Hayward Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaner Diver Dave - 700

Model # 700

By Hayward Pool Products

  4.67 Average  



Model # 700

Alternate Part #'s AB700, HAY-20-700, HAY700

Product Description

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

Product Notes:

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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Product Specifications

Pool Type:
Above Ground

?     Asked on 5/13/2018by Al

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.

A  Answered on 5/19/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Al. The above ground pool models do not have a Flap Adjuster. 

?     Asked on 6/11/2017by Barb

Hi, one of the pads on the bottom of our Diver has fallen off. Do you know where we can get a replacement?

A  Answered on 6/11/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

There is no part referred to as "pads" but please click here to take you the cleaner parts diagram and the part you need should be listed there.

?     Asked on 5/31/2017by Tonya

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

A  Answered on 6/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Tonya. Diver Dave does have the capability to depending on the slope of the edge of the hopper.

?     Asked on 2/20/2017by Bart

What is the difference between the above ground and in ground pool sweeps? Quite a difference in price!!

A  Answered on 2/20/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bart. How the cleaners are designed to maneuver around the pool are the difference between and above ground and in ground pool cleaner.

?     Asked on 8/18/2016by Marty Judd

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

A  Answered on 8/18/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Tim Q.

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.

?     Asked on 7/15/2016by Nancy Knapke

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,.....

A  Answered on 7/20/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

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.

?     Asked on 5/23/2016by Eddie

Can I get extra hose sections for diver dave

A  Answered on 5/23/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dave yes do carry Extra Hose Sections for Diver Dave here.

?     Asked on 8/2/2015by chris

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.

A  Answered on 8/5/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

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

?     Asked on 6/9/2015by Inyo Visitor

Started up Diver Dave for first time this year and he sits in one spot. What's wrong with him?

A  Answered on 6/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

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

?     Asked on 6/8/2015by Rod

What size or strength does your pool pump need to be for Hayward to work?

A  Answered on 6/8/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

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.

?     Asked on 3/15/2015by Debby

My Wanda dosent work anymore...I need another one..but can I buy it without the hoses?

A  Answered on 3/16/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Debby - Unfortunately the cleaner is not available without the hose.

?     Asked on 7/27/2008by Guest

How many feet of hose come with this cleaner and how do I determine if I need extra hose?

A  Answered on 7/27/2008 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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 

?     Asked on 5/28/2007by Guest

Will the W560 or W530 leaf canister work with this cleaner?

A  Answered on 5/28/2007 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes you may use either the W530 or W560 leaf canister with this pool cleaner.

?     Asked on 6/25/2006by Guest

Are hoses included with this product?

A  Answered on 6/25/2006 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes this cleaner comes with 32' of hose.


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