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    1. 10 years ago
      fantastic product
      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.......................
    2. 1 decade ago
      A very clever, easy-to-use design
      My husband and I have been wanting an automatic pool cleaner for years, but couldn't afford the high cost of the 'Polaris" and similar electric-powered cleaners. Allan's brother told us about this one and we ordered it right away. It's absolutely great! Rather than having an electric motor to worry about, this unit plugs right into the skimmer like a manual vacuum and is hydraulically powered by the water moving through. It also has relatively few moving parts and all are fairly easily ... read more accessible. For our 20' x 40' pool, it takes move like 3.5 to 4 hours to complete a cleaning job, but is worth the wait.There's a single door in the back of the unit that one opens to clean out fhe innards - takes only seconds. I wish, though, that the door had a locking mechanism that did not require a screwdriver (Phillips at that), because we don't normally keep a toolkit in the pool area -- but this is a very minor complaint about an otherwise excellent product.
    3. 2 years ago
      Beats using a manual vacuum cleaner!
      I gave it a three star because it works great on my sisters pool but in my pool it goes slow. She has a chlorine? pool rectangle shape, mine is salt and a t-shape.
    1. 10 years ago
      1st one great, 2nd one not worth it
      I purchased this product about 6 years ago and it worked great - 5 stars! I would leave it hooked up all week with no problems and pool maintenance was minimal. The hose from the unit to the debris bag finally gave out and is not offered as a separate item so I purchased a new unit. After 4 months, the hose on the new unit has started to disconnect from the unit causing the unit to stop moving around the pool and preventing the return of filtered/chlorinated pool water from properly circulating ... read more and requiring a lot more pool maintenance. I give the new unit 1 star rating. Overall 3 star rating as a combination of the two.
    2. 10 years ago
      Polaris 65
      I purchased my first Polaris 65 several years ago. I would not have had to purchase another one, but I needed to replace all the hoses, etc. I thought for the price, I would just buy a complete new one. However, I found the new one does not work as well as my old one. I actually am using my old cleaner with the new hoses and it's working perfectly. I wish I would have purchased just what I needed, but you live and learn. Anyway, the old blue and yellow 65 is the best.
    3. 10 years ago
      Great Purchase and Customer Service
      This pool cleaner is very easy to put together and use. It is not so heavy that you struggle getting it in and out of the pool like some of the bigger pool cleaners. This cleaner is not suitable for soft sided pools, however customer service is very accomodating and helpful with any concerns you might have.
    1. 4 years ago
      WOW...Should of bought years ago !!!!!
      I bought this a Month ago, opened the pool up, having holes from squires on it, and it was GREEN !! I mean Kermit the frog home GREEN....opened the box, put the mesh filter bags on, threw it in, plugged it in, set it for large pool and BAM !!! it started working...after a few times filling the mesh bags I switched to the fine filter bags and soon the pool was back to swim condition. I wish I had seen this before !!! I had the POLARIS 65 before for years buying 3 over the years not cleaning well ... read more and worst of all having the unit flip over many times (usually when i'm not home) and EMPTY MY POOL FOR ME !!!! What a great device !! REVIEW15
    2. 4 years ago
      Worked great right out of the box.
      I have a 28' round pool with steps. It has not got stuck yet.
    3. 3 years 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.
    1. 10 months ago
      Love it
      I love my penguin pool vaccuum. Just hook her up and she goes. Cleans the pool floor thoroughly. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is the instructions on how to hook her up and get her moving could have been clearer
    2. 2 years ago
      Finally got my pool boy! (Well, penguin!)
      This little penguin does a super job! We have an 18 foot pool....and she gets it clean in about 1.5 hours!....plenty of time for me to get other chores done before pool time!
    3. 2 years ago
      Love my Penguin
      I purchased the Hayward Penguin above ground pool cleaner this summer. So far this has proven to be an outstanding product. It has exceeded my expectations. It's easy to assemble and hook up. I think "penny" is adorable and she keeps my pool sparkling clean. I definitely recommend this product.
    1. 1 week ago
      Wanda is the best!
      Wonderful little pool cleaner! Well worth the purchase for me. I had a different cleaner that came with the purchase of my pool. However, it did not clean as well as this little guy. I would recommend the leaf filter with this purchase. This will keep your main filter from clogging up with debris. Overall very satisfied with my purchase.
    2. 2 years ago
      Good autonomous cleaner.
      We have had the Hayward aqua bug up until this year, this is the same mechanics with a different exterior. The cleaner works very well but occasionally gets hung on the ladder, also the tail attachment (cosmetic only) keeps falling off. That's the only reason I deducted a star. If you have an above ground pool it's a must have. No more vacuuming, just pop it in the pool and after an hour or two remove the cleaner, clean out the filter basket, backwash and you have a clean pool.
    3. 1 decade ago
      I Love Wanda
      I am so glad that I purchased Wanda. I had her up and running in just a couple of minutes. She does a great job of cleaning the entire bottom of our 18" above ground pool. She does not ever tip over, and I leave her in the pool over night and in the morning my pool is sparkling clean. I would highly recommend this product.
    1. 10 years ago
      In-line Leaf Filter works well
      I bought this to put in-line on my water bug pool bottom cleaner. Easy to put in service. Relatively easy to empty, but you will get wet doing so. With pine trees in the area, I always seem to collect needles and this stops most of them from getting to my pump. The only drawback is that the lid can be very hard to pull open. I found that useing some petroleum jelly on the screws and gasket make getting it open much easier.
    2. 1 decade ago
      A must have for cleaning your pool.
    3. 10 years ago
      Not whats pictured
      I ordered this the other day and when it arrived it wasnt exactly what is pictured. It did come in a hayward box and the outer case looks the same but has a handle on it. The one I recieved has a blue net inside instead of the hard plastic basket. I would have prefered the basket as it seems it would be a lot more durable and less prone to damage then the supplied net that is in the canister.
    1. 3 years ago
      Easy setup
      The best money I have ever spent on my pool.Keeps pool spotless.
    2. 11 months ago
      Helping hand
      I purchased this little machine to help clean the pool .I've had a couple of them over the years,this is the best time I've had with a pool and I haven't gotten in it yet .it is so clear and clean it unbelievable.thank u for this little guy.best money I've spent in years . highly recommend this .
    3. 4 years ago
      Decent for the 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.
    1. 2 years ago
      Work horse
      This is our second turtle. The first one lasted 8 years and was used every day. Great value for the price.
    2. 5 years ago
      auto vacums
      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!
    3. 2 years ago
      Does its job so I don't have to. My pool is so clean.
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Above Ground Pool Cleaners

