I bought the Tiger Shark last year (2013) and I have used it now for one and a half seasons. It has worked very well. It cleans the pool beautifully and picks up almost all of the leaves, small sticks, dirt, dead worms, etc. The cord is long enough to reach every part of the pool and the Tiger Shark (TS) does not get stuck in the pool ladder in the deep end. It does go way up the sides of the pool and even cleans much of the tile on the top side of the pool.
The TS has two filters inside which
... read more are accessible from the bottom of the TS. There are two small plastic pieces that can be pushed out from the metal loops on the bottom sides. Then the entire bottom can be removed including the filter holder and the two filters on each side of the filter holder. The filters are then cleaned out with a garden hose with the nozzle on the concentrated setting so you get a directed water thrust that cleans out the paper or fabric folds of the filter. It takes about 10 or 15 minutes to really clean out the filters if you want them really clean. You also have to spray off the bottom of the TS and the filter holder. The filters fit into the slots on each side of the filter holder. I still use the original filters that came with the TS but they are getting kind of thin in places. So I purchased a pair of replacement filters for about $35. That seems a little expensive but they have lasted a decent amount of time.
The TS can also be repaired and serviced at a local pool shop which I think is a great advantage. I have an Aquabot but the cord seems to have become disconnected or broken and the only way to fix it is to send it back to the manufacturer several states away (I think N.J. whereas I am in Mo) where they take it apart and tell you all you need to fix it. That obviously means lots of costs and expense. I will never buy another Aquabot that can't be fixed locally. The Aquabot was expensive and I am angry about the problem of getting it fixed at such an enormous cost. That is why I decided to buy an TS instead.
1 year ago
I originally purchased a 'bargain' price model. It didn't do well, so I asked "In the Swim" to allow me to return that unit and send me the Hayward TigerShark. It does more than I ever expected and worth every penny of the additional cost.
8 months ago
I bought my first Tigar Shark QC around nine years ago and had issues with the tracks breaking at the seams the two years but was covered under the warranty.
The only gripe I had was that I had to ship the cleaner back to Hayward and pay the postage a couple of times after that they prepaid the postage for me.
I just ordered my new Tigar Shark QC as the motor after nine or so years seized in my old Tigar Shark.
All in all, I have been very happy with my old Tigar shark and looking forward to
... read more recieving my new one in a few days as I really have missed having a pool cleaner that does a wonderful job.
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