Hayward PV896584000013 Poolvergnuegen Debris Management Pool Cleaner

Last updated: January 21, 2022

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.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Customizable suction and a patented steering system make this pool cleaner a winner.

In our analysis of 81 expert reviews, the Hayward Poolvergnuegen Debris Management Pool Cleaner placed 8th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Uses pre-programmed cleaning patterns to ensure 100% coverage.
A patented steering system helps navigate the cleaner through all the curves, walls and stairs of the pool.
Like other Hayward products, this pool vacuum is a well-engineered automatic unit featuring high standards.
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.​
It uses a unique self-adjusting turbine vanes, which maximizes the water flow.
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.
It has no problems with any types of surfaces.
It is easy in installation, low maintenance and quite during the cleaning operation.

What reviewers didn't like

Wheels could damage pool liner over time.
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.
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.
Might require special tires for pools with tile, vinyl or fiberglass surface.
You need to do priming of pump more often.
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