Hayward Pool Cleaner Comparison Guide

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What is the difference between the Hayward Pool Cleaners?

The following Hayward Suction Side Pool Cleaners are designed for different swimming pool applications. Whether you have a diving pool, play pool, or lap pool, Polaris has you covered with their line of pressure side cleaners.

Let’s take a closer look at the Hayward Pool-Vac XL, Navigator Pro, Aquanaut 200 & 400, and The DV5000:

Hayward Pool-Vac XL (W32025ADC/W32025ADV)

The Pool-Vac XL is designed for small to large pools. It is available for concrete/pebble tec or vinyl/fiberglass applications. This unit is self propelled, and cleans in a pattern motion (series of concentric circles). The Pool-Vac XL is equipped with a turbine and 2 bearings, 2 a-frames, 4 shoes, 2 wings, 2 pods, 2 flaps(front and rear), and adaptive steering assembly. The Pool-Vac XL comes with a suction regulator, vacuum gauge, skimmer adapters, and 4’ standard hoses (9 connector hoses, and 1 lead hose) totaling 40’ of hose. Average pool cleaning time is 4 – 6 hours and it carries a manufacturer 1 year limited warranty.

Additional Accessories:

Standard Canister

Large Capacity Canister

Cork Shoes

Hayward Navigator Pro (W3925ADC/W3925ADV)

The Navigator Pro is designed for small to large pools. This unit is self propelled, and cleans in a pattern motion (series of concentric circles). The Navigator Pro is equipped with a turbine and 2 bearings, 2 a-frames, 4 shoes, 2 wings, 2 pods, 2 flaps(front and rear), and adaptive steering assembly. The Navigator Pro comes with a suction regulator, vacuum gauge, skimmer adapters, and 4’ standard hoses (9 connector hoses, and 1 lead hose) totaling 40’ of hose. Average pool cleaning time is 4 – 6 hours and it carries a manufacturer 1 year limited warranty.

Additional Accessories:

Standard Canister

Large Capacity Canister

Cork Shoes

Hayward Aquanaut 200 (W3PHS21CST)

The Aquanaut 200 is designed for small to large pools, no deeper than 5’. This unit is self propelled, and cleans in a pattern motion (straight line with a 360° directional change). The Aquanaut 200 is equipped with a 6 vane turbine, series of reduction gears, 2 large wheels, and front and rear skirt. The Aquanaut 200 comes with a suction regulator, vacuum gauge, skimmer adapters, adjustable inlet pieces (small for low flow rates or variable speed pumps, medium for regular flow rates, large for high flow rates), and 4’ standard hoses (9 connector hoses, and 1 lead hose) totaling 40’ of hose. Average pool cleaning time is 4 – 6 hours and it carries a manufacturer 1 year limited warranty.

Additional Accessories:

Standard Canister

Large Capacity Canister

Hayward Aquanaut 400 (W3PHS21CST)

The Aquanaut 400 is designed for small to large pools, deeper than 5’. This unit is self propelled, and cleans in a pattern motion (straight line with a 360° directional change). The Aquanaut 400 is equipped with a 6 vane turbine, series of reduction gears, 4 large wheels, and front and rear skirt. The Aquanaut 400 comes with a suction regulator, vacuum gauge, skimmer adapters, adjustable inlet pieces (small for low flow rates or variable speed pumps, medium for regular flow rates, large for high flow rates) and 4’ standard hoses (11 connector hoses, and 1 lead hose) totaling 48’ of hose. Average pool cleaning time is 4 – 6 hours and it carries a manufacturer 1 year limited warranty.

Additional Accessories:

Standard Canister

Large Capacity Canister

Hayward DV5000 (W3DV5000)

The DV5000 is designed for small to large pools, no deeper than 5’. This unit is not self propelled, and doesn’t clean in a pattern motion. The DV5000 is equipped with a diaphragm, cassette assembly, disc with 3 intake ports, foot, and hose weight. The DV5000 comes with a suction regulator, skimmer adapters, and 4’ standard hoses (9 connector hoses, and 1 lead hose) totaling 40’ of hose. Average pool cleaning time is 6 hours and it carries a manufacturer 1 year limited warranty.

Additional Accessories:

Standard Canister

Large Capacity Canister

Hayward W3DV5000

Standard Capacity Leaf Canister (W560)

The Hayward standard capacity leaf canister is an additional accessory offered for Hayward cleaners. This unit is to be installed inline with standard push together hoses. The lead canister features a plastic filtration basket. This unit prevents debris from making to the pump basket, potentially restricting the flow of water. Carries a manufacturer 1 year limited warranty.

Common Replacement Items:

Replacement Basket AXW431A

Replacement O-ring AXW542

Hayward Large Capacity Leaf Canister (W530)

The Hayward large capacity leaf canister is an additional accessory offered for Hayward cleaners. This unit is to be installed inline with standard push together hoses. The leaf canister features a net style filtration bag. This unit prevents debris from making to the pump basket, potentially restricting the flow of water. Carries a manufacturer 1 year limited warranty.

Common Replacement Items:

Replacement Filtration Bag AXW538

Replacement O-ring AXW542

Hayward Flow Regulator (V094P)

The Hayward flow regulator is designed to release a small amount of suction from the system. If you install a Hayward pool cleaner and the suction is too high you can turn the dial counter clockwise to reduce the suction or clockwise to increase the suction.

V094P flow regulator

Hayward Flow Gauge (V574P)

The Hayward flow gauge allows you to determine if you have the correct amount of suction being applied to the Hayward cleaning unit.

Hayward Flow Gauge V574P

Hayward Skimmer Adapter (AXV093CP)

Allows the cleaner to be installed on all types of skimmers.

Hayward Skimmer cone

Hayward Connector Hose 4′ (V109LG)

The Connector hoses are 4′ in length. The hoses will have a male end and female end. The hoses get pushed together.

V109LG connector hose

Hayward Lead Hose (V532LG)

The lead hose is 4′ in length. The lead hose is the hose that connects the cleaner to the connector hoses.

Hayward V532LG lead hose

Now that you have a better understanding of the Hayward pool cleaners, you can now make a more educated decision when purchasing. If you have any questions please contact us if you need help finding the perfect pool cleaner for your swimming pool 1-800-772-0467.

Hayward Pool-Vac XL

W32025ADC

Hayward Pool-Vac XL Suction Side

W32025ADC
  • Hose Length:
  • 40′
  • Cleaning Pattern:
  • Series of Concentric Circles
  • Self Propelled:
  • Yes
  • Pool Size:
  • Small – Large
  • Warranty:
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Interior Type:
  • All

Hayword Navigator Pro

W3925ADC

Hayward Navigator pro

W3925ADC
  • Hose Length:
  • 40′
  • Cleaning Pattern:
  • Series of Concentric Circles
  • Self Propelled:
  • Yes
  • Pool Size:
  • Small – Large
  • Warranty:
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Interior Type:
  • All

Hayward Aquanaut 400

W3PHS41CST

Hayward Aquanaut 400

W3PHS41CST
  • Hose Length:
  • 48′
  • Cleaning Pattern:
  • Straight with 360°
  • Self Propelled:
  • Yes
  • Pool Size:
  • Small – Large deeper than 5′
  • Warranty:
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Interior Type:
  • All

Hayward DV5000

W3DV5000

Hayward W3DV5000 Vacuum

W3DV5000
  • Hose Length:
  • 40′
  • Cleaning Pattern:
  • Random
  • Self Propelled:
  • No
  • Pool Size:
  • Small – Large no deeper than 5′
  • Warranty:
  • 1 Year limited Warranty
  • Interior Type:
  • All
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