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Thread: Hayward Wanda-The-Whale Suction cleaner for AGP

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    Hayward Wanda-The-Whale Suction cleaner for AGP

    Howdy!

    Just put together my ProSeries pool, 22' x 52". I bought an aftermarket Intex pump w/ sand filter combo unit (approx 2600 gph).

    The pool came with a skimmer, which is good for bugs and leaves, but sand and leaves on the bottom was a big issue.

    I bought one of the hayward ABG suction pool cleaners to plumb in. I'm actually surprised at how well these work! Biggest issue is when I disconnect and reconnect it, getting the air out of the line, and also getting the flow rates exactly right, but putting valves in my plumbing makes it an easy problem to solve, takes me less than 5 minutes from reconnecting to walking away.

    Another minor issue with wanda is that her tail keeps falling off (the molding wasnt made quite right). Considering epoxying the tail on.

    Anyone else have any experience ith these?

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    Re: Hayward Wanda-The-Whale Suction cleaner for AGP

    i have the whale too and the same problem with the tale, its a pain to grab her out of the pool without anything to hold onto, have to grab from underneath, other then that i have no issues with it, she does a great job cleaning the pool and i don't have to do it anymore.
    Currently a big sand box with no pool, 18"x54 on order
    Hayward EC40 filter with Hayward 1HP pump, Wanda the Whale
    SWG

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    Re: Hayward Wanda-The-Whale Suction cleaner for AGP

    I was really happy with Wanda when I first got her . . . now, not so much. She keeps getting stuck in certain sections of the pool, or she'll just stop? If I put her on high, the outflow won't let her come near that side of the pool. If I put her on low, she doesn't pick up much and she has a tendancy to just stop. I think I'll be looking for a different vaccum next year.
    Yvette in Burleson, TX
    AG 54" 12x24 partially buried

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    Re: Hayward Wanda-The-Whale Suction cleaner for AGP

    I had to point my return to go straight across the pool or she would get caught in the whirlpool. One thing I did notice is the straighter the hose the better job she would do. I used to coil the hose up now I take it apart and lay it flat. She also seems to do better with the cover on the pool. The hose doesn't get blown around as much
    Currently a big sand box with no pool, 18"x54 on order
    Hayward EC40 filter with Hayward 1HP pump, Wanda the Whale
    SWG

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    Re: Hayward Wanda-The-Whale Suction cleaner for AGP

    i have the diver dave model. find it works fairly well. once in a while it just gets stuck and stops moving. other then that, its works. beats doing it manually.
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    Intex 2650 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System CS8110

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