Like the subject says, anybody else using one of these robot beasts? I LOVE mine in my large pool, although now that Hayward bought out AquaVac and got "organized", it takes 2-3 weeks to get parts instead of the 2-3 days it used to take ordering direct from AquaVac (grr...)
His name is "Presby", and here he is sitting on the deck with his lifting crane for size perspective. I run him for 2-3 hours a day every day and he grabs everything off the bottom of the pool - leaves, pecans, jewelry, money, etc. He's my best friend during the summer!
Anybody know where I can get parts direct/fast anymore? Hayward directs me to their "authorized AquaVac servicers" (which aren't common), and apparently those guys don't have enough demand to stock parts on hand, so they order them drop-shipped from Hayward - which takes 2-3 weeks (FOREVER when the machine is down). Fortunately, I've built up a decent box of parts and odds and ends, but if something major on it goes down I could be in a world of hurt waiting on Hayward to help.