Hayward Aqua Critter Automatic Pool Cleaner
Big let-down after 1 season
This unit worked well initially. It doesn't pick up leaves well, but minor dirt was no match, at least in the first season. I was very disappointed when the unit failed to move at the start of season two. For a first timer, I'd recommend going with another vacuum. Either the cheaper Li'l Shark, or a more expensive model with good ratings.
May 16, 2012
If you want to throw away some money during these tuff times I would recommend purchasing The Hayward Aqua Critter. It's back to cleaning the pool the old way for me
July 11, 2011
if you need help to work awsome
Had a problem that auqacritter would tip over(I have a 1 hp motor) so I gotten a piece of wood and made it to go in front of water return that was blowing the hose around and causing the unit to tip over.This works awsome and Will work.Water dispersis left n right I slid it over the side.My floor has many wrinkles in it.This unit IS A MUST BUY just make water deverter so it blows left n right not straight into pool...enjoy your free time :) I havent vacuum the pool the old way once this year
July 4, 2011
Aqua Bug vacuum
The previous owner of my house showed me how to use their hand vacuum. After about 2 months of spending lots of time vacuuming, I looked to In The Swim for alternatives. I bought this "cheap" self propelled vacuum. This product has saved me a boat-load of time spent vacuuming by hand [this task is tedious if you've ever done it]. The only con is that my experience has been that the seal between the hose and the leaf canister losses suction after about an hour and a half. Simply reattach this connection and you're good for another hour. I wouldn't use the canister unsupervised overnight [although I really only need the leaf canister immediately following opening]. I would definitely recommend Aqua Bug to everyone I know with an above ground pool; if mine ever breaks due to weathering, I'll be quick to replace it at In The Swim!
June 30, 2011