Hayward SharkVAC -
Tips & Tricks

The Hayward SharkVac incorporates two fine filtration elements in a sleek floor-specific design. Learn about the best methods to troubleshoot your SharkVAC

Hayward SharkVAC - Tips & Tricks
Hayward SharkVac

The Hayward SharkVac incorporates two fine filtration elements in a sleek floor-specific design. With its unique top access debris chamber and filtration cartridge method, using a top-loaded filter cartridge canister for debris collection, eliminating the use of bags. Designed with enhanced technologies, the Hayward SharkVac is one of the most economical pool cleaners to operate.

Important Tips & Preventative Maintenance

Below are some important tips and troubleshooting suggestions for owners and potential owners of this fantastic pool cleaner.

  • Perception of pool cleaner performance: Confusion may exist over the perception of how the pool cleaner operates at different times during each cycle. It is important to judge the performance of the cleaner by observing improved swimming pool cleanliness after the cleaner has run a complete cleaning cycle.
  • Cleaning the filter cartridge after every use maximizes the unit’s performance.
  • Replace worn brushes.
  • To avoid clogging the SharkVAC’s Filter elements, be sure all pool chemical powders are fully dissolved before operating the pool cleaner.
  • In a pool with usually high calcium content, more frequent cleaning of the filter is recommended.
  • Save the Hayward SharkVAC original carton for extended storage or shipping requirements should your Hayward SharkVAC require dealer service.
  • The sealed Motor Unit and the Power Supply contain no user-serviceable parts. Opening them will automatically VOID your warranty.
  • Remove items such as thermometer, toys and the like from the pool before operation the unit. Such items can jam the cleaner and cause damage to the unit and/or your pool.

Hayward SharkVAC Troubleshooting

Other Important Things to Know

  • Cleaner performs by both timing and a pool wall detection sensor, whichever comes first.
  • There are 3 intake ports located at the bottom of filter bucket and near the brush roller. Intake ports located next to the roller help collect debris such as leaves and sand better than single intake. Fine debris such as sand may need a smaller intake port for stronger suction. E-VAC can create a stronger suction with a “high velocity flapper” that can be installed at intake port.
  • For cleaners used in areas that have a lot of sand the cleaner may need to be rinsed with water at tall flapper (filter bucket’s flapper is at intake port) areas and may need rinsing at the dome push button to allow free operation.
  • The filter bucket is designed to be cleaned with the filters installed for normal clean up. For deep cleaning, the user can remove each filter cartridge and clean separately.
  • During the normal operating cycle of the cleaner, the handle side of the unit will rise from the pool bottom to allow the unit to clear obstacles, such as elevated main drains and stair steps.
  • It is normal to see the pool cleaner ride the wall for a short period of time; this allows the unit to change position in the pool to assure full bottom coverage.
  • Avoid dropping or throwing the machine into the swimming pool. Place cleaner away from the pool wall but do not throw the cleaner in the pool.
  • If a high level of debris is visible through the dome windows, remove cleaner quickly from the water to reduce the chance of debris escaping the filter bucket and reentering the pool.