I'm om my 2nd Hayward Navigator and it's a piece of crap. Everytime it stops working it's $150 to repair. What is everyone else using and how does it work? I'm gonna buy a new system this week.
How many times do you have it running per week? What kind of pressure are sending to it?I'm om my 2nd Hayward Navigator and it's a piece of crap. Everytime it stops working it's $150 to repair. What is everyone else using and how does it work? I'm gonna buy a new system this week.
knowledge transfer here....
Ive got a lot of experience with pool cleaning stuff. I have experience with both suction and pressure side cleaning. In my experience wheeled cleaners in a suction side environment don't work as well as the MUCH simpler mat style cleaners with basically 1 moving part.
In a suction side environment here's what Ive optimized over years of pool ownership.
I use a 3 "component" system -
1. a mat style suction cleaner I happen to have barracuda g4 but the mat styles are all pretty similar.
2 . a floating skimmer (polaris LCS) , This baby gives you your skimmer back and stops almost all debris from hitting the pump basket. the deal is the more stuff you get off the top the clearer your water and less the cleaner has to. By teh time debris hits bottom its using up free chlorine and in the case of leafs - they starts breaking down into exactly the kind of crap that causes problems for swimmers.
3 (optionalin the fall) a little 20 dollar cleaner called a pool devil thats ultra simple and canot clog or cause water level issues.
Heres a video of the main componets.
I have a full automation system, 12 panels solar, 400K btu heater, quad DE60 filter, whisperflow pump. salt water chlorine generator.
Yes there are a few tricks you can apply- but first I need to know a bit more.I dont have a suction line system on my pool. I have the pop up cleaners so they figured I didnt need one I guess. I do have return jets is there some kind of venturi type skimmer like the one in your video or do they only work on the suction side? Thanks hand
Dan it runs every day while the pump is on. Wings and feet has not been the problem, it's the guts, and it runs at the lower pressure thresholds.How many times do you have it running per week? What kind of pressure are sending to it?
I have to agree that they aren't the most durable cleaner, but I've had some pretty good luck now that I've limited the use of it and lowered the pressure.. Too much RPM and the thing with break off wings and damage the pods,feet and tranny... Be good to it and it will be good to you.. The price of plastic replacement parts if out of control, just plain robbery.