Hayward RC9990GR TigerShark QC Review

All pool owners dream of finding the pool clean when they want to use it, not having to waste time and put sweat into cleaning it themselves. Fortunately, robotic pool cleaners are here to save the day, ensuring a proper cleaning of the pool without requiring the pool owner’s help. Such an amazing device is the Hayward RC9990GR TigerShark QC, a model that is designed for use in in-ground pools of up to 20 feet by 40 feet. One of the aspects that make it a great choice is the fact that it can clean all types of in-ground pools, including vinyl, concrete, tile, and fiberglass. To find out why we say that this is a device worth your money, check out the rest of the review to learn what it has to offer.

Cleaning Performance

With this model, you have two cleaning modes that you can choose from. You can either let the unit do a full 3-hour cleaning cycle, time after which it will automatically shut off, or you can opt for the shorter cleaning cycle that lasts only 90 minutes in case you’re in a hurry. This device is capable of cleaning the pool’s floor, walls, coves, and waterline. Also, it is capable of climbing and cleaning the steps. Due to the fact that it features the Adaptive Seek Control Logic technology, it ensures a full and quick coverage of the pool, thus not consuming too much energy when it operates. The drive tracks that it features offer a mechanized tread movement, ensuring that it will climb the walls all the way to the top without effort. In addition, the amazing foam roller that it comes with is able to effectively scrub the dirt off of the pool’s bottom and walls.

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Design and Accessories

The product measures 19.75 inches by 19.75 inches by 21.5 inches, and it weighs 40 pounds. It’s a little bulkier than other models are, but it’s not too heavy to carry, so this shouldn’t be an aspect that inconveniences you. The cable that it features measures approximately 50 feet and it’s insulated. The Teflon reinforcement that it features ensures a safe and durable operation. Also, it ensures a tangle-free operation, so you don’t have to worry about this aspect. Unfortunately, the transport caddy for this unit has to be purchased separately, so you have to spend extra money on it.

Ease of Use

As we have mentioned previously, it doesn’t come with a transport caddy, this being an accessory that you have to purchase separately. Other important features that it lacks and that would have made it more convenient to use are a lift system and a remote control. Other models on the market feature a lifting system that makes the unit get out of the water by itself, making it easier for you to deposit it once it’s done operating. Also, the remote control would have come in handy as it would have allowed you to start and stop its operation without moving from your chair. While the unit might not feature any indicator that announces you when the canister is dirty, it features an easy maintenance operation. All that you have to do to clean it is to open the cleaner, remove the cartridge, and rinse it with a hose.

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Operating Costs

Due to the fact that it comes with an efficient 24V motor that is specifically designed to use as little energy as possible, it won’t cost you much to run it. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about your wallet or the bills if you buy this product. Overall, the unit helps save about 94 percent on energy costs when compared to similar models, making it a more appealing choice to go with. Another feature that adds to the energy efficiency of the unit is the roller that it comes with and that ensures an effortless navigation.

Warranty and Support

For this product, the manufacturer offers a 3-year warranty, a period of time during which the unit will be fixed or replaced free of charge. We still recommend that you read the warranty agreement carefully when you purchase the item to see exactly what type of problems are covered by it, avoiding the unpleasant surprise of voiding the warranty by doing damage that isn’t actually covered. When it comes to supporting, you have a variety of options. You can either enter the manufacturer’s website and go to Support Center to find the information that you’re looking for, or you can contact the customer support team on the telephone number provided on the website, by sending an e-mail, or by sending a letter.