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 Wanda The Whale and the part we are going to go over is the Outer Ring (part #AXV458). This part is extremely vital to cleaners’ success rate of pulling multiple forms of dirt and debris from the bottom surface of your pool. This part works just like a back up valve would for a pressure cleaner, although different in the way it works. It allows Wanda to spin freely when stuck in a corner or on a step so it can reach every bottom surface of your pool without getting stuck.
Hayward Wanda the Whale Suction Side Pool Cleaner!
In the tradition of the AquaBug, Wanda the Whale turbine cleaners are designed to clean the bottom of all sizes and shapes of above-ground or in-ground pools automatically. They operate off the pool's existing filtration system and feature Hayward's exclusive SmartDrive program steering so it won't miss a spot. Performance, price, and proven reliability make these cleaners the clear choice for automatic pool cleaners.
- Installs in less than 10 minutes, without tools.
- The 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 Outer Ring?
This ring was built to help aid these above-ground suction cleaners in their abilities to move around the bottom surface of the pool. It does this with the help of the wheel kit which is a set of 6 axles and wheels that rotate the ring so if stuck up against an object it will turn the cleaners in a different direction so that way they can continue with the cleaning process. The ring is black and wraps itself around the outside of the cleaner’s body where the wheel kit is attached to the outer edges of the base plate assembly, the ring itself then attaches to these wheels so it can rotate. This ring can detach itself from time to time (normally happens after extended time and use of the cleaner) so we always recommend checking these parts before running the cleaner as it can disrupt 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 Wanda 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 Wanda the Whale Outer Ring. From all of us here at ePoolSupply thank you for reading along and keep on swimming!