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    Hayward Filter Hayward Navigator

    My filter had a pinhole in it so the pool guy came out and replaced it and most of the lpumbing and all of the o-rings and so forth. Since then all my Hyaward Navigator Cleaner wiil do is go around in a tiny circle. At first I thought too much suction but backing the valve off has no effect. Any ideas? or is this just a coincidence and the cleaner needs repairs.I have ordered a Flow regulator to see if that helps


    John
    15x30 inground vinyl pool. 1 hp hayward pump, 200 pound sand filter. 8 feet deep in the deepest part. 3 feet in the shallow. 4 returns 2 in the steps, 1 in the shallow end, and one in the deep, 1 skimmer (wish there were 2) and one Main drain. Only thing I wish is I had a more powerful pump, The jets never really put out alot of power. No frills pool. Has a light and thats about it as far as specail features go. BBB user ever since I opened this season thanks to TPF

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    Re: Hayward Filter Hayward Navigator

    I have a navigator too and have discovered it's performance is very much related to the wear on the "shoes" that provide traction on the pool bottom. Check them out and you may discover they are shot. Line vacuum is important too and I found that tuning the system using the ball valves on my returns helped.
    The last item is the "batwings", which also wear. They help direct dirt into the intake, so I usually replace them at the same time I do the shoes.
    Good luck
    Pete
    15K IG, WetEdge technology lined pool, StaRite pump, Hayward DE filter, Hayward Navigator, Zodiac MX8 (junked).

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    Re: Hayward Filter Hayward Navigator

    Two things to check:

    • 1. Make sure the reading on the flow gauge is halfway between "min" and "max". Don't just guess at it.
      2. As pikeman mentioned, check the shoes. Each shoe has a wear line on it. When the bottom of the shoe has worn up to any part of this line, it is time to replace it. Replace all 4 at once so that the unit is on even footing.


    Good luck!
    15,323 gallon inground pool, Wetedge Primera Stone plaster, Pentair IntelliChlor IC40 SWG, Pentair IntelliFlo 4x160 pump, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 420 cartridge filter, Pentair EasyTouch control panel, Pentair Kreepy Krauly. No spa, no heater.

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    Re: Hayward Filter Hayward Navigator

    Thanks to everyone I had recently replaced the shoes and the wings so I disassembled the unit and discovered that one of the turbine bearings was seized and it had a broken wheel on the A frame a $75 rebuild kit fixed it
    John
    15x30 inground vinyl pool. 1 hp hayward pump, 200 pound sand filter. 8 feet deep in the deepest part. 3 feet in the shallow. 4 returns 2 in the steps, 1 in the shallow end, and one in the deep, 1 skimmer (wish there were 2) and one Main drain. Only thing I wish is I had a more powerful pump, The jets never really put out alot of power. No frills pool. Has a light and thats about it as far as specail features go. BBB user ever since I opened this season thanks to TPF

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