Hayward AquaBug Slotted Santoprene Shoes Overview!

Hello ePoolSupply supporters and fellow blog enthusiasts. Back with you all again to go over a particular suction side cleaner but more importantly one of its many parts. The cleaner I am referring to is the Hayward AquaBug and the part we are going to go over are the Slotted Santoprene Shoes (part # AXV014SP). This part is vital to cleaners’ success rate of pulling multiple forms of dirt and debris from the bottom surface of your pool.

Haywards AquaBug Suction Side Pool Cleaner!

The AquaBug above-ground suction cleaner offers a fun new face as your pool’s new best friend! Designed with a unique turbine system to move gently across the bottom of all pool shapes and sizes, providing exceptionally quiet operation. Equipped with patented SmartDrive program steering for quick and complete pool coverage with no debris left behind. Their deluxe bumper ring reduces friction, guiding them away from walls, steps and ladders to continue the cleaning cycle effectively. Operating off the pool's existing filtration system, they connect directly to your skimmer, installing in just a few minutes with no tools.

  • Three easily interchangeable color customization kits for the bow tie and eyes to personalize your own cleaner
  • Patented SmartDrive programmed steering system ensures the entire bottom of the pool is cleaned quickly and thoroughly
  • Installs in less than 10 minutes, without tools
  • Unique turbine/gearing system provides constant balanced water flow assuring quiet operation and gentle movement across the pool bottom
  • Improves water circulation by pulling water from the pool bottom as it moves
  • Deluxe bumper ring minimizes friction for easy movement away from walls and resumption of the programmed steering pattern
  • Includes 32 feet of hose

What is the Purpose of the Slotted Santoprene Shoes?

These shoes were designed specifically for above-ground pools with vinyl surfaces that are delicate to the ruff or stern materials that would normally damage it and cause issues for the pool and its system. So, Hayward created these shoes that are made of Santoprene which is a thermoplastic elastomer (rubber-like material) making it safe and secure for the fiberglass surface of the pool. These are meant to be attached to the ends of each of the pods which are the mechanisms that help move the cleaner along the surface as it cleans. Now, these parts can wear over the length of time and use of the cleaner, so we always suggest checking these parts periodically.

Over time these parts will deteriorate from use and the elements that present themselves outside daily or they may even come loose. It is always best to check not only these parts but all the other wearable parts periodically for any wear or damage that can directly affect the way the AquaBug operates.

In conclusion, Hayward makes a great line of products and when it comes to the basic rules for taking care of your pool, keeping it clean is most often the first thing that comes to your mind. Clean pools are inviting for the likes of all. Hayward’s reliable pool cleaners provide pool owners with peace of mind and total relaxation. Cleaners vacuum and scrub the floor and coves of the pool so you don’t have to (although you still need to brush the walls from time to time). We hope you found this information in this blog to be useful and if you still have lingering questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us directly, we are just a call and a click away. Also, don't forget to check out the video below for more details and visuals on how to replace Haywards AquaBug Slotted Santoprene Shoes. From all of us here at ePoolSupply thank you for reading along and keep on swimming!

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