I have a 15,000 gallon plaster pool and previously had a Hayward Navigator and was in the market for a new cleaner.
After some research I settled with the Hayward Phoenix 2x, but after going to a local pool store to pick it up, I was talked into the 4x since it was only $15 more than the 2x and came with a couple spare hoses (even though for my size pool the 4x isn't really needed).
So far the cleaner runs great, but the concern I have is I had to adjust the suction/skimmer line even more to the suction line than I previously had set with the Navigator. So my concern is that now I won't get enough flow going to the skimmer line, and more debris will collect on the surface.
I'm also a little concerned with the additional maintenance costs of the two extra rear tires and more wear and tear on the gears for having to drive the additional wheels.
Does anyone know if the 2x requires lower pressure to run at a proper RPM compared to the 4x (I would assume yes since the 2x weighs a pound less than the 4x and has fewer gears and wheels to power)?
Is there a way to remove the rear wheel section from the 4x (I was informed that there was a way to do this)?
I'm really just trying to figure out if it's worth returning the 4x for the 2x. Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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