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    Above Ground Pool Vacuums to Reduce Maintenance

    In The Swim carries a wide variety of above ground pool cleaners. From cute, yet effective pool sweeps like the Hayward Penguin automatic cleaner to the Aquabot Turbo T-Jet robotic pool cleaner and the battery powered Pool Blaster MAX HD handheld pool vacuum, In The Swim offers above ground pool cleaners from quality brands at prices for every budget and need.


    4 TYPES OF ABOVE-GROUND POOL VACUUMS: Battery, Suction, Robotic, Pressure

     1. Pool Blaster and Aqua Broom Battery-powered pool vacuums are great for Intex Pools and other small above ground pools.
     2. Hayward and Kreepy Suction Cleaners connect to a skimmer or suction inlet, works best with pumps of 1 hp or greater.
     3. Aquabot and other Robotic Cleaners operate completely independently of your pool pump and filter system.
     4. Polaris 65 and Turbo Turtle are Pressure Cleaners that connect to the wall return outlet, to keep your skimmer free. 

     - Aquabot cleaners - popular above ground robot pool cleaners, not connected to your pool filter system and programmable for push button ease.
     - Hayward pool cleaners and other suction cleaners are affordable, effective vacuums with fun designs as cute bugs, penguins, sharks and whales.
     - Polaris 65 and Turbo Turtle pressure cleaners sweep the pool floor with a jet-powered debris bag, and helps to clean the water surface. 

    With over 20 models of automatic cleaners for above ground pools to choose from, it can be a tough decision! If you have questions about any of the above ground pool cleaners from In The Swim, or want help selecting the best above ground pool cleaner, our pool experts are always happy to help via phone, chat or email. 

    Cool Features of Aquabot Pool Cleaners