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Thread: Hayward Viper Model 5500 on woot!

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    Join Date
    May 2007

    Hayward Viper Model 5500 on woot!

    This is a bit odd , but every word is true.... well most of the words are true.

    I sat down at my computer early this morning to order some parts for my Pentair cleaner. I made a quick stop at woot! first and much to my surprise, todays deal is the Hayward Viper for $199.99 + $5 shipping. I was expecting to pay half that just to get the parts I needed for the Pentair, so I jumped on it. Of course I did a check on TFP first to make sure there wasn't a lot of negative stuff on it.

    So, does anyone have any horror stories to tell me about it?

    BTW: for those of you not familiar with woot, it's probably the original "deal a day" site. You can only get it until midnight, unless it sells out first.

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    May 2007
    Round Rock, TX
    I have this cleaner and have had a few issues, but nothing major.

    Initially, within the first year, the bag ripped but Hayward sent me a new one. I had the front spin hose come off twice, but the final zip tie fixed that.

    I do have it get stuck in spin mode and have to open it up to lube it.

    I have not owned any other cleaners, but from talking with friends I don't think this is abnormal for pool cleaners. They all have issues and parts that need replacing.

    I was thinking of buying one just to scavenge parts off, as the main unit is ~$150 to replace.
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    Heh, I just saw this and was coming here to post it. Don't know about this one, but I have a Hayward Aquabug (for AG pools) that has worked great for me for several years.

    I love woot; their descriptions are hilarious.

    18' round Sharkline Matrix AGP / 8600 Gal. / sand filter / Aqua Trol SWG
    Pool owner since 2001. Thanks to TFP for helping me convert off Baquacil after six years!

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