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    Hayward Navigator Pool Vac

    I don't like my Hayward Navigator 925V PoolVac. What is the best automatic robot out there to get? Do I really need one or can I get away with just manually vacuuming and scrubbing walls?

    Hayward Navigator 925V PoolVac going to the grave...
    Chris

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    Converted Baquacil to Chlorine - should have done it sooner!

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    Re: Hayward Navigator Pool Vac

    The navigator is not a robot but rather a suction side cleaner. (Robots are a different class of cleaner, as are pressure side cleaners.) What is it that you don't like about it? (It's actually one of the more popular suction sides out there and one of the most dependable.) If you tell us what you don't like about it it might be easier to recommend a different cleaner or class of cleaner.

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    Re: Hayward Navigator Pool Vac

    I can't seem to get it to move around so well. The multi-section hose doesn't seem to allow for the unit to move so easily.
    Chris

    18'x36' (Depth: deep 8'6" shallow 3'6") rectangular 27,000 Gallon Vinyl In Ground. Hayward self-priming super pump 1 HP 2600x5-96, Hayward Pro Series High Rate 24" 7-Position 300 lb Sand Filter, Hayward H250 Natural Gas 250,000 BTU Electronic Ignitiion - Digital Readout Heater, Hayward Navigator 925V PoolVac.

    Converted Baquacil to Chlorine - should have done it sooner!

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    Re: Hayward Navigator Pool Vac

    Quote Originally Posted by dabuddy
    I can't seem to get it to move around so well. The multi-section hose doesn't seem to allow for the unit to move so easily.
    The multisection hose is common to most suction side cleaners. How old is your navigator and has it ever been serviced? Are you using the proper number of hose sections for the size of your pool? Are your returns disrupting the cleaning pattern? These are some of the more common adjustments that need to be made to get suction sides to clean properly.

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    Re: Hayward Navigator Pool Vac

    My navigator is only a year old (got it when I had my pool installed last July). I only used it about 5 times total (last year 4x and tried 1x this year). I can feel the suction under it when it is hooked up but it just doesn't seem to go around the entire pool. I think I have the correct number of hose sections but it is what my pool installer said I needed. I con't believe my returns are preventing it from cleaning properly but I wouldn't know if they were.
    Chris

    18'x36' (Depth: deep 8'6" shallow 3'6") rectangular 27,000 Gallon Vinyl In Ground. Hayward self-priming super pump 1 HP 2600x5-96, Hayward Pro Series High Rate 24" 7-Position 300 lb Sand Filter, Hayward H250 Natural Gas 250,000 BTU Electronic Ignitiion - Digital Readout Heater, Hayward Navigator 925V PoolVac.

    Converted Baquacil to Chlorine - should have done it sooner!

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    Re: Hayward Navigator Pool Vac

    Have you read the manual for it? That would be the first thing to do. Pool builders don't necessisarily know the equipment they install and often NEVER read the manuals!

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    Re: Hayward Navigator Pool Vac

    It would also be good to know what the pressure reading on your filter is - is it time to clean them out. Mine starts working horribly when the pressure gets over 25. Also - sometimes things get stuck in the impeller which will make it suck in water but will keep the flaps from moving and pushing it along.
    Brian
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    Re: Hayward Navigator Pool Vac

    The Aquabot Turbo T2 is as good as it gets IMHO.

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    Jim

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    Re: Hayward Navigator Pool Vac

    I agree that you should read the manual. A gauge should of been included with the cleaner. It is an attachment that you put at the end of the hose (instead of the vac) and turn on the suction. The black suction disk should be between the two lines.
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    Re: Hayward Navigator Pool Vac

    I found with my Navigator it worked really bad until you had the suction set properly. It was like night and day.
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