Easy to assemble did it today,,, Simple Words: You attach the hose to the connector that puts water BACK INTO the pool NOT the one that sucks water into the PUMP. That said ,,where hose C goes into B & where C goes into D have water coming out no matter how many times I tried to tighten they don't,,,only spin. Vac has to be moved manually several times. Was so hoping this would work so I don't have to use a hand vac that removes water because of the sandy dirt. HELP
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.
2 weeks ago
I have used it for two years now. I have the intex 32X16 pool. The only thing is it don't do corners very good, but it cleans up leaves and dirt very good. I read some of the comments they loose vacuum. if so you are hooked up wrong. this unit hooks to your return water side. It does not vacuum like most cleaners. nothing goes to your filter. It uses return water pressure to make it move. It has it's own filter inside the unit. easy to open and clean filter.
We've had Tyler (the turtle) since we put the pool in over 10 years ago. He really takes a lot of trouble out of pool care. He even picked up a nail that I dropped in the pool while taking the cover off. With him and our Frog clorinating system, my whole pool care regiment takes under an hour each month. And I have crystal clear water with all the chemicals in balance.
3 years ago
these little guys are great, hook them up and let them go! with in couple of hours your pool is ready to go. Just empty the bag and go!
2 years ago
This is the second one we've gotten and it's a great product !
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
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.
5 months ago
I bought a month ago, when i tryed it in the pool wow ..it worked great ..i would recommend this product. .
We started the summer with a MUDDY pool. This actually cleaned the last of the muddy mess off the bottom. Filters the water to "Stir" it up. I use mine 1-2 times per week. Have a Pool Blaster hand vac to hit the small dirt patches in-between. I love both! Wish it had a rope handle or something to pull it up off the pool floor with. I don't like pulling on the electrical cord. I am very cautious about following the directions when using this since it is electrical. (Pool Blaster isn't) Water and
... read more electricity don't mix. But if used correctly, this vac is wonderful!
8 years ago
Great Product & American Made
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
Rover T better than the bug
Rover T has some issues on the direction it turns to sweep the bottom of the pool. It skips spots, but I think it eventually gets to it. In the beginning you have to clean it alot & it took us awhile to get it setup, but it does work & doesn't bulk when it eats leaves.
Our pool is above ground so limitations on sweepers are an issue, but for what it does, its pretty good.
It is kinda pricey, but it seems to make dads life easier, so were good w/ it.
I have been using the Yellow bug for many years with great results. It has a much needed hand hold to handle it and lift out of the pool when cleaning is complete. I recently purchased Wanda the whale and and am disappointed with the design. First I could not snap the tail in place, the slots don't fit the tabs in the tail. Second it does not have any kind of hand hold to lift it out of the pool. It performs the the same but it more difficult to use.
8 years ago
Best purchase ever
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.
10 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.
I ordered Diver Dave and it arrived within two days. It was just as promised, simple to use and cleaned within two hours. I'm just thrilled with the product and thrilled to have found a company like IN THE SWIM that can handle my pool needs. I recommended this same product to a friend of mine and she loves it too.
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.
9 years ago
Diver Dave is Dandy!
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!
My 1st one started to show signs that the rechargeable battery was getting bad. I should not have used it, but put it in the water and it stopped working and water got into the motor and ruined it. My 2nd one is more powerful than the first and can suck up leaves. For me, the fact that I don't have to struggle with hoses makes it worth the steep price.
9 months ago
Works Like A PRO
I have a very large above ground pool and cleaning it the old fashion way was awful. I bought this little monster and it's a breeze cleaning the pool now. Every inch is covered with this vac, sides ,bottom and behind the stairs. Very happy I bought it.
1 year ago
Works great for small particles
This is a great added tool for your pool. After you vacuum with your regular one use this after to pick up the small dirt and silt your regular vacuum misses. Great for opening pool if you need to use flake. Love the fact that you don't hook it up to the pool and it's easy to use. Make sure you dry unit out before putting it away. I have had mine over a year and no trouble.
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!
10 years ago
Does a good job-not a speedy process
We bought our Critter last year and have used it almost every week during swimming season. The Critter does a good job and is easy to assemble. Just put the hoses together, put the critter in the water and force the air out of it, hook it up to the skimmer and let it go. The bad part is that it is slow and it doesn't do the walls. The good part is that where it does go it does an excellent job. All in all it IS worth the money. It saves us time because we just hook it up and let it run. The
... read more Critter stops moving when it is time to backwash the filter. I would give it a B+ for a grade.
3 years ago
a must have
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.
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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