2Hayward AquaNaut 250/450

Hayward AquaNaut 250/450

2Hayward AquaNaut 250/450
3.2

19 reviews

PositivevsNegative
53% · 108 · 42%

Pool Size
  • Small
  • Average
  • Large
Build Quality
2.9
Value for Money
2.8
Ease of Use
3.5
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.0
Noise Level
4.4
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19 reviews
Frustrated pool owner
Frustrated pool owner
  250

It's garbage. Avoid

Barely more effective than pushing a manual vacuum around yourself. Clogs constantly. Your Local Algae will love it. You will have the greenest pool in the neighborhood, guaranteed! Show details
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Mike W.
Mike W.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  250
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Steve Cocks
Steve CocksNorth Queensland, QLD4 posts
  250

great at first but 12 months later

I have a pebblecrete pool and I purchased the 250 about 18 months ago.
It appears now that the tread on the wheels has worn down and the bottom drags along and gets stuck in several spots of the pool.
Can I replace the wheels/tyres? is there spare parts available? Show details
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Brad Rowe
Brad RoweSouth East Queensland, QLD15 posts
  250

The best of so many I have used

Had the MX8 and the Pentair Rebel suction pool cleaners, the Pentair has a serious design flaw which Pentair and the Pool Shop could not fix so it was rubbish and sat in the deep end for its short life, the MX8 was much better but had a lot of moving parts that needed regular maintenance, the Hayward is by far the best. Show details
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Leanne F.
Leanne F.South East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  250

Don't buy it! 3 breakdowns in 6 months

Worked fine for 18 months then 3 breakdowns in 6 months. I have a small pool that doesn't get leaves. Drive wheel locks up and won't move. Manufacturer refuses to replace the machine although under warranty of 3 years. Gets stuck on steps. Show details
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Michael F.
Michael F.South East Queensland, QLD
  250

One year in, works great

Our aquanaut 250 has been running in our concrete pool for the last year and I've been really happy with it.
Its proven to be noticeably less maintenance and better cleaning than our previous diaphragm based suction cleaner.
We get a fair amount of eucalyptus leaves in our pool and it does get through them well. It does get clogged if it meets a bunch of leaves, but it just need grabbing them out of the mouth/inlet.
I've had about 3x sticks get in there needing me to unscrew the cover and pull out.
I've been very happy with my purchase.
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HHH
HHHSydney, NSW2 posts
  450

Rolls on its side

Needs to include an instruction booklet with the unit with a troubleshooting guide so that
any initial problems can be worked through.
The unit needs to be tweaked and balanced before it works Show details
Julie
JulieGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts
  250

So Far So Good!

So far this is performing great! It moves around our 8m x 3.5m (approx) pool picking up leaves and the occasional thin sticks) from our bamboo plus gum tree. We had to spend more money on the tyres for a tiled pool but it works which is a relief because it's not cheap for the whole cleaner. We have tried a few other cleaners that just don't do the job properly and while I have only had this for a few weeks I have noticed that it moves around the pool very well and no area seems missed. It doesn't climb walls, but I wasn't expecting miracles. It does go into the corners though. Now hoping this lasts me for quite awhile! Show details
Fooled by kogan
Fooled by koganSydney, NSW4 posts
  250

a few leaves and it stops dead

if i have this vaccum on i have to go aout every 5 minutes and clear leaves so it can keep going, biggest POS ive ever owned had nit 6 months so sick of it im buying something else Show details
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Rory T.
Rory T.Perth, WA2 posts
  250

Lasted 2 years

After only 2 years of use it required a total rebuild at a cost of $400. They stated that it had run for too long and under a pool blanket, which I only put on during winter. Show details
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Andre
AndreCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC3 posts
  450

Keep your money

Device needs constant intervention. Always sits at the base of the wall while my pool floor requires manual vacuuming. I have replaced all 4 wheels and that seamed to remedy the issue but looks like after 3 months I would need to change the wheels again as I am again manually vacuuming the pool.
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Terry K.
Terry K.
  250

Best Cleaner we have had

Fantastic cleaner, had a cleaner with a skirt on and it was useless. Pool was full of ash due to the bush fires and cleaned it overnight. And it gets into all the corners and does not fowl up. The one before would only clean part of the pool and leave 3/4 uncleaned.
true reviews
true reviewsGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC9 posts
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McCrunch
McCrunchCapalaba10 posts
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Motojohnno
MotojohnnoCanberra 2600, ACT10 posts
  450

Questions & Answers

Ron
Ron · AquaNaut 250/450

Can I change the program in the gears on my 450

john g
john g · AquaNaut 450

i have a pool vac which stays at the deep end and doesn't climb to the shallow end
Will the aquanaut 450 do any better?

Greathawks
Greathawks · AquaNaut 250/450

You are supposed to count the rotations of the right wheel to determine the rpm, but how can you do this when it changes direction?

2pha
2pha  

the right wheel does not change direction

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