Hayward TigerShark Robotic Pool Vacuum Review
Hayward TigerShark is another leading brand in robotic pool cleaners’ segment. It offers 3 different models – TigerShark, TigerShark QC and TigerShark Plus.
Offers quickest cleaning cycle
In case, you are looking for a robotic pool cleaner that takes less time yet cleans efficiently then Hayward TigerShark QC is the best recommended. As in the name itself, QC stands for Quick Clean, takes just 90 mins to clean the surface.
Pool Scanner and Navigation
Hayward TigerShark QC comes with intelligent scanning technology that first estimates the dimensions of your pool.
With the measured stats, TigerShark QC cleaner programs the most efficient navigation pattern so as to save both time and energy.
It is installed with innovative smart steering system. This innovative navigation system ensures that the cleaner knows where exactly it has been during the cleaning cycle and which part of the pool is yet to be covered.
Time / Cleaning Cycle
The best part or the unique selling point of Hayward TigerShark QC is the cleaning speed. It offers two speeds – fast and really fast.
- The usual Fast takes around 3 hours to clean your pool which is mostly similar to other pool cleaners.
- Whereas, Really Fast takes half the time, around 90 minutes (1.5 hours), to clean the pool surface. Just 90 mins cleaning cycle means you just need not wait for weekend to clean your pool.
Let me also highlight here that QC in Hayward TigerShark QC stands for “Quick Clean”.
It comes with 55 feet long cord and is ideal for pools that are 20 x 40 feet. However, if you happen to drop the cleaner in the middle of the sides then it can even clean pools that are up to 50 feet in length.
Brushes and Scrubbing
Hayward TigerShark QC employs single large scrubbing brush that is ideal for removing all types of stains and also collecting large and small debris.
The filter casket is large enough to hold even large amount of debris. Cleaning the filter is relatively much easier. Just open the top section, remove the filter cartridge and clean it with running water.
Additionally, the cartridge is reinforced and lasts for a longer time without any damage. However, its best practice to clean the filter cartridge regularly so it lasts longer.
Cleaning walls and stairs
Another best feature of Hayward TigerShark is its ability to climb and clean both walls as well as stairs. Climbing walls is a feature most pool cleaners do offer, however, climbing stairs is tricky.
But TigerShark has absolutely no issues climbing and cleaning stairs along with side walls.
It is neither too heavy nor too light, weighing 21.5 lbs, Hayward TigerShark QC is medium heavy and easy to carry, drop or lift from the the pool.
It does not need a caddy to move it around but if you wish to have one, then it has to be bought separately.
It is ideal for in-ground pools up to 40 feet long and 20 feet wide. But as the cord length is 55 feet, it can comfortably cover lengths up to 50 feet.
As pool cleaners run for an average of 2 hours each cycle, power efficiency is a critical factor. And Hayward TigerShark QC with 24-volt motor, is proven to consume less power when compared with its contemporaries.
It is energy efficient and reduces costs significantly.
Remote Control and Caddy
Like with most other robotic cleaners, even Hayward TigerShark QC doesn’t come with remote control or caddy. If you need one, then they have to be purchased separately.
It doesn’t really need any kind of assembly post purchase. Simply, plug it to power source and drop it in your pool.
After every cleaning cycle, TigerShark QC shuts-off automatically removing the need for you to be next to pool while it cleans.
Out of the three models, Hayward TigerShark base model comes with 1-year warranty. Whereas, both TigerShark QC and Plus models offer 3-year warranty period.