Features exclusive SmartDrive programmed steering to assure a clean pool in only three to four houHayward Navigator Suction Cleaner Setting a new standard for high-performance cleaning Features exclusive SmartDrive programmed steering to assure a clean pool in only three to four hours. Unique turbine/gearing system provides constant and balanced water flow for quiet operation and gentle movement across the pool bottom. Includes 40' hose and attaches easily (without tools) to your skimmer in less than 10 minutes.
Setting a new standard for high-performance cleaning!
Great Cleaner I have had this puppy in my pool for 7 years constant, I NEVER take it out, it runs 8 hours a day, 7 days week, 365 a year (I'm in Florida). Sure it needs regular parts, and the newer replacement parts from Hayward DO last longer, it's not a great wall climber if you let the part get worn, wings and shoes are at least a seasonal (about $30) replacement. Make sure you have good vacum as well, if you have trees around your pool, get a leaf basket. After an over night storm I have seen it clean a pool completly in 3 hours...and you know, that wall climbing is not such a bad thing, most stuff is on the bottom anyway. Sure it will not do steps and it will get hung up on ladders...I'm not sure what you expect...However, you can get a device that keeps it off ladders. I like this little feller, he works hard and well, I am just buying a new one for my home up north and ditching my expensive Polaris! (oh by the way, you can get a complete set of all moving parts, innards the lot for around $120)...more info
Pretty good I've had this unit for over 1 month. I was very skeptical about the cleaning ability of this unit to begin with. The directions are not the easiest to follow. It took me 30 minutes in total to install this device in my pool. Once installed...I watched this badboy for hours. When installed correctly, this unit will indeed clean up the side of your walls. There is also a switch which tells this unit to climb the wall more often.
In the beginning, I watched this unit work very carefully. Now, I just sit back and let it do its work, knowing it will clean my pool well. It does indeed go up walls. What it won't do, however, is scale a staircase. I manually have to sweep the dirt off the stair case, but once done, the Navigator makes quick work of it.
I highly recommend this product for people who do not want to deal with the hassle of vacuuming their pool floor and would rather spend the time enjoying their pool. My only regret was not buying the phantom, which also climbs to the surface of your pool to collect the floating debris. I manually have to skim the top with a net, which isn't much of a bother, but why should I need to bother?...more info
Stay Away I have this cleaner. I HATE it. It always gets stuck on the stairs or on the side of the pool. It is less than 2 years old and I've had to have the bearings replaced. If you are looking for a good, trouble free cleaner, look somewhere else. You have to wonder if the people who designed this have pools of their own.
I would NOT recommend this HAYWARD product....more info