In-Ground Hayward Pool Vac Ultra XL Robotic Pool Cleaner Review

Published on January 3rd, 2016 | by Roger Corbinetti


Hayward Pool Vac Ultra XL Review

Hayward Pool Vac Ultra XL Review Roger Corbinetti


Wall Cleaning
Energy Efficiency
Floor Cleaning

Summary: The Pool Vac Ultra XL Robotic Pool Cleaner by Hayward features wider, longer wearing wings and offers AquaPilot steering that drives the unit in an alternating series of right and left-hand turns to make sure that your pool is cleaned efficiently. The Pool Vac Ultra XL is quiet, efficient and stylish. It will provide years of satisfying performance, keeping your pool clean and enjoyable.


quiet, efficient and stylish

Less Than $500

  • For use in In-ground residential pools: vinyl, gunite/tile, fiberglass
  • Aqua Pilot programmed steering cleans pool in 3 hours
  • Efficient cleaning cycle
  • Quiet operation
  • Installs in 10 minutes without tools
  • In-line vacuum gauge for setting suction levels
  • Wide, longer-wearing wings
  • Built to last



  • Efficient cleaning cycle
  • Quiet operation
  • Stylish design
  • Installs in 10 minutes without tools


  • Motor replacement is expensive
  • Small objects can jam-up the drive (acorns, twigs)


  • NOTE: select MODEL 2025ADC for concrete pools or MODEL 2025ADV for vinyl-liner pools.
  • Longer-wearing wings, flaps and shoes for additional longevity.
  • Patented AquaPilot programmed steering pattern ensures the entire pool is cleaned quickly and completely.
  • Unique turbine/gearing system provides quiet operation and gentle movement across the pool bottom.
  • Wide side wings increase speed of pool coverage by 10%.
  • 40 feet of hose.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with the cleaner?

– The cleaner comes with 40’ of hose, vacuum gauge, and skimmer cone and installation video.

How much does it weigh?

– It weighs 21 lbs. with hoses.

How is it different from the Hayward Navigator?

– It is exactly the same.

How long of a hose do I need?

– A simple rule of thumb is to measure from the skimmer (or dedicated suction line) to the furthest point in the pool, then add two (2)extra hose lengths.



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