Sharkvac producer Hayward knows the pool business. Under their "Totally Hayward System", the company sells end-to-end solutions for all of your pool maintenance — everything from pumps and filters to sanitation chemicals and robo-vacs like this one.While it ranks far from Hollywood or Silicon Valley on the "sexy business" scale, such a depth of competency ensures Hayward does indeed know the pool business.
As expected, the Hayward SharkVac XL checks all the boxes needed to be checked for consideration as a quality mid-to-high grade robotic pool vacuum. The "smart" cleaning feature, a frequent feature of such products, gives the vacuum the ability to devise efficient cleaning paths through the use of its various sensors and algorithms. The grip is sufficient to climb and clean walls, an important feature for the nitpickers out there (and just those who think that for this money they damn well better get clean pool walls). The three hour clean time is long enough to clean even the biggest pools fairly thoroughly on a single charge.
The SharkVac XL is far from the only option out there for robotic pool vacs. Interested in a solar powered top skimmer? Try the Solar Breeze. Something higher-end? Check out Maytronics' Dolphin Deluxe. Less expensive? Maybe the Water Tech Pool Blaster's more your speed.
I hate this pool cleaner! I've had many over the years, blue pearl, blue dolphin, etc. Every one of them was better. Poor design ... I wasted my money!
Great cleaner! No more messy bags dumping the silt back into the pool! Picks up everything! We live in the woods and we need a good capacity cleaner.
Met my expectations. The pool was totally clean when the SharkVac finished. I have residue falling from a nearby tree and the Sharkvac picked that up also.
So far it seems really good! Only used it two times.
Excellent unit, very pleased with results. Rarely need to backwash, finally enjoying the use of the pool. Would suggest buying a second of filters so you change and clean.
I haven't had to actually clean my pool all summer with the hand vac. Can't believe how well this vacuum cleans our pool... Definitely a great buy!
I bought this almost two months ago and love it. This is the cleanest my pool has looked in awhile. So much better than my last cleaner.