The Hayward AquaBug – The Best Above Ground Pool Vacuum?

The Hayward AquaBug is easily one of the highest selling above ground pool vacuums. It is an automatic pool cleaner designed for above ground pools with vinyl liners. It works just as well on either flat bottoms and dished bottoms.

In the same way as with Hayward’s other automatic Swimming pool leaf vacuum, such as Diver Dave and Wanda The Whale, the AquaBug is self-propelled. It, just like the others, uses a technology patented by Hayward called SmartDrive, which programs the vacuum to work faster and more efficiently than most other bottom-roving cleaners, which move around in a random fashion.

The vacuum mechanism of the AquaBug is vigorous. It sucks up everything from sand and microscopic particles to fallen leaves. If you will be using it to suck up leaves, you may want to invest in a leaf catcher, which will keep your filter from getting clogged. It’s an inexpensive investment which will prevent you from wasting time unclogging your filter, or, worse, having to repair it, which might be expensive.

Like Hayward’s other cleaners Wanda the Whale and Diver Dave, the AquaBug comes in a distinct color and pattern, which sets it apart from other automatic above ground pool vacuums. Kids love the fun design, which resembles a large red bug – though not a scary bug, but a friendly one. But don’t be fooled by its charming exterior; the AquaBug is one of the best automatic cleaners on the market.

The Hayward AquaBug works with a standard above ground pool filtration system, so it is not necessary to acquire an additional booster pump. This is good because it saves energy, and therefore, of course, conserves money on electricity bills.

One of the most important things about the AquaBug, as well as with most other automatic above ground pool vacuums, is that it keeps the pool clean with its vigorous suction action instead of by using caustic chemical cleansers. The abundance of chemicals in the water can lead to poor health effects. This is especially important if there will be children swimming in the pool, since the immune systems of children are not as hearty as are adults’ immune systems.


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