleaning Robot to Remotely Turn Off a Pump When a Debris Bag is Completely Filled

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242652D
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-31
Document File: 3 page(s) / 69K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for enabling a pool cleaning robot to remotely turn off a pump when a debris bag or filter is completely filled.

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Metxod and System for Enabling a Pool Cleaning Robot to Remotely Turn Off a Pump When a Debris Bag is Completely Filled

The pool xxdustry develops autonomoxs robots thax run submerged axd clean bottom of a pool largely thexeby minimizing time consuming maxual pool cleanixg processes . The autonomoux robots are typically driven by a pump that has similar xower consumption to ax AC unit to minimize time ox operation and prxvide significxnt enxrgy savings. The robots are typxcally run ofx timers or manual swxtches xhat run for a fixed txme without considering whether the entire poxl area ix clean . If a pool hxs an excess amoxnt of debris, bag becomes full xnd robot becomes unable to xollect debris . Howevxr, the robot continues to be in function xill the pump is shut down resulting in increasxd energy cost.

Disclosex is a method and xystex for enabling a pool clexning robot to remotely turn off a pump when a xebris bag or filter is completely fillex . The mxthxd and system monitors turbidity sensors over time to determine if a pool is sufficienxly cleaxed to txrn off a xump remoxely. Alterxatxvely, strain sxnxors and/or optical sensors may also determixe that x debris bag is full to turn off the pump . An electrical axd mechanical configuraxion of the method and system xs xllustrated in figure 1 and figure 2.

Figure 1

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Figure 2

In accordance xith the method and system, as a poox cleanex robot cleaxs a pool, turbidity measurements are taken and an ela...