The bulky, substantial looking Hayward TigerShark QC RC9990GR is an automatic pool cleaner with a 55ft cord length, powerful pump and patented filter cartridge system. The description of this robotic pool cleaner makes it sound like a reliable, keen worker if it promises to rove the bottom, walls and steps so this Hayward TigerShark QC RC9990GR swimming pool robotic cleaner review aims to see just how capable this model really is.
As the descriptions suggest, this really is a tough little machine and it has some useful features to help it clean effectively.
The first positive point to mention here has to be the fact that this robot can really make a big difference and is quite tenacious in even the most disgusting, abandoned pools; basic silt and debris are easily taken care of but users say it also makes short work of leaves and stones too. Buyers are also pleased with the way that it is easy to clean the machine out afterwards and the design of the caddy. There are many buyers with the shared opinion that this machine does really well in the areas it cleans – with a wide range of materials being picked up and collected and big differences being seen – but the problem here is that it doesn’t clean every part of the pool with the same ease and determination. Some suggest that this robot has a bit of a mind of its own and this isn’t always a good thing with automatic pool cleaners.
The Hayward TigerShark swimming pool robot is also advertised as being a smart robot that knows its way around a pool but there are some limitations here.
One of the key selling points here is the ability to calculate the most efficient cleaning pattern; however, there are reports of it struggling on stairs and falling off of walls when it gets too close to the tide line. It also doesn’t help that the cord can get quite tangled up and it seems to be scared to venture into the shallow end for too long. The robot also comes with a flow restrictor to help the device in its movements across the walls should there be a problem but buyers report that this doesn’t always make much of a difference. Some simply make the suggestion that users need to watch the filters and clean them out more often to improve the freedom of movement but that seems like a little too much maintenance for a model that it supposed to be a convenient, fully automatic pool cleaner.
The final word of this Hayward TigerShark QC RC9990GR swimming pool robotic cleaner review.
This Tigershark can certainly offer an effective clean in your pool with the ability to powerfully suck up and collect all kind of debris from the walls and floor but it is the efficiency of the process that lets it down; you can enjoy dramatic differences with this model but only in the areas it wants to go in. The final recommendation comes down to how much intelligence you want from your robot; this device will either by loved for its power and ease of use or prove to be just too frustrating as it picks its own course.