I bought my Dan a month ago and really like him. I use him in my Intex 16' above ground pool. The only problem I have is once the hose is attached to my skimmer and you then remove it after the pool bottom is clean, all the debris is collected where it attaches because it cannot get through the screen. I may have it hooked up wrong and if anyone has any suggestions I'm open to hear them. Otherwise Diver Dan does a fantastic job cleaning the bottom of my pool. I would recommend.
7 months ago
the little guy cleans well but if you don't have your hoses perfect you will find him swimming rather than cleaning you have to be checking him all the time he is cleaning or when he spins n turns n scoots along the hoses also turn and then he starts jus swimming around still overall a cool little guy works well..
7 years ago
Not bad after 2.5 years up on the northeastern seaboard. Pool is used from around mid May pending sun and til around October something. We don't used Dave all the time but possibly 3 to 4 times a month. This year his little "feet" springs broke and the spring along ca't be replaced, you need to purchase new "feet". Oh well he did such a great job on the bottom that I will probably give up my serch for stainless steel springs the same size and just purchase the new "feet".
Hope this helps all of you.
I purchased wanda the wail about a month ago and it is great. I own an 18 x 32 above ground pool and it cleans in a matter of hrs. I usually just put it in the pool and let it run the night. I do suggest getting the leaf canister to go along with it to catch any leaves that you may have in the pool. Overall i am very satisfied with my purchase.
4 years ago
Excellent Pool Cleaner
I have a small above-ground pool and this cleaner works quickly and efficiently. Easy to assemble and fun to watch as it goes about its' business. I used the Hayward Aqua Critter satisfactorily for several years before I dropped it and it broke. A few years ago, I hooked up my sand filter unknowingly switching the intake/outtake hoses and my pool bottom was covered with sand. This cleaner sucked out all the sand and I was able to enjoy the pool once again. Best cleaner I have ever purchased and
... read more I have had several over the years. Hayward is a trusted brand. I am well pleased with this handy must have!
3 years ago
We have used Wanda for 4 years without a mins. trouble. The only reason we got a new one is that her feet woreout and We didn't have time to wait 3 weeks for replacement ones with a house full of people coming for our 50th wedding Anniversary party. So we got a new one in 1 day. We plan on fixing her for a back up.
I purchase online, came within a few days and worked wonderfully.
10 years ago
My husband had looked local and could not find the hoses we needed for our E_Z VAC. I decided to look here and sure enough they had them, should have known! They were the perfect fit and easy to connect. Just snap them together. Thanks IN THE SWIM!
10 years ago
Good quality hose. Matches hose that comes with automatic pool sweeper, Good to have extra pieces.
I have had the rover for about a month. It does a really good job but only goes over the same place , does not go all over the pool. The instructions say you can adjust it to make it go all over but how to adjust it is not clear in the instructions
10 months ago
Great, easy to use and quick!
I was very hesitate in buying this because I always bought the wall vacuum like instead of the electric one like this one. This one is great! Easy to set up and use. All you do is take it out of the box, plug it in, set whether you want one hour or two on the power and push the power button on. It cleaned up my pool in just a short time. Works like the Robotic Vacuum. Wonderful!
2 years ago
What a relief
Battled with polaris65 for years. Finally just got sick of the cobra curl as nothing I did seemed improve things. The s2-40 has been great. The instructions are sparse so you sort of have to figure some stuff out yourself. Just place it in and come back one to two hours later and it's magic.
I am very pleased with the way it vacuums up my pool . I actually bought this after 2 years of having the Dolphin nautilus, which stopped working almost exactly 2 years from purchased date and I paid $700 for it . So I didn't want to pay that much for a another one.
I have to say so far so good hopefully this one will last more than 2 years
2 years ago
Just the best
We bought this to replace our other one we had,works (10) times better,it will clean the bottom of the pool very well.The funniest thing is when it gets to the wall it looks like it tryes to climb it.after a few seconds it backs up and its off again.Great product!
2 years ago
This is my 3rd product from "Smart Kleen! Can't seem to get them to last more than a 3 years! Replacement part prices are ridiculously expensive and have to ship back and forth at my cost and pay a diagnostic fee on top of pumps and motors which cost almost $300 plus above expenses! It did work good aside from cord twisting but I'm going broke over these!
