Hayward PV896584000013 Poolvergnuegen Automatic Suction Pool Vacuum Cleaner, 2-Wheel

Last updated date: August 4, 2020

DWYM Score
8.9

Hayward PV896584000013 Poolvergnuegen Automatic Suction Pool Vacuum Cleaner, 2-Wheel

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Overall Take

You can control the amount of suction your pool cleaner uses with this pool cleaner by changing out the suction throats. The patented steering system ensures your pool easily navigates walls and stairs, as well as the pool floor. It's also easy to set up and use, even for the most novice pool owner. In our analysis of 89 expert reviews, the Hayward Hayward Poolvergnuegen Automatic Suction Pool Vacuum Cleaner, 2-Wheel placed 6th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.5
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
1,338 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Uses pre-programmed cleaning patterns to ensure 100% coverage.
- BestReviews
A patented steering system helps navigate the cleaner through all the curves, walls and stairs of the pool.
- Top Ten Reviews
April 5, 2018 | Full review
Like other Hayward products, this pool vacuum is a well-engineered automatic unit featuring high standards.
- HouseholdMe
You can even change out the suction throats to adjust the flow rate and overall performance of the cleaner to handle different sizes of debris you are likely to encounter.​
- The Spruce
December 24, 2018 | Full review
It uses a unique self-adjusting turbine vanes, which maximizes the water flow.
- The Top Pro
As a suction-side pool cleaner, the Poolvergnuegen is quiet enough that you can use it when the neighbors have company over on their patio without fear that they’ll complain about the noise.
- Pool Cleaner Hub
December 1, 2018 | Full review
It has no problems with any types of surfaces.
- Pools And Tubs
It is easy in installation, low maintenance and quite during the cleaning operation.
- Home Mention
December 16, 2016 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Wheels could damage pool liner over time.
- BestReviews
This pressure pool cleaner is only suitable for concrete pools using the included tires, but tape tires can be purchased separately for smoother surfaces like vinyl or fiberglass.
- Top Ten Reviews
April 5, 2018 | Full review
It’s a bit pricey for the kind of pool cleaner, but still less expensive than most pressure-side cleaners once you factor in the added costs of a separate booster pump.
- Pool Cleaner Hub
December 1, 2018 | Full review
Might require special tires for pools with tile, vinyl or fiberglass surface.
- Pools And Tubs
You need to do priming of pump more often.
- Home Mention
December 16, 2016 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The 2x Suction PoolCleaner™ uses your existing pump and filter for power. This cleaner plugs into either your designated suction port or the skimmer. The 2x is ideal for most average sized pools. Some of the features that make 2 Wheel POOLCLEANER™ unique: SELF ADJUSTING TURBINE VANES All the POOLCLEANER™ cleaners have the patented self-adjusting turbines, which maximizes the power from the water flow. This turbine is similar to a paddle wheel with blades that are adjustable. This feature allows the POOLCLEANER™ to still move at low suction and low pressure. In addition the folding vanes of the turbine allow for the easy passage of larger debris through the cleaner. STEERING SYSTEM The 2x Suction POOLCLEANER™ has an internal programmed steering system, that causes the left wheel to periodically reverse, allowing the POOLCLEANER™ to turn and then move into another direction. For the 2x Suction POOLCLEANER™ there are five different programmed turns ranging from 90 to 450 degrees. This feature allows the POOLCLEANER™ to cover not only the deep end, but also the shallow end. The POOLCLEANER™ has no problem with uneven surfaces or strange shapes. It won’t stick in a corner, or get hung up by a main drain. ROBUST TIRE TREADS One look and you will see that the patented tire treads give the POOLCLEANER™ better climbing ability and obstacle maneuverability. The tires come with tread wear markers that show you when to replace your tires. The front tires of the POOLCLEANER™ have humps (raised treads) that allow the POOLCLEANER™ to overcome any reasonable obstacles such as the main drain and uneven surfaces. This makes the POOLCLEANER™ ideal for all pool surfaces and shapes. ADJUSTABLE SKIRT The POOLCLEANER™ has patented adjustable skirts that allow the cleaner to maintain optimal suction under the machine even when it encounters obstacles. When the POOLCLEANER™ encounters an obstacle one (or more) of the skirts will lift up (adjust) over the obstacle while maintaining suction under the cleaner. An easy way to determine if you need a 2 Wheel Suction PoolCleaner or a 4 Wheel Suction PoolCleaner is to imagine a 40 ft long pool. If the suction port or skimmer is half way (most newer pools) approx. 20 ft from one end, then the 2 Wheel Model will be sufficient. If however the suction port is all the way at one end AND you have a very deep end the 4 Wheel PoolCleaner would be better suited for your pool. The best way to describe it is that the 4 Wheel model can drag more hose. PLEASE NOTE: Special tires may be needed for certain pool surfaces such as tile, vinyl and fiberglass.

