In-Ground Hayward SharkVac Robotic Pool Cleaner

Published on March 1st, 2019 | by Roger Corbinetti


Hayward SharkVac Robotic Pool Cleaner Review

Hayward SharkVac Robotic Pool Cleaner Review Roger Corbinetti


Wall Cleaning
Energy Efficiency
Floor Cleaning

Summary: Hayward SharkVac is a robust robotic pool cleaner that is gentle and compatible with all types of pool surfaces. Its scrubbing brush will even work away the most stubborn dirt. Designed with enhanced technologies, SharkVac is one of the most economical pool cleaners to operate - equivalent to the energy used by a standard light bulb.


Economical choice for in-ground pools

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  • For in-ground pools up to 20′ x 40′
  • Works with all pool surfaces
  • Cleans pool floor and walls
  • Easy top access to filter cartridge
  • Two fine porosity filter elements
  • Out-of-water sensor protects motor
  • Cleans most pools in 60 minutes.
  • Easy to access and clean filters.
  • Not the best wall cleaner.



The SharkVac is Hayward’s newest innovation to the TigerShark family of Robotic pool cleaners.

Cleans any pool

The SharkVac was created to work in any pool size or contour. Once you lose it into the pool, the cleaner automatically computes the size and calls the most effective cleaning pattern. There’s additionally a Fast-Clean attribute that lets the cleaner do a place cleaning job in 1 hour. Better still, the unit simply uses up as much as energy as a conventional light bulb. An automatic 2-hours cleaning cycle is put in the tool, so if your pool is cleaned before the cycle is stopped, you can turn it off manually.

Simple-access filter cartridges

Debris and filter cartridges are easily removed from the SharkVac without turning the cleaner upside down. To clean it, open the big top cover to reach the removable filter cartridge. Washing the filter with a garden hose spray nozzle should be enough.

Easy to use right out-of-the-box

The SharkVac offers another advantage: it’s ready to use right from the package. It does not need tools, hose attachments nor a connection to your pool’s pump. In the long run, this saves you money since the upkeep related to those added tools is entirely removed.

Owner Reviews

Most owners of the SharkVac like the features and easy-going nature of this pool cleaner. The 2 crucial characteristics commended by owners over and over again include its automatic pool size detection and low maint. expense.


The only drawback is the power cord. The manual instruction proposes users to lift the cleaner from the pool by pulling the cord. The unit is extremely heavy, however, so the line can wear if you do that.


  • Excellent cleaning action
  • Floor-specific design
  • Energy efficient
  • Out-of-water sensor protects motor
  • No bags to mess with
  • No need to turn the cleaner upside down
  • No pre-installation needed, no connections to pool system.


  • Heavy unit
  • Does not climb walls very well


  • Filter Capacity: 530 cubic inches
  • Filter Media Type: 2 fine porosity filter elements
  • Weight: 21.5 pounds
  • Power Cord: 60 feet (Kevlar® reinforced)
  • Moving Parts: Acetal/stainless steel
  • Programming Function: ASCL/Adaptive seek control
  • Warranty (USA Only): 2 Years
  • Optional Caddy


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About the Author

I’ve owned a pool for over 20 years. During that time, I have owned and reviewed dozens of pool cleaners, especially robotic pool cleaners. I created RoboticPoolCleanersCompared to help other home owners leverage my experience to select the right pool cleaner, pool heater, pool cover and modern pool appliance for their needs & budget.

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