This definelty is awesome time saver to clean pool. This is my 3rd one. First one lasted 5-6 years. Second one only lasted three. Needed new rubber feet and plastic wheel was lost; decided to buy new instead of wasting $ on replacement parts. I first up-graded to Shark; returned it and got this. Much better product.
7 months ago
Great Above Ground Pool Cleaner for Round Pools
This isn't the 1st Aqua Critter (Bug) pool cleaner that I have owned but I'm hoping it will last me as long as the last one did. Our pool is 24' round and I've owned it for over 15 years now - and I've cleaned it with one of these "bugs" now for many years. Recently my other wore out and I needed to get new - so I ordered another one about 2 months ago. It works great and I'm sure will continue to do so for many years to come.
8 years ago
This product is wonderful. I bought it last year and didn't use it much because my filter is an older one and the "critter" didn't come with an attachment to fit it's hose in the strainer. This year I'm using it and it's cleaning the pool wonderfully - I don't think I'll have to hand sweep it again! It's taking a little longer than it normally would because I'm using my old hose and I think it's a little too heavy for the critter - but we just put it in when we get home from work and take it out
... read more a few hours later with a clean pool!
Four swimming seasons ago I was ready to get rid of my 15'x30' pool because I hated vacuuming.
Connecting to the skimmer and walking around the pool trying to vacuum up leaves and dirt and what not was a kingsize pain in the neck. Then I bought the POOL ROVER from In The Swim. This device is superb. I still have my pool and it is one of the cleanest pools in town thanks to ROVER. Rover has become a cherished member of the family. I just bought a second unit as a back up because I never want to
... read more be without this great product
8 years ago
Greatest Little Pool Guy
My husband has been cleaning our pool for years and we finally decided to invest in a cleaner to help. We picked this one because of the reviews and we are very happy we listened! We also didn't want one that went through the filter so this was our choice. I've never seen him get so excited about turning something on and just watching it go to work.
This is the next best thing to having a cleaning crew come clean it for you!
8 years ago
This is an excellent product to clean the pool. Once you get the timing down (going back and forth across the pool) it pretty much works on its own. It cleans better than our other automatic cleaner, the Shark (which runs off the pool pump). You do NOT need to tie a rope with a floater on it as some describe. Just gently pull it across the pool and gently pull up until you can reach it to pull it out of the pool. My ONLY complaint is that it's time consuming to clean the bag. I only wished I
... read more would have purchased it when it was on clearance instead of paying full price.
First of all, for all you people complaining that it is letting air into your pump, you have it connected to the wrong line. This is not meant to suck debris into your filter, it is meant for the water that discharges out of your pump and back into your pool to go into this pool cleaner. It uses the water pressure FROM your pump to move around back and forth, as well as operate a venturi to bring debris into a screened compartment. There is no way it can suck air into your pump, unless you have
... read more it connected to the wrong side of your pump.
I had to bypass my solar collectors to get enough water flow to operate properly. Be sure you have a pump that delivers at least 1200 GPM.
I think it could use more suction, though. I'll leave it run overnight and see how things look in the morning.
3 years ago
great product for intex pools
works great in my 22ft intex pool only took 30 minutes to clean entire pool, great purchase
10 months ago
First year I left our 24x12 intex pool up over the winter and it was dirty. Over a couple days period it cleaned quite well. The only thing it had trouble with was pine needles and those were easily removed with pool vac. Not real sure how this thing works but it seems the screen catches small particles and it keeps blowing the bottom and the basket and pool filter catches what is stirred up. It doesn't crawl the sides of the pool but a good brushing should take care of that. Had a cheap crawly,
... read more suction type cleaner but it continually ran in the same pattern and left parts of the pool untouched. This machine hit every spot on the bottom. I think this will work well to keep up with weekly cleanings.
When shopping for above ground pool cleaners, be sure to consider if it is compatible with your specific pool shape and size. Some above ground pool cleaners only work on flat bottoms while other above ground pool cleaners work on flat and dished-out bottoms. Of course, if you have questions about any of the above ground pool cleaners or any of the pool supplies from In the Swim, our customer service team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have via phone or email.
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