Hayward The Pool Cleaner

  • Last Post 11 December 2023
KathiDrolet posted this 10 December 2023

We just installed the Hayward The Pool Cleaner. The equipment comes with 3 different "throats" depending on the pool pump size. We have a Pentair variable speed and according to the install directions, we should use the small throat. The pool person put in the medium. What does the smaller throat do for the cleaner? I adjusted the jandy valve so it would turn at least 8 revolutions per minute. (instructions suggest 11-14 rpm) Would the smaller throat increase the the velocity so that the wheels would turn at a higher rate?  

InyoRich posted this 11 December 2023

Hi Kathi, that is pretty much exactly what the smaller throat does.  It increases the velocity of the flow across the turbine to help it operate correctly.  The medium throat should be fine if your variable-speed pump is set at a higher speed, but, if your pool cleaner has trouble climbing the walls, you may want to install the smaller inlet.  See page 8 of the owner's manual for the inlet removal/installation instructions.

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