An Overview On Pool Cleaners

Keeping a swimming pool clean is hard work, but it’s well worth it for the hours of fun every summer. With the right automatic pool cleaner, you can cut down on those hours of work, grabbing any dirt and debris and keeping all surfaces clean.

Pool cleaners have so many features, though, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed as you start shopping. Your first concern will no doubt be efficiency. After all, a pool cleaner that doesn’t actually clean anything isn’t worth having. One thing that factors into how well your pool cleaner performs is pressure. Just as a pressure washer can power off stains on your home’s exterior, the right amount of pressure can blast away all of that grime on your pool’s surface.

Large debris is another challenge your pool cleaner will face. This generally comes down to suction. The stronger suction your pool cleaner has, the more likely it will be able to collect those more stubborn items, particularly leaves. Some cleaners have parts you can interchange on those days when you notice larger debris in the pool.

In order to maneuver around your pool, though, your cleaner will need to be lightweight enough to scale walls and climb stairs. It will also need to have sensors built in that can determine exactly which areas of your pool need to be cleaned on any given day. The more automatic this process is, the less time you’ll have to spend worrying about keeping your pool clean.

Even with the best pool cleaner, though, you may find it will occasionally get stuck. Pay close attention to these problem areas, and make sure you check in on your pool during the warm months of the year to ensure your cleaner isn’t stuck.

Certain pool cleaners can also tend to damage the pool’s surface, particularly if your pool is made of more sensitive materials. In some cases, you’ll be able to buy special wheels that will ensure your pool remains in great shape without sacrificing any cleanliness.

DWYM Fun Fact

There are many myths surrounding pools and cleanliness, including the misconception that chlorine kills all germs. While the right combination of chemicals will get rid of germs, this process takes time. That means, that, unfortunately, some germs can survive even in a well-treated pool for days. In addition to keeping your pool surface clean using a pool cleaner, you also need the right pH balance and chlorine to keep it healthy. If you own your own pool, you should be testing the water every day before your first swim to make sure the levels haven’t dropped to an unsafe range overnight.

The Pool Cleaner Buying Guide

  • Pressure plays a big role in how efficient your pool cleaner is. Some models are powered by double jets. They not only dislodge the most stubborn debris, but they also do so in three hours or less. The Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus’s double scrubbing brushes also do a good job, but they do sometimes have difficulty cleaning the waterline.
  • Even the best pool cleaners can struggle to capture larger debris, like leaves. The Hayward Poolvergnuegen Automatic Pool Cleaner lets you change out the suction throats to make sure it gets those larger pieces.
  • If you have steps, you may want to go with a more lightweight model, like the Polaris Vac-Sweep Pressure Side Pool Cleaner or the Zodiac BARACUDA Automatic Pool Cleaner. Both are lightweight enough to handle the sides of your pool and your step.
  • Today’s cleaners use GPS to move around a pool. The Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus has built-in sensors that scan your pool and find the best route to take. This makes sure it gets the work done in the most efficient way possible. The Hayward Poolvergnuegen Automatic Pool Cleaner has a patented steering system that helps it get around the walls, stairs and other curves found in a pool.
  • In addition to pressure, suction is an important feature in a pool cleaner, helping you get those more stubborn items that other models won’t. Some pool cleaners have a three-jet suction design that helps them both capture bigger debris and resist clogging.
  • Your pool cleaner will work with your pump, which you should already have in place. For best results, you’ll need to make sure your cleaner is compatible with the pump you have. The Zodiac BARACUDA Automatic Pool Cleaner works just as well with a high-pressure pump as it does with a low-pressure one.
  • One thing you may not think about until you’ve had your pool cleaner for a while is cable tangles. The Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus has a swivel to keep the cable from twisting and coiling while it works. When a cable is longer, that’s a valuable feature to have.
  • As convenient as pool cleaners can be, they can be a pain if they get stuck often. The Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus does occasionally get stuck, as does the Zodiac BARACUDA Automatic Pool Cleaner. The Zodiac BARACUDA Automatic Pool Cleaner can be especially prone to sticking around raised drains. It may also sometimes need to be redirected to the shallow end of the pool.
  • When ease of use is a priority, the Zodiac BARACUDA Automatic Pool Cleaner delivers, serving as a welcome alternative to other pool cleaners. It’s easy to set up and has a self-adjusting flow valve. The Hayward Poolvergnuegen Automatic Pool Cleaner is easy to install and low maintenance, which means you’ll be able to put it in place and let it do its work.
  • Energy efficiency is another consideration. The unique design of the Hayward Poolvergnuegen Automatic Pool Cleaner makes the most of the water coming through it, reducing wasted energy.
  • The wheels on the Hayward Poolvergnuegen Automatic Pool Cleaner can cause damage to your pool liner. If you have vinyl or fiberglass, you’ll also want to consider tape tires to protect the surface of your pool.