Bid adieu to the manual cleaning chaos and get yourself a cleaner that changes your life for better. Hayward 500 Aquabug Suction Above-Ground Pool Cleaner is the solution to all your pool cleaning problems. This is one of those superior products that promises to provide the users of a sparkling clean pool in no time. In a nutshell, Hayward 500 is a smart alternative to manual cleaning. The performance delivered will leave you stunned with joy. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing Hayward 500 Aquabug Suction Above-Ground Pool Cleaner in detail.
|Parameter||Hayward 500 Aquabug Suction Above-Ground Pool Cleaner (Automatic Pool Vacuum)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||34 x 14 x 13 Inches|
|Pool cleaner type||Suction pool cleaner|
|Ideal for pool type||Above-ground|
|Pool size||Small to medium|
|Pool surface||Vinyl, concrete, fiberglass, tile, etc.|
|Pool shape||Rectangular and oval|
|Cleaning coverage||Floors only|
|Floors||Flat, gentle slope|
|Noise level||Because of its unique turbine/gearing system, the cleaner does its job quietly.|
|Filteration||Uses existing pool's filtration system|
|Navigation||The Deluxe bumper ring reduces friction for easy movement.|
|Cable length||32 feet|
|Recommended age of the cleaner by the manufacturer||More than 3 years|
Brand – This cleaner is a product of the Hayward brand – a brand that has carved a niche for itself in the area of automatic pool cleaning technology.
Pool type – This pool cleaner from Hayward is suitable for above-ground pools only.
Cleaner type – Hayward 500 is a suction pool cleaner. It connects to the skimmer or a dedicated vacuum port quickly. It derives its vacuum power from the pump of the pool.
Operation – Hayward 500 Aquabug Suction Above-Ground Pool Cleaner boasts of an easy and trouble-free operation.
Installation – The installation takes as less as 10 minutes. This is inclusive of the time required in connecting the hoses as well. You do not require any tools to get the installation done. One can install this unit without any professional help. You get an installation DVD as well that gives a clear idea of how the installation is to be done. Can anything get better than this?
Coverage area – The coverage area includes the pool floor only. This implies that this cleaner wouldn’t clean the walls and waterline.
Debris bags – You no longer have to deal with the messy debris bags. No more stress pertaining to emptying or replacing the debris bags.
Energy consumption – When you use this pool cleaner, you can stay assured of no extra energy being consumed. This is because this Aquabug does not require any booster pump to proceed with its operation. Yet another reason for low energy consumption is that this cleaner relies on your existing filtration system.
Water circulation – Yet another feature of Hayward 500 Aquabug Suction Above-Ground Pool Cleaner that is worth mentioning is its ability to circulate water. This cleaner improves water circulation as it pulls water from the bottom of the pool as it keeps moving along. Simply put, it acts as a moving main drain to improve the circulation of water in the pool.
Noise – With Hayward 500 Aquabug Suction Above-Ground Pool Cleaner in place, you can stay assured of a smooth and quiet operation. Thanks to its unique turbine/gearing system.
SmartDrive programmed steering pattern – The patented SmartDrive programmed steering pattern has two advantages – one, it ensures that the whole pool is cleaned completely and two, it ensures that the whole cleaning process is done as quickly as possible. You can stay assured that every inch of the pool is targeted by the cleaner that would result in a sparkling clean pool in no time. This above-ground pool cleaner boasts of an advanced, contoured head design with the help of which the steering pattern is covered in the least amount of time.
Pool surface – This pool cleaner works great on all types of surfaces, be it – vinyl, concrete, fiberglass, tile, etc.
Deluxe bumper ring – One of the many remarkable features of this above-ground pool cleaner that cannot go unnoticed is the deluxe bumper ring. This ring aids in minimizing friction that further allows easy movement away from the walls. Well, not just this. The programmed steering pattern is resumed as well.
Cable – The length of the cable is 32 feet. This evidently means that the cleaner is ideal for small to average sized pools.
Warranty period – It comes with a warranty period of 1 year.
If you are looking for a smart alternative for manual cleaning then there cannot be a better choice than Hayward 500 Aquabug Suction Above-Ground Pool Cleaner. In addition to belonging to a reputed and trustworthy brand, the features that it comes with are worth mentioning. Right from offering a sparkling clean pool, eliminating the necessity to deal with messy debris bags, improving water circulation to being equipped with advanced technological features like advanced steering pattern and deluxe bumper ring, this bug has got you covered. All in all, this is worth a buy!
Frequently asked questions
- What is to be done if the movement of the cleaner is extremely fast and erratic?
Start by turning off the filter. After doing this, turn the filter upside down. Now, insert a small screwdriver at the rear end of the opening. Now, carefully remove the throat.
- Does an uneven bottom cause a problem for this pool cleaner?
Yes. A bottom that is uneven has large wrinkles or dips which might pose as an obstacle for Hayward 500 Aquabug Suction Above-Ground Pool Cleaner. It might be possible that the Aquabug might stop all of a sudden or move slowly or might even result in poor cleaning performance. Small dips, and wrinkles at the bottom of the pool are just fine but the problem intensifies if they are large.
- Why does the cleaner get stuck at the wall?
If your Aquabug gets stuck at the wall, the possible reasons could be –
- The cord length is too short.
- The cleaner doesn’t receive the required vacuum for suction.
- It is also possible that the steering feature fails to work.
- What could be done to prevent the cleaner getting stuck at the wall?
In order to prevent the cleaner from getting stuck at the wall, it is important that you keep a check on a few things. Start by checking for any blockages. For this, turn off the filter system and remove the cleaner from the pool. Check the bumper ring for free rotation. Re-install and see if the cleaner is now working. Also, ensure that the length of the cord is good enough to cover the entire pool. If the length of the cord is good enough and there aren’t any blockages, yet the problem persists, have a look at the steering feature. Getting in touch with a professional for this always helps.
- What is the right hose length to follow?
To arrive at the right cord length for your pool, measure the distance from the dedicated suction line, or skimmer, to the farthest point of your pool. Now, add about 2 to 3 extra hoses so that the cleaner has enough room to cover the whole pool.
- What should be done if the pool pump does not have a strainer basket?
In case your pool pump does not support a strainer basket, it is critical that you use a leaf canister. Hayward’s standard leaf canister will do the job for you. All you need to do is just add it between the two hose sections.
- Can Hayward 500 be used for a salt water pool?
If your above ground pool uses a salt chlorine generator to produce natural chlorine then that shouldn’t be a problem for this Aquabug.
- Does the Aquabug work for rectangular pools?
Yes, it does.
- What is the use of the bumper ring?
The bumper ring ensures that the cleaner guides away from the walls, steps and ladders in order to continue the cleaning cycle.