I have a Hayward Pool Vac Ultra, which has been in use for the past 4 years, now entering our fifth swim season. I live in Southern California, so this vac has been in use for at least 5 hours a day for over 4 years. It's been a GREAT vacuum for nearly all of this time.
Recently, I noticed that it will only make left hand turns, and therefore, the hose gets pretty coiled up, and it has trouble covering the whole pool, especially the area to the right of the vacuum inlet port in the pool wall. I have ordered the maintenance kit, which includes the wings, flaps and feet, but it seems like something more serious may be involved. The vac is cleaned, no debris inside, etc. Has anyone else had this problem, and could diagnose the problem? Is there a replacement part that controls the steering? The Hayward literature states that the vac is supposed to make alternating left and right turns.