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    Hayward Naviagor Help

    I was reading the online manual for my Navigator and they emphasize the use of the leader hose and connecting it directly to the unit. Well I purchased a house that already had a pool and this cleaner but noticed that there is no leader hose at all. Should I get one? What is the purpose of it. It seems to work ok without it.

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    Re: Hayward Naviagor Help

    I'm not sure if it's the case with the navigator, but usually a leader hose is slightly weighted to lessen the upward force on the cleaner and allow it to stick to the floor better. If yours is working fine I'd just keep doing what you're doing. Or duct tape a weight to the last hose.

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    Re: Hayward Naviagor Help

    The leader hose on my Navigator has a swivel connection. I think the swivel allows the Navigator to turn easier.
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    Re: Hayward Naviagor Help

    Ah! Maybe a 1.5" swiveling repair cuff would do the trick if the lederhosen is overly pricey. Or you could just keep on as is since it's doing ok.

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    Re: Hayward Naviagor Help

    Great... thanks for the help guys!!!
    16,500 Gallon Plaster, Pentair WhisperFlo WF-26 1 1/2 HP Up-Rated Pump, Pentair Clean n Clear 150 Cartridge Filter, BioGuard Mineral Springs MS-10 SWG, Hayward Navigator Cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer

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    Re: Hayward Naviagor Help

    I just bought and installed a Navigator in my pool last week. The leader hose does not have a swivel. Rather the swivel is part of the Hayward vacuum head.

    The leader hose has a slightly thicker (weighted?) cuff on it which is a subtle difference compared to the rest of the hose pieces. The cuff is thicker and stronger than the other hoses to give you a stronger/tighter fit on to your Navigator.

    If your Navigator seems to work right and doesn't pull itself apart at the vacuum head, I wouldn't worry about it if you don't think you have one. It's a subtle improvement.
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