Hayward PoolVac Ultra Bumper Assembly (AXV429WHP)
The bumper assembly is a replacement part that was made by Hayward. The same high-quality materials were used to manufacture the original factory part. Making this a genuine OEM product.
The purpose of this part is literally in its name or title which is bumper, and it was designed specifically for this suction cleaner to be the outer protective layer that keeps the cleaner from taking any unnecessary contact/damage that would occur while it operates.
This part is white and can be found near the center of the cleaner between the lower middle body and open lower body, it is attached by a few screws which lock it firmly into place. Also, this makes it easy to remove or replace it as It does wear and deteriorate taking the brunt of the damage when hitting the walls or steps in the pool as it operates.