What is up fellow ePoolSupply supporters and blog enthusiasts! Today I would like to discuss with you all a product that combats the unwanted dirt and debris that can make its way into your pool daily. It also adds a fun alternative presence to your above-ground pool that the whole family and or guests can enjoy and appreciate. Today I would like to go over Hayward’s Wanda the Whale Suction Side Above Ground Pool Cleaner. Here at ePoolSupply, this is one of our favorite designs. The functionality of this cleaner is very similar to its counterparts like the PoolVac or Navigator. Hayward offers a variety of cleaners for purchase but this one is one of the best-looking cleaners they offer!
Wanda the Whale!
The Wanda the Whale turbine-powered cleaners are designed to clean the bottom of all sizes and shapes of above-ground pools. They operate off the pool’s existing filtration system and feature Hayward’s exclusive SmartDrive program steering so it won't miss a spot. Its unique turbine system provides constant balanced water flow assuring quiet operation and gentle movement across the bottom of the pool.
What is Included in the Box?
When you first open the box, you will see the user's manual and the warranty information. The warranty information does tell you what is warrantable and what isn't warrantable on the unit itself. In addition to the warranty information, there is a medium-sized box in the middle where your cleaner head will be located. Once you take the box out with the cleaner head inside, you will see ten cleaner hoses. The cleaner comes equipped with nine standard hoses and one leader hose. The leader hose has an orange tag on it and that is what will plug into the cleaner head. It has a different cuff on the end of it so it will slip on the cleaner and keep a firm grasp. In the box, it also comes with a flow gauge and a skimmer cone. These help with the regulation of the flow that goes to the cleaner.
Other Key Features:
On the bottom of the cleaner head, it has flaps. These flaps are designed to help create the suction needed to pick up dirt and other various forms of debris off the surface of the pool. They operate by bouncing up and down to help direct the dirt and debris to the center orifice of the cleaner. This will allow the cleaner to sweep as it sucks up loose dirt and debris. It also has a black rolling disc around the outside of the cleaner body. This black disk helps reduce noise during operation and it will help deter the cleaner from getting stuck. If the cleaner hits a wall, the cleaner spins in a circle until released, making it very difficult to get stuck. The cleaner’s “Smart Drive” technology works by allowing the cleaner to start in a circle. It will then continue the circle until it gets bigger and bigger. It also does circular movements the entire time it is in operation and it attacks little circular zones of your pool at a time making it one of the most unique cleaning patterns in the market.
In conclusion, the Hayward Wanda the Whale is one of the best but also fun and inviting pool cleaner options for any above-ground pool. When comparing price, performance, and overall proven reliability/functionality these cleaners are an exciting choice for your above-ground pool needs. I hope I provided you with enough information to make an educated decision on whether this product fits your wants and or needs and if not please don’t hesitate to reach out as we are always just a click or a phone call away. As always, thank you all so much for reading, and be sure to watch the video below to see the items included in this purchase.