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    Any concern with 4 wheel ThePoolCleaner in small'ish pool?

    I ordered a Hayward AquaNaut 200 (2 wheel ThePoolCleaner) from local pool store under the rebate + in-store credit promo deal. Hayward/Poolvergneugen is apparently having some issues getting enough manufactured to meet order demand and it's taken longer then promised to get me the 2 wheel model.

    I just received a call that they will be getting some 4 wheel models in this week and Hayward gave them permission to give me the 4 wheel model instead, which is about a $45 free "upgrade".

    With 14k gallons and only 6.5' deep end, is there any concern with the 4 wheel model? Hayward rep told my contact at the pool store there was no issue using the 4 wheel model. I could opt to continue to wait for a 2 wheel model, I'm in no rush.
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    Re: Any concern with 4 wheel ThePoolCleaner in small'ish pool?

    I'm not sure if your specific question is directly answered here, but the following link includes a good series of Q&As from prospective customers. http://www.inyopools.com/Products/16300005059818.htm

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    Re: Any concern with 4 wheel ThePoolCleaner in small'ish pool?

    I think it should be fine. The 4 wheel just comes with more hoses (likely more than you need) and will travel a little further before it turns.
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    Re: Any concern with 4 wheel ThePoolCleaner in small'ish pool?

    I read about the extra hose, which I don't need, and that the 2 extra wheels give extra traction to drag more hose. I remember reading somewhere about minimum flow rates being slightly higher on the 4 wheel. I know flow rate won't be an issue for me with my pump. Guess it just means having to possibly using slightly higher pump speeds for it to do its thing.
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    Re: Any concern with 4 wheel ThePoolCleaner in small'ish pool?

    It costs more to replace the tires (4 vs 2).
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    Re: Any concern with 4 wheel ThePoolCleaner in small'ish pool?

    Yep that is a consideration. Google shows front tires available for $35 and rears at about $25.

    Check this thread for some initial comments on the life of tires. I'm sure you can find other discussions. http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-Replace-Tires

    This Q&A from Hayward also has some suggestions on deciding between the 2 vs 4 wheel versions. https://www.hayward-pool.com/pdf/tro...vergnuegen.pdf
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