Hayward SharkVac XL Review – RC9740WCCUB

A clean pool is something that homeowners try their best to have. Most go to the extent of hiring professional pool cleaning services to thoroughly clean and maintain their pools. But what if an easy, automatic pool cleaning device can change all these? Introducing the Hayward RC9740WCCUB SharkVac XL robotic pool vacuum, an automatic pool cleaner which has updated features that promises better pool maintenance. Let’s find out if the SharkVac is the right robotic pool cleaner for you.

Hayward RC9740WCCUB SharkVac XL Review

Noticeable Features of this Robotic Pool Vacuum

  • With smart steering features which provide improved cleaning patterns.
  • Prevents filter backwash by running separately from the filtration system of your pool
  • Top-access filter for easy debris removal and cleanup
  • With out-of-water sensors
  • Will clean pool floors, walls, waterline, and coves
  • With a low-profile design
  • Energy efficient

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What Users Are Saying About the Hayward SharkVac XL

People who have used the SharkVac XL said that they liked the strong suction and traction. This pool vac provides adequate pool coverage which is why most users agreed that it was a good choice for their pools.

Some people agreed that the removable, replaceable cartridges were the best part of using the SharkVac XLL. They appreciate the top-loading or top-access filters because they don’t need to take apart or to even take the pool vac out of the pool to remove or replace the filters.

Overall, gave very high ratings for this product. Meanwhile, some users do not like the cord length. Some say that the cord is just too short. Still, other people said that this pool vac should come with a cart because the cart that fits this model is an additional purchase. 

Compare the Hayward SharkVac XL vs. Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner

The Hayward SharkVac XL and the Dolphin Nautilus CC are two robotic pool cleaner with almost similar design and size. Both come with efficient brushes, good traction, and suction plus efficient automatic features.

But there are some advantages of the SharkVac XL as well as the Nautilus CC worth highlighting. First of all, the wheels of the Hayward are small while the Dolphin Nautilus has tank-like wheels that grip better. This could give the Nautilus CC an advantage when climbing walls.

Next, both robotic cleaners have top-loading cartridge filters but only the Nautilus CC has a weekly scheduler feature. This feature lets you schedule your weekly pool cleaning chores; the pool cleaner will automatically move and clean the pool even without human controls.

However, the Hayward SharkVac XL comes with out-of-water sensors that will let the pool vac clean the waterline and protect its motor.

Key Features of the Hayward SharkVac XL

Smart Steering technology
The Hayward SharkVac XL offers an efficient cleaning system which will not just suck up and remove dirt and debris. It will scour pool floors, walls, and even coves and the waterline. This pool vac has large brushes that will efficiently move on your pool floor and walls to scrub dirt, grime, and algae. The flexible brushes can also move over irregular surfaces and obstructions to leave your pool clean. 

Works separately from the pool filtration system
Compared to other pool filters and cleaners, the Hayward SharkVac XL works separately from your pool’s filtration system. This prevents backwash cycles. And because of this, you can clean your pool even if your pool filter is clogged or broken. The SharkVac XL does not need any hoses, pumps or hookups to work as well. It may need a caddy or a basket for efficient use and clean up and this does not come with your purchase. You need to pay for more to get this accessory.

Easy access cartridge filter
You don’t need to take this out of the water to remove and clean the filter. This is a top-access pool cleaner which will let you remove the cartridge filter easily and quickly. And when it’s done cleaning, simply open the top and clean the filter. This will be ready to use the next time you want to clean your pool. The cartridge filters are large therefore these have a larger surface area to filter out dirt, debris, and even algae

Out-of-water sensors
The SharkVac XL saves power and water by using its out-of-water sensor as well as its beach-entry sensor. This is important especially when the robotic pool vac is cleaning the waterline. This also extends the pool vac’s life and protects its motor. Meanwhile, the beach-entry sensor changes the direction when the cleaner starts getting out of the water.

Low profile, easy to use
Another advantage of using the SharkrVac XL is that it’s easy to take anywhere to clean. You can take this to clean another pool and it can be lifted just by one hand. The low profile lets you use the pool even when cleaning is done.

Disadvantages of the Hayward SharkVac XL

There are many impressive features of a SharkVac XL but it also has some flaws or missing features. The most noticeable flaw is the design of its wheels. These wheels are mere wheels and thus may not have good traction and grip on the pool wall.

Another disadvantage is that this pool vac does not have an onboard scheduler. Although this device has smart steering it lacks an automatic scheduler which is found in most updated Dolphin pool cleaners.

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The Hayward SharkVac XL is a powerful, automated pool vacuum that comes with great features. It has smart steering that will help your pool cleaner scrub the pool wall and floors more efficiently. It has strong suction, easy cleaning brushes and top-loading filters for ease of use.

This pool vacuum is compact, easy to use and can work with all kinds of above-ground pools. It may have some disadvantages and flaws but we agree that it is a good pool vac to check out.

If you think that the Hayward SharkVac XL could be the right automatic pool cleaner for you.

My name is Ron Walsh. I’m an industry expert, certified pool technician, and avid lover of all things aquatic. In my beautiful homeland of Florida, where I still reside today, pools are everywhere. Needless to say, I learned to love water at a young age. With my love of water, and pools in particular, it was only natural that I follow a career path in the swimming pool industry. If there’s someone to learn about above ground pools, pool cleaners and maintenance from, it would definitely be me. If you have any question just let me know.

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