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    AquaNaut 400 vs Poolvernugen?

    Does anyone know the difference? They look similar and both now made by Hayward.

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    Re: AquaNaut 400 vs Poolvernugen?

    Hayward bought Poolvernugen. The AquaNaut is the first cleaner based on the Poolvernugen to be released under the Hayward name. I don't know what, if anything, they changed.
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    Re: AquaNaut 400 vs Poolvernugen?

    I saw one released by Pentair that looks almost the same too ...
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    Re: AquaNaut 400 vs Poolvernugen?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    Hayward bought Poolvernugen. The AquaNaut is the first cleaner based on the Poolvernugen to be released under the Hayward name. I don't know what, if anything, they changed.
    The price! Pool Cleaner is $80-$100 less.
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    Re: AquaNaut 400 vs Poolvernugen?

    Wow....now there are three that look the same or similar. The original Cleaner (poolvernugen) , the Hayward AguaNaut, and the Pentair Warrior. I like the handle on the Pentair unit and the ability to take off the top to clean out debris that has gotten stuck. The Original and I believe the Hayward versions come with three sizes for the throat opening which may be of use. If you filter is dirty you can throat down the size and still get some cleaning I believe.

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    Re: AquaNaut 400 vs Poolvernugen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Newz54 View Post
    The Original and I believe the Hayward versions come with three sizes for the throat opening which may be of use.
    As far as I know, The PoolCleaner does/did not come with interchangeable throats; the AquaNaut does and they can be used with The PoolCleaner (would need to order as replacement part(s) through Hayward dealer).
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    Re: AquaNaut 400 vs Poolvernugen?

    An interchangeable throat may be a big advantage - particularly for vinyl liners. I discovered that with my vinyl-lined pool, the Poolcleaners suction was not strong enough to maintain enough traction for the wheels' contact with the pool. I am now very pleased with my Poolcleaner, but had to do some experimenting with the tires to get it really screaming amazing. You might read my final post on the thread I started on the subject - Poolcleaner Tires - Any experience with Vinyl??
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