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 4 cork-style shoes that are placed on opposite sides of the pods (part #AXV413P). These are the points of contact between the suction cleaner and the surface of your pool, and they are specifically made for vinyl-style in-ground pools.
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 Pod Shoes?
The pod shoes are specifically for pool systems made of vinyl (PoolVac V-Flex is a vinyl-style suction cleaner in case you were wondering). It is made from a special compound that can withstand the constant rubbing these shoes make on the surface of the pool, while also not damaging the vinyl surface during the process. This could cost you a lot of money if the liner needs to be replaced so I think it is very cool that Hayward was able to design an alternative method when it comes to these pod shoes.
Over time these pod shoes 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 this product 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!