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    brysclar's Avatar
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    Old Hayward

    I have what I'm assuming is a first edition Hayward Navigator. It's gotta be about 15 years old. I inherited it with a house a purchased a couple years ago, and it's worked well. Now, it's getting a bit floaty in the front end. It will run nice and smooth along the bottom, but when it hits the wall, it will do a wheelie and float backwards for 5 or 6 feet, until it eventually reengages with the pool bottom. It also does this when it's running straight uphill from the deep end to the shallow end. It will start slowing down a bit, and the front end will lift right off the bottom. Any ideas on what could be causing that?
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    Re: Old Hayward

    I had a navigator at my last house and the current one, what it sounds like is maybe there is still some air in it.

    Be sure to really give it a good couple rolls upside down and sideways after attaching the first house
    to purge all air bubbles.
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    Re: Old Hayward

    Thanks, I'll give that a shot. It does seem like it's unnaturally buoyant. It could be there's some air getting trapped in there.
    10K Gal IG Freeform Fiberglass Pool
    1.5 HP Centurion Pump
    Pentair CC100 Cartridge Filter
    Hayward Automatic Pool Cleaner (model unkown)

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