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Hayward W560 PoolVac Navigator Standard Leaf Canister
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- Ruggedly built, Hayward leaf/debris canisters are designed with the poolprofessional in mind. Choose the appropriate canister that fits your individual vacuuming applications.
- Extra-large basket or bag traps leaves and debris before they reach the filter system
- Superior design ensures that water will always bypass debrisand maintain proper water flow to pump
- Easy-open lid provides quick access to basket
- Lexan see-through construction lets you see when basket needs cleaning
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|Item Dimensions||7.75 x 7.5 x 13.5 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||W560|
|Shipping Weight||2.6 pounds|
Hayward Pool Vac Navigator STANDARD LEAF CANISTER W560 Manufactured by Hayward. This leaf canister fits inline onto any 1.5" cleaner hose. Available in standard and large capacity sizes. Additional features include: -> Large Basket - traps leaves and debris before they reach your pump -> No-Clog Design - ensures constant water flow to pump for quick access ->See-Through Canister - lets you see when to clean -> Lexan Construction - for durability
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1) it has a tendency to float. Even with coating to o-ring with silicone lube and fitting everything together tightly, this system is not air/water tight. So as the canister floats, it draws in air which eventually finds to the pump. Running small amounts of air through the pump frequently, adds wear and tear and shortens the life span of the system. Eventually, you'll be paying to rebuild the pump.
I've had to attach a 4 oz. fishing weight to the canister to hold it under water. If it draws air in, even the 4 oz. isn't heavy enough to keep the canister submerged.
2) the basket isn't very strong or durable. Heavy rains had washed mud into the pool. I inserted a food service hair net into the basket to filter these fine particles. 24 hrs later I went to check things and found the basket appeared to have ruptured on one side. A small section was bulged out and split open. I had assumed that it was from the hair net being too full of debris. When I opened the canister, I found the net only had a light film of dirt on it but was largely empty. At this point I'm not sure what went wrong. I'm only running a 1.5 HP pump so it's NOT like there was 1,000 gallons a minute running through the hose! Sure the pump has good suction but it should be enough to damage equipment. None of my other equipment has ever been damaged by pump power. So, the basket seems weak.
Other than these 2 rather major issues (in my opinion) the system seems to do what it claims.
I think Hayward should make these weighted. An extra 2 or 3 ounces should be enough.
UPDATE EDIT: After some testing and observation, I've come to the conclusion that the food service hair nets hold too much air. I think using the hair nets give this canister a greater tendency to float so I advise AGAINST using them now. It is virtually impossible to get all the air bubbles out of the nets when you replaced them. The air leeches out over several hours so you end up with air getting in the the filter system. Since I am still interested in filtering out fine dirt before it gets to the pump, I am going to try using women's nylon stockings instead. Stockings have a larger openings between the fibers so they might not hold as much air.
I will try to remember to update with my results.
But the leaf basket inside the canister seems to be made of a very low-grade or inappropriate type of plastic. It has begun to disintegrate and I now have to be extremely careful whenever I empty it so as not to further damage the basket - even with zip-ties around the body of the basket I'm afraid to give it a light tap on the ground to dislodge any stuck leaves for fear that it will fall apart.
The O-ring seal around the lid has also stretched significantly, making it difficult to re-assemble the unit after emptying.
Nice idea, but very poorly executed.