Does a great job cleaning as long as you have plenty of time. It cleaned our 24 ft round pool in about 4 hours. It did a terrific job picking up very little particles. I would buy this again in a heartbeat! We had a more expensive one that was always breaking so this is a wonderful change. Diver Dave is a great deal!
6 months ago
Diver Dave is a workhorse!
This little cleaner is impressive and a steal at 130 bucks. Does exactly what it should. I was a little hesitant to purchase at first because Hayward states that a 3/4 hp pump is required to work properly and some of the reviews say that a sand filter is required as well, but I figured I would take a chance for just over $100. I have a 4000 gallon pool with an Intex 1200 gph cartridge filter pump and the unit works perfectly. I do agree a sand filter would be better because I have to change
... read more or clean the cartridge filter more often, but it still works. Just plug the hose to the skimmer basket and let Diver Dave do his thing! Highly recommended.
7 years ago
Dave's a keeper
Diver Dave is truely a great value, I have had automatic pool cleaners that cost many times what Dave cost that did not perform nearly as well. When the pool filter and pump strainer basket is clean Dave will clean the pool floor perfectly, It is fun to watch him work. My grand daughters love to watch Dave do his job. So do I.
I purchase online, came within a few days and worked wonderfully.
8 years ago
Wasn't what fit my cleaner!
I'm not sure why they don't offer a hose with male/female for this... but I have a Hayward Ultra pool cleaner... and I have to find the correct replacement parts. Found one locally for more money... but it fit!
With my 18ft round 52in. deep pool, I had to upgrade from 1000 gph pump with Type A/C filter to a 1500 gph pump with larger Type B filter. Better filtration and better performance with Wanda. Easy to install, only 5 minutes to connect hoses to skimmer. Definitely need leaf catcher accessory, sold separately. Highly recommend this cleaner.
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!
9 years ago
good purchase for the money
i bought this whale to clean the pool because with the hand vacuum you have to get into the pool and all the dirt is stirred up so you cant see where it needs to be cleaned. It works well but its kinda slow we leave it in the pool over night and the pool is clean in the morning as long as you take the ladder out. Price is good for the investment i have had no problems with it.
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.
8 years ago
Makes my pool life much easier
I am so glad I bought the Pool Rover Jr.! It used to take me forever to clean my pool with a skimmer and my pool's just 15ft round. It sucks up even the tiniest particles. The only thing I've seen that's an issue is sometimes it can't reach the stuff closest to the wall. I just use the skimmer to push the junk towards the center and the rover picks it up! The bag is easy to clean and it is easy to use.
3 years ago
Best Purchsse Ever!
We had one of these that was several years old that was given to us by a friend who got rid of their pool. It performed great for the additional 4 years we had it too, but we forgot and left it out on our deck and it was pretty much destroyed by a storm and furniture that blew over and broke it beyond repair. We ordered this yesterday afternoon and it was delivered TODAY! I got home and my husband had already put it in the pool and it was wonderful to see how quick and clean our pool was despite
... read more how nasty it was for failure to cover it this past winter. Very highly recommended!!!
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!
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!
8 months ago
Great time saver
This was my second robotic vacuum. Our first one lasted 4 years. Just plop into the pool and let it go. Best ever.
When I purchased this pool cleaner; I had already used and was not satisfied with most above ground, non electric pool cleaners. This cleaner was recommended by a patient of mine, so I decided to order it. OMG; it has been outstanding. It thoroughly cleaned our pool in two hours. We love it. My husband stated that it would be great if it had a scrubber on it, but he still loves it. We have had a pool for over 10 years; I am finally comfortable with keeping it clean. Thumbs up little Rover!!
J Hern III
4 months ago
It's ok, but not what I expected
I purchased this based on others reviews and the price seemed more reasonable. It is not exactly what I expected. It does not completely go forward all the way & backward all the way, it stops short of getting to the walls & does not climb the walls all the way to the tile as others have stated. However the machine is easy to open & netting that comes with it is easy to put on. I ran it on large pool and there was a lot of sand and leaves it had picked up but there is not a consistent line of
... read more cleaning, it missed a lot! It also shuts off or quits working after the allotted (per "large pool") 2 hours and I had to pull it from the deep end near the drains and tried to restart it on large pool, it did the same moves. I have a 26,000 gallon pool with a 4 ft shallow & 8 ft deep end and dramatic stairs with a tanning ledge. So much for hoping to not have to brush my pool to keep it clean. Others stated they could "tweak it" but I have not found where that is possible on this machine. I would recommend for a really small pool, but not large.
2 years ago
Great Purchase--Like having a MAID for my pool!
I bought the pool Rover a month ago, and have used it weekly since to keep the pool sparkling clean! It is so nice to be able to do other chores, and have the pool ready for a quick splash to cool off. This thing is WAY more helpful than my kids! We have an octogon pool, with a depth running from 3 feet to 8 feet deep and it does a great job---even the walls, which is still pretty amazing for me to watch! I realize that I am easily entertained, but the first time out of the box, both my daughter
... read more and I sat beside the pool with a cold drink and just watched the Rover manuver and clean!
I bought this several weeks ago and I am happy that I did. My pool has always had issues accumulating brown dust particles at the bottom of the pool (my pool water is always chemically balanced, so I imagine it has to do with lots of pollen/dirt in the air, as I live in the country). Also, due to heavy winds and lots of trees, my pool collects leaves, buds and bugs quite a bit. This rover takes care of all of this and the bottom of my pool has never looked better. I love how fine the filter
... read more bags are, and how easy it is to deploy and clean. For me, it is worth every penny. No complaints here.
4 months ago
I bought a month ago, when i tryed it in the pool wow ..it worked great ..i would recommend this product. .
6 months ago
Works great! Saves me time.
Just plug it in and let it do the cleaning for you.
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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