Pool Vac Ultra Automatic Pool Cleaner by Hayward
don't buy this!
I was trying to save money buy purchasing this product...to replace the cleaner I had before would have cost me 1,000 dollars...but now I see why!
This product connects through the skimmer so while its working, you have no skimmer action. My experience is that when I remove the cleaner, the dirt that had been floating around drops to to the bottom and i'm back to a dirty bottom. I suppose if you have a port dedicated to this hose and you do not work it through the skimmer, it might be ok. But, I would not recommend it if you're like me and are viery picky about the bottom of the pool being very clean. This was the first year that little kids would tell me my pool was dirty...ugh!! Embarassing!!
Pay the money and buy a polaris or similar product.
September 8, 2012
Piece of Junk
Requires meticulous effort to get air out of cleaner and hose, otherwise it is so lightweight it just floats. Easily deflected by return jets. Won't climb hopper side walls and rarely comes out of deep end. There are parts of my 30,000 gal pool it has not accessed in the two weeks since I put it into use. Doesn't remove residue as my 20 year old Kreepy Krauly does: merely vacuums up loose material. Hayward tech support has merely restated manual instructions and hasn't been any help. What a piece of junk from a well-known name in the business!
June 8, 2012
my pool vac ultra is one of many great products that hayward has to offer. the products they make are reliable last a long time and make your life easier because they do the job for you.my pool vac ultra is the best cleanner out there and i have tried some of the others. my pool is crystal clear. and i get alot of compliments from my freinds and family. i recommend the pool vac ultra and any other hayward pool product to anybody with a pool. you will never regret it.......................
July 18, 2009
Hayward Pool Vac - Skimmer connection
I've had this cleaner for about 4 years now, and I've replaced the "feet" twice, and the paddles on each side. It constantly gets stuck at the steps, which scratches various surfaces of the cleaner.
My biggest complaint is that leaves get stuck in the "throat" , and constantly requires me to pull clumps of leaves out to get the machine moving again. My house is surrounded by tall mature trees, and due to leaf production, this equipment just doesn't do the job at my location. Probably fine
where there are no large trees nearby.
May 25, 2009