Choosing the Right Hayward Pool Cleaner
If you are in the market for a new vacuum pool cleaner, you may be wondering which brand is right for your needs. There are many different types on the market from Hoover to Miele and you want to find one that best fits your needs. The main considerations are price, suction power, durability and ease of maintenance. Let's take a look at these categories to help you make the right choice.
Although think lower flow models are usually the better of the 2 choices, not all lower flow pools are equipped with a suction pump or even have room for one. Most low flow cleaners require a separate booster pump to be installed, so even if your pool was designed with the proper plumbing for a low flow model then a low flow cleaner would be right for you. They are cheaper than suction pumps and are less likely to experience gumming up or clogging. There are a few top rated products on the market that will fit most low flow pools. They are typically more expensive but are generally good enough to keep your pool clean.
Suction Assist cleaners use suction power to clean your pool without the aid of a pump. These are an ideal choice for in-ground pools that are not equipped with a pump but need to be cleaned frequently. The only downside to using a suction cleaner is the length of time it takes to fill the cleaner. You can expect it to take anywhere from ten to twenty minutes depending on the size of your pool. Suction Assist is available in a number of different styles and models so it should be easy to find one to suit your cleaning needs.
The other type of pool cleaner is the rotating in-ground pool cleaner. This type of cleaner moves back and forth on a moving part while sucking debris and dirt into its rotating brush. It doesn't actually use suction to clean your pool, but instead moves in a circular motion around the edges of your pool. Suction isn't used in this type of cleaner. As the moving part becomes clogged with debris, a suction-based cleaner will force debris out the sides to allow water to rinse the moving part freely.
The final type of cleaner we're going to discuss is the variable-speed pool pumps. These are powerful, yet quiet and are especially popular with residential pool systems. Variable speed pool pumps have a number of speeds and the higher the speed, the faster the rotation of the brush. The suction side of these cleaners can move at very high speeds as well, which increases the amount of dirt removed during each cleaning cycle.
Variable-speed pool pumps can be either electric or hydraulic, powered by electricity, hydraulic, or even gas. The electric models of this type of vacuum cleaner have a cord that needs to be attached to an electrical outlet, while the others are powered by battery packs. Battery packs require frequent recharging to maintain maximum suction power. Suction power on these cleaners can also vary, depending on the model, so you may need to purchase more than one model.
Suction-side cleaners don't always require a hose. You can also find remotes that you simply attach to a handy collar on your dog or cat, which then allows you to control the direction of the cleaner's suction stream. If your pool surface tends to be dirty, this can be an ideal way to keep the algae from growing. On the other hand, if your pool surface tends to be too smooth, the remotes can often malfunction and leave water flowing against the sides, which can cause pooling problems. Many pet owners find it helpful to have both types of cleaners in their pool.
Hayward pool cleaners come in both tank models and handheld models. A hand held model is perfect for keeping an eye on your dog, keeping your eye on the dog, or for moving around a lot. If you are looking for a suction power that is consistent, but doesn't rely on excessive air pressure to get stuck, a handheld model may be just what you need. Portable cleaners tend to have less suction power, but can be used as needed when you're getting busy.