The Hayward brand is well known for its line of pool pumps and pool cleaners. The TigerShark robotic pool cleaner by Hayward is designed to clean your pool with minimal effort on your part. However, automatic pool cleaners are prone to as many problems as your robo-vacuum and are sometimes far worse. Let’s learn more about this robotic pool cleaner. We’ll share the pros and cons of this model along with a few observations that may make or break the buy decision for some readers.
First the Posistives of the TigerShark RC9955CUB
What are its Limitations of the TigerShark RC9955CUB
Should You Buy the Hayaward TigerShark
The Tiger Shark can pick up sand and silt that other sweepers miss in addition to leaves, though it may take one or two passes to pick up the leaves. It may not pick up branches at all.
This model has a tendency to get stuck on drain covers. You can prevent this by putting a protective cover over the drain like those that prevent children getting sucked down toward the drain. If your pool has many curves or an uneven surface, the pool cleaner will tend to lift up on one side before settling back down, preventing it from cleaning around those lifted areas. This includes the base of the stairs.
The manufacturer sells a caddy for lugging the pool cleaner around, but that is sold separately.
Replacement cartridges are readily available. The company allows you to save money on them when you buy two at a time.
While this unit picks up nearly all the small debris, it may take six hours to clean a large pool. You can save time by directing it to get trouble spots, but you can’t make it speed up the entire process. Smaller pools can be cleaned in three hours or less.
This pool cleaner will dramatically reduce the amount of debris in your swimming pool, though it doesn’t eliminate all the work. The pool cleaner comes with a remote control and a ready supply of replacement parts. It won’t work in all types of pools, so make sure it is a fit with your application before you buy it.