Model # 700
The big fish in pool cleaners!
Pool cleaning just got better with Hayward’s newest and cutest above-ground cleaning couple, Diver Dave™ and Wanda the Whale™. Both provide easy, trouble-free operation without the need to empty or replace debris bags. Using our patented SmartDrive® programmed steering system, These above-ground pool cleaners won’t miss a spot – gobbling up everything from microscopic dust to larger debris. And they do so automatically, giving you and your family more time to enjoy your pool.
Plus, Wanda the Whale improves water circulation by acting as a moving main drain, pulling water from the bottom of your pool as it moves. Your water circulates and your pool stays cleaner – without the overuse of chemical sanitizers.
In the tradition of the AquaBug, the new Hayward family of above-ground pool cleaners are designed to clean the bottom of all sizes and shapes of above-ground/on-ground pools - automatically. These attractive little fellows operate off the pool`s existing filtration system and feature our exclusive SmartDrive® program steering so it won`t miss a spot.
Wanda the Whale and Diver Dave will keep your pool clean, so you'll never see a need to manually clean your pool again. Let them Swim In Your Pool Today!
• Trouble-free operation.
• Never a need to empty or replace debris bags.
• Because they work with your existing filtration system, no extra energy-consuming booster pump is required.
• Installs in less than 10 minutes—even the hoses.
• Above-ground pools (flat or dished bottoms)
• On-ground pools
• Patented SmartDrive programmed steering system ensures the entire bottom of the pool is cleaned quickly and completely
• Installs in less than 10 minutes, without tools
• Unique turbine/gearing system provides constant balanced water flow assuring quiet operation and gentle movement across the pool bottom
• Improves water circulation by pulling water from the pool bottom as it moves
• Advanced, contoured head design allows the AquaBug to complete the steering pattern in minimal time
• Deluxe bumper ring minimizes friction for easy movement away from walls and resumption of the programmed steering pattern
• Slotted santropene shoes for quick turns
• 1 year warranty
Tips on Hose Requirements
• A simple rule of thumb is to measure from the skimmer (or dedicated suction line) to the farthest point in the pool then add two (2) extra hose lengths.
• 1 Year Warranty On All Components excluding wings, shoes, flaps.
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Our Hayward Mod 700 is in it's 3rd year. Just replaced the foot pads. The flaps and wings look to be in good shape. It will not now navigate in our 24' pool.
Hoses are clear and there is good suction (Hayward pump). I noticed that instruction #16 in the troubleshooting guide referred to an "adjustable cam" for the rear flap. The rear flap does not have the "spring back" action as the front flap does. This cleaner does not have a cam of any sorts. Your advice is appreciated. Al in Illinois.
Hi, Al. The above ground pool models do not have a Flap Adjuster.
Hi, one of the pads on the bottom of our Diver has fallen off. Do you know where we can get a replacement?
Will diver Dave work in above ground pool with a deeper end on one side. I have about a 6 foot wedge dug out on one side. Thanks
Hi, Tonya. Diver Dave does have the capability to depending on the slope of the edge of the hopper.
What is the difference between the above ground and in ground pool sweeps? Quite a difference in price!!
Hi, Bart. How the cleaners are designed to maneuver around the pool are the difference between and above ground and in ground pool cleaner.
Diver Dave only rotates to the left, does not rotate to the right or go straight. i only used this unit 5 times . the unit scurries along the pool floor very quickly so it can't be the shoes and it cleans very well . have any idea's
thank you, Marty
Hello Marty,Have you checked the hoses to the cleaner, sometimes the hoses develop a memory in them. I would lay the hoses out in the sun for 24hrs to see if that solves your issue. If the issue persists I would contact Hayward tech support as there may be an issue with the internal gears to the cleaner. You will commonly see that if you get a lot of sand in your pool. As it tends to lock the gears up.
Hi . We bought a diver Dave and we can't get any suction. It makes our pump start sucking air and the device doesn't move at all. We have an index pool. Is there something special that we need to do? Do we need a real strong filter pump? Really wanted this thing to work,.....
Hi Nancy, If you have the original pump and filter that came with the Intex pool it will not provide enough suction to operate this cleaner. If not please provide the model number of the pump and filter that you have.
does this purchase come with diver dave and wanda the whale? Also can I use this in a gunite pool with and odd shape? every video I have watch it has been liner pools.
Hi Chris, The Hayward Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaner Diver Dave only comes with Diver Dave. It is not intended to be used in an in-ground gunite surface pool only above ground as stated in the AquaBug, Diver Dave, Wanda the Whale Owner's Manual. You will need to choose from one the top 4 Hayward In-Ground Automatic Pool Cleaners
Started up Diver Dave for first time this year and he sits in one spot. What's wrong with him?
CAUSES SOLUTIONS Lack of or improper water flow through cleaner Check water flow with flow gauge and adjust as per Step 6, Figure 2 of installation instructions. Blockage of Hayward Blu cleaner throat or turbine Clear Blockage Worn shoes Replace shoes Worn Wings Replace wings
What size or strength does your pool pump need to be for Hayward to work?
Rod, To operate the Hayward Diver Dave Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaner you need at least 32 GPM flow rate or a 3/4 HP pump.
How many feet of hose come with this cleaner and how do I determine if I need extra hose?
This cleaner comes with 32' of hose, the hoses come in 4' sections. A simple rule of thumb is to measure from the skimmer (or dedicated suction line) to the farthest point in the pool then add two (2) extra hose lengths. If you determine you need additional hose you may purchase the hose sections here http://www.inyopools.com/Products/02201321001333.htm
(5 out of 5 stars)
Reviewed By: Donna R. from Rosemead, CA ()
Diver Dave was the best investment I have ever spent. He has become my new best friend. He cleaned my pool in 3 hours, (it was in very bad shap.)and now it lookes like the day I put it up. Great job buddy.
(5 out of 5 stars) Fun Hayward vacuum that works great!
Reviewed By: Linda T. from Ridgecrest, CA ()
Pros: Cute, fun product
Diver Dave sure makes ya smile when getting ready to put him to work. Plenty of hose to get the job done. So far I've only put him in to give him a try & he appears to be a busy lil guy. All parts were there & easy to put together to get operational fast.