Hayward AquaNaut 400 Gear Drive Small 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 AquaNaut 400 and the part we are going to go over is the Gear Drive Small (PVXH008PK2). These parts are vital to cleaners’ success rate of pulling multiple forms of dirt and debris from the bottom surface of your pool. They also work with other surrounding parts to make sure the AquaNaut 400 packs a powerful cleaning punch.

Brief History

The AquaNaut series of automatic pool cleaners were the first all-terrain clog-eliminating suctions introduced to our fun and amazing pool market and to this day remain the best in their class. These products are available in two- or four-wheel drive models but for today we will be discussing the 4-wheel model. This cleaner was designed with patented technologies to deliver superior power, traction, balance, and performance for traditional non-diving pools of different shapes, sizes, flow rates, and of course debris types. The AquaNaut 400 also features patented self-adjusting variable vanes known as V-Flex technology, which automatically adjusts to allow for larger debris like rocks or sticks to pass through without any interruption to the cleaning process unlike other suction cleaners out there. Because of this design maximum, suction power can be delivered at virtually any flow while providing a clog-free clean covering of the pool floor, walls, and hard-to-reach coves.

Handles Large Debris Without Clogging

  • Patented V-Flex variable vane turbine technology eliminates clogs and maximizes power at almost any flow.
  • Perfect for use with variable-speed pool pumps.

Expertly Navigates Any Surface

  • Patented high-traction tires with rugged treads provide superior climbing power and motion on all surfaces.

Maintains Constant Suction

  • Patented adjustable roller skirt maintains optimal suction on uneven surfaces.

Advanced Steering Capability

  • Multiple pre-programmed steering sequences ensure complete pool coverage.

Optimal Suction at Almost Any Flow

  • Three easily interchangeable throats improve debris passage and suction performance, making it ideal for use with variable speed pool pumps.

What is the Purpose of the Medium Inlet Skirts?

These gears were created to be a part of the drive system and their purpose is to transfer the rotating power that comes from the turbine to the steering bracket roller, which ultimately turns the wheels and allows the cleaner to maneuver around the surface as it cleans.

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 AquaNaut 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 AquaNaut 400 Gear Drive Small. From all of us here at ePoolSupply thank you for reading along and keep on swimming!

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