Hayward Wanda the Whale Turbine Kit 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 Wanda The Whale and the part we are going to go over is the Turbine Kit with Bearings (part #AXV112P). This part is extremely vital to cleaners’ success rate of pulling multiple forms of dirt and debris from the bottom surface of your pool. Around here we like to call this the heart of Wanda the Whale.


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 Turbine Kit?

The turbine kit was created to be the operating mechanism that powers the cleaner’s ability to maneuver around the surfaces of the pool as it sucks and pulls dirt and debris which then disperses into the filtration system. As the turbine rotates it creates the motion needed for the a-frames to move back and forth in opposite directions which moves the pods and pod shoes the same way creating the pattern needed for the cleaner to move. The turbine rests in grooves that are on opposite sides of the lower middle body that holds the turbine in place. You want to make sure you have the turbine positioned correctly meaning the fans need to be facing the right way or else the cleaner will not operate correctly.


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 that 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 Turbine Kit. From all of us here at ePoolSupply thank you for reading along and keep on swimming!

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