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Hayward RC9740 SharkVac

Among the latest releases in terms of innovative robotic pool cleaners is the Hayward RC9740 SharkVac. The pool cleaner is one of the most efficient pool cleaning tools, offering great results while helping you save money on energy bills. We were truly impressed by the innovative features of the device, this being the reason why we consider it one of the best options available on the market at this moment. The robot is intended for in-ground pools and its construction is solid and durable, which makes it last for a long period of time. At the same time, you will surely love the fact that you can purchase it at the price of $576.57, which is much less than other models with the same features.

Design and Accessories

Although the design of these products is not the most important aspect to consider, you will surely like the fact that it has a modern, low-profile design. The size of the robotic pool cleaner is 30 x 24 x 18 inches and it comes with a 50-foot power cord. Unfortunately, one drawback of this model is the fact that it is a little too heavy, weighing 21.5 pounds, which makes it rather difficult to handle. Some of its features are:

  • Container – The filter container is positioned at the top for easy access and fast maintenance
  • Handle – You don’t need to use a caddy due to the fact that you can easily pick it up by the handle at the top of the cleaner
  • Brush – The integrated brush will scrub the floors to remove algae and even large debris such as acorns

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Cleaning Performance

To begin with, this is a powerful pool cleaner that can successfully perform in pools up to 20′ x 40′, being capable of scrubbing the pool floor and the walls. Also, it is very efficient on all pool surfaces, including gunite, vinyl, fiberglass, pebble, and tile. Some of its cleaning features are:

  • Automatic – Once the RC9740 gets into the pool it automatically calculates the pool sizes and uses the most effective cleaning pattern in order to render the best results
  • Quick-Clean Technology – In what concerns the cleaning cycles, we have to mention the innovative Quick-Clean technology that enables the robot to clean the pool in just one hour, and the automatic 2-hour cleaning cycle, during which the pool cleaner covers the entire surface of the pool
  • Programmable – It can also be programmed to start the cleaning cycle at a certain hour, so you can swim in clean water without being interrupted by the robot. In case you notice the pool is clean in less than 2 hours, you can easily turn off the robot
  • Filtration – For increased efficiency, it has two fine elements for porosity filtration while the scrubbing brushes make sure that even the toughest dirt is well taken care of. Furthermore, it runs separately from the pool pump and pool filter and has a 530 cubic inches filter capacity

Specifications Sheet

Hayward RC9740 SharkVac specs
Pool Suitability In-ground residential pool
Floor Suitability Gunite, Vinyl, Fiberglass, Pebble and Tile
Power Cord 50 feet
Filtration Scrubbing brush
Duration of Cleaning 3 hours
Navigation Microprocessor-based technology
Warranty 1-year limited warranty

Ease of Use

A robotic pool cleaner should be innovative, yet easy to use at the same time, which is the exact case with the RC9740 SharkVac. One of the main advantages is the fact that it does not need any complicated assembling process prior to the first cleaning task, nor hoses or booster pump. Also, in order to access the debris chamber and the filtration cartridge, you do not have to turn the robot pool cleaner upside down because the access chamber is located on the top of the device. Additionally, for more convenience, it can run without any surveillance on your part, which makes it very easy to use for every pool owner.

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Operating Costs

A great plus of the Hayward RC9740 SharkVac is the fact that it is considered one of the most economical cleaners on the market and this is mainly due to the fact that it uses as much energy as a standard light bulb. Moreover, the fact that it features a cleaning pattern, makes it consume less power in comparison to those which wander randomly. Therefore, paying a convenient price for a very energy efficient unit is basically one of the best investments you can do.

Warranty and Support

The model comes with a 1-year warranty which is not the best on the market, but it is still a reliable option that will help you achieve great results. Furthermore, for any additional information, you can call the customer service and they will answer you to all your questions.

Final Thoughts

The RC9740 SharkVac is not only one of the best performing robotic pool cleaners on the market right now, but it is one of the most affordable options to go with as well. This is a major plus for the device as it is a viable option for most pool owners, regardless of their budget. In case you are in a hurry and you want for the pool to be cleaned to perfection before your guests arrive, it offers the Quick-Clean technology that ensures it will be done in just one hour with its task. Of course, this quick cleaning cycle is not only great for when you are in a hurry but it ensures a lower operating cost as well.

The low-profile design boasted by the robotic device makes it perfect for any storage space that you have in mind. Also, it ensures that you won’t have a hard time pulling it out of the pool either. It follows a short cleaning pattern to guarantee optimal efficiency when it comes to energy consumption. When it comes to its capabilities, know that it is recommended for use in pools of all shapes that measure a maximum of 40 feet in length. While there are models out there that can handle bigger surfaces, this is not necessarily a downfall of the robot cleaner.

Logan Hewitt
Logan Hewitt
Logan was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, one of the most affected American cities by pollution, experiencing firsthand the phenomenon’s dangers. He worked in retail for a small electronics shop for 5 years, where he had his first experience with air purifiers. With his interest in technologies that are meant to improve life quality and the technical skills he gained with the passing of time, Logan is able to provide readers with in-depth analysis of life-changing devices.