Hayward PoolVac V-Flex Gear Box and Screen 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 PoolVac V-Flex and the parts we are going to go over are the gearbox assembly as well as the  cleaner screen part numbers AXV408P (gearbox) and AXVU009-237 (cleaner screen). Both of these parts are vital to the cleaner’s success rate of removing the dirt and debris off the surface of your pool.

Hayward PoolVac V-Flex

PoolVac V-Flex automatic suction pool cleaner delivers more power, reliability, and performance than ever. Equipped with patented V-Flex variable vane turbine technology, PoolVac V-Flex can pick up larger dirt and debris more effectively than any other cleaner on the market for peace of mind of clog-free cleaning. It maximizes suction power even at lower flow-making it the perfect partner for use with variable speed pumps. Its unmatched patented AquaPilot programmed steering determines the most efficient cleaning path around any pool and assists with cleaner maneuverability for the most reliable, complete pool coverage.

What is the Purpose of the Gear Box?

This gearbox is the “brain” of the cleaner as it operates many of the gears and parts that need rotating power to operate. This gearbox is also responsible for controlling when to turn the cleaner in a different direction so the cleaning pattern changes allowing it to cover the entire concrete surface of the in-ground pool.

Gear box

What is the Purpose of the Screen?

The screen was designed to allow water to flow fluidly through the backside of the PoolVac V-Flex providing balance and stability for the cleaner as it operates. This screen was also made to help add an extra layer of filtration as some of the water that passes through the rear of the cleaner can be littered with fine dirt and debris, so this screen was designed to filter this debris so that way it doesn’t make its way into the gears and disrupting the cleaning process.


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 PoolVac V-Flex 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 the V-flex pod shoes. From all of us here at ePoolSupply thank you for reading along and keep on swimming!

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