What's your pool cleaners name?


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Jun 6, 2013
Houston, TX
The "Blue Fish"

My 2 year old grand daughter would freak out when the Polaris came near her.

We asked her what she was afraid of and she said "The Blue Fish"

It's been the "Blue Fish" ever since.


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Oct 5, 2007
Valrico, FL
My first pool clean was a Kreepy Clrawler knockoff we called Benny and the Jets (Elton John song). Our current cleaner is a Great White which we call Jaws!

Sunny Blues

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May 18, 2012
"Vinny" the Viper :shark:

And it attacks us ALL the time - often spitting water at us when we are near the outside of the pool or tangling itself around our pole skimmer when we are trying to skim. He's got attitude.

It's a cheapie Hayward Viper sold to us by the pool company that installed our pool 7 years ago. But it still does a pretty decent job since we have a smaller pool (only 32 x 16.)


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Aug 25, 2013
When my wife was a kid, they called their Polaris cleaner Seymour, after a 70's Saturday morning show called Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. So they got the name wrong...they were close!

Anyway, to continue the monster theme, we now call ours Nessie.

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May 22, 2011
Our ancient Polaris Vac-Sweep was named Mark after The Man From Atlantis. Had him so long his three poor wheels just......melted....one day.....

Dating ourselves, fer shure! (Aye, we miss ye, Mark!)


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Sep 15, 2013
Kevin - Our daughter wanted to name our new German Shepard Kevin but was over ruled by Mom, so I started calling the Dolphin Kevin and it stuck much to my daughters dismay.


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Jul 16, 2012
Central MD
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Salt Water Generator
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Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)


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Nov 10, 2011
Spring, TX
At a previous house, we had a polaris 280 our daughter named Sir Leroy Black (yes the black one) - don't know why! But when she was swimming & he touched her she'd always scream that Leroy was trying to take advantage of her (not in those words, mind you!) We just finished our pool at the new house & have the same model & though we tried to change the name, he rapidly became Sir Leroy Black.


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Aug 19, 2014
Shallotte, NC
We are still trying to decide on a name. Any ideas? :-D



The artist, Shannon (my beautiful daughter)

*note the crystal clear TFP water!!! Thank you so much to all the great and knowledgeable people on this forum!


How about K-9? Reminds me of The Doctor's mechanical companion!


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Jul 24, 2015
Central Valley CA
Polaris 280 when I was a kid Herbie after the love bug because it could drive up the walls and do flips with no damage. in the new pool Jaws because it gets on the Baja shelf and sticks the collection bag out of the water like a dorsal fin.


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Aug 19, 2014
Shallotte, NC
A couple that we are close friends with, nicknamed our Nautilus, Raoul. Seems it had something to do with his wife, a cruise, a cabin boy.... and she wasn't talking.:whoot:


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Aug 19, 2014
Pacific NW
I've had 2 Hayward Navigators, at the last house it was a gray plaster footed one I named Huey.

The current one is a red colored vinyl footed one I named "BOB" (from The Blackhole movie) the shade
of red is the exact color of the Disney robots.

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