Hayward Navigator Review
Not good for my big pool with a deep end.
I have owned two now. When I went to replace the first one, I was looking for another brand because it would only clean the deep end. If I pulled it to the shallow end, there was like a magnet that pulled it back down to the deep end. Leslies convinced me that they had improved the design and it was the best product on the market, so I bought another.
The first few months were better, but after less than a year, same problem. I have had it rebuilt twice, and only get a few weeks of good service before it just starts sitting in the deep end.
Another big problem is balancing suction. If I turn the pump too much to the vacuum, it collapses the hose. If I don't turn enough suction to the vaccuum, it does not move. Very frustrating.
I am looking for another alternative, but am concerned because there are some reviews for all of the various options where it seems some people have the same issues. I have been advised by a pool builder to try the Baracuda G4, and another to try the Dolphin, but some customer reviews of both products worry me.
Frustrated and worried.